Accepts Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
Dallas-based nonprofit Community Council announces that the Empower!YOU to Better Choices, Better Health program recently received recognition from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with an Aging Achievement Award, one of the annual recognition awards presented by n4a to member agencies. The awards program is supported by WellCare. Empower!YOU was among 32 local aging programs to receive honors during the n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow, July 29–August 2, in Savannah, GA.
“It is an absolute honor to accept this award on behalf of everyone at the Community Council,” stated Jessica Walker, special projects manager of evidence based programs. “The Empower!YOU program is a vital part of our senior citizen outreach efforts which benefit all North Texans.”
The 2017 n4a Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards recognizes Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Title VI Native American aging programs that develop and implement cutting-edge approaches to support older adults, people with disabilities and their family caregivers. A part of the criteria for the selection of the honorees was the ease with which other agencies could replicate the program in their communities.
“With the health care landscape continuing to change rapidly, our members are discovering new ways to position themselves in the long-term and health care marketplaces, as well as to strengthen long-standing services, to meet the needs of America’s rapidly growing older adult population,” said n4a’s Chief Executive Officer Sandy Markwood. “Our members work tirelessly, and with little fanfare in their communities, and this program enables us to shine a well-deserved spotlight on their critical work to support older adults’ health, safety, independence and dignity,” Ms. Markwood added.
Empower!YOU to Better Choices, Better Health is an evidence-based program which provides chronic and diabetes self-management education, fall prevention, medication management, etc. to seniors throughout Dallas County and North Texas. The program was recognized for its creative marketing strategies for growing evidence-based programs.
The 2017 n4a Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards honored traditional and new strategies in a range of categories including Caregiving, Elder Abuse Prevention, Health-LTSS Integration, Healthy Aging, Home & Community-Based Services, Nutrition and “You Name It!”
All winners are showcased in an n4a publication.