Health & Wellness

In June, the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 33rd annaul golf tournament. Proceeds from the event fund higher education scholarships for local seniors and summer camps at the YMCA.

Since 2000, members of the Woodbury community and surrounding areas have gathered together in faith to hear music, pray, listen to a speaker and eat a fantastic meal at the Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast.

The late summer air is filled with delectable smells, from roasted corn to ice cream to cheese curds. Children's delighted shrieks filter through the warm afternoon. Surrounded by friends and neighbors, this is a time when Woodbury’s colors shine bright.

Some teens are involved in sports, arts or community activities after school. Some go to work at a job. But there are also teens that don’t have anything on their schedule for those after-school hours. That’s why the Woodbury Y offers programs to fill those needs.

The girls are back in town, and this time they’re funnier than ever. The last time local audiences saw these five hilarious ladies, they were performing in the newly established Black Box Theater at East Ridge High School.

Daniel Oturu, current high school senior and four-star basketball player at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, will take his hoops talents to the University of Minnesota. “I wanted to make people in Minnesota proud,” Oturu says. “I really wanted to be a Gopher.”

Twenty-one years ago, Jeanne and Bill Brino moved from New Jersey to Woodbury with their 2-year-old daughter. “We really felt welcomed here,” Jeanne says. Next month, the couple will help roll out the welcome mat at Super Bowl 52, set for February 4 at U.S.

TRIA’s new Woodbury facility offers hydrotherapy and a spacious physical therapy gym; Twin Cities Orthopedics has relocated to a new facility on Radio Drive near HealthEast Sports Center.

There are many wonderful fitness instructors in Woodbury. Meet six, all over the age of 60, who inspire their students to move and have fun through a variety of classes, including tai chi, boot camp and hot yoga.

Care for the elderly can be complicated if there are issues that impact one’s ability to care for themselves or their home. While assisted living facilities are one solution, many seniors want to stay in their own homes as long as they can.

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