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Community partners support wellness initiative

Parkview LaGrange Hospital leaders met with representatives from local community organizations last week at the Parkview LaGrange County EMS Building on Townline Road to try out some of the exercise equipment and take a look at the site of its latest wellness initiative. The hospital and the Cole Family Center YMCA are partnering to create a satellite group wellness location at the EMS building in LaGrange.

“We’re excited about the initial roster of classes,” added Jen Will, service excellence/community coordinator for Parkview LaGrange Hospital. “These will include classes for seniors, ‘Muscle Works’ classes to build total body strength, group cycling classes and ‘Body Shop’. We’re anticipating that the classes will begin in mid-September.

“We truly appreciate the support of our fellow non-profits,” Will continued. “Their donations have been used for the start-up costs for the group wellness site, including the purchase of equipment and supplies for the classes.”

Community organizations that provided grant support for this group wellness initiative include the LaGrange County Community Foundation, LaGrange County REMC, the South Milford Lions Club, the United Fund of LaGrange County, Howe Lions Club, LaGrange Rotary and the LaGrange chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority.

The Parkview LaGrange Foundation supports hospital clinical programs and services through charitable gifts and grants. Among on-going foundation initiatives are the Medication Assistance Program (MAP) that provides financial support to uninsured and underinsured patients for their medicines and the Special Touch Program that provides patients with non-medical assistance during an emergency. The programs are greatly valued by our patients and contribute toward their good health. All donations to the Parkview LaGrange Foundation remain in County for continued improvement of the hospital’s services, facilities, equipment and programs. If you would like more information about becoming involved in these or other Parkview LaGrange Foundation initiatives, call (260) 463-9004.

Parkview LaGrange Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital providing comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic healthcare services and supportive and educational programming for the people of LaGrange County and surrounding communities. Parkview LaGrange is a member of Parkview Health, a family of hospitals and healthcare services covering a 15-county region in northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio.