News Categories: Precinct 4 Encore!

23 May
By: Communications 0

Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program Gets New Name

Goodbye, Senior Adult Program. Hello, Encore! Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program has a fresh, new name to reflect modern attitudes about aging.

The Encore! program will continue to provide activities, volunteer opportunities, and day trips to adults over 50, just as Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program has done for the past 27 years. But Jan Sexton, director of the Precinct 4 Encore! program, said the new name will help eliminate the negative stereotypes of aging.

“We don’t want to call our participants anything other than adults.” said Sexton. “We wish 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.”

The name change comes after Precinct 4’s former Senior Adult Program conducted a demographic study on aging. The study found that not only were participants healthier and more youthful, but they craved new programs to fit their lifestyle.

“We began tailoring our programs several years ago to respond to this stage of life that included more active day trips and volunteer opportunities,” said Sexton. “We recognized that these adults are active, healthy, skilled, knowledgeable, and wise. So we combined educational and recreational opportunities with service to create social impact – which, in turn, creates purposeful lives!

To reflect this image, the senior adult program will be replaced with the new departmental name, Precinct 4 Encore!, starting June 1. Stay tuned for updates!

For more information on Precinct 4’s Encore Program, click here.

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01 Feb
By: Communications 0

Help4Hunger Food Distribution Event

Individuals and families needing food assistance are invited to a special food distribution event Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road in Houston.

“We stand ready to distribute food to whoever needs assistance,” said Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “Although the food drive will help those affected by the government shutdown, I invite everyone in need to apply.”

Registration is required at https://bit.ly/2WlD9l0 or by calling 713-274-4050.

Mangum-Howell Center is a Precinct 4 community center located in Doss Park, 2500 Frick Road, Houston 77038. Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information regarding classes or other Center programs, please call 281-591-7830 or visit www.hcp4.net/ccenters. Mangum-Howell Center’s free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents.

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01 Feb
By: HCP4 Admin 0

Help4Hunger Food Distribution Event

Individuals and families needing food assistance are invited to a special food distribution event Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road in Houston.

“We stand ready to distribute food to whoever needs assistance,” said Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “Although the food drive will help those affected by the government shutdown, I invite everyone in need to apply.”

Registration is required at https://bit.ly/2WlD9l0 or by calling 713-274-4050.

Mangum-Howell Center is a Precinct 4 community center located in Doss Park, 2500 Frick Road, Houston 77038. Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information regarding classes or other Center programs, please call 281-591-7830 or visit www.hcp4.net/ccenters. Mangum-Howell Center’s free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents.

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19 Oct
By: HCP4 Admin 0

Precinct 4’s Senior Passport Series

A new partnership between Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program and Trails As Parks (TAP) aims to make outdoor recreational activities more accessible to senior adults.

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 23, anyone 50 years of age and better can sign up for senior-friendly TAP activities such as fishing, archery, hiking, stargazing, pontoon boat tours, and more through Precinct 4’s Senior Passport Series.

Sign up for one or many events! Participating seniors will receive complimentary transportation to activities and track their progress with a TAP passport card. Anyone who completes at least five activities can attend a finale event with lunch at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Tuesday, May 14.

Register for senior-friendly TAP activities online at www.hcp4.net/sap.

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01 May
By: HCP4 Admin 0

Woodland Hills Drive Opens

Residents in Humble and Atascocita have a new option for accessing Beltway 8.

Harris County Precinct 4 and Precinct 2 partnered to connect Woodland Hills Drive to Beltway 8. The roadway is expected to help relieve congestion along West Lake Houston Parkway and serve as a major thoroughfare from Beltway 8 to Atascocita.

Construction began on the two-phased project in November of 2016. Roadwork included widening the existing two-lane roadway from Beltway 8 to near Ridge Creek Elementary School to four lanes, as well as the addition of a sidewalk.

Phase two, which began in April 2017, included the construction of a new four-lane concrete boulevard and four-lane bridge over Williams Gully from Ridge Creek Elementary north to the Atascocita Forest subdivision.

The project construction cost, originally estimated at $9.5 million, came in under budget at $8.2 million and provides Humble and Atascocita area residents improved access to Beltway 8.

Other planned improvements along Woodland Hills Drive include the installation of a second left-turn lane to Beltway 8 in the second quarter of 2018. Drivers can expect construction to begin in the coming weeks.

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