The Health Empowerment Program administered by Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia received a 2019 Aging Innovations Award, one of 16 presented to agencies across the country by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging at its annual conference and tradeshow in New Orleans on July 27-31. The award recognizes programs that develop and implement cutting-edge approaches to support older adults, people with disabilities and their family caregivers. One of the selection criteria was the ease with which other agencies could replicate the program in their communities. The Health Empowerment Program is a collaboration with the Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Family Medicine and Sentara Healthcare’s primary care practices. Pictured from left are Mark Henry, director of contracting services at WellCare Health Plans; former SSSEVA board member Hope Lomax-Jones; SSSEVA board president Cathy Dalton; SSSEVA CEO Steve Zollos; and Deborah Stone-Walls, board president of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
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