A Resource To Remember: Senior Services in Dallas

Posted on 10/07/20

The Office of Community Care Senior Services in Dallas has one core mission: to enhance the quality of life for persons 60 years or older.

“We achieve this through community outreach, education information, telephone referrals, case work and supportive caregivers and socialization for improvement in quality of life,” said Myckycle Hart, who works in the office.

In a Facebook Live conversation with Zulema Solis, an AARP Texas assistant state director, Hart dove into detail about an exciting new program for seniors in Dallas.

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The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Rider Assistance Program is designed to facilitate easy and cost-effective travel for older Dallas residents who lack other travel options, Hart said. To qualify, riders must be 65 years or older. 

After individuals prove their age and Dallas residency, they will receive a DART reloadable debit card. Value can be added to the card in five-dollar increments with a maximum of $100 each month. The city will fund travel costs for the first six months, after which riders are required to provide 25 percent of the card balance. 

The program operates from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the week and riders can travel anywhere in the DART service area. Hart encourages riders to call an hour early to schedule their ride and request wheelchair-accessible services if necessary.

For more information, contact www.dart.org or call 214-828-6717.

The office, located in the West Dallas Multipurpose Center at 2828 Fish Trap Road in Dallas, also offers other services, including  an ombudsman program and a dental program for seniors. 

For more information, contact the Office of Community Care Senior Services at 214-670-5227.

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