Learn about the Wellness Collaborative’s Healthy Home Program
Expanding Options for Aging-in-Place
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RCHA launched the Wellness Collaborative in
2013 to create a service-enriched housing model for
our growing elderly population. Collaborative members
now include Davis Health System, Randolph County
Senior Center, Randolph-Elkins Health Department
and Cortland Housing Association.
The Collaborative first launched the Healthy Home
program—a free, care coordination initiative—at the
First Ward School Apartments in Elkins. Its focus is to
enable seniors to age safely in their homes, experience
improved health, and avoid costly medical and
institutional care. Today, it has expanded to serve
seniors at the Elkins Housing Authority’s Gateway
Apartments, and to Pineview and The Pines, both
part of Cortland Housing in Thomas.
Early data indicate success, with a sharp decrease in
emergency room visits by participants and positive
results on a wide range of goals for health and
wellbeing. To date, more than 30 participants have
been served by the program, and expansion to
200+ residents is in the works.
If you are intereseted in participating, contact Program Coordinator Henry Nefflen at 304-614-9678 or Program Manager Mandy Weirich at 304-636-6495 Ext. 12 for more about enrollment!