Englewood Health opens Shirvan Family Live Well Center in Englewood

The Shirvan Family Live Well Center in downtown Englewood is now open, according to a Wednesday announcement from Englewood Health.

Located at 59 W. Palisade Ave., the center offers educational programs and hands-on activities that empower individuals and families to lead their healthiest lives with a focus on three pillars of health (nutritional, emotional and physical wellness).

These programs are designed to proactively prevent chronic disease among at-risk populations. The center offers unique programming for children, adults and the elderly, and all programs are free. Many programs are offered in Spanish.

“At Englewood Health, we have always believed in the power of community-driven health care,” Warren Geller, CEO and president of Englewood Health, said. “The Shirvan Family Live Well Center represents a significant milestone in our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community. We understand that true health care extends beyond the walls of a hospital, and that’s why we’re excited to offer these preventative resources locally and at no cost to our community.”

“The philosophy of the Shirvan Family Live Well Center is simple: Small healthy choices every day can lead to big health changes over time,” Dr. Hillary Cohen, senior vice president of medical affairs at Englewood Health, said. “Medically, we know this to be true. The choices we make today affect our health 10, 15 and 20 years down the line. Our goal with the opening of this center is to enable individuals and families to make informed choices that will support their long-term health, their family’s health and the health of the larger communities we live in.”

The center houses a teaching kitchen, a student cooking space, an exercise area and a quiet space for group discussion and emotional wellness practices. Events and classes have been crafted by a team of health educators, fitness professionals, nutritionists, chefs, art therapists and meditation and yoga instructors. They include: cooking classes; exercise classes; nutrition workshops; stress management programs; emotional wellness classes; programs on specific health issues, such as diabetes, cancer, weight management, heart health; and more.

Programs at the Shirvan Family Live Well Center are offered to all participants free of charge, thanks to the Amy and Mark Shirvan Family Foundation and the Stanley and Sylvia Shirvan Foundation and other generous benefactors. Their support enables Englewood Health to deliver on its commitment to advance health equity by making preventive health resources accessible to all community members.