Health & Wellness Section

  • Calling on dance to fight Parkinson’s

    Each Wednesday at the Senior Center, dance instructor Jill Becker, third from left, works with Paul Graham, second from left, and Kim Korkan, right, who both suffer from Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that causes gradual loss of muscular control and can lead to depression and dementia in its advanced stages. A regular regimen of exercise has been shown to strengthen muscles, improve mobility and have a positive effect on mood. (Photo by Jenn Wheeler)

    Every Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., Jill Becker, a local dance instructor, meets with a small group of people at the Yellow Springs Senior Center to lead a dance class intended to help participants manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Villagers win gold at Gay Games

    Villager Delaine Adkins, shown here with teammate Marianne Dorman, brought home a gold medal for intermediate hockey from the August 2014 Gay Games, held in Cleveland. (Submitted photo)

    Delaine Adkins, Kristine Hofstra and Judy Kintner came away from the 2014 Gay Games with gold medals and something more — a sense of hope about living in Ohio, a state that has not always felt welcoming to its gay residents.

  • Grand opening for Wellness Center

    The grand opening of the Antioch College Wellness Center takes place this Saturday, Sept. 6, from noon to 4 p.m.

    The grand opening for the Antioch College Wellness Center takes place this Saturday, Sept. 6, from noon to 4 p.m.

  • Mindfully Well Center opening

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    The Mindfully Well Center is a collective of practitioners, each devoted to their healing art. The center will celebrate its grand opening with an open house Mon., Sept. 1, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at 1525 Xenia Ave.

  • New business offers Body Wisdom

    Patti Mielziner and Julie Pies recently moved to Yellow Springs to open their myofascial release and therapeutic massage studio, Body Wisdom.

    When Julie Pies and Patti Mielziner returned to Ohio to be closer to their immediate family, they hoped that their newly opened bodywork practice in Yellow Springs, Body Wisdom, would help them to create some new family as well. Through their work together over time with their clients and patients, Julie said, they come to be like family.

  • Bodywork at Body Wisdom

    Patti Mielziner and Julie Pies recently moved to Yellow Springs to open their myofascial release and therapeutic massage studio, Body Wisdom.

    Julie Pies and Patti Mielziner returned to Ohio to be closer to their immediate family and to bring their bodywork practice, Body Wisdom, to Yellow Springs.

  • Spotlight on mental health

    The “NAMImobile,” a traveling educational bus to fight stigma of mental illness visits the Yellow Springs Village BP at the corner of U.S. 68 and Corry Street from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. The event is hosted by the National Association on Mental Illness Yellow Springs affiliate. (Submitted photo)

    Formed in the wake of last summer’s tragic shooting event, the Yellow Springs affiliate of the National Association of Mental Illness, or NAMI, runs support groups for those with mental illness and their family members and friends.

  • Wellness Center launches fundraiser

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    Last week, Antioch launched $1 million community fundraising campaign to cover some of the $7.8 million cost of renovating its 44,000-square-foot Wellness Center.

  • A sneak peek of the new Antioch Wellness Center

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    Antioch College opened to the public last weekend its 44,000-square foot Wellness Center currently undergoing a $7.8 million renovation. See more photos.

  • Blood Drive and Wellness Fair next week

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    The 2nd annual Yellow Springs Blood Drive and Mini Wellness Fair will be held Wednesday, June 18, 3–6 p.m. at the John Bryan Community Center. The event will feature a blood drive by Community Blood Center of Dayton and vendor services including personal training demonstrations, Filipino traditional healings, massage, dermascans, nutrition demonstrations and health screenings.

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