DART to Host 25th Annual Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair May 16

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Seniors are invited to “Connect, Create, Contribute” at the Older Americans Information and Health Fair, which will be held on Thursday, May 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Centennial Hall in Dallas’ Fair Park.

This year, DART celebrates the 25th anniversary of what has become the one of the largest senior events in North Texas.

Free health screenings, valuable information, games, giveaways, entertainment and social activity are just a few of the reasons to attend. Attendees are encouraged to ride DART’s Green Line to Fair Park Station. Centennial Hall is located just inside the Fair Park gate.

This free, annual event is hosted by DART in partnership with the city of Dallas, Dallas Police Department, Community Council of Greater Dallas/Dallas Area Agency on Aging, Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center, and The Senior Source. Media partners include NBC 5, Telemundo 39, The Dallas Morning News, Al Día, FYI 50+, Seniors Blue Book and Seniorific News.

DART Fares and Passes

A Local Midday Pass (9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) – at $2 each – is the best value for taking DART to the event. Reduced fares also are available for senior citizens ages 65 or older (with a valid DART photo ID), non-paratransit certified persons with disabilities (with valid DART photo ID) and Medicare card holders. Reduced Local Day Passes are only $3 each. Everyone age 15-64 pays regular fare and a Local Adult Day Pass is $6.

Enjoy Level Boarding

The center car of every DART Rail vehicle has a low-floor section for level boarding with the rail platform. DART’s buses have low-floor sections and ramps that deploy for level boarding from the curb.

Learn More

Every May, the U.S. Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older American’s Month, which celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities. The 2019 theme – Connect, Create, Contribute – encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family and services that support participation.
  • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent and life experience to benefit others.

To learn more about the Older Americans Information and Health Fair, please visit DART.org/seniors or call DART Community/Education Outreach at 214-749-2582.

Visit DART.org or call DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111 for information on riding DART.

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About Karen Ptacek

Karen is a Communications Representative at Dallas Area Rapid Transit. She is the project manager and primary writer/editor of DART's Inmotion newsletter and the annual Progress Report publication. She also contributes to DART Daily, Rider Insider and other newsletter articles.
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