City of Amarillo
Amarillo Parks & Recreaion

About

Welcome to The NeighborHub, a virtual online community provided by Amarillo Parks & Recreation. The "HUB" is designed to connect Active Adults 50+ and their families with pertinent information, activities and entertainment, as well as the resources available in and near Amarillo, Texas.

 

The NeighborHub functions through a user-friendly website and various social media platforms. Whether you are looking for resources for your aging relative, an active adult seeking connections with the community or you are simply interested in finding out what is going on around you, we invite you to join us here at The NeighborHub.

For active adults 50+ who want to be more engaged, informed and connected to their community.

Our Mission

To maximize the health (physical, mental and spiritual) and wellness, economic security and connection to community for Active Adults 50+ in and around Amarillo, Texas. 

 

Our Vision

Amarillo citizens as they age, regardless of income or place of residence, have access to a network of diverse programs and services, timely information available to access those programs and services, and a means to communicate suggestions for additional programming as needs arise. 

Our History

This program is the result of more than 4 years of research about senior programming. Following a Blueprint Study completed in January 2015, the City of Amarillo collaborated with the Amarillo Area Foundation, Mary E. Bivins Foundation and Baptist Community Services to develop and deliver an infrastructure and programming plan for senior services in Amarillo. The Amarillo City Council appointed 15 members to the 21st Century Senior Services Development Advisory Board to oversee the development of the infrastructure and programming plan. One result of the work and research was a Center Without Walls concept. This concept is a program delivery model maximizing resources and community partnerships while leveraging technology including online communities and social media. By implementing the concept model, we have developed an online community consisting of upcoming events, a resource directory and links to local program providers. Amarillo Parks & Recreation is now able to provide a much-needed service to Active Adults 50+ in the Amarillo area.