Dr. Beth Cooper provides chiropractic services to clients at the Live Well Center at Poverello. She has been a Poverello volunteer for nine years.
Dr. Beth was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is where she completed her primary and secondary schooling. Upon graduation from high school Dr. Beth attended Temple University (also in Philadelphia) majoring in Journalism and Public Relations. After graduating in 1993, it was time for Dr. Beth to leave Philadelphia and head south. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1998 from Life University in Marietta, Georgia.
Dr. Beth moved to the Fort Lauderdale area in 1998. She started her chiropractic practice in 2001, initially renting space in another doctor’s office. Soon afterwards she moved into her own space in Oakland Park and the Sunshine Chiropractic Center was born. Dr. Beth met her husband Rob in South Florida. His dad and uncle created and now operate one of South Florida’s premier kitchen and bath remodelers, Allied Kitchen and Bath.
Before she began volunteering at Poverello, Dr. Beth was a volunteer at Manor Pines Convalescent Center in Wilton Manors. There she led the Friday evening Shabbat services for the Jewish residents. Through the recommendation of another chiropractor, she came to Poverello. She knew that she could provide consistent helpful chiropractic care to an underserved population that needed it. She has always felt comfortable in the gay friendly atmosphere. Dr. Beth firmly believes that periodic chiropractic adjustments to the skeletal system boost an individual’s immune system.
She admires the many services that Poverello offers to its clients and the general public in the Live Well Center, Eat Well Center and the Thrift Shop. She is aware of the challenge that nonprofit organizations have attracting and keeping quality volunteers.
When not at the Sunshine Chiropractic Center or at Poverello, Dr. Beth enjoys spending time with her family: husband Rob and daughter Amanda aged 10. She also enjoys playing the guitar and working out on a regular basis. Dr. Beth finds that practicing yoga is good for both her physical and mental health.
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson
Volunteers In Profile – VIP: Aug 1st, 2019.
Article written by Richard Smith, Poverello Volunteer