Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Community Living (ACL) has awarded $840,000 to Healthy Living for ME, a partnership between three Area Agencies on Aging – Spectrum Generations, SeniorsPlus, and Aroostook Agency on Aging – to support chronic disease self-management education programs.
“Healthy Living for ME provides Maine seniors with a variety of evidence-based health and wellness classes that emphasize self-care, independence, and preventative measures for those who have chronic conditions and pain,” said Senators Collins and King. “By ensuring that older adults have the resources and tools they need to manage their conditions, this funding will lower health care costs and help Mainers live longer, healthier lives.”
In April, Senators Collins and King sent a letter to the ACL in support of Healthy Living for ME’s grant application.
Healthy Living for ME currently provides a single point of entry to a statewide network of workshops that empower adults to address and better manage their health. The workshops the organization offers focus on improving balance and preventing falls and helping adults manage chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, heart disease, COPD, arthritis, and diabetes.