Foundation Supports New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging, Advocacy for Older People

Tufts Health Plan Foundation awarded a three-year $180,000 grant to New Hampshire Legal Alliance to support their work organizing older people as advocates on aging issues. The organization promotes policies advancing healthy aging in the Granite State.

“We are investing in initiatives that bring together government, nonprofit organizations, and older people to collaborate on creating great communities for growing up and growing old,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “Critical to any success is supporting older people as they lead and make their voices heard.”

New Hampshire Legal Alliance also leads the policy and advocacy work for the New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging. A statewide collaborative, the alliance works to create communities that support older people and promote healthy aging.

“This funding will allow NHLA to continue expanding our advocacy on behalf of older adults, in particular our work strengthening workforce development and protections against financial exploitation. It’s also critical support for our advocacy to include the voices of older people in conversations about healthy aging in New Hampshire, one of the fastest-aging states in the country,” said NHLA Policy Director Dawn McKinney.

In total, the Foundation awarded 11 new grants of more than $1.2 million, reflecting the Foundation’s commitment to advancing policies and practices that support healthy aging.

Tufts Health Plan is the only regional funder exclusively focused on healthy aging. The Foundation has invested more than $32 million in the community since 2008. The new grants are aligned with the Foundation’s focus on supporting efforts that are inclusive, collaborative, address quality of life and improve conditions for all across the lifespan.

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