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SCAN Health Plan Awards $1.9 Million to Local Organizations to Help Support Care and Services to Seniors

Date Posted: 02/07/2013

(LONG BEACH, Calif. – February 7, 2013) — SCAN Health Plan announced today that in the year just concluded, the nonprofit, senior-focused health plan provided more than $1.9 million in charitable giving to 50 nonprofit agencies that serve seniors across California.

SCAN’s giving priorities were focused in two main areas: emergency assistance and nutrition programs. The emergency-assistance funding was awarded to locally based organizations, creating an opportunity for those organizations to provide one-time financial support to older adults who are facing immediate challenges with basic necessities. Nutrition-program support – helping to make sure that seniors have food and proper nutrition to remain healthy – was the other urgently needed focus of SCAN’s community-giving efforts.

The private and government agencies supported by SCAN are located in Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Ventura counties. According to SCAN Senior Vice President Sherry Stanislaw, these agencies “help form the backbone of senior care” in their communities and are “vitally important to making sure that seniors can continue to live independently at home for as long as possible.”

“Communities provide a critical safety net of services to older adults, but to do that they need support from both the public and private sectors,” said Stanislaw. “Particularly in these difficult times when government funding is shrinking and fundraising is more challenging than ever, it is important that everyone do what they can to help ensure that these agencies have what they need to continue to do good.”

SCAN’s year-round commitment in the community includes not only financial support but hands-on involvement from its 1,000 employees; action-oriented research; and an active commitment to sharing 35 years of geriatric knowledge with seniors, healthcare professionals, other caregivers and legislators. Examples of this include the SCAN Van mobile resource center for seniors and caregivers, SCAN’s Trading AgesTM senior sensitivity program, continuing medical education programs offered to local physicians, the SCAN Resource Centers in California and many other initiatives.

SCAN Health Plan currently has nearly 145,000 members in California. Further information may be obtained at www.scanhealthplan.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scanhealthplan.

SCAN Health Plan is a Medicare Advantage Organization with a Medicare Contract.

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