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DART celebrates Older Americans Month on May 26

Dallas Area Rapid Transit will host the Older Americans Month Information & Health Fair May 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Centennial Hall in historic Fair Park, located at 1001 Washington St. The annual event is free and one of the largest held in North Texas.

The city has encouraged seniors to ride DART’s Green Line directly to the event. The event will showcase businesses and public services of special interest to older adults, caregivers and families plus provides health screenings and giveaways, as well as live entertainment from the Dallas Tap Dazzlers, Ms. Senior America, Skyline Jazz Band and more.

In May, the U.S. Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month, which celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.

This year’s theme, Age My Way, will focus on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. It’s also an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities.

Community partners supporting the fair this year include the city of Dallas, Dallas Park and Recreation, Dallas Police Department, Dallas Area Agency on Aging, Community Council, Fair Park First and The Senior Source.

For more information, visit https://www.dart.org/seniors or call 214-749-2721. For more information on riding DART event, call 214-979-1111.

 

 

Fair Park Fourth makes a triumphant return

Fair Park Fourth will return to Fair Park July 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for another year of community, fun and fireworks.

“Fair Park Fourth has been our staple event bringing the Dallas community together for years to celebrate America’s independence,” said Peter Sullivan, general manager at Fair Park. “It was a difficult call to cancel the event over the last two years due to the pandemic, but we are excited about its return this July.”

Free and open to the public, the event will feature hands-on activities for kids, local market vendors, live music from the United States Air Force Band, entertainment, food trucks and other concession offerings. In addition to the fun-filled activations for all, organizers will light the sky with a spectacular firework show. Guests can experience the show from inside the iconic Cotton Bowl Stadium or across Fair Park.

In addition, guests can visit some of Fair Park’s Cultural institutions and attractions, including the African American Museum, Children’s Aquarium and Texas Discovery Gardens. For more information, visit https://www.fairparkdallas.com.

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