Graham Health System AED Donations

Graham Health System has generously donated lifesaving AED devices to both Elmwood’s Summer Youth League and the Yates City Community Center.  Presented by President and CEO of Graham Health System, Bob Senneff.  (Photo courtesy of Graham Health System)

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Oberhelmans Give $1 Million Matching Gift

Doug and Diane Oberhelman announced a $1 million matching gift giving the Community Wellness Center & YMCA a dramatic boost. Click here to read The Weekly Post article. Photo courtesy of Jeff Lampe

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Karl K. Taylor Lending Library

On April 11, 2024, a Resolution was presented by the Elmwood Community Foundation Board to the family of Karl K. Taylor announcing a named reading space for all ages within the main social area of the Community Wellness Center & YMCA. It will be known as the Karl K. Taylor Lending Library. It was Karl’s vision that led to this inspiring project. Together we can!  

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City of Elmwood Pledge

We are pleased to announce a $5,000 pledge from the Elmwood City Council for the Community Wellness Center & YMCA project. Mayor JD Hulslander, Bob Paige, Kenny Blum and City Clerk, Bethany Lovingood presented the pledge. Together we can! www.imaginecwc.org. (Photo courtesy of Amy Davis)

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Grant From the Illinois Farm Bureau

The Elmwood Community Foundation received a $4,000.00 rural development grant for the Community Wellness Center & YMCA project from the Illinois Farm Bureau. (Photo courtesy of Peoria County Farm Bureau.)  

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Graham’s Check Presentation to Our Campaign Co-Chairs

Giant leap forward toward our vision! Thank you to our dedicated partner, Graham Health System for their generous $1 Million donation to the Community Wellness Center & YMCA project. Graham Board of Trustees Chair, Mike Renner presented a check to campaign Co-Chairs, Doug and Diane Oberhelman.

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The Weekly Post: Wellness center plans unveiled

By Jeff Lampe A wellness center on the north edge of town took one more step toward becoming reality last Thursday – though several larger leaps are still to come. A crowd of more than 55 people gathered on a sultry morning to hear details about the proposed Community Wellness Center, which planners hope will open in 2025 on the west side of Illinois Route 78, adjacent to the Graham Medical Clinic. The $12.4-million, 33,000-… Read Full Post

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WMBD 1470 radio: Planned health and wellness center for Elmwood receives federal grant

By TJ Carson 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 grant for the facility.  The grant was also supported by former Congresswoman… Read Full Post

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WMBD and WYZZ-TV: Proposed community wellness center to help those in rural areas

By Benjamin Fries 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 million. While there’s still plenty of fundraising left to do, organizers are optimistic… Read Full Post

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