Community Partnership Highlight: Mandel Jewish Community Center

To further enhance the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches’ (JCC) mission to provide health and wellness initiatives to members, the community center has partnered with Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) to create a highly personalized health, wellness and fitness program at its Palm Beach Gardens campus, located at 5221 Hood Road. JMC brings 35 years of experience to the collaboration. The JCC currently offers dozens of fitness classes, health and wellness events and more.

A key component to the partnership is the full-time JMC Health & Wellness Navigator, Tiffany Jones, on-site Monday through Friday to interact with JCC members, answer questions, create wellness action plans, and keep interested members on track with their goals. Jones is a certified health education specialist from Washington D.C.

"The addition of a JMC Health & Wellness Navigator and the other services JMC will provide will enable members to take their journey to wellness to the next level. They have the resources, and now they can receive expert advice on a regular basis to enhance and execute their wellness plans, all in a convenient setting." - Mindy Hanken, President and CEO of the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens.

The Health and Wellness Navigator promotes, grows, and develops health, wellness, and fitness classes and programs for the JCC members and functions as the primary liaison between members and the extensive roster of physicians, clinicians, and medical services available at Jupiter Medical Center. The navigator coordinates interactions to the appropriate health care providers at JMC after assessing members’ needs through surveys and health risk assessments.

Resources available to JCC members include:

  • FREE Screening Services
    • Cholesterol
    • Glucose
    • Blood Pressure
    • Body Mass Index
    • Bone Density
  • FREE One-on-One Health Coaching Sessions
    • Personal Wellness Profile (PWP) with comprehensive evaluative report
    • Goal Setting
    • Follow-Up from Wellness Navigator
  • Insurance Billed Screening Mammograms with the Wellness In Motion Bus
  • Pediatric Services
    • Screenings
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
  • Lecture Series
  • Find-A-Physician Liaison to healthcare resources and services at Jupiter Medical Center
  • Monthly Health & Fitness Events specially catering to youth, families and senior community members

The program is an exclusive healthcare partnership between the two organizations with the mission of promoting the health, wellness, and fitness of the JCC members and guests. Through the partnership, JCC members are also granted access to JMC’s Rehab & Wellness Center to use the heated pool and exercise equipment during non-therapy hours.

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