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Quinsigamond Community College and UniCare Partner to Improve Community Health

September 14, 2022

WORCESTER, MASS. — Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) and UniCare are partnering to improve community health, beginning with offering free yoga classes to the Worcester community on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1. The classes will be held at 9 a.m. both days at theQCC soccer fieldat 670 West Boylston Street in Worcester and are open to all. UniCare is a Massachusetts-based health company providing access to healthcare for nearly 200,000 state and municipal workers across the Commonwealth.

“The partnership between Quinsigamond Community College and UniCare will benefit our campus and the Worcester community, as well as our students,” said QCC President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja. “Health and mental well-being go hand-in-hand with student success. Yoga is a way to help people reduce stress and mental tension, while also getting in good physical shape.”

“As part of our mission to improve the whole health of our members and the community, we’re thrilled to team up with Quinsigamond Community College to offer these free yoga classes in Worcester,” said David Morales, general manager of UniCare. “Yoga is a great way to improve fitness and overall health, and we look forward to partnering with QCC again on opportunities to help strengthen the health of the Worcester community.”

“College-corporate partnerships like this one enable the College to expand services among our campus community as well as our surrounding neighborhoods. It helps us to connect directly with the population we serve, while we support UniCare in expanding wellness programs throughout our community, promoting healthy living,” Pedraja said.

The classes will be taught by Kate Dalrymple, the owner and operator of  Kula Yoga & Barre in Worcester. The first 20 attendees to register and attend each day will receive a free UniCare-branded yoga mat (one per person) and a QCC water bottle. For more information and to register, visit yogainourcommunity.com. 

About Quinsigamond Community College

Quinsigamond Community College provides the community with high quality, affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high-quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.

About UniCare

UniCare is a health benefits company with deep, long-standing roots in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving Group Insurance Commission (GIC) members, retirees and their families for more than 30 years. The UniCare State Indemnity Plan provides health benefits exclusively to people insured through the GIC, offering a variety of plan options that provide comprehensive medical benefits. All of our plans also include coverage for prescription drugs and behavioral health services. Administrative services for the plan are provided by UniCare Life & Health Insurance Company. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is solely responsible for determination of eligibility and payment of any amounts due under the plan.

Media Contact:
Stephanie DuBois
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