About Us

Where Healthy Aging Begins!

Our Vision

Sixty and Better envisions communities without isolated elders, with older adults staying connected, healthy, active, and contributing to community needs.

Our Mission

Sixty and Better empowers older adults to live with purpose, independence, and dignity.

Our Values
  • Person-centered Services
  • Quality
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration
  • Respect

Founded in 1967, Sixty and Better strives to end isolation so those in the prime of their life can stay connected, healthy, and active. Through our comprehensive, evidence-based approach to aging, Sixty and Better participants significantly increase their activity levels, healthy eating habits, social interactions, and contribute to their local community in meaningful ways through volunteer projects.

Formerly Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County, Sixty and Better serves those aged 60+ at 25 neighborhood activity centers in 13 communities across Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Our signature programs include a congregate meal nutrition program, regular socialization activities, round-trip transportation services to some activity centers, volunteer opportunities, help with federal and state benefits enrollment, and health and wellness classes, such as A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention and Health for Me Chronic Disease Self Management.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we have benefited from the generosity of the community for five decades to keep older adults active and engaged.

To make a contribution, please visit our DONATE page.

 


 

FY 2017 Annual Report

Each year Sixty and Better conducts an annual survey with our Activity Center Participants to measure the personal importance and the impact of our programs and services.

Highlights
  • Sixty and Better 2017 Annual Report Cover ImageNutritious Meals: In 2017, Sixty and Better provided 205,279 meals to 3,087 Meal Program Participants, served fresh by 560 volunteer food handlers.
  • Health and Wellness Programs: In 2017, Sixty and Better empowered 929 Participants through our signature health and wellness programs, instructed by 38 volunteer coaches and lay-leaders.
  • Community Connections: In 2017, Sixty and Better connected 2,450 volunteers with meaningful opportunities to make a difference. Volunteers donated 134,893 hours of service, equivalent to $3.1 million in value.
  • Transportation Services: In 2017, 551 Sixty and Better Participants took 44,529 trips to their neighborhood Activity Center for fun, friendship, and food.

Click the image to download the Sixty and Better 2017 Annual Report PDF.

 


 

April 2018_Staff Photo

Central Office Team

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.

Monique Barber, MPH, MBA – Chief Executive Officer

David Barnes – Chief Financial Officer

Marcus Rockwell – Chief Operations Officer

Christina Bartha – Director of Programs

Jeffrey Harse – Director of Development and Marketing

Brandy Taylor – Director of Human Resources

 


 

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President
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

Secretary
Teresa Montes – Vice President Community Development, Frost Bank

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

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

Board Members

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