UF Health Jacksonville, YMCA join forces for rehabilitation, fitness facility in Nassau

UF Health Jacksonville and the First Coast YMCA have opened a combination rehabilitation facility and fitness center at Wildlight in Nassau County, a new master-planned community near Yulee.



a man doing a trick on a skateboard: Leon L. Haley Jr., CEO of UF Health Jacksonville (right) and Eric Mann, president/CEO, First Coast YMCA, cut a ribbon to open their agencies' combination rehabilitation and fitness center in the Wildlight community near Yulee. Behind them is Jeanne Bradshaw, rehabilitative services, UF Health Jacksonville.


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Leon L. Haley Jr., CEO of UF Health Jacksonville (right) and Eric Mann, president/CEO, First Coast YMCA, cut a ribbon to open their agencies’ combination rehabilitation and fitness center in the Wildlight community near Yulee. Behind them is Jeanne Bradshaw, rehabilitative services, UF Health Jacksonville.

UF Health Rehabilitation-Wildlight has 36,000 square feet of space, including a 25,000-square-foot YMCA; physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology; and a healthy-living center. A 15,000 square-foot expansion is planned for specialty rehabilitation services.

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The center will “bring the latest innovations in healthy living to a rapidly growing part of Northeast Florida,” according to UF Health.

“This is a great day for Wildlight and Nassau County because the people

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According to Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA, “National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the perfect opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to lead healthier lives through wellness, nutrition and programs designed specifically to meet their needs. This is even more important today while we are practicing social distancing and may not be as active as usual.”

During National Senior Health and Fitness Day, participants will join with an estimated 100,000 older adults across the country participating in local virtual activities to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical activity, good nutrition and preventative care.

Throughout the day,

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