Where Healthy Aging Begins!
Sixty and Better envisions communities without isolated elders, with older adults staying connected, healthy, active, and contributing to community needs.
Sixty and Better empowers older adults to live with purpose, independence, and dignity.
- Person-centered Services
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.
- Nutritious 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.
Central Office Team
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Board of Directors
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
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