Joint program provides improved access to health education and benefits for
seniors in communities across America
WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Aging in America Conference today in Washington, D.C., CVS/pharmacy and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) announced a three-year extension of their partnership created to improve the health and well-being of older Americans. Their joint "Prescription for Better Health" program, underway since 2007, provides improved access to health education and senior benefits through the nationwide networks of over 6,300 CVS/pharmacy stores and NCOA's Senior Center members and other affiliated community-based organizations.
"In the first year of our relationship with CVS/pharmacy, we've been
able to touch an encouraging number of seniors in communities across the
country, providing education on medications and benefits of importance to
seniors," said James Firman, President and CEO of NCOA. "We're delighted to
extend this partnership so these efforts can continue to grow."
Components of the "Prescription for Better Health" program include:
-- Medication Management: CVS pharmacists host information sessions at
NCOA-affiliated organizations that focus on managing medications
effectively and preventing possible drug interactions. Attendees have
the opportunity to review their medications with a CVS pharmacist and
receive tips on medication management.
-- Education: CVS/pharmacy and NCOA inform seniors about taking better
care of their health through the availability of educational resources
in CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. On an ongoing basis, the
CVS/pharmacy Wellness Information Centers offer information on health
issues, disease states, and advice for caregivers.
-- Access: CVS/pharmacy is helping to make seniors and caregivers aware
of the NCOA BenefitsCheckUp(R)
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