2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hall
Senior Connections-Healing Zones Program

Item 301 #14h

Item 301 #14h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Aging, Department for the FY2005 $0 FY2006 $25,000 GF

Page 280, line 7, strike "$27,458,352" and insert "$27,483,352".
Page 281, after line 25, insert:
"K.  Out of this appropriation, $25,000 from the general fund the second year shall be provided to Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging to expand the Healing Zones program to additional African American Faith Community sites throughout Planning Services Area 15."

(This amendment adds funds to expand the existing Health Zones program operated by Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging. The organization is in its second year of operating one of the five national pilots being funded with federal funds. Older African Americans are at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and other health ailments due to obesity. Through on site training of senior citizens by Senior Connections, in their place of worship, the risk of disease and possible hospitalization and institutionalization is decreased by change of diet and better nutrition. Ongoing education is conducted by trained faith-based health advocates in the communities.)