About the Organization
About Summit ElderCare:
Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallons PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to social support and most medical services at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.
About 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 ranked among the nations top health plans, and is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded Excellent Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit www.fallonhealth.org.
About the Community
Travel, tourism and hospitality play a tremendous role in the Central Massachusetts. regions economy. Tourism is the third largest industry in the Commonwealth. Tourism related to employment in Central Massachusetts totals 3,220, with a payroll of more than $90 million annually. Direct spending of travelers in the region is $500 million, resulting in local tax receipts of nearly $10.8 million. Tourist expenditures include everything from lodging, entertainment, dining, transportation, and fuel; local businesses rely on the business of visitors to the region.
Central Massachusetts tourism industry is boosted by a number of well-known and popular attractions, including the DCU Arena and Convention Center, Old Sturbridge Village, Southwick Zoo, Worcester Art Museum, EcoTarium, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, as well as a number of campgrounds and outdoor recreation areas, such as Wachusett Mountain, Lake Quinsigamond, Purgatory Chasm, and Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor. The region is also best known for its rich colonial history and New England charm, from orchards and farms to festivals and antiques shops. The region is also supported by a number of conference centers, unique booking venues, hotels, shopping, and dining options.