Connecticut Community Care (CCC) Receives $150,000 Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Bristol, Connecticut– September 30, 2020 – Connecticut Community Care (CCC) has been awarded a three-year grant for $150,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation. The funds will support the creation of a Connecticut Age Well Collaborative promoting healthy aging, advocacy and age-positive messaging leading to age-friendly/livable communities as great places for people to grow up and grow older.
“We have an opportunity to think differently about how our systems are addressing community needs," said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “We are living in unprecedented times. We need to learn from this experience and think about how we can change the conditions that hold problems in place.”
The CT Age Well Collaborative was created by nine public, private and philanthropic aging and community organizations and leaders committed to short- and long-term impact toward age-positive policies, systems and communities. The Collaborative’s major task, in year one, is to complete a comprehensive analysis of aging in Connecticut culminating into a report ‘Toward an Age-Friendly Connecticut -- Our Current State of Aging & A Blueprint for the Future’ which will include research results, identification of assets and best practices, strategic recommendations for an age-friendly Connecticut, a template for local action and suggested priorities for advocacy.
“We are tremendously grateful to the Tufts Health Plan Foundation for this grant that will help us better understand CT’s aging landscape and to recognize and build on towns and cities working toward age-friendly and livable communities,” said Julia Evans Starr, President of CT Community Care. “This is a movement, not a project. We are most proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with such an esteemed group of organizations and experts to help build a unifying vision and plan for an Age-Friendly CT.”
CT Age Well Collaborative Steering Committee Member Organizations
Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Connecticut Association of Senior Center Personnel
Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity
Connecticut Community Care
Connecticut Community Foundation
Connecticut Department on Aging and Disability Services
Leading Age Connecticut
Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
About Connecticut Community Care
Connecticut Community Care (est. 1980), a statewide nonprofit care management organization, helps individuals of all ages, abilities and incomes to receive the care they need to live at home. CCC annually serves more than 17,000 people throughout Connecticut, provides health promotion and prevention programs, and community and corporate education and consultation services. CCC has corporate headquarters in Bristol, CT with office locations throughout the state.
About Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Established in 2008, Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve. The Foundation has given more than $40 million to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island nonprofits that promote healthy living with an emphasis on older adults. The CCC grant is one of 13 new community investments totaling $1.7 million that reflect the Foundation’s support of collaborative community efforts and systems change to advance healthy aging.
The Foundation began funding in New Hampshire in 2016 and in Connecticut in 2019. The Tufts Health Plan Foundation funds programs that move communities toward implementing age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on older adults and include them in community solutions. Visit www.tuftshealthplanfoundation.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
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