As we enter the best season for community gardening, we would love to introduce you to Fallon Health, one of our biggest UGROW (Urban Garden Resources of Worcester) supporters!
What is Fallon Health?
"Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently rated among the nation’s top health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit http://www.fchp.org/."
What goals does Fallon Health seek to accomplish through their sponsorships with REC?
"We awarded REC a grant to partner with them in meeting their goals, which are to empower seniors to grow their own healthy food in underused spaces and build community leadership by creating healthy spaces for organizing and sharing."
What about this grant for the Worcester Community Gardens and Worcester Senior Center are you the most excited for?
"Fallon Health is excited that this grant will address senior health barriers and/or social determinants of health. We’re pleased to be a part of the solution by offering a grant that embeds community gardens in the Senior Center and Housing Authority. We’re proud to do our part to fight food insecurity and help seniors access fresh fruits and vegetables."
We are so proud to have you as a partner in our work, Fallon Health!