Annual and monthly fees at city recreation centers for adults age 60 and older will be waived thanks to a nonprofit contribution, according to a Sept. 15 release. Since March 2017, more than 29,500 adults have enrolled at a Dallas recreation center, according to a city press release.
There are two city-owned recreation centers in East Dallas, the Lake Highlands North Recreation Center and the Ridgewood/Belcher Recreation Center.
The Lake Highlands North Recreation Center at 9940 White Rock Trail, Dallas, offers a variety of senior programs, including the Airplane Flyers social club, an active senior adult program and a strength training class. In addition, the Ridgewood/Belcher Recreation Center at 6818 Fisher Road, Dallas, offers a card games class, a table tennis program and a Senior Walk and Stretch workshop.
This initiative will be partially funded through a $150,000 donation from the WellMed Charitable Foundation. The nonprofit organization supports seniors and their caregivers with special emphasis on wellness, prevention and living with chronic illness. The WellMed foundation has given three previous donations to the city of Dallas since 2017, each of which has been used for senior citizen use.