Four Aging Network Providers Honored with the Silver Key Coalition’s Tess Canja Innovation Award, Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Local social services agencies acknowledged for advancing in-home services for seniors
In recognition of their commitment to senior service, the Mecosta County Commission on Aging, City of Farmington Hills Nutrition Program, Midland Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels of Southwest Michigan were presented with The Silver Key Coalition Tess Canja Innovation Award on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Lansing office.
Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Silver Key Coalition Tess Canja Innovation Award recognized social service agencies that implemented innovative approaches to increase their efficiency in providing essential in-home services for older Michiganians. These innovations are helping Michigan to become a No-Wait List State for senior in-home services. The service providers being recognized at this ceremony are credited with implementing innovations that use public funds efficiently, enabling more seniors to be served.
“Blue Cross is dedicated to supporting Michigan seniors and the growing demand for in-home service providers,” said Suzanne Miller Allen, director of Community Responsibility at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. “We’re thrilled to be able to help recognize these great organizations that provide much-needed services to those in need and continually find ways to streamline the process for success and efficiency.”
This award was named in honor of Tess Canja, who has been a life-long advocate for older adults. The top four award winners were selected by AARP statewide volunteers based on the creativity, cost-effectiveness, replicability, quantified positive impact and the exceptional stewardship of public dollars demonstrated by their innovative approaches to service delivery. The top four winners received cash prizes sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan during the awards ceremony on March 22, 2017 (pictured right)