Health and Wholeness Open House

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission of Lee County is pleased to announce the J.W. Darden Health and Wholeness Open House as an upcoming bicentennial endorsed event.

Join the Darden House Foundation for the Health and Wellness Open House on Wednesday, April 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Darden House / J.W. Darden Wellness Center.

The Health and Wholeness Open House will showcase weekly services offered to the public at the J.W. Darden Wellness Center, which is a collaborative effort between the EAMC Parish Nurse Program, Auburn University School of Nursing and the J.W. Darden Foundation, Inc.; additionally, visitors will be able to tour the J.W. Darden home and hear a presentation on Dr. Darden and his legacy in Lee County.  

The J.W. Darden Wellness Center is open to the public on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – noon. Visitors to the center may receive health education and screening free of charge. Screenings and services include, but are not limited to:

Blood pressure
Blood sugar (testing)
Healthy eating and weight management information
Medication monitoring
Diabetic counseling
Assistance with follow-up care after hospitalization

The J.W. Darden Wellness Center also assists visitors with health coaching to prevent complications for patients diagnosed with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, etc.).

Darden Wellness Center is dedicated to improving the health of the community. All services are offered free of charge and regardless of insured status (insured, under-insured or uninsured). Staff members can also offer referrals to numerous community health resources and healthcare providers.

The Darden Wellness Center is named in honor of J.W. Darden, the first African – American physician to practice in Lee County, Alabama, and the legacy of his work in our community. The mission of the center’s free program is to promote healthy lifestyles and provide health education with the goal of reducing health care costs and improving the health of our community.

The J.W. Darden Wellness Center Health and Wholeness Open House has been designated as an Alabama Bicentennial Event by the Lee County Bicentennial Commission. The Darden Wellness Center is located at 1323 Auburn Street in Opelika. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are encouraged. Call 334.528.1438 for an appointment. For more information about the J.W. Darden Foundation, please call 334.749.8040 or contact Peggy Hansen, Parish Nurse Coordinator, at

  • April 11, 2018 at 9am – 1pm
  • Darden Wellness Center
    1323 Auburn St
    Opelika, AL 36801
    United States
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  • Peggy Hansen

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