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St. Catherine Hospital Helps Create Home Gardens with "Let It Grow"

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A pot, some soil, water, and a handful of seeds can turn into a sustainable source of healthy, convenient food on a budget. On Wednesday, St. Catherine Hospital partnered with a Lake County Master Gardener and Purdue Extension wellness coordinator and the City of East Chicago Parks and Recreation Department Greenhouse and Aqua Garden manager to demonstrate that process and help community members start eating healthier.

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Community Healthcare System offers dozens of free classes, events to improve community health

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In the Spring of 2019, Community Healthcare System (CHS) will be offering an extensive range of free classes, programs, and presentations at Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Community Healthcare System media and public relations specialist Elise Sims says these programs are intended to improve the quality of life for community members.

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UnitedHealthcare Presents Longest Stair Climb in the Country

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For those suffering from lung disease, every breath can be a challenge. Millions of Americans are affected by asthma, lung cancer, air pollution, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other lung diseases. UnitedHealthcare, the American Lung Association, and residents of Northwest Indiana are literally stepping up to raise funds for research, education, and patient programs at the Fight for Air Climb in Chicago on March 10.

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THE PURE FAT LOSS CHALLENGE Kicks Off a New Year and a New You

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With the holidays over and the new year right around the corner, many people are embracing the common phrase, ‘New year, new me’ and the annual tradition of forming New Year’s resolutions. For many, that means tackling their physical health and making positive changes to improve their physical wellbeing. Here in Northwest Indiana, there is no better way to do that than with the Pure Fat Loss Challenge, which held its annual kick-off event Thursday evening at Avalon Manor.

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THE PURE FAT LOSS CHALLENGE 2019 Program Description


THE-PURE-FAT-LOSS-CHALLENGE-2019-Program-Description_01THE PURE FAT LOSS CHALLENGE (the PFLC) is a fun, unique and challenging 12 week, (starting January 1st) high accountability program designed to support, teach, lead and guide those who are serious about shedding their unwanted body fat. Most people find it fun being part of a team of motivated people all working towards the same goal. This program has been successful for people who have weighed close to 500lbs as well as individuals who didn’t even want to shed fat, but rather to build muscle so they could compete in light weight division body building competitions. Everyone, from teenagers to seniors and men and women, has had success with the PFLC!

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THE PURE FATLOSS CHALLENGE: The Justin Savich Bio

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For over the past 2 decades, Justin Savich has had a passion for helping people reach their potential with their physical bodies. Since he was in high school he knew there was a calling on his life to serve people in the way he does today. He loved helping people and he loved working out. One day it clicked for him that he could help people work out.

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A Gorgeous Day for Bike Michiana and Walk for Hospice


Center-for-Hospice-A-Gorgeous-Day-for-Bike-Michiana-and-Walk-for-Hospice-2018September 23 turned out to be one terrific day. It started with a cool morning and continued into a bright, sunny day with a light breeze and 72 degrees. Not a bad start for the 10th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice (BMFH) and the 33rd Annual Walk for Hospice. This year saw two exciting changes to these signature fundraisers: it was the first time the events were held on the same day, and it was the first time the bike event started and ended at CHC’s Mishawaka Campus, adjacent to Central Park.

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Tour de La Porte 2018: Going the Distance for Cancer Care

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The Tour de La Porte (TdL) is a cycling, running and walking event benefiting patients with cancer in our community. 100 percent of the proceeds provide direct assistance to patients. The 17th annual event is scheduled for August 24, 25 and 26, 2018 and all events begin at Cummings Lodge.

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Midwestern Triathletes Return to La Porte for 39th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA Triathlon

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Competitors from across the Midwest and around the world once again flocked to the sandy shores of Stone Lake in La Porte, Indiana for the 39th annual La Porte County Family YMCA Triathlon. The popular race is one of the biggest events for the local YMCA.

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Have Fitness Resolutions You Want To Keep For Once? Here Are 12 Game Changing Do’s and 8 Dont's Straight From Fitness Experts

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The gap between the holidays and New Year’s Day can be a long week for some of us. The winter blues combined with too much turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and more is enough to make one forgo adulthood in favor of hibernation. While motivation may seem far off, with 2018 around the corner, there’s no better time to pull yourself from the snowy trenches and get crackin’ on paving the way for personal improvement.

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La Porte County Family YMCA and The Intrepid Phoenix Announce Collaboration


La-Porte-YMCA-Intrepid-Phoenix-2017The La Porte County Family YMCA and The Intrepid Phoenix are excited to announce a collaboration to provide physical fitness services to La Porte County residents who are in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.

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