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Address:
1400 CIRCLE DR STE 300
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone Number:
817-413-4949
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SIXTY AND BETTER IS DRIVING CONNECTIONS

Thanks to the Sixty and Better Transportation Program, for older adults giving up the car keys doesn't mean giving up on life. For five decades, Sixty and Better has provided a place for older adults to have fun, be well, and stay connected. Transportation Program participants receive door-to-door transit to their neighborhood older adult activity center, free of charge. At their neighborhood activity centers, older adults enjoy a hot meal with friends, discover new interests, find opportunities to get involved, learn ways to best manage falls, and stay active.

For almost half our participants, their only social connection is at an activity center. When visiting a Sixty and Better activity center, sentiments like "coming here every day gives me purpose," and "I don't know what I would do without my center," are often heard.

Transportation services provided by Sixty and Better are vital to the well-being of our participants; not being able to drive often means being home alone, disconnected from the community. Studies have shown that older adults who are socially isolated have an increased risk of developing dementia, coronary heart disease, and other chronic conditions.

Currently, 82% of daily transit participants say that without Sixty and Better's transit services, they would be unable to attend their neighborhood activity center, leaving them isolated at home without food, friends, or purpose.

We hope you choose to join us by donating to the Sixty and Better Transportation Program on September 20. Visit www.sixtyandbetter.org for more information on how Sixty and Better is driving connections. Like us on Facebook and Twitter @sixtyandbetter.
After raising 11 children and being her husband's caretaker for 15 years, Fort Worth resident Crispina, 80, felt lost after her husband passed. Her health began to deteriorate after she suffered a stroke and underwent heart surgery. To improve her cardiovascular health, her doctor told her she needed to become more active, which led Crispina to Handley Meadowbrook's Best Year's Club, an older adult activity center in her neighborhood.

The only problem: unable to drive, Crispina didn't have a way to get to the activity center. However, thanks to Sixty and Better's Transportation Program, Crispina is now a regular participant at Handley Meadowbrook, where she volunteers, exercises, and is "around people my own age." Crispina says, "Getting a ride is so helpful. I'm able to get to the center and I don't have to burden my kids."

Cripsina's story isn't unique; 82% of daily transit participants say that without Sixty and Better's transit services they would be unable to attend their neighborhood activity center, leaving them isolated at home without food, friends, or purpose.
$6,000.00 provided by Sixty and Better Board of Directors