Category Archives: Senior Events

Older Americans Month Information & Health Fair Sponsored by DART

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will host the Older Americans Month Information & Health Fair on Thursday, May 26, at Centennial Hall in historic Fair Park, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The annual event is one of the largest held in North Texas.

Seniors are encouraged to save on parking and ride DART’s Green Line directly to Fair Park Station. The free event showcases businesses and public services of special interest to older adults, caregivers, and families, as well as provides health screenings and giveaways. The event will feature live entertainment from the Dallas Tap Dazzlers, Ms. Senior America, Skyline Jazz Band, and more.

In May, the U.S. Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month, which celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.

This year’s theme, Age My Way, will focus on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. It’s also an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities.

Community partners supporting the fair this year include the City of Dallas, Dallas Parks & Recreation, Dallas Police Department, Dallas Area Agency on Aging, Community Council, Fair Park First, and The Senior Source.

For more information, please visit or call 214-749-2721. For more information on riding DART to the Older Americans Month Information & Health Fair, call DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111.

Senior Valentine’s Dance offered an elegant evening for Grapevine seniors


Grapevine, Texas: February 11, 2020:  The Grapevine Rotary Club, along with the REC of Grapevine, sponsored and hosted a Senior Valentine Dinner and Dance at The REC of Grapevine in the elegantly decorated Stewart Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 5:30-9 p.m. 

The event entertained 106 seniors for an evening of fine dining, live music by Now and Then, and festive dancing.  Seniors dressed in cocktail attire enjoyed souvenir photos, chocolates, wine and roses, and promised to return next year.

Grapevine Rotary hosts Senior Valentine’s Dinner and Dance

83285825_3215164678497622_8536449944083496960_oGrapevine Rotary Club’s Senior Valentine’s Dinner and Dance is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 11th from 5:30-9:00 p.m.

It will be hosted this year at The REC of Grapevine in the beautifully decorated Stewart Hall. You must be a Grapevine resident age 65+ to attend.

Space is limited – RSVP today!

For more information, click HERE or call Grapevine Rotary at (817) 480-6434.

Pearland Senior Expo March 6 will host the Pearland Senior Expo on March 6 from 9am – 2pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 2101 Shadow Creek Parkway. This FREE event will feature a light lunch and grab bags to the first 100 attendees.

The Expo will feature valuable services, products and resources tailored to the senior community. There will also be free health screenings, guest speakers and live entertainment.

For more information, contact Whitnie Willis at 281-451-5442 or email

senior expo flier

Graduating Seniors Can Win $5,000 in Contest


Attention graduating seniors: The Texas Hospitality Association scholarship contest is open until May 16th! Design a highway billboard to be used in the fight against underage drinking and you could win up to $5,000! For contest rules and submission info, visit

Source: Representative Ed Thompson

This Week at the Pearland Library

This upcoming week has plenty of reasons to stop by the library!

  • Monday 2/10: Baby Bounce @ 10:30 am for babies 0-18 months
  • Monday 2/10: Brown Bag Lunch Bunch Book Club @ 12 pm for tweens, ages 9-12, discussing “The Last Dragonslayer” by Jasper Fforde
  • Tuesday 2/11: Toddler Storytime @ 10:15 and 11:15 am for ages 18-36 months
  • Wednesday 2/12: AARP Tax-Aide @ 10 am until 2 pm
  • Wednesday 2/12: Teen Advisory Council @ 7 pm for grades 7-12
  • Thursday 2/13: Preschool Storytime @ 10:30 am for ages 3-5
  • Friday 2/14: AARP Tax-Aide @ 10 am until 2 pm

The Pearland Library is located at 3522 Liberty Drive on the east side of Pearland.

Free Memory Screenings from 11/12 – 11/19/13

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Many types of memory problems are reversible, and all are treatable!

The Brazoria County Library System (BCLS) and volunteers with the Brazoria County Alzheimer’s Awareness Project will be offering free memory screenings at all Brazoria County Libraries on Tuesday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 19.   Find out if you might benefit from further testing.  It’s fun, it’s easy, and only takes a few minutes!

Free Memory Screenings
November 12 – November 19
10 AM – 6 PM
All BCLS Locations & Manvel EMS Station

Thanks to our friends in Pine Hollow for the information.

Pearland’s Best Kept Secret for Seniors – The Knapp Center

Seniors (55+), are you looking for something to do this summer in order to get out of the heat?  Did you ever consider Pearland’s Knapp Center, located at 2424 S. Park Ave (281-485-9875), for a day of great activities and meeting new people?  One resident refers to the Knapp Center as a “55+ club house but without the tennis and golf.”  Best of all, the Knapp Center is FREE for residents.

There is something for everyone at the Knapp Center. It encourages you to drop in and take classes, exercise or just socialize with friends. The Knapp Center offers a cool/safe walking club at the Recreation Center (Indoor Track) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00a-9:00a however you must be a member of the Knapp Senior Center to participate.  If you play cards (Skip-Bo, Phase 10, Pinochle, etc.), dominos or other games, table games are available. There are all other kinds of crafts, special events and exercise classes available

The center also offers lunch to those 60+ who live in Brazoria County, provided by ActionS.  Lunches are served daily at approximately 11:30 a.m. and require a reservation with the Center by 10 a.m. the day before you plan to have lunch. Those wishing to utilize the lunch program must also be approved through ActionS in order to receive lunch.

All Pearland senior residents that want to check out the Knapp Center and its programs can get more information online: Melvin Knapp Senior Center or may call 281-485-9875.

Thanks to our friends in Pine Hollow for the information!

Knapp Center’s April 2013 Happenings


The Melvin Knapp Senior Center is a recreation facility for active adults 50 years of age and older. The center is operated by Pearland Parks and Recreation and offers a variety of programs, activities, trips and classes that are either low-cost or absolutely free. Membership to the center is free for Pearland residents and just $50 a year for non-residents.

The facility includes a fitness room complete with three treadmills, two stationary bikes and a weightlifting machine. The center also features a computer lab with four computers and internet access. Other amenities include rooms for crafting, games exercise and quilting. The building’s multipurpose room is used for dancing, socializing, dining and much more. Join classes at the Westside Event Center on Mondays and Thursdays for Line Dancing or on Tuesdays for Zumba Gold. Classes are offered from 11-12 noon in the banquet hall.

For this month’s brochure, click HERE.