CVS, NCoA award programs designed to aid seniors

CHICAGO CVS/pharmacy and the National Council on Aging have recognized the recipients of the Prescription for Better Health Award at the Aging in America Conference Monday in Chicago.

The recipients were selected following a nationwide competition for programs that provide seniors in their communities with access to activities and education that promote healthy lifestyles.

Groton Senior Center of Groton, Conn., was selected as the top honoree in recognition of its program "On Our Own: Staying Steady," a falls prevention program that combined physical assessments for risk of falling, a home assessment and the evidence-based program, "Matter of Balance." This collaborative program brought community resources together in a comprehensive effort to reduce the number of falls by seniors and keep them independent and at home.

"Groton Senior Center demonstrated its commitment to helping individuals make healthy lifestyle choices and improving their quality of life, earning it this year's Prescription for Better Health Award," stated Rob Price, SVP of retail advertising and marketing at CVS/pharmacy. "We are proud to recognize this organization and salute all of the applicants for their contributions to the senior community."

The four honorable mentions include:

  • CareLink of North Little Rock, Ark., for "Dancing with the Seniors"
  • Troy Senior Center of Troy, Mich., for "Pickleball"
  • Senior Services of Midland, Mich., for "Home Alone Camp"
  • Wentworth Connections of Portsmouth, N.H., for HealthRHYTHMS.

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