For more than five decades, Sixty & Better has provided a means for older adults to have fun, be well, and stay connected. Founded in the wake of the 1965 Older Americans Act, the organization, once known as Senior Citizens Services, opened senior centers and served meals. In 2020, as Covid-19 reached the US, the centers closed and lunch delivery fell to Meals on Wheels. This year, the organization emerged from the pandemic with a new direction and sense of purpose. No longer tasked with providing meals in senior centers, Sixty & Better is free to serve older adults with new programs to help them stay healthy, active, and contributing to community needs.
Healthy living programs offer guidelines for managing diabetes and chronic diseases, avoiding falls, and pursuing appropriate exercise routines. Social programs bring older adults together to share conversation, make new friends, and be active in their communities and intergenerational programs provide opportunities for grandparents raising grandchildren.
It is an exciting time for the organization, with new programs, classes and opportunities for older adults throughout Tarrant County. Please join our email list and keep in touch while we continue to grow.
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Becky Orander will lead the agency as its Executive Director, starting March 22, 2021.
Each year, Sixty and Better issues an Annual Report to highlight the organization's major accomplishments.
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