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As we have learned over the past year, our health should be our top priority. Staying safe, healthy and well should be everyone’s goal. This issue, we explore different areas of health throughout our community.
     First, we congratulate the Village of Wellington and all its residents for winning the Let’s Move Challenge, besting 378 teams from across Palm Beach County in the countywide competition organized by the Palm Health Foundation. It was the third time that Wellington has won the title since 2018 — and it took a full community effort. We also visit the Wellington Aquatics Complex to see how the Wellington Swim Club has been helping its many adult members get and stay in shape.
   Checking in with area hospitals, we visit the Wellington Regional Medical Center Emergency Department, which uses a team effort to react at a moment’s notice. Recently named a Comprehensive Stroke Center, WRMC knows that seconds count when trying to save lives. There are now more options for cancer care in Palm Beach County thanks to Baptist Health South Florida’s integration of its programs at the Lynn Cancer Institute here in Palm Beach County and the Miami Cancer Institute. We also look at how Cleveland Clinic Florida offers specialized care for your digestive health. Next, we learn how local artist Nancy Tilles used her unique skill to honor the late cardiac surgeon Dr. Malcolm Dorman at JFK Medical Center.
    Also this month, we visit with J.P. Varvarigos and his mother, Melinda Varvarigos, of Wellington Florist. This award-winning community business recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Meanwhile, Charlie Moorcroft is known as an equestrian trainer, but when he arrives home, he spends time with an entirely different menagerie of animals. This issue, we learn how the Moorcroft Conservation Foundation is bridging an educational gap. Finally, Wellington Table samples the tasty Colombian street food creations at Los Quesudos, while Wellington Real Estate visits a unique property with great potential as an equestrian facility.
    We hope you enjoy reading our annual Health & Wellness issue. As life returns to a familiar normalcy and our routines become reinstated, we remind you to stay vigilant in the new health habits you have developed during this pandemic to ensure that you and your family stay well.
     As we prepared to go to press with this issue, Wellington The Magazine learned of the passing of one of Wellington’s most generous business leaders, Neil Hirsch. He will be remembered for many things, but one for sure is his legacy and generosity that will continue to care for many children in our community under the roof of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington for many years to come.
     To all of our readers and advertisers, we wish you a summer of Health & Wellness!

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​​​executive editor
Joshua I. Manning

publisher
Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer
Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designers
Nancy Pobiak
Yolanda Cernicky


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​Betty Buglio
Evie Edwards
Joetta Palumbo


bookkeeping
Jill Kaskel

Carol Lieberman


photography
Abner Pedraza

contributors

​Matthew Auerbach
Meredith Burow
Erin Davisson
Denise Fleischman
Georgie Hammond
Melanie Kopacz
Mike May
Melanie Otero
Lenore Phillips
Callie Sharkey
M. Dennis Taylor
Deborah Welky