Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards More Than $880,000 to 22 Nonprofit Organizations

Grants Support Healthy Aging in Communities

WATERTOWN, MA – October 7, 2014 – The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today more than $880,000 in new funding to 22 Massachusetts and Rhode Island-based organizations as part of its second cycle of funding for 2014.

More than 25 percent of grants this cycle are for programs which have not been funded previously by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. These include intergenerational programs in Somerville and Worcester, evidence-based Tai Chi and Fall Prevention programs in Boston and Johnston, RI, and a new driving assessment program for older adults through Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod.

New funding this cycle also includes the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging’s Aging Mastery program, which was created by the National Council on Aging to empower participants to make small but impactful changes in their health behaviors. The program will be offered in nine Massachusetts communities selected through a bid process.

“We’re funding many new and exciting programs this cycle along with programs that have consistently delivered positive outcomes in communities,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, executive director of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president, corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan. “We applaud the work these organizations are doing to build communities that work for everyone, but especially older adults.”

A summary of the foundation’s Cycle 2, 2014 grant recipients is included below.

In this cycle, six Massachusetts nonprofit organizations also received the second year of multi-year grants. These include:

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