Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation Supports Free Rides for Houston Seniors
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HOUSTON, May 25, 2023 – The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Texas (“Molina”), recently presented Senior Rides and More, a Houston organization that promotes senior independent living and health by providing free transportation to medical appointments and other services, with a check for $10,000 to expand their mission across the Houston community.
The funds will be used to provide free one-one-one assistance to seniors in southwest and northwest Houston, including transportation to doctors and clinics, picking up prescriptions, grocery shopping and other life-sustaining errands. Senior Rides and More also provides transportation to family functions to help connect seniors to loved ones and enhance their quality of life.
“Thanks to organizations like Senior Rides and More, Houston seniors can continue to live independently while staying connected to their communities,” said Sheila Shelton, director of community engagement for Molina Healthcare of Texas. “This sense of involvement is vital, and we’re thrilled to support Senior Rides and More’s mission to provide a link to the larger community.”
Senior Rides and More is the only organization that offers completely free door-to-door transportation to seniors in 51 zip codes in southwest and northwest Houston. The majority of people served are both health impaired and elderly, 75% of which are women who live alone, with a median income of $1,500 per month.
“We are grateful to Molina for supporting our community’s need for free transportation for seniors,” said Debby Posso, executive director of Senior Rides and More.
Photos from the check presentation can be viewed and downloaded here.
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About the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation
The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc. The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation was created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities.
About Molina Healthcare of Texas
Molina Healthcare of Texas has been providing government-funded health care since 2006. The Company serves members through Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs, with service areas across Texas. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.3 million members as of March 31, 2023. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Texas, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.