LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In its ongoing effort to support the fight against hunger and malnutrition among seniors, SCAN Health Plan has made financial contributions to ten California nonprofit organizations that support senior nutrition. The statewide donations, which year to date total $70,000, are part of SCAN’s ongoing commitment to supporting senior nutrition and food programs in the communities it serves.
“Malnutrition is a serious issue for seniors. Whether it’s because of health issues, physical limitations or financial hardship, the fact is many seniors don’t eat as well as they should and aren’t getting the nutrients they need to thrive as they age,” said Lena Perelman, director of community outreach at SCAN. “There are community resources available; however, decreases in state and federal funding have created financial shortfalls for many of these community-based organizations.”
That’s where SCAN’s program comes in. SCAN’s community-giving program is focused on helping to meet immediate needs – and close gaps – in community services. Funding is provided to community-based, nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to seniors, particularly those providing basic human needs such as food.
The organizations that recently received funding from SCAN are: Family Services Association in Moreno Valley, Jewish Family Services/Los Angeles, Jewish Family Services/San Diego, La Comida in Palo Alto, Project Open Hand in San Francisco, Riverside Meals on Wheels, San Francisco Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Senior Gleaners in San Joaquin and Senior Outreach Services-Meals on Wheels in Walnut Creek.
“The growth of the older adult population is impacting communities and families all across America,” said Perelman. “There has never been a greater need to support community organizations who work to support healthy aging.”
SCAN’s community giving program is part of the health plan’s larger community-outreach efforts, which also include the SCAN Van mobile resource center for seniors and caregivers, SCAN’s Trading Ages™ senior-sensitivity program, the SCAN Resource Centers in California and Arizona, and many other initiatives.
For 35 years SCAN Health Plan has been focusing on the unique needs of seniors and is now the country’s fourth largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan. The company currently has nearly 130,000 members in California and Arizona. Further information may be obtained at scanhealthplan.com.
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