Robert P. Lamprey, chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, announced today that the Foundation has awarded $10,000 to support a free mental health care program provided to Framingham and Natick senior citizens by Advocates, a Framingham-based nonprofit organization.
Advocates’ mental health clinic provided treatment to more than 2,500 Natick and Framingham seniors struggling with anxiety, loneliness, depression and other mental health issues last year, according to Diane E. Gould, president and CEO. The Foundation grant will enable Advocates to provide 120 hours of free mental health services to those seniors impacted by Medicare insurance restrictions, Gould said.
“This is a segment of our population that is frequently overlooked when it comes to mental health issues, and who may be particularly challenged by restrictions involving treatment coverage,” said Lamprey. “We are proud to be able to help Advocates help our seniors by providing the care they need.”