Center for Older Adults


How can I sign up?
Visit to complete the online application or call 817-735-0289 to request an application packet in the mail.

What are the eligibility requirements to becoming a Senior Mentor?
Applicants must be able to meet the expectations mentioned, as well as maintain a certain level of cognition, pass a general background check, and live within 30 minutes of the Health Science Center campus. If you have any questions about eligibility, call 817-735-0289.

How will I know if I am accepted into the SAGE Program?
Upon receiving your application, we will send you a welcome letter with more information about what to expect next. If you are placed on a waiting list, we will contact you as soon as a SAGE student team becomes available.

Can my student team offer medical advice if I have a concern?
No. Students are not allowed to offer any type of medical advice and are not licensed medical professionals. If you have a question  concerning your health, please contact your primary care physician.

Can I participate if I am homebound or without transportation?
Yes. Visits are conducted either in-person, where the students travel to your home, or online via Zoom or similar platform.

What if I do not have any health issues, can I still participate?
Many of our current Senior Mentors are very healthy and active. You do not need to have any health conditions to participate.

How often will I see my students and how long do the visits last?
The student team will visit you a total of four times over the course of the calendar year. Visits occur twice in the spring and twice in the fall, with each visit lasting 1-1 ½ hours each. Your students will contact you directly to set up each meeting at a time that fits your schedule.

What if I have a team but cannot participate in one of the visits?
If you are unavailable to meet with your team for an upcoming meeting, please let us know and we can find a temporary replacement for your team. If you are not able to continue or are longer interested in participating in SAGE, we can pair your team with another Senior Mentor from our wait list.

Will I have the same student team for all visits?
Yes! Teams are paired with their mentor for all 4 meetings. This allows students and mentors to form a bond, and Senior Mentors can watch their students grow within their professions and as a team.

Will my health information be kept confidential?
Yes. All personal and health information collected during the visits is kept safe through a secure online database. If at any point you are not comfortable answering a question or performing a screening, you are welcome to decline.

Who do I contact if I have a question or want to refer someone
to the program?
Feel free to contact a SAGE Representative Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance. Call 817-735-0289 or send an email to