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Friends Life Care joins national consortium of aging-services organizations

Monday March 25, 2013
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Friends Life Care, a Quaker nonprofit senior healthcare organization headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., has joined COLLAGE, The Art & Science of Healthy Aging, a national consortium of aging-services organizations that use a holistic, evidence-based assessment system.

"Our new partnership with COLLAGE is truly exciting as it further enables our significant ongoing commitment to healthy aging for our members," Elise Lamarra, RN, BSN, vice president of clinical operations at Friends Life Care, said in the release. "Our mission is to help people age in place with VigR, our program for vitality, independence, growth and resilience. We constantly strive to help our members stave off the effects of aging, and COLLAGE will be an integral component in achieving that goal. With COLLAGE, we will be using an evidence-based assessment system to assist our members to live successful, healthy lifestyles. The synergy between the goals of the two organizations is amazing, and therefore the launch of this partnership is, by far, one of the most positive developments in our 25-year history."

Initiated in 2003, COLLAGE is a joint venture between Kendal Outreach, LLC, and the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife.

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