On Wednesday, May 17th, Stockbridge Wellness Center (SWC) will celebrate its 10th anniversary and you’re invited to join in the festivities! The SWC Open House starts at 5:00 pm, with free blood pressure checks, refreshments, chair massages, giveaways and enrollment incentives!
SWC started with Stockbridge-area Wellness Coalition (SAWC) asking 5 Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF) to use almost all of SAWC’s year one comprehensive wellness plan grant funding to create a local facility community members could use to be more active. 5HF approved $212,000 to help get SWC off the ground, and Chelsea Wellness Center donated most of the equipment to be used in the facility.
That’s when the Stockbridge community rolled up its sleeves and got to work. Three adjacent store fronts had to be completely renovated. Community volunteers did all of the demolition and clean up, while Stockbridge Community Schools arranged to move the donated exercise equipment from Chelsea to SWC. In Spring, 2013 Stockbridge Wellness Center opened its doors for the first time and the rest is history!
Those interested in joining SWC should stop by at the Open House and get a tour of the facility. Anyone who enrolls on May 17th will get one free month of membership. There will also be a special drawing for a free month of membership that anyone – including existing members – can enter.
Stockbridge Wellness Center is located at 5116 South M-106. Please stop by and join us as we wish SWC a happy birthday. You might walk away with your own gift!