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A Long History of Serving Older Adults

1960s photo of seniors dressed up as pioneers

Mission Statement: Sixty & Better empowers older adults to become and remain healthy, active, and engaged in their communities. 

With a vision of ending senior isolation, Sixty & Better (formerly Senior Citizens Services) has provided services to help older adults remain healthy, active, and engaged since 1967. The President’s Volunteer Action Award has been received in recognition of the instrumental role volunteers play in the organization’s work.

Community leaders Evelyn Siegel, Rosalyn Rosenthal and members of the National Council of Jewish Women opened the first senior center with the goal of  providing a place for seniors to socialize, explore new interests, and improve their health and wellness. 

The number of centers continued to grow with food service added in the 1970’s.  By 2016, nearly 40 centers provided food service and classes for seniors.

When centers closed In 2020 due to COVID-19, and with no end to the pandemic in sight, Sixty & Better made the difficult decision to transfer center operations to Meals on Wheels.

Staying true to its mission of empowering older adults to live with purpose, independence, and dignity, Sixty & Better has developed innovative new classes and programs to meet the post-pandemic needs of Tarrant County’s seniors.

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