In late August, several of the health and wellness businesses located on and adjacent to Mount Vernon Avenue banded together to create the Wellness District, a subgroup of the Del Ray Business Association, that is composed of more than 40 wellness-focused organizations. The Wellness District was established to highlight a network of healthcare and fitness providers that has been growing for more than 20 years, according to a news release. Its goal is to better connect people with resources for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
According to alextimes.com, "To celebrate the new district, DRBA named September a month of wellness. Throughout the month, wellness businesses have been offering special promotions, including free wellness sessions — both in-person and online. Lauren Fisher, the owner of Del Ray Psych & Wellness and vice president of DRBA, said the Wellness District is a way for the many businesses in the area to take a collaborative approach to develop a wellness-oriented community."
As per alextimes.com, "For wellness month, Del Ray Psych and Wellness is offering a free outdoor yoga class every Wednesday evening through Oct. 14. Details can be found on the DRBA’s website or the Wellness District’s Facebook page. Fisher and other business owners mentioned the importance of supporting one another under changing COVID-19 guidelines and local health mandates. As public health concerns continue to change, business owners are adapting to best meet the community’s needs."