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Posted on: September 15, 2022

WellMed Charitable Foundation Donates $150,000 to Dallas Park and Recreation Department


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Andrea Hawkins, Dallas Park and Recreation, 817-994-2498 (Text/VM)

WellMed's Donation to City of Dallas Will Give Senior Residents Free Access to Recreation Programs

WHAT:     WellMed Charitable Foundation to Present $150,000 to City of Dallas

                 For the 4th time, WellMed Charitable Foundation (WCF) will present the City of     

                 Dallas with $150,000 to give Dallas residents free access to recreation

                 programs. Dallas Park and Recreation will use the gift to waive annual 

                 and monthly fees at city recreation centers for adults 60 and older. Since the

                 first donation was announced in March 2017, more than 29,500 adults have    

                 enrolled at a City of Dallas recreation center.


                 WCF is the philanthropic partner of WellMed and USMD Health System.  

                 Employee contributions fund WCF donations to organizations that benefit seniors

                 and caregivers.

WHEN:     10:30 AM    Thursday, September 15, 2022



WHERE:   Dallas City Hall Flag Room/6th Floor/Green Elevators



  • Carolyn King Arnold, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem
  • Arun Agarwal, President, Dallas Park and Recreation Board
  • Carol Zenial, Executive Director, WellMed Charitable Foundation
  • Robert Granger, President WellMed Medical Management
  • Dr. Adam Crawford, WellMed Health Care System
  • Angela Garfias, Participant at Martin Weiss Recreation Center

WellMed Charitable Foundation ( is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that supports seniors and their caregivers with special emphasis on wellness, prevention and living with chronic illness. Established in 2006 by Dr. George M. Rapier III, a noted physician and the Chairman of the Board, the Foundation has contributed millions of dollars to Texas-based non-profit groups. The Foundation oversees several initiatives benefiting seniors and caregivers, including Caregiver SOS resource centers, the Caregiver Teleconnection, and senior center health and wellness programs.

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