Dexter Wellness Center Will Break Ground on Aug. 24

The Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation and A.R. Brouwer Company will break ground on the new Dexter Wellness Center on Aug. 24.

The public ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the construction site, 2810 Baker Road.

“We are very pleased to be constructing the Dexter Wellness Center for the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation. The CWF’s mission to improve the health and wellness of residents in the five local communities they serve is something that A.R. Brouwer Company strongly supports,” CEO Steve Brouwer said. “We are excited to see the positive impact on the Dexter community.”

In June, the CWF signed a lease to operate the new building. According to Jeff Hardcastle, chairman of the CWF Board of Directors, the new Dexter Wellness Center will be built southeast of the Dexter Pharmacy. The 46,000 square foot facility will include a pool, saunas, gymnasium, strength and aerobic equipment, classroom space and other amenities. In addition to the center, Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists will occupy 2,000 square feet in the same building.

“The groundbreaking is an exciting step towards the launch of the Dexter Wellness Center. The interest level in the center is reflective of the commitment of the Dexter community, the Dexter Wellness Coalition and the CWF’s commitment to life-long wellness,” Hardcastle said.

The Dexter Wellness Center is expected to open in summer 2013. Pre-opening membership will be available and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Architectural plans for the building are available on

The Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation serves the populations included in the school districts of Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester and Stockbridge. CWF will grant funds for projects dedicated to creating a culture of wellness and sustainable improvements in health.

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