The Houston Seniors believe in the
old adage, "if you want something done, then do it yourself." Not
waiting for government funding, they raised their own money
to build a centre where they could
play a little shuffleboard, lawn bowl or merely gather
for a hot lunch and possibly an art class.
It all began in 1974. The small
community has always been known for its "anything
is possible" attitude. Houston
had people like the Dungate sisters, Nancy and Betty, who
signed the Seniors Association charter to get the
ball rolling. To their credit, the original single-room
in May, 1984 just over the Buck Creek walking bridge from
where many of the seniors reside. The centre stands beside
the Houston Health Centre and borders on Jamie Baxter Park.
A perfect location!