Edward-Elmhurst Health, C.W. Avery Family YMCA form health and wellness partnership

June 30, 2022
Avery YMCA exterior

Edward-Elmhurst Health and the C.W. Avery Family YMCA, a branch of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, located at 15120 Wallin Drive in Plainfield, have formed a health and wellness partnership serving the C.W. Avery Family YMCA membership, Plainfield and surrounding communities.

The combined vision and resources of Edward-Elmhurst Health and the C.W. Avery Family YMCA, bring enhanced health and wellness programming to the area, including:

  • An on-site physical therapy clinic run by Edward-Elmhurst Health
  • Opportunities for health education and screenings
  • Shared wellness, nutrition, weight management and senior wellness offerings
  • Expanded healthcare offerings for the Plainfield area

“We want to keep our communities healthy in every way possible, and this exciting partnership with the C.W. Avery Family YMCA is the perfect opportunity to make our healthcare and wellness programs even more accessible,” says Mary Lou Mastro, CEO, South Region, NorthShore—Edward-Elmhurst Health. “We’re committed to community-connected care and invested in the wellness of our communities.”

The 2,000-square-foot physical therapy clinic at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA is scheduled to open July 11 and will be open to the public, not just YMCA members, Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment for physical therapy, call (630) 527-3375 or visit EEHealth.org/PlainfieldY-PT.

“We are very excited to welcome Edward-Elmhurst Health to the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in Plainfield,” says Greater Joliet Area YMCA President and CEO Katy Leclair. “Through this unique collaboration, we will work together to introduce innovative and impactful health and wellness initiatives for residents of all ages living in Plainfield and the surrounding areas.” Learn more at jolietymca.org/locations/c-w-avery-family-ymca.

About NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system that provides access to quality, vibrant, community-connected care and serves an area of more than 4.2 million residents across six northeast Illinois counties. More than 25,000 team members and more than 6,000 physicians deliver transformative patient experiences and expert care close to home across more than 300 ambulatory locations and eight acute care hospitals – Edward (Naperville), Elmhurst, Evanston, Glenbrook (Glenview), Highland Park, Northwest Community (Arlington Heights), Skokie and Swedish (Chicago) – all recognized as Magnet hospitals for nursing excellence. Located in Naperville, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, provides for the mental health needs of area residents. For more information, visit NorthShore.org and EEHealth.org.

About the Y

As one of the nation’s leading nonprofit charitable organizations, the YMCA is committed to strengthening local communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. A branch of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, the C.W. Avery Family YMCA brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests. Through its financial assistance program, the YMCA works to fulfill its mission of ensuring that its programs are available to all and no one is turned away due to the inability to pay.

About the C.W. Avery Family YMCA

A bustling community center, the C.W. Avery Family YMCA’s 80,000-square-foot facility is located just west of historic downtown Plainfield. The Y first opened its doors to the community in 2006 and is home to nearly 13,000 members.

In the last 16 years, the facility has gone through multiple renovations and now features a family aquatic center, eight-lane lap pool, steam room and sauna, gymnasium with an indoor running track, several multi-purpose rooms, fitness studios, and an outdoor sports complex complete with softball and soccer fields, and outdoor track.

In 2018, the C.W. Avery Family YMCA opened its new 10,000-square-foot wellness center. Boasting a bold and bright design, the newly renovated fitness space features state-of-the-art cardio and strength training machines, a dedicated personal training space and group exercise studio.