Apex Wellness Center desires to bring health and wellness to our community, one individual at a time. Our group of independent health care practitioners, working as a team, will strive to meet your needs as you travel on your unique path to health and well-being. A warm, welcoming and healing place, Apex offers a wide array of services for our clients, including Family Medicine, Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Massage Therapy. We invite you to browse the website and call or e-mail with questions and look forward to serving your health care needs. Welcome to Apex! ________________________________________________________________________________
Foreclosure Gets New Life As Eco-Friendly Wellness Center
Portland, OR— The Apex Wellness Center is pleased to announce the complete transformation from foreclosed property to wellness center at 5308 SE Rhone St. Rebecca Schacker, a chiropractor, spotted the house on Mother’s Day 2009. She and her husband Geoff purchased it at auction at the end of June and took possession of it in July. With the help of the Portland Development Commission (PDC) loans & grants for the Lents urban renewal area, construction began in January. It required a down to the studs remodel. The finished product includes five treatment rooms, an ADA accessible bathroom and entryway, shared office space and laundry room, off street bike parking, and shower facilities important for practitioners who bike commute or want some lunch time exercise.
Key sustainability features in the remodel included using Metro recycled paint, recycled building materials, disconnecting the downspouts off the sewer lines, and putting an oil tank out of commission. Future plans include utilizing a Green Features Grant from the PDC to construct a rain garden featuring native plants, installing a solar energy system, and providing a discount on out of pocket services to those using mass transit or human-powered means to access the Center. Apex is also participating in the Bike Commute Challenge.