Intermountain Healthcare makes a grant to the Area Agency on Aging

Intermountain Healthcare, the new operator of Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, has provided $15,000 in charitable funds to support the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging. The funding is part of more than half a million dollars in funding that Intermountain has provided to local organizations through its Community Contributions program in Colorado and Montana, where it does business.

“We prioritize donations to align with community health priorities set by members of our community for a broader impact,” said Mark Korth, president of the Intermountain Healthcare Peaks region, in a statement. “One of our priorities is improving mental wellbeing, which includes efforts to reduce common mental distress and depression. The Boulder County Area Agency On Aging is well positioned to help people live healthier, happier lives with their incredible services and resources.”

The gift was made to support the Area Agency’s Aging Mastery Program, which helps older adults make changes to “live well, be well, and age well and minimize their risk of mental stressors like depression and anxiety.” , Intermountain said in a press statement. The Mastery program offers free classes hosted at Good Samaritan.

“We have worked with the BCAAA for years and are very pleased to be able to expand the programs for older adults and welcome them back in person,” Peggy Jarrett, regional director of Community Health Improvement for Good Samaritans, said in a statement. “We know that when older adults are not isolated and have the opportunity to connect with other people and healthcare providers, it helps them protect their mental health. Mental health is one of the top health needs we have identified across the Peaks region. By supporting these programs, we are helping to protect and maintain the mental health of older adults.”

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