NEWS: Because of you, we did it!
Updated: Oct 15
Our North Texas Giving Day goal was $4,000, and we raised $5,005! This is on top of another mark we hit yesterday—completing our 32,000th companion call to Sixty and Better members since March. Thank you to our NTXGD donors! We appreciate your support!
During the pandemic, many have experienced being isolated and alone in ways they haven't before. For some seniors, that is their day-to-day life. Because of you, Sixty and Better is staying connected with older adults during these difficult times.
Offered at no cost to the participants, Sixty and Better is able to provide life-enhancing programs because of supporters like you.
When Jenny called Sixty and Better, she hoped to find a way to help her father feel better. After years of chronic conditions took a toll on his health, Francisco, 73, ended up hospitalized at JPS. The doctor referred him to Sixty and Better and the wellness programs we offer.
Francisco enrolled in our Chronic Disease Self Management program, with weekly sessions designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control symptoms from chronic conditions. Offered over the telephone rather than in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Francisco has been able to connect with other older adults his age, many facing some of the same chronic conditions.
In one month Jenny's dad went from not being able to get out of bed to working on a project in his yard.
* Raised on Thursday, September 17, 2020.