Project Term: 12 months; 2019-2020
Grant Amount: $10,000
Missoula Aging Services (MAS) and Partnership Health Center (PHC) will partner to serve low- and moderate-income older adults by providing services that help with health and social needs. MAS will place one of their resource specialists at PHC one day a week. The resource specialist will meet with patients and their caregivers to identify and address unmet social needs–such as transportation, food, and housing–that adversely impact health outcomes. Overall, the project seeks to reach older adults in need of services and to empower them to lead healthier lives and live as independently in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.