A new market for seniors
Fresh, affordable produce will soon be within reach for some seniors.
A new produce market for low-income seniors will be setting up shop near Stevenson House, an affordable housing community for independent seniors in Palo Alto, California. The local Rotary Club has awarded a $5,000 grant to Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC), which will use the funds to build the new Senior Produce Market.
“ESC is very excited to partner with the Rotary Club of Palo Alto to provide fresh, affordable produce to seniors at Stevenson House,” said Sheila Womack, ESC Director of Senior Produce Markets, in a press release.
The Senior Produce Markets are offered in 20 senior housing communities, senior centers and churches locations throughout Northern California. The markets combat isolation and build community by providing a social environment as well as resources about senior services. They are run mainly by senior volunteers.
The Palo Alto market is slated to open this summer.
Nicole was Senior Editor at I Advance Senior Care and Long Term Living Magazine 2015-2017. She has a Journalism degree from Kent State University and is finalizing a master’s degree in Information Architecture and Management. She has extensive studies in the digital user experience and in branding online media. She has worked as an editor and writer for various B2B publications, including Business Finance.
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