Construction on the Health and Education Center is almost complete!
by Angela Pulley
Over the past 12 months, Hartland Institute of Health and Education has engaged in a capital project to renovate the original lifestyle center facility built in 1989. This beautiful structure was in dire need of renovation after 18 years of continuous use.
During the construction-planning phase, the building was re-envisioned as a comprehensive health education center. Part of the facility was redesigned as a college and community education wing complete with classrooms, hydrotherapy and massage labs, and a birthing center. The lifestyle center portion of the building was remodeled to include a larger exercise room and updated hydrotherapy and massage facilities for guests. The goal of this project is to offer improved health education and lifestyle medicine services to students, health guests, the surrounding community, and beyond.
The Hartland Lifestyle Center team is excited about all the progress seen at the building site. In our previous update in Hartland Ministry Report, we announced that the first phase—the education wing—had been completed, and the second phase—the lifestyle center portion—was underway. Now, construction is almost complete and the most exciting phase has begun— furnishing and decorating!
Our design team includes staff and Hartland friends, as well as a volunteer professional—the gentleman who first decorated the original facility in 1989! He is 83 years old now, and he’s doing it at cost, just as a donation to Hartland. We are so thankful for this and the many other ways we’ve seen the Lord’s hand throughout this renovation process.
The reopening of the Health and Education Center (formerly Hartland Wellness Center) is slated for late summer or early fall 2017, depending on the county’s approval. At that time, the lifestyle center program will move from its temporary home in the ladies’ dorm to the remodeled facility.
We thank you for how the Lord has used your prayers and gifts to help renovate this building. By God’s grace and with your continued support, it will soon be fully operational, ministering to men and women through the gospel of health.