Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels to Host Friend Day Round Up

Carolyn McLean, George Starks, Alton Wilkerson, Lorine Henderson and Anna Wilkerson.

On Friday, May 6th, Fort Bend Seniors (FBS) is hosting a Friend Day Round Up at each of its eight senior congregate locations from 9 am – 12:30 pm. Current center attendees are encouraged to bring a fellow senior, 60 years or older, to enjoy a morning of free activities, lunch and door prizes.

“We have been thrilled to welcome back our former center participants in the past few months and are now excited to welcome their friends and neighbors to join us,” said Rick Branek, FBS Field Operations Manager. “The pandemic caused so many to self-isolate and avoid those social activities they once enjoyed. With numbers of new cases going down, high vaccination rates, and our own safety measures, these seniors can finally socialize, have fun and meet new people in a safe and welcoming environment.” All older adults, age 60+, are invited to attend the event and learn more about the free nutrition and wellness programs available through Fort Bend Seniors.

The congregate – or community – centers began reopening last June after the pandemic forced their closure for over 17 months. All locations are now open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12:30 pm, and offer activities such as fitness classes, arts and crafts, bingo, lunch and more. For those who no longer drive, door-to-door transportation is made available through partnerships with Fort Bend County Transit and Colorado Valley Transit.

FBS services and programs are offered free of charge and enable local seniors to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. For Friend Day Round Up information, call 281-633-7049 or visit to learn how to donate or volunteer to support the cause. For a list of participating centers, visit