Senior health programs boosted by $1.6 million grant
August 14, 2013
As people get older, they tend to experience more health problems. And more times than not, these issues can culminate in massive medical bills that are hard to handle past retirement age.
However, there are a number of foundations and charities out there that help make healthcare payments easier on the elderly. For instance, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation recently granted more than $1.6 million to 34 different groups that create programs to aid seniors living in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
These initiatives promote things like self-management and prevention of diseases, exercise and nutrition projects and fall prevention. They also encourage volunteering and more community engagement to provide the best care possible.
"We're proud to partner with a diverse group of nonprofit organizations that recognize how important health education, social connections, physical activity and community service are to improving the overall health and well-being of a growing population of older adults," noted Tufts Health Plan Foundation President David Abelman.
The funds given by the foundation over the years have been donated in the hope of improving the physical, mental and emotional health of individuals aged 60 and over. The group's main focus areas include health and wellness, purposeful engagement, empowerment and capacity building.
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