(Chelsea, MI) – If you are a teacher or staff member of school districts in Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester, or Stockbridge, 5 Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF) wants you to know how much you are appreciated.

As a token of our collective gratitude, 5HF announced last week that all school district staff members will receive five free visits to any of its wellness centers in Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester or Stockbridge to be used between December 20, 2021 and January 31, 2022. Employees only need to present their employee identification at any location and receive a punch card for the remaining visits. Participating wellness centers include (please check for hours of operation):

  • Chelsea Wellness Center, 14800 East Old US 12, Chelsea
  • Dexter Wellness Center, 2810 Baker Road, Dexter
  • Manchester Wellness Center, 710 East Main Street, Manchester
  • Stockbridge Wellness Center, 5116 South M-106, Stockbridge

Says Steve Petty, 5HF CEO, “Our partnership with the schools helps us to reach so many families and children in the region with wellness programs. We especially acknowledge that school staff members, who have demonstrated their tremendous resilience during another challenging school year, need down time to focus on their own physical and emotional well-being. Using the wellness centers as a place to move more, or access additional programs like strength training, gentle yoga or a spinning class, can be just what a person needs to relax and restore during the holiday period.”

School districts were notified before the Thanksgiving break that the benefit will take place in December. “We think the process we have created will make it easy to use our wellness centers,” says Cindy Cope, wellness center director. “We hope that every school staff member will take this opportunity to see what the wellness centers are all about!”

“More than anything,” says Petty, “we want our teachers and support staff members to know just how much we respect and appreciate their dedication to our children and their vital contributions to our community.”

 If you are a school district staff member and have questions, contact the Chelsea Wellness Center at 734-214-0220 for details.

For more information, contact Matt Pegouskie or Lori Kintz, at 734-433-4599.