Scott & White partner launches program for seniors
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
Starting this week, Scott & White partner The Community Research Center for Senior Health (CRC-Senior Health), announces Healthy Seniors, Healthy Communities, a new service to support community groups interested in promoting the health and well-being of Bell County and Brazos County seniors.
Healthy Seniors, Healthy Communities will provide community groups with financial support and professional consultation in the implementation of evidence-based health interventions for adults 60 years of age or older.
CRC-Senior Health is a partnership between Scott & White Healthcare, Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center, and the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health with the mission of engaging individuals and their communities in programs to improve senior health and well-being.
"Community groups are not only well-positioned to understand seniors' needs and preferences, but can also serve as the delivery channel for innovative community health programs. Such programs complement the medical care administered by health care providers, making community-based groups an important player in the overall health and well-being of seniors" said Alan B. Stevens, Ph.D., director of CRC-Senior Health.
Both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations will be eligible. Overall, a maximum of $30,000 in financial support will be available; an organization can apply for up to $10,000 in funding. Whether chosen to receive a mini-grant or not, all interested organizations will be offered free consultation in how to engage in senior health programs.
How Organizations Can Apply
Organizations are eligible to apply, including businesses, non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, community service groups, etc. that serve seniors in Bell or Brazos Counties.
Awards of financial support and free consultation services to support evidence-based health interventions will be based on information provided by the community groups to the CRC-Senior Health.
• By February 15th, 2012 – Letters of interest are due
• By March 30th, 2012 – Applications are due
• By April 23rd, 2012 – Applicants notified of awards
Organizations interested in learning more about Healthy Seniors, Healthy Communities should attend one of the following information sessions: (Registration is required)
• Central Texas Council of Governments (2180 N. Main Street in Belton) 1/17/12 Noon-1:00 p.m.
• Center for Applied Health Research (2102 Birdcreek Drive in Temple) 1/24/12 5:30-6:30 p.m.