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Magruder Hospital supports wellness at Lakeside

Organizations partner to provide fitness room, Wellness Seminars and lectures on the opioid crisis

Lakeside Chautauqua

LAKESIDE – To support health and wellness in Ottawa County, Magruder Hospital has agreed to provide funding to Lakeside Chautauqua in support of three new wellness initiatives, all of which can benefit the entire community.

“When Lakeside Chautauqua approached us with the idea of supporting wellness initiatives that could benefit the community, we felt it was a good fit as part of Magruder’s mission to ensure the health and well-being of the communities we serve,” said Todd Almendinger, president and CEO of Magruder.

To complete the construction of Lakeside’s Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, which opened a swimming pool in 2017 and a Wellness Center in May, the Magruder sponsorship is supporting the new Magruder Hospital Fitness Room, which will provide individuals ages 14 and up with treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes and weight machines.

In the multipurpose event/class room of the new Wellness Center, Lakeside will host bi-weekly Wellness Seminars, which are also sponsored by Magruder Hospital. These seminars, which will address healthy eating, stress management and children’s wellness, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and began June 18.

Lakeside Aquatic“When we built this facility, our goal was a space that could be a resource for all things wellness, since Lakeside’s mission is to nurture mind, body and spirit,” said Kevin Sibbring, Lakeside Chautauqua President/CEO. “The Magruder Hospital Fitness Room will provide exercise opportunities, and we are excited that this sponsorship will also help us offer education on a variety of wellness topics – including wellness of the mind.”

To discuss a growing problem that is affecting small communities all over the U.S., Magruder Hospital and the Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office sponsored two lectures with best-selling author Sam Quinones on Monday, June 25, in Hoover Auditorium. The presentations, titled “The Opiate Addiction: How We Got Here, Parts I & II” are based on the research presented in Quinones’ book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

The Magruder Hospital Fitness Room will be available to all those with a daily or season Chautauqua pass.

Besides having a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass, those wishing to attend the Wellness Seminars may purchase a Partial-Day Chautauqua pass (good for 3 hours) for $7.50.

For more information on Lakeside Chautauqua, visit or call 419-798-4461.