Age Friendly Fort Worth

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 About Age-Friendly

 AGE-FRIENDLY ACTION PLAN

AGE-FRIENDLY RESOURCES

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.

 

>> VIEW THE AGE-FRIENDLY FORT WORTH ACTION PLAN(PDF, 3MB)

 

 

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



AARP Age-Friendly Resources

>> AGE-FRIENDLY FORT WORTH ACTION PLAN(PDF, 3MB)

>> AGE-FRIENDLY NETWORK OF COMMUNITIES

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.


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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AGE-FRIENDLY BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Arts & Entertainment (1)

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

817-989-5037

www.cartermuseum.org/
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Certified: May 22, 2019

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

888-819-3648

www.fortworthnissan.com/
3451 West Loop 820 S.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Certified: May 03, 2019

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

817-392-5514

http://www.bheartshomecare.com/
1801 N. South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

Chisholm Trail Community Center

817-228-6506

fortworthtexas.gov/chisholmtrailcc/
4936 McPherson Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76123

Certified: Dec 09, 2019

COOL Cavile Outreach Opportunity Library

817-392-5512

fortworthtexas.gov/library
5060 Avenue G
Fort Worth, TX 76105

Certified: Aug 30, 2019

Diamond Hill Library

817-392-6010

fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library/branches/diamondhilljarvis/
1300 NE 35th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76106-4552

Certified: Aug 16, 2019

East Berry Library

817-392-5470

fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library/branches/eastberry/
4300 East Berry St.
Fort Worth, TX 76105

Certified: Aug 30, 2019

East Regional Library

817-392-5550

fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library/branches//eastregional/
6301 Bridge St
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Certified: Aug 30, 2019

Ella Mae Shamblee Library

817-392-5580

fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library/branches/l/ellamaeshamblee/
1062 Evans Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

eSkills Library

817-392-6621

fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library/
2800 Stark St.
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Certified: Aug 30, 2019

First United Methodist Church Fort Worth

817-336-7277

www.fumcfw.com
800 W. 5th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Certified: May 20, 2019

Fort Worth Central Library

817-392-7323

fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library/branches/central
500 W. 3rd St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Certified: Sep 05, 2019

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

817-392-7410

9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

Greenbriar Community Center

817-392-6270

fortworthtexas.gov/departments/parks/services/community-centers/greenbriar-community-center
5200 Hemphill St
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Certified: Sep 16, 2019

Highland Hills Community Center

817-392-2580

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

Certified: Sep 26, 2019

Housing Channel

817-924-5091

www.housingchannel.org
4200 South Freeway Tower, Suite 307
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Certified: Apr 30, 2018

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

817-336-0912

www.mealsonwheels.org
5740 Airport Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76117

Certified: Jun 20, 2019

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

817-392-6641

fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/northside/
601 Park St
Fort Worth, TX 76164

Certified: Aug 16, 2019

ABOUT BUSINESS

Northwest Library

817-392-5420

fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/northwest/
6228 Crystal Lake
Fort Worth, TX 76179

Certified: Aug 16, 2019

Recreation/Community Center

817-228-6506

fortworthtexas.gov/chisholmtrailcc/
4936 McPherson Blvdx
Fort Worth, TX 76123

Certified:

Ridglea Library

817-392-6631

fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/ridglea/
3628 Bernie Anderson
Fort Worth, TX 76116-5403

Certified: Aug 14, 2019

Riverside Library

817-392-5560

fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/riverside/
2913 Yucca Ave. Ste. 340
Bedford, TX 76022

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

RD Evans Community Center

817-392-7400

fortworthtexas.gov/rdevanscc/
3242 Lackland Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Certified: May 28, 2019

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

817-392-5490

fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/seminary/
501 E. Bolt St.
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Certified: Aug 29, 2019

Southside Community Center

817-871-6605

fortworthtexas.gov/southsidecc/
959 E Rosedale St
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Certified: Aug 18, 2018

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

817-392-5832

fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/southwestregional/
4001 Library Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109-4407

Certified: Aug 14, 2019

Summerglen Library

817-392-5970

fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/summerglen/
4205 Basswood Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76137

Certified: Aug 22, 2019

SW Community Center

817-392-7613

fortworthtexas.gov/southsidecc/
6300 Welch Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76113

Certified: May 28, 2019

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

817-392-7427

fortworthtexas.gov/thomasplacecc/
4237 Lafayette Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Certified: Jun 25, 2019

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

817-258-8067

www.unitedwaytarrant.org
1500 N. Main, Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX 76164

Certified: Jul 01, 2019

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

817-392-8200

fortworthtexas.gov/victoryforestcc/
3427 Hemphill St.
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Certified: Jun 07, 2019

ABOUT BUSINESS

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

817-392-5480

fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/wedgwood/
3816 Kimberly Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Certified: Aug 14, 2019

 

Food, Beverage & Grocery (1)

Chadra Mezza & Grill

817-926-3992

chadramezza.com
1622 Park Place Ave
Fort Worth, TX 761140

Certified: Sep 14, 2018

ABOUT BUSINESS

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 &ndash%3