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Framingham Chosen for Healthy Aging Pilot Program

September 19, 2011 (11:15 am EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness,Seniors by News Staff
Hebrew SeniorLife / Tufts / Harvard Medical School

Hebrew SeniorLife awarded awarded $117k by Tufts Health Plan Foundation

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In a press release, Hebrew SeniorLife announced it has received a two-year grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to expand and implement healthy aging programs in Massachusetts and to develop two pilot "healthy aging program communities" in Framingham, and in Lawrence, MA. HSL was awarded $117,000 in funding for the first year of the grant.

"The nation’s rapidly growing senior population is currently confronting an array of debilitating and life-threatening diseases and disabilities," says Robert J. Schreiber, M.D., HSL’s chief medical officer. "Our goal is to help seniors continue to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life through increased exercise, improved nutrition, enhanced social engagement, and increased motivation to self-manage chronic illness."

With the Tufts grant, HSL will work with community agencies and ...[read more]