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​​​​​​​Message From The Publisher

​​Dawn Rivera,Publisher ​​​​​​​​​

Welcome To Our Annual
Health & Wellness Issue

​​​Dawn Rivera

©2018 Wellington The Magazine. All rights reserved

12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 33, Wellington, FL 33414

This month, Wellington The Magazine explores all areas of health, including the latest technology in wound care, the mental health issues that many face today, ways to be more physically active and more.
     Featured on our cover this month is the award-winning wound care therapy program at Wellington Regional Medical Center, which recently won a series of awards for its patient satisfaction and wound recovery rates. We also preview Baptist Health South Florida’s new ambulatory surgery center opening this fall on the campus of Bethesda Hospital West.
    Dealing with a loved one suffering from mental illness is a big challenge, but now families in the Wellington area don’t have to go it alone, thanks to a new National Alliance on Mental Illness — or NAMI — family support group in Wellington, which we feature this month. Keeping with our Health & Wellness theme, fitness expert Mike May offers tips for fighting the “physical inactivity pandemic” that is sweeping the nation.
    Also this issue, we visit the Addington at Wellington Green to meet Leon, 91, and Grace, 84, Kaufman, whose 65-year love story began with a blind date in 1953. We also stop by the new factory outlet store of Oliver’s Harvest in Wellington. Owned by longtime Wellington residents Frank and Herta Suess, the company is dedicated to bringing all-natural, hemp-based CBD oil to people looking for a safe option for treating a variety of issues, from pain and inflammation to insulin control. We also speak with dressage star Kasey Perry-Glass about why she has signed on as an ambassador for FullBucket a veterinary supplement company that aims to “be good and do good.”
    Our Wellington Professional feature this month profiles elder law attorney Jo Ann Abrams, who puts her focus on people, not paperwork. Team Wellington this issue visits the office of Wellington Village Clerk Chevelle Nubin, whose staff serves residents by protecting the village’s vital records. Wellington Real Estate chats with Debbie Swinford of Bowen Realty, while Wellington Home stops by a large residence in the Cooper Village section of Olympia. Finally, Wellington Table dines at the new Meathead’s BBQ, which serves up tasty backyard barbecue straight from the smoker to your plate.
    We hope you enjoy reading all about the latest Health & Wellness items in this month’s issue, perhaps while sitting poolside as you take in the beautiful days of our South Florida summer, or perhaps as you are in the waiting room at your next doctor’s visit. To all of our readers, advertisers and contributors to this month’s issue, we wish you Health & Wellness!

​​executive editor
Joshua I. Manning

publisher
Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer
Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designers

Nancy Pobiak
Yolanda Cernicky

account managers
Betty Buglio
Evie Edwards
Wanda Glockson
Joetta Palumbo

bookkeeping
Jill Kaskel
Carol Lieberman

photography
Abner Pedraza

contributors
Matthew Auerbach
Meredith Burow
Gina M. Capone
Denise Fleischman
Georgie Hammond
Melanie Kopacz
Lisa Kronhaus
Mike May
Callie Sharkey
Chance Shay
M. Dennis Taylor
Y.A. Teitelbaum
Deborah Welky