Left behind and left out; this seems to be the norm for senior citizens living in Crisp County Georgia. Statistics show evidence that a significant number of our senior residents, with minimal resources are left neglecting themselves to carry the burden of care-giving for their family members, including their grandchildren and other relatives. Even more disheartening is that seniors in this community contribute to the alarming health statistics of morbidity and mortality, where Crisp County lags behind severely, ranking 152 out of 159 counties in the State of Georgia.
This is why Dr. Wayne Whitest, founder and Chief Executive Officer at M.D. Whitest Medical Institute (a local 501c3 non profit organization), has chosen to make a difference. By offering free health and wellness classes catered to the local senior citizen residents of its community and surrounding areas, Dr. Wayne has proven that he cares for the seniors of this community, just as they have shown care for others.
The staff at M.D. Whitest Medical Institute have joined Dr. Whitest in this important initiative. Our commitment to this population is founded on the belief that with adequate resources, we can restore a narrative of hope and health for seniors directly, and indirectly for those after whom they care. Since the launch of Dr. Wayne's Health and Wellness classes in August of this year, we have already noted huge victories, including drastic changes in the participating seniors' weight, stamina, and blood pressure measurements.
The classes are just the beginning. Recently, exactly a month ago, we began renovating a gym for the senior citizens to use on a daily basis. We have a set opening date of January 20, 2020. With your help, we can ensure that this gym is a fully functional and safe state-of-the-art senior fitness center. Your donations will help us complete renovations, as well as purchase gym equipment and furniture. No donation amount is too small and all donations are tax deductible.
Join us as we help our seniors lead healthy and happy lives.