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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

St. Francis Senior Promise wins national competition for its diverse programs

INDIANAPOLIS – The Franciscan St. Francis Health Senior Promise program garnered first place in a nationwide contest sponsored by Dorland Health Silver Crown Awards.

Senior Promise swept first-place honors in the Senior Community Program category, recognized for “working to meet the current and future needs” for those 50 years and older. The award was presented March 8 at a special ceremony in Las Vegas, Nev.

Since 1987, Senior Promise has been serving St. Francis and the senior community since for its 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.

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.

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.

To learn more about Senior Promise, go to