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John Chester, left, the building contractor for the new wellness center at Bethesda Pleasant View, speaks about the program during the ground-breaking ceremony Friday. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Bethesda breaks ground for innovative $6M senior wellness center


WILLMAR -- Bethesda Health and Housing officially broke ground Friday for an innovative new senior wellness center at its Pleasant View home.

The $6 million project, the first of its kind in the region, includes a warm-water indoor swimming pool and new space for physical, cardiac and occupational therapy programs. It'll also provide new space for Bethesda Home Health, the adult day services program and short-term nursing home stays.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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