HOLDEN, Mass. — Fallon Community Health Care donated 29 computers to the town of Holden, allowing the Gale Free Library, the Holden Senior Center and the Fire Department to get a technological upgrade.
The Holden Board of Selectman accepted an original donation of eight computers in August. Since then, the tally increased to 27, which were re-used to replace some of the town's aging desktop computers.
According to Acting Town Manager Jacquie Kelly, 13 of the computers were installed at the library, mostly at the public computer stations; 12 were used for the computer lab at the senior center; and two were deployed at the Fire Department. An additional two remain to be assigned.
"We're pleased to able to donate to the community as part of Fallon Community Health Plan's mission to make a community healthy, and that's not just physical health, but in order to keep seniors active," said Mary Ritter, senior vice president of strategic planning and corporate communication at Fallon. "We think giving them the technology and letting them have web access in the library is important."
Selectman Anthony Renzoni expressed thanks on behalf of the town, saying the community enjoys a great relationship with Fallon.
"We'll put them to good use," he said, adding that the new computers at the public library will especially help with the anticipated increased usage because of this year's school library closings.