DENTAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES FOR ARIZONA July 22- New grant for seniors needing dentures and oral care.
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If you live in Pima County , and you are a senior who needs dentures or other dental work , a new grant will help you get them free of charge. More information directly below.
Seniors Receive Oral Health Assistance Grants Help Us Build a Better Community
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has received a grant totaling over $10,000 from the Southern Arizona Dental Society to help provide dental care and dentures to low-income seniors in Pima County.
The purpose of the Senior Denture Program is to address the oral health needs of low-income seniors enrolled in the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) which is administered by Pima Health System. ALTCS provides medical services and assistance with daily living activities through its provider network in a variety of residential settings and in the client’s own home. Poor oral health and a lack of dentures can compromise the nutrition, general health and well being of the elderly.
“We are grateful to the Dental Society for recognizing that our senior citizens have major oral health needs that are not being met through the medical benefits provided through Medicare and Medicaid programs and hope that our relationship with the Society will continue,” said Sharon Gartner, Director of United Way’s Supporting Seniors Community Development area.
For more information about Supporting Seniors please contact
Sharon Gartner at 903-9000 ext. 420 or firstname.lastname@example.org