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The Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation Supports Expanded Access to Evidence-Based Falls Prevention and Family Caregiver Programs

AUGUST 14, 2019 (Scarborough, ME) – The Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) will be offering more evidence-based falls prevention programs including A Matter of Balance and Healthy Steps for Older Adults in York and Cumberland Counties. We will also be offering additional SAVVY Caregiver Programs and access to a web-based caregiver program called Trualta. All of these programs are evidence-based or evidence-informed. This means that they have demonstrated positive results for people who participate.  

The additional community resources are being offered through sponsorship from The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and in partnership with Elder Services of Merrimack Valley. SMAA is most appreciative that our partnership with both organizations delivers a direct benefit to the residents of York and Cumberland Counties. SMAA worked with The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation last year as they sponsored Family Caregiver Classes.  Our partnership was so successful that the foundation opted to expand the number of programs and added falls prevention to support our community.   

Be sure to check SMAA’s event calendar for upcoming classes (www.smaaa.org/events.html) to find a convenient class near you. You may also call 396-6578 to learn about falls prevention programs or 396-6541 for family caregiver classes in your area.

About the Southern Maine Agency on Aging

Since 1973, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging has provided residents of York and Cumberland counties with resources and assistance to address the issues and concerns of aging. The Agency serves people ages 60 and older, family caregivers, and people under 60 with a disability. Agency services are devoted to fulfilling its mission of improving the social, emotional, physical and economic well-being of older adults in southern Maine.