Fort Worth Age-Friendly & Dementia-Friendly

About Us

Age Friendly logo Certified "Age-Friendly" Fort Worth optimizes opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.

The City of Fort Worth joined a national network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in 2014. Since then, it has undertaken various steps to ensure that our city grows in ways that improve livability standards and develops age-friendly features across the city. Together, we can ensure that Fort Worth is an inclusive city whose residents can be active, independent and respected and where all residents can age with dignity.


AARP Dallas-Ft. Worth logo The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities serves as a catalyst to educate local leaders (both elected officials and engaged residents) and encourage them to implement the types of changes that make communities more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults.

The network provides cities, towns, counties and states with the resources to become more age-friendly by tapping into national and global research, planning models and best practices.

Membership in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities means that a community’s elected leadership has made a commitment to actively work with residents and local advocates to make their town, city, county or state an age-friendly place to live. Visit the Age-Friendly Resourcespage to download or order the introductory booklet.


Dementia logo"Dementia-Friendly" Fort Worth ensures that the city has the appropriate resources and communities and businesses have the education to identify and assist residents who may be suffering from dementia. Dementia Friendly Fort Worth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized to educate people in all sectors of the community about dementia, assist them in becoming dementia-friendly, and to support and care for those living with dementia and their care partners.
To learn more about their services, please visit the website.  Dementia Friendly Fort Worth.

Action Plan & Domains

The 8 Age-Friendly Domains

In 2017, the City of Fort Worth approved the Age-Friendly Fort Worth Action Plan, which outlined various policies and practices that could be implemented by the city in partnership with various government agencies, nonprofit providers, private businesses, and volunteers.

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Community Resources

* Represented businesses that are Age-Friendly or Dementia-Friendly certified.

2-1-1 Texas

2-1-1 is a free, 24/7, and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. to find the local resources they need.

60 & Better

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

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

The AAA of Tarrant County provides benefits counseling, caregiver services, a long term care ombudsman, and nutrition programs.

*AARP Fort Worth

AARP Texas has offices around the state, including Dallas/Fort Worth. Visit to view news, info, events, and AARP resources.

Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

The ADRC of Tarrant County serves people who are over 60 or have a disability, and their caregivers, by connecting them with the services and supports they need.

*Alzheimer's Association

Find news, research, help and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.

Free Alzheimer's training available here.

Blue Zones Project

Blue Zones Project® seeks to make a healthier Fort Worth. Access info, resources, activities and events.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW)

In addition to addressing poverty, CCFW offers transportation services, dental care, employment, and public benefit office visits.

Coalition for Aging LGBT (CfA)

CfA focuses on health care, housing, social services, social engagement, advocacy and education to improve and protect the quality of life of older LGBT adults in North Texas.

*Dementia Friendly Fort Worth

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth is a dementia awareness and education initiative for all sectors of the community.

*Guardianship Services, Inc.

Guardianship is a legal process of appointing a surrogate decision maker for those who have severe memory loss, dementia and cognitive impairments that jeopardize their health and well-being.

*James L. West

Creates and personalizing care plans overseen by a hospice and palliative care certified physician with a high frequency of visits from multiple providers.

*JPS Health Network

JPS offers several geriatrics services to keep aging adults healthy, including: outpatient services, home visits, professional consultations, long-term care, and the Hospital Elder Life Program.

Trinity Metro ACCESS Paratransit

Trinity Metro ACCESS Paratransit services, previously known as MITS, offers door-to-door transportation within the service areas of Fort Worth, Blue Mound and River Oaks.

My Ride North Texas

My Ride North Texas seeks to provide a one-stop transportation resource, where anyone can find a ride in the 16 county North Central Texas region.

Tarrant Area Gerontological Society (TAGS)

TAGS advocates for meeting the needs of older adults and sharing the knowledge and information with the community to ensure Tarrant County remains age-friendly.

Tarrant Cares

Tarrant Cares offers seniors and adults with disabilities info and resources,including: caregiver support, Alzheimer's disease/dementia, prevention of falls, prevention of abuse and medicare.

Tarrant County Public Health

Tarrant County's Public Health offers info and resources for various public health issues, including: immunizations, flu shots, and chronic disease prevention.

Livability Index Score

AARP created the Livability Index, which scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. based on the services and amenities that impact your life the most. Fort Worth’s Livability Index Score helped define those areas, or domains, where the city could focus its improvement efforts.

View Fort Worth's Livability Index Score

For more information about Age-Friendly & Dementia-Friendly Fort Worth or the Certified Age-Friendly Business program, please contact: 

Age-Friendly Contact: Zulema Solis | | (214) 265-4073

Dementia-Friendly Contact: Gail Snider | | (817) 332-6266

City of Fort Worth Contact:  Suzanne Richards | | (817) 392-2591