Information for Seniors
Seniors In Motion Program
Seniors In Motion of Flower Mound is an organization of citizens over 50 years of age which recognizes the value seniors contribute to our Town and strives to provide resources that enable the continuation of full, active, healthy, and happy lives. Seniors In Motion fosters a sense of community where seniors connect with others who share similar interests; plan and implement meaningful contributions to the community; participate in opportunities for personal growth; and experience genuine caring, support, and friendship.
Seniors and Disabled Transportation Service Provided Through SPAN, Inc.
SPAN of Denton County and the Town of Flower Mound have joined forces to provide a safe and efficient door-to-door transportation service for Flower Mound’s senior and special needs residents.
The on-demand transit service is available for eligible Flower Mound residents who are age 65 or older, and/or who have verifiable disabilities that prevent them from driving. The service will transport riders to locations within the Town of Flower Mound, the City of Lewisville, the City of Highland Village, and the City of Denton for a fee of $3 per one-way ride. All fees are collected at the time of the trip. The transit service is available between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and may also be available on certain holidays. To determine eligibility or schedule a trip, riders may call the SPAN transportation office at 940.382.1900 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trips must be scheduled at least one day in advance, but no more than two weeks in advance.
The service will be available for the purpose of obtaining medical treatments, attending doctor and dentist appointments, shopping for necessities, trips to and from a place of employment, trips to support programs for persons with special needs or to participate in Flower Mound’s Seniors In Motion senior citizen program. SPAN will require verification of employment, including a current I.D. badge, or a letter from employer stating employment, prior to transporting a rider. Trips to the doctor or dentist’s office, hospital, drug store or other locations may qualify as a Medicaid eligible trip. Eligible riders are encouraged to call Texas Health and Human Services at 1.877.633.8747 at least two days before their appointment or trip to schedule free transportation through Medicaid. For more information, contact the Town of Flower Mound at 972.874.6110, or visit http://span-transit.org/ and contact SPAN at 940.382.1900.
Tax Exemptions for Residents Age 65 or Older or Disabled (courtesy of the Denton Central Appraisal District):
For persons age 65 or older or disabled, Tax Code Section 11.13(c) requires school districts to offer an additional $10,000 residence homestead exemption and Tax Code Section 11.13(d) allows any taxing unit the option to decide locally to offer a separate residence homestead exemption. This local option exemption cannot be less than $3,000. The Town of Flower Mound offers a $100,000 exemption.
To qualify for the age 65 or older local option exemption, the owner must be age 65 or older and live in the house. If the age 65 or older homeowner dies, the surviving spouse may continue to receive the local option exemption if the surviving spouse is age 55 or older at the time of death and lives in and owns the home and applies for the exemption.
A disabled person must meet the definition of disabled for the purpose of receiving disability insurance benefits under the Federal Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Act. A person who qualifies as both age 65 or older and disabled does not qualify for both, but must choose which exemption to claim. For more information, please contact the Denton Central Appraisal District at 940.349.3810.