Connie Warner (1933-May 4,2018) - guest speaker at our 2017 Inaugural Jazz Luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel. Connie was a bilateral amputee who declared her right to be a part of a future senior playground
Welcome Wilson, Sr. received our first Great Age Movement Award presented by Fritz McDonald, Founder & President and Dr. Carolyn Farb,hc (carolynfarb.com) and Peter Martino.
Great Age Movement Day - City of Houston Proclamation June 4, 2017.
Fritz McDonald & GAM volunteer with Jymann Davis. Initial meeting to lay groundwork for collaboration with A&M Agrilife Extension Service. Plan is to help develop curriculum for only senior playground in Texas at Carbide Park - August 2017.
G.A.M. volunteers participated in BakerRipley Turkey Trot - October 2017.
Partnership meeting with W.M. Dillard & Associates LP in City of Jersey Village. The Dillard's agreed to donate 2.3 acres of land for the development of first senior wellness park. Upon completion, park will be donated to City of Jersey Village as an addition to their park system. Board of Directors agreed to fund senior playground & fundraise for art-mediation garden at future senior park - February 2018.
G.A.M. Volunteers trained in March of 2018 to be coaches for Matter of Balance program through Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services. Next step is to teach seniors. Once a senior completes the program he/she will be offered an opportunity to be a part of our pilot exercise program at Carbide Park's senior playground.
In July of 2018, Great Age Movement leadership formed a partnership with C.E.O. Amy Shields of St. Dominic’s Village to install a Senior Playground on 8,000sq.ft next to the Administration building.
In October of 2018, we initiated an exploratory study on building the first Senior Playground in partnership with St. Dominic’s Village at the Texas Medical Center.
In January of 2019, Great Age Movement finalized the Senior Playground proposal with St. Dominic’s Village C.E.O., Amy Shields and B.D.O., Kimberly Elliot.
In December of 2018, Great Age Movement leadership partnered with John Arcidiacono, President & C.E.O and The Health Museum to initiate the first Senior Art & Exercise Program in the U.S.
In January of 2019, the Senior Art & Exercise Pilot Program was developed. Friends & Neighbors of 1960 (Senior women’s club from Spring, Texas) signed up for the Pilot program. And volunteer training initiated.
The Senior Art & Exercise Program launched on February 22, 2019 at the Health Museum. 40 senior participated with 10 trained G.A.M. Volunteers, and lead by our program instructor.
Successful launch of our innovative Senior Art & Exercise Pilot Program at The Health Museum.