One of Lutheran Services in America’s successful projects is called the Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative. It is a multi-year partnership with network members Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, and St. John’s United in Montana. Its purpose is to leverage the unique assets of rural communities and develop person-centered approaches to help seniors maintain their independence, remain in their homes and communities, and live with purpose and meaning. The Phase 1 Executive Summary is now available.
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Call for Nominations
The Archstone Foundation and the American Public Health Association are accepting nominations for the 2019 Award for Excellence in Program Innovation, an award that links academic theory with applied practice. The award is given annually in recognition of best practice models in geriatrics and gerontology. Programs that innovatively link public health and aging, and that can demonstrate impact, are considered for this award. The deadline to apply is May 17, 2019. The Call for Nominations can be accessed here. The application coversheet is available here.
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