Charitable Foundation awards $2,500 for Health & Fitness program at Bethany Hill School

Bethany Hill School in Framingham will introduce an exercise and nutrition program for youth and adult residents with a $2,500 grant received from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation.

The program will offer a variety of exercise programs, such as yoga and zumba, along with proper nutrition classes and evening workshops on healthy eating and proper meal preparation.

“Fitness and self-care are important in order for our adult residents to be able to lead healthy and productive lives,” said Executive Director Trish Appert. “It is also critical that the behaviors they are modeling for their children are healthy, so this second generation has habits that will diminish the occurrence of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.”

“Bethany Hill School provides affordable housing and educational opportunities to a vulnerable population,” said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a trustee of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. “We are pleased to help with the introduction of a health and fitness program for the residents of the School.”