NCOA’s Aging Mastery Program Embodies Spirit of Healthy Aging in Heartland
Nashville, TN (August 14, 2019) – Tivity Health® recognized the National Council on Aging (NCOA) at the 2019 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging for extensive work to promote healthier aging and social connectivity for older adults. NCOA is one of 19 organizations nationwide recognized for community-based programs that successfully promote healthier aging and social connectivity.
This year’s Connectivity Summit is focused on the conditions in which people live, work, and age – also known as the social determinants of health – exploring how these factors impact the health of older Americans living in rural areas and solutions that can mitigate their impact.
“At Tivity Health, we are committed to improving the lives of aging adults who live in rural communities,” said Donato Tramuto, Chief Executive Officer, Tivity Health. “This movement begins at the community level, and we congratulate our 2019 Community Connectivity Award recipients in this mission and thank them for all that they are doing to improve the quality of life for many older adults.”
The Summit will be an incubator for collaboration among diverse stakeholders to evaluate existing models of success and to consider new opportunities to address social isolation and improve the well-being of rural seniors.
“NCOA is honored to be recognized for improving the lives of older adults in rural America through our innovative Aging Mastery Program,” said James Firman, NCOA President & CEO. “We know that social isolation is a real and pressing problem for older adults and that it directly impacts their health and well-being. Our program is designed to give older adults a playbook for aging well and connect them to people and programs in their communities.”
NCOA was recognized in the storybook Aging Well in Rural America: A Collection of Stories from the Heartland, highlighting 19 organizations around the country who embody the spirit of improving seniors’ lives in rural America.
About Tivity Health, Inc.
Tivity Health®, Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY) is a leading provider of health improvement, nutrition, fitness and social engagement solutions at scale to improve clinical outcomes, reduce healthcare costs and create opportunities to feel better, work better and live better. With decades of clinical and operational expertise, the Company touches millions of consumers through its integrated portfolio of brands and works directly with hundreds of healthcare practitioners and many of the nation’s largest payers and employers. Tens of millions of Americans are currently eligible for Tivity Health’s SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness, WholeHealth Living™ and flip50™ programs and millions of people have lost weight with Nutrisystem®, South Beach Diet® and DNA BodyBlueprint™. As part of its commitment to tackling social isolation and loneliness, in 2017, Tivity Health launched a rural aging initiative to address challenges unique to older adults in rural communities. Learn more at www.TivityHealth.com.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well. Since 1950, our mission has not changed: Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. NCOA empowers people with the best solutions to improve their own health and economic security—and we strengthen government programs that we all depend on as we age. Every year, millions of people use our signature programs BenefitsCheckUp®, My Medicare Matters®, and the Aging Mastery Program® to age well. By offering online tools and collaborating with a nationwide network of partners, NCOA is working to improve the lives of 40 million older adults by 2030. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.