Healthy Lifestyle Center Open House Set for October 17th

Sara Kruszynski (L) is pictured with Doug O’ Brien.(R) Photo by: Dale PickettSara Kruszynski (L) is pictured with Doug O’ Brien.(R) Photo by: Dale Pickett

By: Nicole L. Koontz M.S., RCEP, Associate Director of the Adult Physical Fitness Program, Ball State University—

Muncie, IN—The Healthy Lifestyle Center is an interprofessional and collaborative community effort between the departments of the College of Health at Ball State University, IU Medical students as well as Meridian Health Services. Individuals can come in for FREE services in nutrition, exercise guidance, social work, counseling psychology, nursing and speech and audiology.

How many times have you gone to the doctor or nurse practitioner and he or she tells you to exercise more or eat better after receiving a diagnosis of high blood pressure or prediabetes? You get home and are unsure where to start and not sure who to turn to for help.

Our goal is to help you make better choices and guide those decisions towards a healthier lifestyle. We are not trying to recreate the wheel. We are a source of education for clients and families. We have a great deal of resources in our community, however our health outcomes are in need of improvement. We can help. No appointment is necessary. We are open from 9AM-3PM Monday- Thursdays and Fridays from 9AM-12PM. Staff will ask you to complete an intake assessment so we know how to assist you. Next we will provide you with some education and or resources to take home with you to help in the areas of need. We are a resource for you. Clients can come as many times as they would like.

An example would be if someone came in with goal of losing 10 pounds by the end of the year, which is a realistic and attainable goal given one follows our recommendations. This can offer some health benefits by losing this amount as well. If you do not know where to start, then let us help you get on the right path to losing the weight in a healthy manner.

The Healthy Lifestyle Center Open House is Wednesday October 17th from 4-7 PM. 100 North Tillotson Avenue, Muncie, IN, in the Meridian Health Services Building.

Please join us as we open our doors to give the community a glimpse of what we have to offer at the Healthy Lifestyle Center. We will be offering FREE services in speech and hearing as well as blood pressure and body composition screenings.

Come see how we might be able to help you live a healthier lifestyle.

For additional information, please contact the Healthy Lifestyle Center at 765-288-1928 Extension 5207 or visit