YMCA and Hopscotch partner to enhance healthy aging programs

Press release from YMCA of Western North Carolina:

The YMCA of Western North Carolina today announces a strategic partnership with Hopscotch Primary Care to improve the lives of older adults throughout the region. Hopscotch Primary Care is now the presenting sponsor of healthy aging programming at eight YMCAs in Buncombe, Cleveland, McDowell, and Mitchell counties.

As part of the agreement, Hopscotch healthcare professionals will offer monthly workshops for people ages 65 and up. This demographic, which makes up 20% of North Carolina residents and over 30 percent of YMCA members in the region, requires high-quality healthcare tailored to their specific needs, said Dr. Rath Chau, Chief Medical Officer of Hopscotch Primary Care.

“Hopscotch is dedicated to providing personalized care and expanding access for Medicare adults,” Rath said. “This partnership with the YMCA of Western North Carolina, Mitchell County YMCA in Spruce Pine, and the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA in Shelby will help more seniors stay healthy and improve their quality of life.”

The YMCA offers many classes and programs to help seniors stay active, maintain health and build social connections. Hopscotch-sponsored programs, including talks with healthcare providers, wellness workshops, and social clubs, begin this month at participating YMCAs.

The partnership with Hopscotch Primary Care will add even more value for seniors, said Tim Blenco, COO of the YMCA of WNC.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Hopscotch Primary Care to enhance our healthy aging initiatives,” said Blenco. “The intersection of Hopscotch’s healthcare services and the Y’s health and well-being programs for this population is a perfect fit. This partnership will help empower our members and program participants to lead healthier lives as they age.”

Learn more about the Y’s Healthy Aging programs by clicking here.

Learn more about Hopscotch Primary Care by clicking here.

About the YMCA of Western North Carolina

The nonprofit YMCA of Western North Carolina strengthens local communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Founded in 1889, the YMCA of WNC engages more than 100,000 people – regardless of age, income, or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the region’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support the community. It does this through seven YMCAs, dozens of program sites, and YMCA Camp Watia. As the state’s largest provider of licensed school-age child care, it gives more than 1,000 children a day the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. For more information, please visit ymcawnc.org.

About Hopscotch Primary Care

Hopscotch Primary Care goes above and beyond to make best in-class healthcare simple and accessible for Medicare adults. Hopscotch is transforming healthcare in rural communities through advanced primary care, delivering high-quality, comprehensive care to adults on Medicare. For more information, see hellohopscotch.com.

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