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Community Volunteers in Medicine will host a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of their Mobile Dental Program at Surrey Services for Seniors

By February 11, 2016September 22nd, 2016News

This new program supported by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Philadelphia, PA – February 11, 2016 – The Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) will host a ribbon cutting during the Open House of their mobile dental expansion program at Surrey Services for Seniors. Surrey Services for Seniors is the first of two mobile dental expansion programs that CVIM will implement this year.

Through this initiative, CVIM will provide hygiene and routine dental services at Surrey locations to people who currently have no access to or who cannot afford dental care. The program will increase access to preventative and restorative care and create a dental home for seniors who are unable to seek the care of a dental hygienist or dentist. Additionally, patients who need restorative and preventative dental care services not available through the mobile program will be able to receive this care at CVIM’s West Chester clinic.

This program has been made possible through CVIM’s partnership with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation.

When: Thursday, February 11, 3:00 p.m.

Where: Surrey Services for Seniors, 60 Surrey Way, Devon, PA 19333

Who: Maureen Tomoschuk, President and CEO of Community Volunteers in Medicine
Alberta Landis, Vice President of Dental Services of Community Volunteers in Medicine
Lorina Marshall-Blake, President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Bob Madonna, President & CEO of Surrey Services for Seniors
Lauren Christiansen, Senior Director, Development of Surrey Services for Seniors
Mary LePera, Director, Member Services, of Surrey Services for Seniors

Key visual: The ribbon cutting will take place while patients are getting examined by the dental hygienist.

About Community Volunteers in Medicine
Community Volunteers in Medicine provides compassionate primary medical and dental care and health education to people who live or work in Chester County who lack access to insurance, in order to support their goals to lead productive, healthy, and hopeful lives. As a non-profit, supported 100% through philanthropy, we are committed to remaining the safety net provider for medical and dental care in our community.

Learn more by visiting the website: www.cvim.org.

About Surrey Services for Seniors
Surrey Services for Seniors is a non-profit organization offering comprehensive resources, services and activities. Our mission is to help older adults live with independence and dignity and continue as active members of the community.

Learn more by visiting the website: www.surreyservices.org.

About the Independence Blue Cross Foundation:
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is a charitable, private foundation, whose mission is leading solutions for a healthier community. The Foundation targets the following areas of impact:

  • Securing the Blue Safety Net:Achieving sustainability of the regional safety net by building capacity in health centers.
  • Bolstering the Health Care Workforce:Advancing the education and professional development of nurses and nurse leaders.
  • Addressing Health Priorities:Addressing national health trends locally through community-driven research.
  • Building Healthy Communities:Driving wellness by targeting specific and diverse community health needs.

Learn more by visiting our website: www.ibxfoundation.org. Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on Twitter and Instagram at @ibxfdn.

Media Contact
Ruth Stoolman
Independence Blue Cross
215-241-4807 (office)
610-667-9537 (cell)
ruth.stoolman@ibx.com

Independence Blue Cross Foundation Team

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is leading a future for equitable health in our communities and nation. The IBX Foundation’s grant programs and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Institute for Health Equity are advancing three areas of impact: Access to Care, the Healthcare Workforce, and Health Equity. Since inception the IBX Foundation’s most important stakeholder – the community – has been at the center of the work. By the end of 2023, the IBX Foundation will have awarded grants totaling more than $80 million to support nonprofits and research improving the health and well-being of communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Learn more by visiting our website: ibxfoundation.org. Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on LinkedIn.