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A Publication Featuring The Information Services Technology of Maine State Government
|Volume VII, Issue 9||September 2004|
By Marion Bowman
Located on the eastside of the Kennebec River, on what was formerly known as the "AMHI campus", is the newly renovated Eastside Wellness Center. An open house is being planned for later in the month.
Need to work out to improve your health? Who doesnt? State employees have never had a Wellness Center to use, and this project, which has refurbished the former Augusta Mental Health Institutes gymnasium, is a major step forward for our health! New tile floors have been installed, painting, electrical, and plumbing continues is being updated and new lights will be installed in the gym. Locker rooms will have lockers with locks, new paint and shower curtains. New exercise equipment was delivered in late August.
The new Wellness and Fitness Coordinator, Lyndsay C. Collins, began her duties August 2. She will also be coordinating a pilot aerobics program with the KV YMCA in addition to other gym activities. Two other positions will be filled shortly (one full time and one part time).
We anticipate the Eastside Wellness Center will be open as follows: 6 am 6 pm Monday Thursday, and 6 am 2 pm on Friday.
Kudos to all who have worked hard to make this resource available to State employees! (More on this story in an upcoming issue) Meanwhile, click here http://www.maine.gov/dafs/safety/news/index.html to view some photographs of the renovation work.
For more information on the new Eastside Wellness Center and its services, please e-mail Lyndsay.C.Collins@Maine.gov.