Local Groups Come Together to Explore Regional Wellness Center in Cambridge, MN
***For Immediate Release***
Local groups come together to explore regional wellness center in Cambridge, Minn.
CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (February 2023) — In what seems to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the City of Cambridge, Isanti County, Cambridge-Isanti Schools, Allina Health Cambridge Medical Center, leaders from the East Central Ministerial organizations, and Friday Bay (local community-based investment company) have come together to pursue the possibility of building a regional wellness center in Cambridge, Minn.
In December of 2022, after several informal meetings to discuss shared vision, concepts, and community needs; The Cambridge City Council formally created the Cambridge Regional Wellness Center Task Force, with representatives from each listed organization participating. At the recommendation of members of this group, the City Council also accepted two grants—one for $10,000 from the Initiative Foundation and one for $17,000 from the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. These grants will fund a feasibility study to explore the common goal of creating a regional wellness center. The Cambridge Regional Wellness Center Task Force would like to extend their gratitude to both foundations for their early contributions.
This task force is committed to exploring a regional wellness center that would combine elements of a traditional "swim and gym" space and provide intergenerational programming and childcare focused on community input. Members of the task force are passionate about achieving the present and future needs of the community, ensuring this project is a collaborative effort, as well as pursuing diverse and creative funding strategies to minimize the impact on the local tax base.
A space like this is something our community deserves, and the member organizations of the Cambridge Regional Wellness Center Task Force are committed to exploring every possibility to make this project happen.
There is a survey that you can take now, to provide your input on what you would like to see in this project. Please visit: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CambridgeWellnessCenter if you are interested in taking this 3-5 minute survey. Watch for more details in the future, as well as opportunities for public engagement and feedback.
City of Cambridge
City of Cambridge
- March 06, 2023