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Cigna Foundation Supports Social Connectivity through $150,000 Grant to FiftyForward

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The Cigna Foundation announced a $150,000 grant over three years to FiftyForward in Nashville to provide day services for adults aged 50 and older who are experiencing cognitive or physical health challenges. The program offers social, mental and physical learning opportunities in a safe environment, and is the first organization to offer this type of social model day program in the Middle Tennessee community.

“We share FiftyForward’s goal to help people overcome significant health challenges to live independent, engaged and healthy lives,” said Susan Stith, executive director, Cigna Foundation. “FiftyForward has a long history of championing and enhancing life for older adults and their caregivers, and we are proud to support their important work.”

“The Cigna Foundation shares our deep understanding of the individuals we serve, along with genuine desire to make a difference in our local community,” said Sallie Hussey, executive director, FiftyForward. “This grant is a true partnership, and with Cigna’s help, we will be able to serve more people and their families.”
The FiftyForward Adult Day Services program serves community-dwelling older adults in need of care. Services include individual and group activities, volunteering, exercise, nutritious meals, transportation and peer engagement. The program enables participants to remain living at home in the community, and also provides valuable education and support to participants’ family caregivers.
“Helping people live independently while maintaining a social support structure is critical to keeping your body and mind healthy,” said Brian Evanko, president of Cigna-HealthSpring. “We are happy to help FiftyForward serve more individuals and families.”

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