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NIAGARA FALLS – The State Office of Mental Health has awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to operate a senior citizen health program in Niagara County, in collaboration with Lockport’s Dale Association, a provider of mental health and other senior services.

The “Get Well/Stay Well” initiative is targeted to begin July 1. One-stop primary care, behavioral health and senior services will be offered at the Summit Family Health Center on Williams Road in Wheatfield.

Washington State University’s AIMS Center will train Memorial’s physicians, residents and staff on the best ways to deliver integrated care.

“Unfortunately, the majority of seniors go without the services they need to get well and stay well,” said Sheila K. Kee, Memorial’s vice president and chief operating officer. “Integrating mental health counseling services with primary care services at a single location will give seniors a convenient opportunity to receive care for all of their health care needs, both physical and behavioral.”