Casa Helotes is a senior citizen activity center serving northwest San Antonio, City of Helotes, and surrounding communities. Casa Helotes is classified as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with three purposes:
a.Provide a safe environment where seniors can gather for companionship, games, and activities;
b.Give seniors information and/or access to various services and information topics of interest to seniors; and
c.Serve congregate noon meals, Monday through Friday, to individuals over 60 under a contract with the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG).
Casa Helotes was founded in 1986 by a small number of women in Sigma Pi chapter of ESA International, who previously prepared and delivered meals to seniors on their own. As the demand for meals grew, they envisioned having a central location to prepare and serve hot meals for seniors as well as giving seniors a safe gathering place to stay engaged in their community. Initially, the group obtained funding for the current facility and equipment through AACOG, private donations, and fundraising activities.
The center remains active in fulfilling its stated goals. Currently, the center serves an average of 200 congregate meals weekly. Casa Helotes recently hosted a state certified defensive driving course, health check clinic, and holds fitness for seniors three times per week.