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Monday, January 31, 2011

St. Francis Senior Promise program garners national attention

INDIANAPOLIS – The Franciscan St. Francis Health Senior Promise program has been named a finalist in the Dorland Health Silver Crown Awards.

The Dorland Health Award is an honor recognizing excellence in senior services nationally. Finalists were judged on their outstanding contribution to the adult and senior communities.

Senior Promise has been serving St. Francis and the senior community since 1987 through offerings of education, screenings, discounts, counseling and a variety of special events.

More than 22,000 people were served through Senior Promise program in 2010.

The Silver Crown Awards is a national competition open to individuals and organizations which have a program, service or process in place to demonstrate extraordinary senior-specific work they are doing in the senior community. This year’s ceremonies will be March 8 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Senior Promise counselors assist with billing questions and insurance needs and help their members review current medications and choose prescription and insurance plans that best benefit the patients. It also hosts the annual Fall Health Festival – one of the largest of its kind in central Indiana – offering a variety of free medical screenings, health care information and flu shots.

Senior Promise is directed by Jim Poole, a retired U.S. Army veteran and insurance agent.

To learn more about Senior Promise, go to