With a little luck, Wyoming’s new health and wellness centre could be open before Christmas.
And it may have a doctor practicing in the building.
Earlier this year, TD Canada Trust turned over the former bank to the municipality. It was Mayor Lonny Napper’s vision to turn the building into a health and wellness centre. In the last few weeks, construction crews have been redesigning the inside of the building to provide a large meeting space for classes and programs and building a doctors’ office with a reception and waiting room.
Plympton-Wyoming Chief Administrative Officer, Carolyn Tripp, says although nothing is final, the town has been working with the Central Lambton Family Health Team to attract a doctor to Wyoming.
“It is very, very hard to get a doctor to come to a small town, the fact that we appear to have someone interested is huge,” she says.
Meantime, the executive of the Wyoming Lions Club recently came to council with a proposal to give $50,000 to the project over a number of years, hoping to have the building named the Wyoming Lions Wellness Centre.
Tripp says council is still in negotiations with the club, which still needs its members approval for the plan.
It’s hoped if construction moves well, the centre could be able to open in December.