Poverello has a 12-year history of providing health and wellness services at The Friends Fitness Center newly renamed the Live Well Center. These services are often referred to as Complementary and Alternative Medicine or CAM. CAM has increasingly become the focus of scientific research. CAM refers to diverse therapeutic practices that are not presently considered a part of medical practice in the U.S., where allopathic medicine forms the basis of the national health care system (WHO 2002). Examples of CAM include exercise, yoga, herbal remedies, acupuncture, chiropractic care and massage.

Researchers believe that CAM, along with standard medicine and proper nutrition produce the best health outcomes possible for PLWHA. These CAM practices can be particularly advantageous for the aging HIV population.

  • Roenn Roubenoff M.D., found that physical exercise has positive effects for PLWHA. He documented that regular physical activity results in less cardio-vascular and musculoskeletal problems. He also found HIV progression is slowed.
  • Cherkin, D.C., &  Eisenberg, D., et.al. found that massage is effective for a variety of illnesses such as high blood pressure and rapid heart rate; they found it enhanced weight gain in those with illness-related low body weight, relieved/reduced certain types of back pain and, reduced anxiety and relieved stress.
  • RAND researchers found that the chiropractic care is effective for the treatment of depression, osteoarthritis, and chronic liver disease.
  • Research by Patterson C, & Britten N. found benefits from acupuncture among people with chronic illness. “In addition to changes in their presenting symptoms people experienced whole-person effects that were characterized by changes in strength and energy.”

We encourage the HIV-positive community, regardless of age, living in Broward County to come and access these important complimentary therapies. While you do not need to be a Poverello food pantry client to access Live Well Center services, you do have to go through our standard intake process. We look forward to continuing to play a vital role in the health and wellness of the aging HIV-positive community in Broward County.

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The Live Well Center is located just one block from the Poverello Center.
Location: 2200 NE 12th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (less than one block from Poverello)

Phone: 954-563-1299

Hours
9am-5pm M-F
Saturday 9-3pm
Hours of operation vary so please call.

Increased physical activity is tied to better medical outcomes. Working out increases muscle mass and helps fight HIV-related wasting. Greater physical activity assists in the assimilation of HIV medications. Not only does exercise accomplish these goals but it also increases endorphin production, which stimulates feelings of well-being.

Poverello’s Live Well Center offers:

Full-service gym
Satellite CIED office
Barber services
Acupuncture treatments
Chiropractic treatments
Massage
Hands on healing
Smoking cessation counseling – Call (305)942-6378 to schedule an appointment
Reiki support group for HIV+

If you have HIV would like to utilize the services offered, please contact our intake coordinator at 954-561-3663 EXT 109
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/physical-activity-tips
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In observance of Good Friday April 14th, the Poverello Center including the Poverello Live Well Center and Poverello Thrift Stores will be closing at 3pm today.
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