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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Dallas Park and Recreation to Waive Recreation Fees for Seniors

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The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that all recreation fees associated with the Active Senior Adult Programs (ASAP) will be waived for one year, thanks to a new partnership with WellMed Charitable Foundation (WCF).

WellMed Charitable Foundation presented a $142,992 check to the Dallas Park and Recreation Department to make all Active Senior Adult Programs (ASAP) more accessible to all Dallas seniors, ages 60 and older.

“We thank WellMed Charitable Foundation for this significant contribution to our senior programs,” said Willis C. Winters, Park and Recreation Director. “This sponsorship will help us reinforce the lives of active older adults by providing programs and events that encourage healthy lifestyles and productive living.”

The department will waive for a year the $10 annual fee and the $5 monthly access fee to its 42 recreation centers for all Dallas seniors. This applies to all new and existing Active Senior Adult Programs (ASAP) participants.

“This partnership with Dallas Park and Recreation will remove the barrier of cost that may have prevented older adults from taking advantage of some very robust health, wellness and fitness programs offered at more than 40 recreation centers in Dallas,” said Richard Manning, Co-founder of the WellMed Charitable Foundation. “At WellMed, we know that this kind of public-private partnership can have a real impact on improving the quality of life for older adults.”  

Active Senior Adult Programs (ASAP) are offered at Dallas Park and Recreation’s 42 recreation centers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. These include aerobics, walking clubs, weight training, bridge, dominoes, arts, crafts, book clubs, day trips, fitness and nutrition classes, and much more! For a complete list of ASAP activities: Senior Program Guide


Thanks WellMed Charitable Foundation
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