Originally published at: http://www.leominsterchamp.com/articles/summit-eldercare-marks-10-years-in-leominster/
Fallon Health recently celebrated a milestone: The 10th anniversary of its Summit ElderCare PACE Center at 55 Cinema Blvd. in Leominster.
Summit ElderCare is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Its goal is to help older adults to remain living safely and independently in their homes for as long as possible. It does this by using a team-based approach to provide medical care, home assistance and social support while partnering with the participant’s family and caregivers.
Summit ElderCare recognized its 10th anniversary with approximately 60 employees, participants, caregivers, vendors, legislators and community partners with a festive breakfast reception. Fallon Health President and CEO Richard Burke and Mel Hutchins, site director of the Leominster Summit ElderCare, thanked everyone for making Leominster the success that it is today.
• State Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-Leominster) presented a citation from the State House to Burke and Summit ElderCare.
• Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella, who has been supportive of Fallon and Summit ElderCare since the beginning, attended.
• Burke and Hutchins recognized several participants who have been at Leominster for all 10 years by presenting each of them with bouquets of roses. Burke also acknowledged and thanked their caregivers for the important role they play in the care.
Fallon is New England’s largest provider of PACE — and the nation’s fifth largest PACE program.