Harris County Precinct 4 to rename senior adult program

Houston adopted an Age Friendly Action Plan on Aug. 27.

Houston adopted an Age Friendly Action Plan on Aug. 27.

Harris County Precinct 4 will change the name of its senior adult program to Precinct 4 Encore! effective June 1, according to a May 23 news release.

The 27-year-old program provides a variety of activities, volunteer opportunities and day trips for adults 50 years and older. Program director Jan Sexton said the name change is an attempt to eliminate negative stereotypes associated with aging.

“We don’t want to call our participants anything other than adults,” Sexton said in the release. “We want to focus on new ways to serve this growing population who challenge conventional thinking about aging and seek to discover and rediscover purposeful ways to make a difference throughout their lives.”

Upcoming events include a San Jacinto Battle Monument and Museum Tour on May 29, a volunteer opportunity at the Houston Food Bank on June 4, a tour of the Alley Theatre on June 6 and a trip to Nacogdoches’ Texas Blueberry Festival on June 8. For a complete schedule of Precinct 4 Encore! events, click here.

Those interested in participating in Precinct 4 Encore! events can register online by clicking here, emailing senioradult@hcp4.net or calling 713-274-4050.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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