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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Texas A&M: Center for Population Health and Aging Recognized by Tivity Health for Contributions to Reduce Social Isolation and Improve the Health of Older Adults

 Tivity Health®recognized the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA) at the 2019 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging. CPHA is one of 19 organizations nationwide recognized for community-based programs that successfully promote healthier aging and social connectivity among older adults.

“At Tivity Health, we are committed to improving the lives of aging adults who live in rural communities,” said Dr. 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 became an incubator for collaboration among diverse stakeholder groups to evaluate existing models of success and to consider new opportunities to address social isolation and improve the well-being of rural seniors.

“The Center for Population Health and Aging is honored to receive this award from Tivity, which aligns well with our mission of promoting healthy aging across the life-course, especially for supporting older adults to be Active for Life. We were especially happy to have Cindy Quinn our Active for Life®Program Manager attend the summit and share our successes first-hand,” said Dr. Marcia Ory, founding CPHA director.

CPHA’s work with Texercise Select in rural and underserved areas of Texas, 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.

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