WOODLAWN — A wellness center providing health care and connecting residents to social services is preparing to open in Woodlawn, marking the first step in its backers’ effort to redevelop a 67th Street block into a complex for holistic health and economic development.
The Salaam Community Wellness Center is getting ready to open at 613 E. 67th St. A virtual grand opening and fundraiser will be held 3 p.m. Sunday ahead of the planned launch of health care services, alternative medicine options and community programs in May.
The health center will offer adult primary care services and non-Western practices like meditation, mindfulness therapies, yoga, qi gong, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Organizers plan to roll out pediatric primary care once they build up their network of physicians.
The center will also connect neighbors with organizations offering support around housing, education, transportation and more, said…