Fallon Health and City of Worcester celebrate partnership to help keep older adults healthy
New England Council member Fallon Health has partnered with the City of Worcester to help older adults maintain a healthy lifestyle. For its commitment to this goal, Fallon Health donated $200,000 to the Five Years of Fitness program at the Worcester Senior Center.
The Worcester Senior Center recently renovated the space to encourage older adults to remain active both in mind and body. Fallon’s donation will cover the costs of maintaining programming in the center from 2022-2027 including covering the costs of supplies and exercise equipment. Classes were previously held exclusively online due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic however now the center will offer programs such as osteoporosis prevention, balance and fall prevention, Tai Chi and more.
President and CEO of Fallon Health Richard Burke said, “Physical activity and exercise can play an important role in older adults’ abilities to remain in their communities and improve their overall health and well-being. We are committed to caring for this important population and are thrilled to support their health goals by providing fun and engaging fitness classes at no cost to them for a period of five years.”
The New England Council would like to acknowledge Fallon Health’s commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle for all New Englanders.
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