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Mandel JCC and Jupiter Medical Center kick off partnership


It's only natural that the Mandel JCC – Federation's partner agency that enhances Jewish life – create a partnership with a medical center that saves lives on a regular basis.

To further enhance the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches’ (JCC) mission to provide health and wellness initiatives to members, they have partnered with Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) to create a highly personalized health, wellness and fitness program at its Palm Beach Gardens campus, located at 5221 Hood Road.

The partnership will formally kick off with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on January 8, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

At the open house, full-time JMC Health & Wellness Navigator, Tiffany Jones, will brief the community on the programs and services available during the upcoming season. Mammograms on the WIM (Wellness in Motion) bus, orthopedic assessments, sleep assessments, blood pressure checks, cholesterol and glucose tests, BMI and body fat measurements, bone density tests, seated massages and diabetes, stroke and skin cancer risk assessments will be performed. A healthy breakfast will be served followed by the Adult Education Program, Seventy is the New Fifty.


“The addition of a JMC Health & Wellness Navigator and the other services JMC provides will enable members to take their journey to wellness to the next level. They have the resources, and now they can receive expert advice on a regular basis to enhance and execute their wellness plans, all in a convenient setting,” said Mindy Hanken, President and CEO of the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens.

The partnership is committed to helping the whole family from children to adults. JMC recently began performing pediatric screenings at the Mandel JCC's preschool. This not only allows the parents to receive free testing in the school environment, but once they receive the results, the therapists will work with the children on campus. In the past, they had to seek help outside of the JCC.

“We’re excited to bring expert guidance for an active, healthy lifestyle to JCC members,” said John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. JMC’s shared purpose is to care for the health and wellness of our community. This partnership allows us to further fulfill our mission.”

The program is an exclusive healthcare partnership between the two organizations with the mission of promoting the health, wellness, and fitness of the JCC members and guests. Through the partnership, JCC members are also granted access to JMC’s Rehab & Wellness Center to use the heated pool and exercise equipment during non-therapy hours.

For more information on the event or to RSVP, callTiffany Jones at 561.712.5259.

About the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

The Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens is a 56,000 square foot community center that connects thousands of people to the Jewish community through cultural arts, classes, health and wellness, and children’s programming. The campus features a preschool and summer day camp, as well as a full-size gymnasium, an aquatics center, sports fields, gymnastics and fitness studio, reception hall, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and space for fitness, health and wellness classes. The building is named after The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation.

Click here to learn more about Mandel JCC.

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