ABOUT THE COMMISSION ON AGING

The Commission on Aging exists to inform the senior community with information on topics that may affect those ages 50 and older. Topics may include safety issues, scams targeting senior adults, introductions to helpful organizations, ramps that can be built for wheelchair accessibility, living with diabetes, and learning to use technology to link with family and friends or for the use of entertainment. Representatives from the Police and Fire Departments as well as from other City services are among some of the speakers on these topics.

Meetings are held on second Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at The Summit. For more information, call 972-237-4141 or email coa@gptx.org.

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"We believe that Grand Prairie is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. In fact, it has been rated as one of the top cities to retire in the United States, and we want to help make sure it stays that way, or gets even better!"

Commission on Aging

CURRENT COMMISSION ON AGING MEMBERS

Carlton Adams

Chairman

Freddie Evans

Board Member

Gary Hill

Board Member

Ann Hunter

Board Member

Robert Murphy

Board Member

Steve Overton

Board Member

Don Smarto

Board Member

Barbra Thomas

Board Member

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Commission on Aging, and who is it for?

The Commission on Aging exists to inform the seniors in Grand Prairie, what we consider to be ages 50 and older, with information on topics that they may benefit from. We currently have 8 members, each appointed by a City Council member, with one current opening previously held by the late Jack Cooper, and we are each very passionate about serving the needs of this community.

What types of information does the Commission on Aging provide to the senior community?

Topics may include safety issues, scams targeting senior adults, introductions to helpful organizations, ramps that can be built for wheelchair accessibility, living with diabetes, and learning to use technology to link with family and friends or for the use of entertainment… just to name a few. In addition, various representatives from the Police and Fire Departments as well as from other City services are among some of the speakers on these topics.

When and where does the commission meet?

Meetings are held on second Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Wings Theater at The Summit.

Who can attend the meetings?

The meetings are public, so they are open to everyone. And, even though they are held at The Epic, you do not need to be a certain age or a member of The Summit to attend the meetings.

How can I contact the Commission on Aging?

For more information about the Commission on Aging, you can email us at coa@gptx.org or you may call The Summit at 972-237-4141 ad talk to one of their staff members. Any questions or comments you have for the commission will be forwarded to one of us, and we will then be in contact with you.

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