Age Friendly Fort Worth

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 About Age-Friendly



By "Age-Friendly" we mean that 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.

About Dementia-Friendly

By "Dementia-Friendly" we mean that Fort Worth ensures that the city has the appropriate resources and communities and businesses have the education to identify and assist residents that 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.

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.






 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.



AARP Age-Friendly Resources



Community Resources

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 provies 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.

Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition (FWSCC)

FWSCC has task forces focused on the prevention of elder abuse, falls, and drug overdose, as well as other safety issues such as: cardiac emergencies, disaster preparedness, and road safety.

Guardianship Services, Inc.

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

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.

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Those Fort Worth businesses that apply, undergo a review of their business location, and commit to making any necessary age-friendly or dementia-friendly improvements can be certified as an Age-Friendly and/or Dementia-Friendly Business.

Once the designation has been conferred, the business will be included in the Fort Worth Age-and Dementia-Friendly Business Directory.

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Arts & Entertainment (1)

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Certified: May 22, 2019


Now in its sixth decade of operation, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers a diverse array of exhibitions, publications, and programs that connect visitors to masterworks of American art.

Automotive (1)

Fort Worth Nissan

3451 West Loop 820 S.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Certified: May 03, 2019


Our recipe for success is simple and consistent. Fort Worth Nissan stands for Community-Value-Integrity-Respect. Let us, in our words, explain what that means to you our guest.

Barber/Spa Services (0)

Community Organizations (32)

BOLD - Butler Outreach Library Division

1801 N. South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

Chisholm Trail Community Center

4936 McPherson Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76123

Certified: Dec 09, 2019

COOL Cavile Outreach Opportunity Library

5060 Avenue G
Fort Worth, TX 76105

Certified: Aug 30, 2019

Diamond Hill Library

1300 NE 35th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76106-4552

Certified: Aug 16, 2019

East Berry Library

4300 East Berry St.
Fort Worth, TX 76105

Certified: Aug 30, 2019

East Regional Library

6301 Bridge St
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Certified: Aug 30, 2019

Ella Mae Shamblee Library

1062 Evans Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

eSkills Library

2800 Stark St.
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Certified: Aug 30, 2019

First United Methodist Church Fort Worth

800 W. 5th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Certified: May 20, 2019

Fort Worth Central Library

500 W. 3rd St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Certified: Sep 05, 2019

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

Greenbriar Community Center

5200 Hemphill St
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Certified: Sep 16, 2019

Highland Hills Community Center


Highland Hills Community Center
1600 Glasgow Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76134

Certified: Sep 26, 2019

Housing Channel

4200 South Freeway Tower, Suite 307
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Certified: Apr 30, 2018


Housing Channel is here to help homeowners with the nuts and bolts of homeownership in a manner that tackles the larger issues related to housing for low- and moderate-income families.

Meals on Wheels

5740 Airport Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76117

Certified: Jun 20, 2019


From humble beginnings to a benchmark program that now serves approximately 1 million meals per year, Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County is an immense source of pride for the citizens of Tarrant County.

Northside Library

601 Park St
Fort Worth, TX 76164

Certified: Aug 16, 2019


Northwest Library

6228 Crystal Lake
Fort Worth, TX 76179

Certified: Aug 16, 2019

Recreation/Community Center

4936 McPherson Blvdx
Fort Worth, TX 76123


Ridglea Library

3628 Bernie Anderson
Fort Worth, TX 76116-5403

Certified: Aug 14, 2019

Riverside Library

2913 Yucca Ave. Ste. 340
Bedford, TX 76022

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

RD Evans Community Center

3242 Lackland Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Certified: May 28, 2019


R.D. Evans Community Center is nestled next to North Z. Boaz Community Park on Lackland Road. The center offers after-school programs, a variety of dance classes in their recently-renovated dance room, fitness camps, art classes and much more.

Seminary South Library

501 E. Bolt St.
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

Southside Community Center

959 E Rosedale St
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Certified: Aug 18, 2018


Southside Community Center is located just off of East Rosedale Street, not far from I-35W. The center offers after school programs, and a variety of classes that include ESL and GED classes through Fort Worth ISD. It is also a Community Action Partnerscenter, which provides comprehensive services to economically disadvantaged individuals.

Southwest Regional Library

4001 Library Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109-4407

Certified: Aug 14, 2019

Summerglen Library

4205 Basswood Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76137

Certified: Aug 22, 2019

SW Community Center

6300 Welch Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76113

Certified: May 28, 2019


Southwest Community Center is located across the street from Southwest High School on Welch Avenue. The center hosts a flourishing after-school program and assorted fitness classes for people of all ages, while also offering exemplary gymnastics and karate programs.

Thomas Place Community Center

4237 Lafayette Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Certified: Jun 25, 2019


Thomas Place Community Center, located off Camp Bowie Boulevard, is an historic red-bricked building that was once the second-oldest school on Fort Worth’s west side. The center offers after-school programs, special events, and a selection of classes that covers everything from art to zumba.

United Way Tarrant County/Area Agency on Aging Tarrant County

1500 N. Main, Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX 76164

Certified: Jul 01, 2019


United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in our communities since 1922. As a nonprofit leader, we bring together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donation going to the selected agency or cause.

Victory Forest Community Center

3427 Hemphill St.
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Certified: Jun 07, 2019


Victory Forest is Fort Worth’s newest community center. This premier facility in south Fort Worth includes: A 2,000-square-foot fitness room complete with cardio, strength equipment and free weights; a full-size gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and other sports, which can hold 407 people; a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen for cooking and nutrition classes; an outdoor courtyard for private and community events, which can hold 134 people; multipurpose spaces for classes and rentals, including a dance room that can hold 270; a computer lab and children’s play area; and recreational programming that will be offered to all ages — from art to Zumba, and everything in between.

Wedgewood Library

3816 Kimberly Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Certified: Aug 14, 2019

Food, Beverage & Grocery (1)

Chadra Mezza & Grill

1622 Park Place Ave
Fort Worth, TX 761140

Certified: Sep 14, 2018


Chadra Mezza & Grill is a Mediterranean restaurant offering daily buffets & à la carte entrees in a contemporary setting.

In our northern Lebanese village of Chadra, dining is a celebration of life. Friends and families gather for great conversation, fine Lebanese wine and mezza – a procession of meats and salads.
At Chadra Mezza & Grill, we blend these traditions in a delicious cuisine infused with Mediterranean flavor.

Health Care / Education (19)

Agape Home Care

8509 Western Hills Blvd., Ste 200
Fort Worth, TX 76108

Certified: Oct 10, 2019

Alzheimer's Association

225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601

Certified: Jun 20, 2019

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health

Assisted Living Locators

3905 Treemont Circle
Colleyville, TX 76034

Certified: Sep 23, 2019

Assisted Living Locators of Fort Worth


Certified: Nov 05, 2019

Benevolent Hearts Home Care

4001 W. Airport Frwy, Ste 190
Bedford, TX 76021

Certified: Oct 10, 2019

CareMore Health

512 W. Rosedale Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Certified: Jun 11, 2019


Our gold standard is to provide care that we would want to give to our own loved ones. That’s the difference we want to make in the lives of those we care for—that our patients would have the assurance that they are in good hands and will receive the right care, which also gives profound peace of mind to them and their families.

Christian Care Communities & Services

5100 Randol Mill Road
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Certified: Apr 08, 2019


Christian Care Fort Worth is a Life Plan Community in east Fort Worth, located on 51-acres of rolling country hillside within the city limits. There is a 5-acre stocked lake for resident and resident-family enjoyment on the campus. The property is along the Cherry Blossom Trail which leads to Panther Island and downtown Fort Worth.

Envoy Hospice

1412 W. Magnolia Ave Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Certified: Jan 07, 2020

Fort Worth Allergy & Asthma Associate

4200 S. Hulen Suite 230
Fort Worth, TX 76109


Harris College of Nursing TCU Nursing


PO Box 298620
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Certified: Oct 28, 2019

Holy Savior Hospice

1600 Airport Freeway, Suite 503
Bedford, TX 76022

Certified: Oct 14, 2019

James L. West Center for Dementia Care

1111 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Certified: May 20, 2019


The James L. West Center is a not-for-profit organization which serves persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and their families in a compassionate and spiritual environment.

JPS Health Network

1500 S. Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Certified: Jul 10, 2019

Meadow Brook Memory Care

2300 Little Road
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Certified: Feb 05, 2020

Overture Home Care

3750 S. University, Ste. 250
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Certified: Aug 28, 2019


1000 6th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Certified: May 17, 2019


Physical therapy clinic in Fort Worth, Texas.

Right Fit Medicare Store

1600 Airport Fwy #340
Bedford, TX 76022

Certified: Aug 02, 2019


Health insurance agency in Bedford, Texas.

  • Riverside Inn at Fossil Creek

    6621 N riverside Drive
    Fort Worth, TX 76137

    Certified: Feb 05, 2020

    UNT HSC Clinical Practice Group

    855 Montgomery Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Certified: Aug 18, 2018


    UNTHSC Health Pavilion is the home of the UNT Health Science Center Clinical Physician Group.

    UNTHSC CPG physicians are also faculty members for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and include both D.O. (Doctors of Osteopathy) and M.D. (Medical Doctor) disciplines. Along with physicians, we have advanced practice providers, N.P. (Nurse Practitioner) and P.A. (Physician Assistant), who provide care as well.
    Our team’s focus is on you and your family’s health and well-being, with a strong emphasis on family and primary care. Allow us to be your source for all your health care needs. Please feel free to contact us and allow us to serve you and your family.

  • Hotel / Travel / Tourism (0)

    Law Enforcement (14)

    Fort Worth Northwest Meacham Airport Ft. Worth Police Sector

    4651 North Main Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76106

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD Auto Pound

    2500 Brennan Avenue
    Fort Worth, TX 76106

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex

    505 West Felix
    Fort Worth, TX 76115

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD Calvert Building

    1000 Calvert Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD Central Headquarters

    501 Jones Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD East Division

    5650 Lancaster Avenue
    Fort Worth, TX 76112

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD North Sixth Patrol Division

    8755 North Riverside Drive
    Fort Worth, TX 76224

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD Northwest Division

    2500 North Houston Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76164

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD West Division

    3532 Joyce Drive
    Fort Worth, TX 76116

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD West Division

    3525 Marquita Drive
    Fort Worth, TX 76116

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD Central Hemphill

    1289 Hemphill Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76104

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD HQ Nashville

    1100 Nashville
    Fort Worth, TX 76105

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Fort Worth PD South McCart

    7650 McCart
    Fort Worth, TX 76133

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    FWPD South Division

    2128 West Bolt Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76110

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Professional / Financial Services (7)

    Concorde Asset Group | Martin Land & Investment


    6100 Southwest Blvd. #501
    Fort Worth, TX 84109

    Certified: Jun 05, 2019


    First Financial Bank

    1000 Forest Park Blvd #100
    Fort Worth, TX 76110

    Certified: Aug 18, 2018


    Of course, much of our success comes from the lifelong relationships we've built with people just like you. Fact is, our customers are at the center of everything we do. Every day we're here to help you make sound financial decisions. And don't be surprised if you step through the door and see a familiar face. Many of our employees are known leaders in the community. After all, being involved with the community is an important part of who we are.

    Guardianship Services, Inc.

    1125 College Ave
    Fort Worth, TX 76110

    Certified: Feb 07, 2020

    Katten & Benson Law Firm

    4763 Barwick Drive #100
    Fort Worth, TX 76132

    Certified: Jun 24, 2018


    Katten & Benson is a full service Elder Law Firm concentrating on the human side of aging.

    This firm is dedicated to helping older adults and their families by providing answers and reassurance. We use a team approach to provide care not only for the client, but the entire family. Our team includes attorneys to assist with legal issues and friendly office staff.

    McGee Law Firm

    810 W 10th St
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

    Certified: Sep 18, 2018


    Our firm is dedicated to providing you with quality estate planning resources, so you can become familiar with all of the existing options. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family’s future.

    If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you’ll ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you’ve chosen. You can rest assured that your family won’t have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate. The government won’t be able to take what you’ve spent a lifetime building. But you need to be aware of the many options that exist in estate planning—and you must choose your attorney wisely.

    That is why McGee Law Firm offers this wealth of free information and free seminars. Read our Estate Planning articles, and if you’re in the area, join us at an Estate Planning seminar. We want you to feel confident about the choices you make—let us be your guide on the path toward preserving your family’s future.

    Telschow-Johnson Law

    4200 South Hulen Dr. Suite 417
    Fort Worth, TX 761099

    Certified: May 30, 2019


    Telschow Johnson Law PLLC provides effective, personable, trustworthy and professional representation that clients can count on. Attorney Karen Telschow Johnson has been practicing law for more than 15 years. She opened her firm in order to fulfill her passion for educating people about the importance of advanced care planning, the probate process and estate planning.

    Tim Wendt -Financial Advisor Edward Jones

    6000 Western Place # 115
    Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Certified: Jun 25, 2019

    Real Estate (2)

    Hannah Mercer, Indwell Real Estate

    4144 W. Vickery
    Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Certified: Aug 21, 2019

    Tami Ellis, Alexander Chandler Realty

    6336 Camp Bowie
    Fort Worth, TX 76116

    Certified: Oct 18, 2019

    Real Services & Goods (1)

    Fire Fightings Finest Moving & Storage

    3101 reagan Drive
    Fort Worth, TX 76116

    Certified: Nov 13, 2019

    Sports & Fitness (0)

    Telecommunications (0)

    Utilities (0)

    Other (0)


    Apply to Become an Age-Friendly and/or Dementia-Friendly Business arrow-up.jpg


    As part of developing an Age-Friendly & Dementia-Friendly Fort Worth, we launched the Certified Age-Friendly Business program in 2018 and the Certified Dementia-Friendly Business program in 2019. These programs allow our business community to show their support for an Age-Friendly & Dementia-Friendly Fort Worth. By undergoing a review of their business and committing to making any age-friendly and/or dementia-friendly improvements that are needed, a business can become a Certified Age-Friendly Business and/or a Certified Dementia-Friendly Business and be included in the Age-Friendly Fort Worth Business Directory.


    3 Steps to become a Certified Age-Friendly Business in Fort Worth:

    1.   APPLY.

    It's free and simple.

    2.   EVALUATE.

    We'll review your business to identify any needed age-friendly improvements.

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    Pledge to address any concerns identified.

    For more Age-Friendly info, contact:

    Susan Williams,

    For more Dementia-Friendly info, contact:

    Gail Snider

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

    Susan Williams    214-265-4081