Today, we gave thanks to our major donors and community partners, and celebrated a landmark past year at the 2019 Annual Report to the Community and Breakfast Meeting, sponsored by Aetna.
Held at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, more than 120 guests attended who included civic and community leaders, corporate partners, university and nonprofit collaborators, as well as representatives from city and county governments, healthcare systems, faith-based organizations, housing communities, and older adult education programs. Elected officials in attendance included:
- The Honorable B. Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Judge
- City of Arlington District 4 Councilmember Kathryn Wilemon
- City of Azle City Manager Tom Muir
- City of Crowley Councilmember Jesse Johnson
- City of Fort Worth District 2 Councilmember Carlos Flores
- City of Haltom City Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Troung
- City of Haltom City District 3 Councilmember Linda Thompson
- City of Kennedale City Manager George Campbell
- City of Kennedale City Secretary Leslie Galloway
Celebrating 2018 Achievements
This past year saw our longtime CEO Jerome H. Mosman retire and Monique Barber, a past Board Member and volunteer, become our CEO. Our Board of Directors also saw a changing of the guard as Keith Carney’s term as President ended and Board VP Karen L. Ostrander was elected as President.
We also fed 2,840 Center Participants 202,686 meals and enrolled 762 older adults into one of our three healthy aging classes. We connected more than 1,200 volunteers to meaningful service opportunities. We transported 545 Participants to their Centers and special events, making more than 47,000 trips.
We held our inaugural Legends Gala in October, and celebrated National Volunteer Week (April), Older Americans Month (May), and Senior Center Awareness Month (September). We hosted three Frank and Jean Buhler Cultural Events where Participants cut a rug (Juneteenth in June, diez y seis in September, and Winter Holiday in December).
We also helped three local organizations adopt three of our Activity Centers (JTaylor, Como Activity Center; AARP Texas, Linwood Square Activity Center; Powerhouse Retail Services, Crowley Activity Center).
To see more stats and read the 2018 Annual Report, click here.
Giving Thanks to Major Donors and Community Partners
We could not operate without the support and collaboration of our major donors and community partners. We wish to thank the following for their commitment to older adults and the mission of Sixty and Better. Your support empowers the Young-at-Heart to live with purpose, independence, and dignity. Thank you!
Recognizing the Service of our Board of Directors
At the end of 2018, the terms of three dedicated members of the Board of Directors ended. We recognize past presidents Carla Phillips and Keith Carney, and member Leland Strickland. Keith now serves our Board of Directors in an ex officio capacity as our Immediate Past President.
Click here to view photos from the Annual Meeting on our Facebook page (you do not need a Facebook account to view photos).