Steve Schmoll, Previous Chief Executive Officer of SourcewiseSteve Schmoll, Chief Executive Officer of Sourcewise, is retiring this June, after an impressive 35 years of leading the organization. During Schmoll’s tenure, the agency brought such programs as Health Insurance Counseling and Care Management to Santa Clara County (SCC) and became the staffing agent to this county’s Public Authority.

A recipient of grants ranging from elder abuse prevention to comprehensive statewide data management, Sourcewise has continuously delivered on its mission to provide adults and their caregivers the tools and services they need to effectively navigate their health and life options. In addition, Sourcewise has received recognition at local and state levels for marketing, service delivery, and innovation.

SCC’s senior population has shifted dramatically in the past 35 years, putting pressure on the limited resources available for senior programs. Working on behalf of seniors, Schmoll built a network of service providers for those in need.

“As an aging champion, Steve has developed important initiatives,” stated Derrell Kelch, Executive Director–California Association for Area Agencies on Aging. He added, “His contributions to the aging network have been invaluable and have ensured support for aging programs that serve the most vulnerable seniors.”

Schmoll says Sourcewise would not be where it is without its strong, collaborative partnerships and the talented individuals who lead the delivery and administration to provide the direct services.

The Sourcewise Board of Directors thanks and congratulates Mr. Schmoll on an impeccable career and a well-deserved retirement.

View the Sourcewise history: www.mysourcewise.com/media-center/timeline.

Michal Mendoza is the President for the Sourcewise Board of Directors.

Lung Cancer Screening

Medicare Part B covers lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) if the individual meets all the following criteria:

  • Aged 55 to 77
  • No signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Current smoker or quit smoking within the past 15 years
  • Tobacco smoking history averaging one pack per day for 20 years (“20 pack-years”)
  • An order from a doctor or healthcare provider

Take advantage of these preventative services offered by Medicare by asking for them for yourself or your loved one. In this way, older adults can reduce their risk of developing substance abuse disorders or mitigate its effects to maintain healthier lifestyles.

References

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, July). Substance use in older adults drugfacts. Substance Use in Older Adults DrugFacts | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (nih.gov)
  2. gov. (n.d.). Preventive & screening services. preventive services (medicare.gov)

 

This project was supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $94,686 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.