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Planned health and wellness center for Elmwood receives federal grant

Peoria, IL, USA 1470 & 100.3 WMBD TJ Carson Jun 29, 2023 | 3:17 PM ELMWOOD, Ill. – A rural community in Peoria County is one step closer to having a community wellness and health center. A $15 million capital campaign is underway to fund the Elmwood Rural Health and Wellness Center.  The campaign has so far raised a third of the amount, boosted by Congressman Darin LaHood announcing Thursday of a $3.75 million federal… Read Full Post

Proposed community wellness center to help those in rural areas

by: Benjamin Fries Posted: Jun 29, 2023 / 05:42 PM CDT Updated: Jun 29, 2023 / 05:42 PM CDT ELMWOOD, Ill. (WMBD) — A community health and wellness center may be on its way to Central Illinois, and its target demographic is those living in rural areas of the region. The center would be connected to the existing Graham Medical Clinic in Elmwood. Federal funds secured in part by Rep. Darin LaHood are in the range of $4… Read Full Post

Elmwood prepares for a new health and wellness center for the surrounding rural communities

Published: Jun. 29, 2023 at 5:52 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2023 at 6:23 PM CDT ELMWOOD (25News Now) – Rural fitness dreams are coming true. On Thursday, the Elmwood Community Foundation, Graham Medical Group, and the Greater Peoria YMCA announced their plans for 33-thousand square foot wellness facility. This new facility offers local access to a swimming pool, workout equipment, sports courts, after-school programs, social activities for seniors, and the list goes on. It will replace the… Read Full Post

Peoria YMCA unveils new playground

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Greater Peoria YMCA has a blast with first ever doubles pickleball tournament

The ‘Luck of the Irish’ was in full force as the greater Peoria YMCA kicked off its first ever Pickleball tournament on Sunday afternoon. A doubles event, all proceeds from the tournament went to benefits the YMCA’s annual scholarship campaign. The campaign also provides discounts for individuals and families so they have access to the organization’s programs and facility. Ruthie Bertram, director of marketing and development, said the event attracted people from all over Central Illinois. She said they just… Read Full Post

Elmwood is leading the charge for a new regional Rural Health and Wellness Center

A health hub concept in the Elmwood area is progressing to the next stage of development. Elmwood Community Foundation president Dick Taylor said the effort to build a Rural Health and Wellness Center for the region is years in the making. It began around 2014, when the foundation began talking about opening a fitness center. The idea evolved into something more after a visit to the Hopedale Medical Complex. “They have a fitness center within… Read Full Post

RiverPlex and Peoria YMCA members will have access to both facilities through expanded collaboration

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – A new community collaboration is now expanding access to health and fitness options in Central Illinois. On Dec. 31, a joint operations agreement between the Peoria Park District and OSF Healthcare Saint Francis will come to an end. Friday, the two organizations and the Greater Peoria Family YMCA announced a new expanded collaboration. “We’re stronger together and that really means we have to be creative, and we have to be committed… Read Full Post

Peoria YMCA Opens Bridge and Trail System

Peoria, IL – The Greater Peoria Family YMCA hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, October 26th at 12:30 PM to celebrate the grand opening of their new bridge and trail system located on their 59-acre property.  The Peoria YMCA invited all Peoria area community members to celebrate the grand opening and new era of outdoor health services for all at the YMCA.  Paul Larson, Senior Program Director at the Peoria YMCA, led the project.… Read Full Post

YMCA hosts grand opening for new bridge and trail system

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — After years of planning and teamwork, the YMCA hosted a grand opening for a new bridge and trail system Tuesday, Oct. 26. In addition to providing wellness opportunities and youth development opportunities, the trails help the YMCA develop its campus. Andy Thornton, president and CEO of the Greater Peoria Family YMCA, said, “The opening of this bridge, the small trail system that’s been developed, and the disc golf course represents a… Read Full Post

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