The Senior Services Department coordinates activities and programs to serve older Americans and others. Active seniors enjoy a full schedule of fun and games, exercise and health checks, day trips and movies, crafts, parties, holiday celebrations, dining out and much more. The department's goal is to provide seniors with programs and activities that stimulate their hearts, minds, physical well-being and in turn, encourages them to maintain an independent and productive lifestyle.
The Fussell Senior Citizen Center was built in 2012. The Center is a member of the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC). The Senior Center won Houston’s Best Senior Center in 2017 and 2018 for the Senior Resource Guide’s Annual Reader’s Choice Award.
In 2003, a 95-year-old Katy Senior inspired the moto used for the Center’s monthly Senior Stuff newsletter, “Why Stay at Home When You Can Go”. The Senior Services Department believes that it’s important for seniors to stay busy and on-the-go because it helps keep seniors young at heart, and they strive to accomplish this through a variety of activities and programs.
Want to hang out, meet new people, take a class, or go on a trip? The Activities Calendar will keep you up to date on what is happening!
Peggy Dimmick was hired as the Director of Senior Services in 2002. However, she has been an advocate for senior citizens for 40 plus years.
In 1972, she graduated with an Associates Degree from Blinn Jr. College School of Vocational Nursing. During her nursing career (1972-1990) Geriatrics became her specialty which soon lead her to become a Licensed Long Term Health Care Administrator in Texas. She obtained her Bachelors Degree at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos. Afterwards, she and husband George co-managed their nursing home.
Peggy is a member of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and attends its National Conferences. She also attends the Annual Texas Conference on Aging. Presently she volunteers as Vice President of Anchor Christian Ministries of Katy.
Peggy and George live in the Katy Area and will soon celebrate 24 years of marriage. They are members of Bear Creek Baptist Church, and together have an amazing blended family of six children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.