Branch-St. Joseph staff

Branch-St. Joseph Area Agency on Aging Receives Navigator Award from MMAP, Inc.

Area Agency on Aging Staff (from left to right): Belinda Whitely, Deanna Himebaugh, Laura Sutter, Melissa Cramton and Megan Bentley – this year’s recipients of the SHIP Navigator Award (photo provided by Area Agency on Aging)

Rebecca Burns, Health Officer for the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, the Agency that oversees the AAA office, adds “We are very proud of our AAA team. They do an excellent job in providing navigation services. Recently, led by Deanna Himebaugh, the MMAP Regional Coordinator, they received the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) “Navigation Award” from the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program.” The team was recognized for reaching the highest proportion of Medicare beneficiaries within the age 65 years and older bracket.