History and Purpose
MeHAF’s Thriving in Place (TiP) initiative helps people with chronic health conditions (including the elderly and persons with disabilities) maintain or improve their health so they can remain independent and safe in their homes and communities. To promote this goal, TiP brings health care, social and community services, and volunteer networks together so they can coordinate, streamline, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts to meet the needs of community members.
Thriving in Place in York County
Our plan is grounded in the founding principle of Community Action—to empower residents to take charge in planning initiatives that affect their lives. Our approach is responsive to the needs identified by the consumers/caregivers; needs unmet by current infrastructure. We successfully assembled a team of partners to lead and implement the social, clinical, and educational components of this TiP project. Our team consists of effectual Doers; experts in the field and committed volunteers who are already on the ground, connected and engaged with their communities and knowledgeable about the needs of our target populations.
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter https://www.alz.org/maine/
Southern Maine Agency on Aging http://www.smaaa.org/
The Trafton Center http://sanfordymca.org/trafton-center/
Southern Maine Health Care/Elder Services
Maine Behavioral Health
MaineHealth Care at Home https://mainehealth.org/mainehealth-care-at-home
Cornerstone VNA http://www.cornerstonevna.org/
York County Community Action Corp. https://www.yccac.org/