Charitable Foundation awards $7,200 for JFS Patient Navigation program

jfsThe MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $7,200 to Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metrowest to support continuation of a Patient Navigation pilot program focusing on health and wellness for seniors in Framingham, Natick, and adjoining communities.

The program provides trained volunteer Patient Navigators to accompany local seniors in need of assistance to doctors’ appointments and medical procedures, providing a written summary of each appointment for the benefit of the patient and his or her family caregiver. The volunteers also assess the vital needs of the patients they serve and facilitate access to additional resources and services required by the patient through JFS or from within the community.

“This program has the potential of helping even more senior citizens achieve and sustain their health and independence,” said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a trustee of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. “Those are goals worthy of supporting here in our community.”