Officials from Fort Bend County and the City of Houston gathered on November 20, 2012, to break ground on the new Senior Center located at 5525 Hobby Road, behind the Boys and Girls Club.
Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert and Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage officiated at the ceremonies. Officials from Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council Members Larry Green (K) and Wanda Adams (D), and numerous other community leaders and interested citizens were also on hand to celebrate the start of construction.
Located in a portion of Fort Bend County that is within the Houston city limits, the Center is an example of collaboration between the county and the City of Houston formed by leadership in both areas. Funding for this community project is jointly provided by Fort Bend County and federal funds secured through the City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department. The City of Houston Health Department will provide health and wellness services and Fort Bend HHS will manage the day to day operations. The Center will also include: an auditorium, a fitness center, an Internet Wi-Fi Café and mini-library.
This facility is a symbol of progress, growth and concern among city and county leadership for the area’s aging population and is scheduled to open its doors in the summer of 2013. “We have worked on his project for 4 years and we are very excited that it will finally become a reality”, said Commissioner Prestage.