The Dallas Park and Recreation Senior Program Division received a generous donation to help fund its senior programs.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation is donating more than $140,000 to ensure our senior programs are made available to all Dallas area seniors. The donation will help pay for memberships and monthly program fees.
The announcement came at today's Park Board Meeting. WellMed Charitable Foundation CEO Carol Zernial presented an Active Senior Adult Program (ASAP) Participation Card to Park Board President Max Wells, Dallas Park and Recreation Assistant Direct Crystal Ross and Senior Programs Division Sr. Manager Daryl Quarles.
"We are so thankful for this donation and we look forward to working with WellMed in providing world-class programs for all Dallas area seniors," said Crystal R. Ross, Dallas Park and Recreation Assistant Director. "We are especially excited about this donation because our Senior Program Division is one of our newest divisions and we've already accomplished so much. This donation will allow us to keep the momentum going."
The Senior Program Division was created last year to restore programs and senior participation throughout our 42 recreation centers. Renewing senior programs was a big priority for Dallas Park and Recreation, as it's one of the fastest growing populations in the city.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that supports seniors and their caregivers with a special emphasis on wellness, prevention, and living with chronic illness. Established in 2006 by noted physician Dr. George Rapier III, who is also Chairman of the Board, the Foundation operates several programs that impact tens of thousands of seniors annually.