Category Archives: Seniors

Older Americans Month Information & Health Fair Sponsored by DART

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will host the Older Americans Month Information & Health Fair on Thursday, May 26, at Centennial Hall in historic Fair Park, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The annual event is one of the largest held in North Texas.

Seniors are encouraged to save on parking and ride DART’s Green Line directly to Fair Park Station. The free event showcases businesses and public services of special interest to older adults, caregivers, and families, as well as provides health screenings and giveaways. The event will feature live entertainment from the Dallas Tap Dazzlers, Ms. Senior America, Skyline Jazz Band, and more.

In May, the U.S. Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month, which celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.

This year’s theme, Age My Way, will focus on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. It’s also an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities.

Community partners supporting the fair this year include the City of Dallas, Dallas Parks & Recreation, Dallas Police Department, Dallas Area Agency on Aging, Community Council, Fair Park First, and The Senior Source.

For more information, please visit DART.org/seniors or call 214-749-2721. For more information on riding DART to the Older Americans Month Information & Health Fair, call DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111.

Older American Month Celebration – Communities of Strength – May 12

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Dallas Park and Recreation will host the annual Older Americans Month Celebration Drive-Thru event on Friday, May 21, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. To ensure the safety of everyone and enforce social distancing, this year’s celebration will be a drive-thru event with three locations to choose from:

  • Singing Hills Recreation Center, 6805 Patrol Way, Dallas, TX 75241
  • Samuell Grand Recreation Center, 6200 East Grand Avenue, Dallas 75223
  • Campbell Green Recreation Center, 16600 Park Hill Drive, Dallas 75248

This year’s theme is Communities of Strength. Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. There are many things we all can do to nurture ourselves, reinforce our strength, and continue to thrive. Connecting with others is one of the most important—it plays a vital role in our health and well-being, and in that of our communities.

DART and Dallas Park and Recreation are partnering to host the event along our community partners including the City of Dallas, the Dallas Police Department, the Area Agency on Aging, The Senior Source, the Community Council of Greater Dallas, and Baylor Scott and White Health and Wellness at Junita J. Craft Recreation Center. Media partners include Al Día, fyi 50+, NBCDFW.com Channel 5, Seniors BlueBook, Seniorific.com, Telemundo 39 and The Dallas Morning News.

Giveaways are available on a first come, first serve basis for this free event.

You can find more information on the DART Transit Education website. You can also contact us at TransitEducation@dart.org, or call 214-749-3494.

Senior Valentine’s Dance offered an elegant evening for Grapevine seniors

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Grapevine, Texas: February 11, 2020:  The Grapevine Rotary Club, along with the REC of Grapevine, sponsored and hosted a Senior Valentine Dinner and Dance at The REC of Grapevine in the elegantly decorated Stewart Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 5:30-9 p.m. 

The event entertained 106 seniors for an evening of fine dining, live music by Now and Then, and festive dancing.  Seniors dressed in cocktail attire enjoyed souvenir photos, chocolates, wine and roses, and promised to return next year.

Retirees opt to live in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake despite costs

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Colleyville and Southlake have higher housing costs and fewer options for smaller homes, apartments and senior living facilities compared with their neighbors, but that is not keeping older residents away.

The senior population grew at a faster pace than the populations of those cities as a whole. Between 2012-17, Colleyville’s population increased 11.1 percent, according to data released in December by the American Community Survey for the U.S. Census Bureau. During that same period, the percentage of residents age 65 and older increased 73.5 percent.

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