Construction is now underway for the new Indianola Community Wellness Center being built at the corner of East Baker Street and Moody Avenue. Through a generous grant provided by the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation to the South Sunflower County Hospital Foundation, residents of Sunflower County and surrounding counties can look forward to participating in engaging activities designed to help residents lead healthy lifestyles.
Completion is scheduled for late fall of 2021. The Indianola Community Wellness Center will feature a fully-equipped fitness center, a teaching kitchen which will focus on healthy nutrition and cooking classes, classrooms where participants can learn practical ways to lead healthy lifestyles and a community room for healthy living activities.
“We are very excited to partner with the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation to improve access to a variety of wellness programs for the residents of Indianola and surrounding areas,” said Courtney Phillips, CEO of South Sunflower County Hospital. “This opportunity will allow us to fulfill our commitment to a healthier community by providing a facility focused on wellness and healthy lifestyles. By offering nutritional, fitness and wellness programs in a comfortable environment, our goal will be to reduce health disparities, such as obesity and diabetes, in Indianola and the surrounding area.”
“The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is proud to partner with the South Sunflower County Hospital Foundation to develop the Indianola Community Wellness Center,” said Sheila Grogan, President. “The state-of-the-art facility will serve as a centerpiece for healthy living and offer exciting opportunities to those who want to improve their overall well-being.”
The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation has a vision for a healthy Mississippi and provides targeted grants to fund initiatives and programs to improve the health and well-being of Mississippians. Learn more about the Foundation and its partnerships at www.healthiermississippi.org.