Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Partner with Metroport Meals on Wheels

The City of Southlake proudly partners with local organizations to enhance the services we provide to our residents.

For the Southlake Senior Activity Center, our partnership with Metroport Meals on Wheels is essential to providing our Senior Center members with a warm meal every week. Our weekly Metroport Meals on Wheels Luncheons regularly draw a large crowd to the Senior Center. For just $5 a week, Senior Center members can enjoy a restaurant-cooked lunch with their friends, volunteers, and Senior Center staff. This decades-long partnership provides Southlake’s 55 and better community with hundreds of delicious meals each year!

Metroport Meals on Wheels aims to build a community of “neighbors helping neighbors to alleviate hunger, isolation, and loneliness in our communities, and to foster the independence, worth and dignity of each individual we serve.” This vision is possible thanks to the help of caring volunteers and generous community partners. We know the Southlake Senior Activity Center wouldn’t be what it is without this crucial partnership. There are several options for you to get involved with Metroport Meals on Wheels if you want to contribute to their cause.

Here’s how you can help:

Become a Full Plate Promise Donor

Help our senior residents maintain access to weekly warm meals by giving a monthly donation amount of your choosing. Learn more here!

Adopt a Senior

Donate any amount to provide warm meals to a senior resident that is unable to prepare meals physically or financially for themselves

Become a Meals on Wheels Partner

Local Southlake restaurants wanting to give back to our community can become Senior Center Meal Partners! By joining forces with Metroport Meals on Wheels, your business can help keep our weekly Senior Center Luncheons going strong. Connect with Meals on Wheels to become a partner today!

There are many ways to get involved with this excellent community partner that does much for our community. Are you ready to join us in our Metroport Meals on Wheels partnership?

Seniors Bring their Artistic Talents to the Senior Activity Center

Our Senior Activity Center members’ interests are diverse—that’s why our Senior Services Team works hard to provide programs across various disciplines.

Senior Center members find community with like-minded individuals through our clubs and special programs. There’s something for everyone at the Southlake Senior Activity Center, from Mah Jongg, Poker, and Bridge to knitting, flower arranging, and painting!

There’s no denying that our members love the arts. Our Intermediate and Advanced Art Classes are among our most popular programs! Our members are always ready to share their artistic talents with the 55 and better community. We love displaying their creations and admiring their visions. Whether someone has always dreamt of picking up a paintbrush or has years of prior art experience, our Art Classes consistently fill up! Nothing is more fun than creating art with friends.

For those who prefer to admire art rather than make it, mark your calendars for the Senior Center Art Show on Wednesday, September 7, at 10:30 AM. Members will showcase their artistic talent in a variety of media. You may even be able to pick up an original!

Our members have so much to offer, and we are thankful that they choose to share their talents with us!

Join Us at the Senior Center for Coffee and Conversation with Southlake’s Safety Departments!

The Southlake Senior Activity Center is the place to be for world-class senior services. Not only do we work hard to build a unique community for those 55 and better, but we also want our members to feel connected to the larger community.

This month, we are kicking off a brand-new program, Seniors Coffee and Conversation! Join us at the Senior Activity Center for coffee and conversations with special representatives from the City of Southlake’s Safety Departments.

This monthly program gives the senior community time to ask questions, get to know, and enjoy a casual conversation with Southlake’s Safety staff. This program aims to build a bridge between our safety departments and senior residents to give them the resources they need. In addition, this program aims to help residents feel comfortable with our uniformed staff and make our great City safer overall! It’s also a fantastic opportunity for senior residents to learn about the services offered in Southlake!

The first Coffee and Conversation of the summer is on Tuesday, July 12, from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Senior Center. Representatives from the Fire Department will be available to share a morning cup of Joe! This is a free program, and pre-registration is not required!

Coffee and Conversation will rotate monthly with a new department sending representatives to chat with our seniors. In the next few months, we will also meet with the Police Department and Emergency Management!

See you next week!