Nov. 24, 2004
Contact: Gordon Ovenshine 724-738-4854;
SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY’S CENTER ON
DISABILITY AND HEALTH
RECEIVES $125,000 TO CONTINUE SERVICES IN
ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University will use a $125,000 federal
grant to continue providing exercise and health education to
regional residents with disabilities through its Center on
Disability and Health. The grant will keep the center operating
through the 2005-06 school year.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided the grant
working with U.S. Rep.Phil English, R-3-Erie. English
came to campus Monday to mark the occasion. He helped obtain a
$161,000 grant to open the center in August.
by faculty and students in SRU’s adapted physical activity
minor, the resource center helps community members with physical
and mental disabilities develop healthy lifestyles and reduce
health risks associated with obesity, such as heart disease and
diabetes. The center provides parent and teacher training, printed
materials, professional contacts and exercise programs such as
aquatics and horseback riding.
175 people benefit every week, said SRU’s Dr. Robert Arnhold,
professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences and center
director. The center operates out of Strain Behavioral Science
activities and information available at this SRU facility are a
great step forward for the area’s disabled and a valuable
resource for their families,” English said.
him Monday in North Hall were SRU’s Dr. Susan Hannam, chair
of the department of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, Interim
Provost William Williams and Dr. Amanda Yale, associate provost for
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