UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and Central Texas Housing Consortium Break Ground on Community Garden

Patricia Camacho-Longoria, Executive Director, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, and Barbara Bozon, CTHC’s Executive Director, cut a ceremonial ribbon as Dr. Health E. Hound looks on.

Patricia Camacho-Longoria, Executive Director, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, and Barbara Bozon, CTHC’s Executive Director, cut a ceremonial ribbon as Dr. Health E. Hound looks on.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan (UHC) and Central Texas Housing Consortium (CTHC) recently hosted a groundbreaking for a community garden at Autumn Leaves, a residence for the elderly and disabled in Temple.

Autumn Leaves residents, UHC volunteers and CTHC members watch the ceremony.

Autumn Leaves residents, UHC volunteers and CTHC members watch the ceremony.

UHC donated nearly $3,000 to aid CTHC in its goal to create quality living for its residents, which is similar to UHC’s mission of helping people live healthier lives. The donation provided a vegetable garden, two benches and a tool shed in close proximity to the apartment’s current pavilion where residents host cookouts and events.

Children who live at Autumn Leaves get their hands dirty in the community garden.

Children who live at Autumn Leaves get their hands dirty in the community garden.

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After the vegetables are harvested, the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program plans to host a slate of cooking and healthy living demos for residents, incorporating the garden’s fresh vegetables.

UHC’s donation provided a tool shed and benches for the garden.

UHC’s donation provided a tool shed and benches for the garden.

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