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Fort Worth
Fort Worth
Texas
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. The city is located in North Central Texas. 

The Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging has 4 primary ways it interacts with the public and maintains age-friendliness with its residents

  1. Benefits Counciling: Get free one-on-one advice about Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, QMB/SLMB, disputes over hospital bills, Food Stamps and more by calling a state-certified benefits counselor
  2. Long Term care Ombudsman: If you have a problem with a long-term care facility, assisted living facilities or other types of residential facility that you can’t resolve yourself, you can call a local ombudsman – a specially-trained advocate who can explain rights, resources and procedures and help identify, investigate and resolve complaints of long-term care facility residents.
  3. Home Delivered Meals: Meals On Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County prepares and delivers thousands of well-balanced meals to homebound disabled and elderly people every day.
  4. Congregate Meals at Senior Centers: Sixty and Better serves hot meals to people age 60 and older five days a week at 28 senior centers. These centers also offer free health assessments, nutrition education, physical fitness, legal clinics and more.
 
 
Contacts

500 N. Main, Ste. 200
Fort Worth, TX 76164-0448
(817) 258-8000
www.unitedwaytarrant.org
contact@unitedwaytarrant.org

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Everything except traffic
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I am not completely sure that it is, but it does appear to be just because I see many seniors working in food, fast food, and department stores. I do recall that it became more and more difficult for me to find a job in the public schools as I approached my 60's. So, I would say that Fort Worth is more age friendly than not.
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Age friendly in all aspect
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taken good care of living/ communities, hospitality
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Im new in the area, everyone I have met is friendly

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How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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