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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WEEK and WHOI-TV: Elmwood prepares for a new health and wellness center for the surrounding rural communities

By Madison Porter 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 cornfield to the left of Graham Medical Group Clinic and… Read Full Post

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WCBU 89.9 radio: Here’s why Elmwood is leading the charge for a new regional Rural Health and Wellness Center

By Tim Shelley 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… Read Full Post

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