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Univera and Olmsted partner on community initiative to encourage physical activity and learning about nature

For Immediate Release:  2020-09-03

Contact:  Olivia Linke, (716) 604-5414

Univera Healthcare has partnered with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to launch the Delaware Park Tree Scavenger Hunt: TREEventure. The end goal of this project is to encourage people to head out to the park, to get a good walk in, to connect with nature (especially trees!), and to get healthy. And what better way to tackle these goals, than with a scavenger hunt?

This brand new, self-guided scavenger hunt around Delaware Park will help you learn about the unique trees in our area. For more information or to view the digital map, visit https://www.bfloparks.org/parks/delaware-park/delawareparktrees/

“We are proud to partner with Univera Healthcare in offering this new opportunity to explore and learn more about the special features of the trees in Delaware Park. Staying active in a safe, socially distant way is important, especially as we move into the fall season and this TREE-venture is a great option for everyone,” said Stephanie Crockatt, executive director, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. 

According to a 2013-2014 fact sheet issued by Univera,  over 60% of adults in our region are classified as overweight, or obese.

 “More than ever, it is important for us to find ways to safely go outside and to maintain regular physical activity. Walking is a great way for anyone to achieve that goal,” said Steven Dina, MD, medical director, Univera Healthcare.

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Univera Healthcare is a nonprofit health plan that serves members across the eight counties of Western New York. The company’s mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With nearly 500 employees in Western New York, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit UniveraHealthcare.com

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