DART hosts 25th Annual Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair on May 16

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, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (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.

During the Older Americans Fair, attendees who are 65 or older will be able to obtain a DART Senior Photo ID, which is needed to ride with a Reduced fare and is valid for DART, TRE, Trinity Metro and DCTA buses and trains. Seniors should bring $2 cash and proof of age such as a Driver’s License, birth certificate, passport, Texas Department of Public Safety photo ID, or other substantiating documentation. A DART Store agent will take the picture and create the DART Senior Photo ID card on site.

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 pre-register for 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.