|[February 07, 2013]
SCAN Health Plan Awards $1.9 Million to Local Organizations to Help Support Care and Services to Seniors
LONG BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Health Plan announced today that in the year just concluded, the
nonprofit, senior-focused health plan provided more than $1.9 million in
charitable giving to 50 nonprofit agencies that serve seniors across
SCAN's giving priorities were focused in two main areas: emergency
assistance and nutrition programs. The emergency-assistance funding was
awarded to locally based organizations, creating an opportunity for
those organizations to provide one-time financial support to older
adults who are facing immediate challenges with basic necessities.
Nutrition-program support - helping to make sure that seniors have food
and proper nutrition to remain healthy - was the other urgently needed
focus of SCAN's community-giving efforts.
The private and government agencies supported by SCAN are located in
Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Orange (News - Alert), Riverside, Scramento, San
Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and
Ventura counties. According to SCAN Senior Vice President Sherry
Stanislaw, these agencies "help form the backbone of senior care" in
their communities and are "vitally important to making sure that seniors
can continue to live independently at home for as long as possible."
"Communities provide a critical safety net of services to older adults,
but to do that they need support from both the public and private
sectors," said Stanislaw. "Particularly in these difficult times when
government funding is shrinking and fundraising is more challenging than
ever, it is important that everyone do what they can to help ensure that
these agencies have what they need to continue to do good."
SCAN's year-round commitment in the community includes not only
financial support but hands-on involvement from its 1,000 employees;
action-oriented research; and an active commitment to sharing 35 years
of geriatric knowledge with seniors, healthcare professionals, other
caregivers and legislators. Examples of this include the SCAN Van mobile
resource center for seniors and caregivers, SCAN's Trading Ages™ senior
sensitivity program, continuing medical education programs offered to
local physicians, the SCAN Resource Centers in California and Arizona,
and many other initiatives.
SCAN Health Plan currently has nearly 145,000 members in California and
Arizona. Further information may be obtained at scanhealthplan.com
or on Facebook (News - Alert) at facebook.com/scanhealthplan.
[SCAN Health Plan is a Medicare Advantage Organization with a Medicare
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