The City of Sugar Land provides services to the City's older adults ages 50 years and up through programs and services hosted at the T.E. Harman Center. Over the last 20 years these services have evolved and grown.
Please complete the Senior Center Needs survey by July 31. Your feedback is important in ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our residents!
The purpose of the Senior Center Needs study is to provide a preliminary study on a new senior center that:
Promotes the health and well-being, social interactions and independence of senior individuals
Responds to the needs and interests of a diverse population of seniors from different cultural, generational and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with increasingly complex social and physical needs
Meets the community’s needs within reasonable budget
Provides reliable cost estimate for funding effort and/or bond election
Explores funding opportunities and sustainable funding streams
Creates an amenity that attracts potential businesses and residents
Membership at the T.E. Harman Center is up 300% since the Center’s relocation in 2011. Attendance at senior programs has also seen significant increases over the past several years with the most popular programs being yoga, dance and language classes.
Goals and Objectives
The goals and objectives of the Senior Center Needs study are to:
Confirm a long term plan for the future of the senior facility / program
Gather support from senior adults
Make considerations for future bond elections
Get City Council consensus on the City’s vision
Consider alternative solutions (retail space)
Study's Focus Areas
Current programmable space vs demand
Existing building opportunities and constraints
Existing site opportunities and constraints for expansion
Public input / understanding general community needs (ie transportation)
Determine unmet needs due to space constraints
Benchmark best practices for senior programs and facilities