Where can you enjoy smoky broccoli frittata in a Participation Kitchen, work in some hot yoga, look inside yourself in a Presence Room, learn resiliency practices, fine-tune your power skating technique, and tune up your golf swing … all in one location? How about just up the steps at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center (floors 3-7, to be exact), in the new Healthy Living Program space and Sports Medicine Center in Rochester.
The two new spaces are getting ready for a "soft opening" this month, followed by, we assume, a less pliable opening this summer. Earlier this week, we were able to horn in on a media tour that offered a first look at the new spaces -- just ahead of the public open house, where you can experience it all for yourself, this Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The tour started at the top, relatively speaking, in the lobby and main entrance for the Healthy Living Program, which occupies floors 4 through 7. In the elegant lobby on floor 6, we learned about a "destination experience," the Healthy Living Plan, where participants can get "a comprehensive wellness experience tailored to their individual goals." And if a la carte is more your thing, there are wellness services available (you guessed it) on an a la carte basis to patients, visitors and the public. The Healthy Living Program is a "different model," designed to help people adopt "healthy behavioral changes" in diet, exercise and stress management to improve their quality of life. That behavioral change idea would be a recurring theme, because, as Donald Hensrud, M.D., medical director, says, "It's putting it into practice that's so difficult."