Springfield and Braintree, MA (June 19, 2017) – Peabody Properties announced today that the Resident Services division of Pynchon/Edgewater Apartments, a Peabody Properties managed community located in Springfield, Mass., recently held its first community wellness fair.
The Pynchon/Edgewater Community Wellness Fair welcomed approximately 50 residents of the community, who were able to explore a variety of community resources available to them. Participating organizations included PPI Home Care Program, New North Citizens Council, Holyoke Community College, Quality Life “Cana,” Brightwood Health Center, Springfield Police Department, Future Works, Gandara, Greater Springfield Senior Services, Springfield Fire Department Fire Prevention Unit, and many more. These agencies offered services ranging from information and access to hands-on assessments including blood pressure checks.
Pynchon/Edgewater Apartments is also a member of the Springfield North End Counter Criminal Continuum, or C3. The community is located in Springfield’s Brightwood neighborhood, an area which has experienced its share of crime and poverty; and one with the greatest need for services. The C3, which also includes the Springfield Police, the Massachusetts State Police, the New North Citizens’ Council, the Springfield School System and several other local agencies, have seen dramatic decreases in crime rates and a renewed sense of community since coming together.
“We were thrilled at the turnout we saw for our Community Wellness Fair,” said Lisa Gagne, Resident Services Manager for Pynchon/Edgewater Apartments. “These types of events are all about making our community safer and exposing our residents to available services that can help them be an active participant in not only choosing healthier lifestyles for themselves but informing them of what they can do to ensure a safer neighborhood for everyone.”