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Public Invited to Participate, Learn More About New $20M Avondale Meadows Health and Wellness Center

7/12/2012

Hoosiers can get a first-hand look at and chance to talk to representatives from organizations involved with the future Avondale Meadows Health and Wellness Center during a community open house from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2012. The event will take place at the Challenge Foundation Academy, 3980 Meadows Drive, Indianapolis.

The future $20 million, 70,000-square-foot facility will sit on the 100-acre Avondale Meadows redevelopment site near 39th Street and Keystone Avenue on Indianapolis’ near east side. Construction should take a year to complete.
 
“It’s hard to believe that it was a little over a year and a half ago that HealthNet was invited by IU Health to become a part of this unique collaboration,” said HealthNet President/CEO J. Cornelius Brown. “I would like to personally thank IU Health and the Methodist Health Foundation. It is because of their ongoing commitment and the financial support of both organizations that a health center was able to be included in this project. We look forward to working with residents in the coming months to tailor the health center’s services to the specific needs of this community.”
 
The center, expected to open in 2013, will offer expanded hours for primary care visits, personal physicians, multi-age recreational programming for 5,000 underserved residents, social and recreational programming for 1,000 youths and teens, meeting space for community organizations and family programs. Partners to be located in the center include HealthNet, YMCA, United Northeast Development Corporation and the Meadows Community Foundation, Inc.
 
Open house details:
 
What: Community open house. See renderings of future Avondale Meadows Health and Wellness Center, speak to representatives from local partners, and participate in activities that will be offered at the center such as free blood pressure screenings, prize drawings and Zumba.
 
When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26
 
Where: Challenge Foundation Academy, 3980 Meadows Drive, Indianapolis
 
Who: Representatives from:
Meadows Community Foundation
IU Health
HealthNet
YMCA
United Northeast Development Corporation
East Village at Avondale Meadows