Tufts Health Plan Foundation Releases Annual Report Featuring Community Voices

WATERTOWN, MA – October 4, 2017 – This year Tufts Health Plan Foundation took a new approach to the annual report, sharing community voices to represent our work for 2016.

The audio annual report, Making Our Communities Great Places to Grow Up and Grow Old, released today, highlights collaborations and initiatives supported by the Foundation to advance the age-friendly movement across the region.

“Listening is critical in our role as community partner and investor,” said Thomas O’Neill III, chair of the Foundation board of directors. “It informs how we engage, promote health and connect to the communities we serve.”

As part of its practice, the Foundation collaborates with and engages older adults, civic leaders and nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island to support communities that work for people of all ages.

“We are living longer, and opportunities to create vibrant cities and towns that are great places to grow up and grow old must be advanced,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, Foundation president and vice president, corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “Our annual report represents the voices of those we support.”

Included in the report are stories from Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, the Latino Health Insurance Program, the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission and Age-Friendly Boston.

The Foundation supports work that emphasizes collaboration, catalyzes change and honors community work. Last year the Foundation invested $2.9 million through 43 grants that engage 650 community groups across three states.

In the report, you will hear:

  • Community members from Brighton, Framingham, Manchester, N.H. and Mattapan
  • Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston
  • Secretary Alice Bonner, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Please take 10 minutes to hear from our community partners.

 

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