ALBANY, N.Y. — Hannaford has opened a community wellness center here that offers group exercise, weight management programs and personal training.

The 5,277-square-foot "Healthy Living Center," located inside a Hannaford supermarket at 900 Central Ave. here, is the result of a partnership between the retailer, the Capital District YMCA and health insurer CDPHP.

In addition to fitness, the center offers programs that address specific health needs, such as Pedaling for Parkinson’s and diabetes prevention.


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“We look forward to welcoming our shoppers to this pioneering facility which will undoubtedly serve as a new model for community health services,” Rudy DiPietro, vice president of retail operations for Hannaford, Scarborough, said in a statement.

While many of the services are free, there are charges for some, including massage.

The Healthy Living Center features a group exercise room, fitness equipment, personal lockers and shower facilities.

Representatives from CDPHP will be available daily to answer questions regarding health and insurance needs, Medicare and New York State Health Exchange options.

The Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

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