About Us

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 director directly. For general inquiries, please contact us at info@sixtyandbetter.org or call 817-413-4949.

Marcus Rockwell – Interim CEO and Chief Operations Officer

David Barnes – Chief Financial Officer

Christina Bartha – Director of Programs

Jeffrey Harse – Director of Development and Marketing

Brandy Taylor – Director of Human Resources

Board of Directors and Members

Keith Carney – Market Manager, BNSF

Vice President, Programs
Melodía Gutiérrez – Associate State Director Outreach & Advocacy, AARP Texas

Vice President, Resource Development/PR
Karen Ostrander, RN – Retired, Lt. Col. U.S. Army

Vice President, Volunteer Services
Steve Katten, JD – Attorney, Katten & Benson

Teresa Montes – Vice President Community Development, Frost Bank

Nicholas “Nick” Wanzor, CPA – Partner, Hartman Wanzor LLP

Immediate Past President
Carla Phillips – Realtor, Certified Home Marketing Specialist, Keller Williams

Board Members

Monique Barber – Project Manager, JPS Health Network

Ann Salyer-Caldwell, RDN/LD, MPH – Associate Director, Tarrant County Public Health

Betty Davis – Finance Manager, Tarrant County Department of Human Services

Gladys J. Emerson – Vice President CIE, Tarrant County College South Campus

Ossana Hermosillo, MPA – Business Development Manager, City of Fort Worth

Frank Jeys – President, Sixty & Better Advisory Council

Randy E. Lee – Community Volunteer

Tim Lowry – Partner and Financial Advisor, Dean, Jacobson Financial Services, LLC.

Tamaria Moss – Business Retention Specialist, Texas Health Resources

Martin Noto – President & CEO- Fort Worth Region, First Financial Bank

Rev. Travis A. Pittock – Pastor- Christ Lutheran Church, Fort Worth

Patricia Plumer – Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Director of Operations BSN Program- University of Texas Arlington

Holly Raeder, MBA – Oncor

Jennifer Jurado Severance, PhD – Assistant Professor- University of North Texas Health Science Center, Center for Geriatrics

Terry Siegel – President & CEO- Ventamatic, Ltd.

Leland Strickland – Deputy Chief, Arlington Police Department

Joseph D. Taylor – Community Advisory Cabinet Chair