2020 Senior Living Guide: Resources for seniors in Frisco

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNT is a program for those age 50 and older, featuring virtual courses, events and special interest groups. (Courtesy Michael Clements/University of North Texas)
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNT is a program for those age 50 and older, featuring virtual courses, events and special interest groups. (Courtesy Michael Clements/University of North Texas)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNT is a program for those age 50 and older, featuring virtual courses, events and special interest groups. (Courtesy Michael Clements/University of North Texas)

This is a noncomprehensive list of resources and opportunities for Frisco’s senior community.

Recreation


Frisco ISD special considerations

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Frisco ISD is not offering its Gold Card for senior citizens to attend district activities free of charge this year. However, existing Gold Card members can get free tickets to varsity football games played at home by visiting the FISD Athletic Office. Gold Card members can purchase a yearlong subscription to NFHSNetwork.com for $30 at the athletic office to watch live broadcasts of Frisco athletic events.

FISD Athletic Office

6950 Stadium Lane, Frisco

469-633-6000

www.friscoisd.org/departments/athletics/gold-card

Education


Osher Lifelong Learning

Institute at UNT

OLLI at UNT is a program for those age 50 and older, featuring virtual courses, events and special interest groups. Classes take place from February through April through the online program Zoom.

940-369-7293



Seniors Active in Learning

Through Collin College, seniors age 55 and older can participate in organized study, discussion and social events during the fall, spring and summer terms. Registration for the spring 2021 term begins Jan. 5.

Preston Ridge Campus

9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco

972-985-3788

www.collin.edu/sail

Frisco Public Library

The Frisco Public Library offers regular events and classes on arts and culture, genealogy and tax assistance. The library also hosts a monthly Classic Readers book club for those age 50 and up that is held virtually through Zoom.

6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco

972-292-5669

https://friscolibrary.com/

Support


Frisco Family Services

This nonprofit’s annual Silver Bells Holiday Social & Celebration event for its senior citizen clients during the holiday season will be a luncheon at Frisco Family Services’ new client services building on Dec. 21.

9125 Dogwood St., Frisco

972-335-9495

www.friscofamilyservices.org

The Grove at Frisco Commons

While the facility is currently closed, Frisco’s 30,000-square-foot active adult center for those age 50 and older offers outdoor activities. In addition to bocce ball and pickleball courts, there is an outside courtyard and a surrounding park with trails.

8300 McKinney Road, Frisco

972-292-6565

www.friscotexas.gov/1559/The-Grove-at-Frisco-Commons

Transportation


Denton County Transportation Authority

The Denton County Transportation Authority offers an on-demand service throughout Frisco for seniors age 65 and older as well as for those with disabilities and for Medicare cardholders. Seniors get fares for one-way local trips for $3 and out-way regional trips for $5.

1955 Lakeway Drive, Ste. 260, Lewisville

940-243-0077

www.dcta.net/service-overview/additional-services/frisco-demand-response
By William C. Wadsack

Senior Reporter, Plano/Richardson

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.



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