Welcome to the beginning of our next 50 years of serving the young at heart.
While our mission, “to empower older adults to live with purpose, independence and dignity” has not changed, our name has, and here’s why.
When a 78-year-young participant confided his age, he was quick to add that he was not yet a “senior citizen.” He, and so many like him, come to our Activity Centers to have a nutritious meal, to exercise and to learn how to take better care of themselves. Most of all, they come to socialize, make friends and have fun – all of which are keys to healthy aging.
Our goal is to end isolation so those in the prime of life can stay connected, healthy, active and contribute to our community. More than ever before, our organization is ready and able to be THE one-stop source Where Healthy Aging Begins for all of Tarrant County.
Sixty & Better is proud to be celebrating its Golden Anniversary year and operating programs in 26 activity centers throughout the county. We are proud to partner with local governments, service providers and organizations to maximize our impact.
Our signature programs include nutrition and socialization, A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention, Health for Me, transportation services and volunteer opportunities.
We operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depend on the generosity of the community to keep older adults active and engaged.
Central Office Departments
Click on any name below to email the department manager directly. For general inquiries, please use the form below.
Board of Directors and Members
Keith Carney – Market Manager, BNSF
Vice President, Programs
Delores Simmons – Retired, SBC Accounting
Vice President, Resource Development/PR
Karen Ostrander, RN – Retired, Lt. Col. U.S. Army
Vice President, Volunteer Services
Lisa Martin, LBSW – Assistant Supervisor, Tarrant County DHS
Teresa Montes – Vice President Community Development, Frost Bank
Nicholas “Nick” Wanzor – Partner, Hartman Wanzor LLP
Immediate Past President
Carla Phillips – Realtor, Certified Home Marketing Specialist, Keller Williams
Marilyn Ackmann – Public Affairs Manager, Atmos Energy
Monique Barber – Project Manager, JPS Health Network
Tom E. Brock – Sr. Vice President, SW Bank
Ann Salyer-Caldwell, RDN/LD, MPH – Associate Director, Tarrant County Public Health
Patricia Connally, DO – Physician, UNTHSC
Lyn Dart, PhD, RD, LD – Associate Professor, TCU
Charley DeVries – President, Sixty & Better Advisory Council
Melodie Gutierrez – Associate State Director of Outreach & Advocacy, AARP Texas
Ossana Hermosillo, MPA – Business Development Manager, City of Fort Worth
Steven E. Katten, JD – Attorney, Katten & Benson
Mina Kini, MSW – Senior Director of Multicultural & Community Health Improvement, THR
Randy E. Lee – Community Volunteer
Tim Lowry – Partner and Financial Advisor, Dean, Jacobson Financial Services
Holly Raeder, MBA – Area Manager, Oncor
Leland Strickland – Deputy Chief, Arlington Police Department
Joseph D. Taylor – Community Advisory Cabinet Chair