Rochester Area Foundation Grant Helps Start New Pediatric Program at Exercisbilities

For Immediate Release

December 11, 2017



Melanie Brennan

Executive Director/CEO


Exercisabilities Receives Award from Rochester Area Foundation

$10,000 grant to develop a Pediatric Rehabilitation Outpatient Program


ROCHESTER, Minn. – Exercisabilities was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Rochester Area Foundation. The grant will be used to develop a pediatric rehabilitation outpatient program at Exercisabilities.

Exercisabilities Pediatric Program
$10,000 grant received for new Pediatric Program

“This grant is a blessing to the families in Rochester who are seeking access to high quality pediatric rehabilitation services” explains Melanie Brennan, Exercisabilities Director and Founder. “There is a current shortage in openings at area rehabilitation facilities for occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy, especially for children on the autism spectrum.”


“The money will help us purchase equipment that is unique and necessary to expand our services to children,” adds Brennan.  “We are so thankful for the Rochester Area Foundation to move this program forward to fulfill an immediate need.”


The Rochester Area Foundation awards bi-annual grants through a competitive application and review process from shareholder endowments held at the Rochester Area Foundation.


About Rochester Area Foundation

For over 70 years, the Rochester Area Foundation has partnered with donors to build and improve the quality of life in the greater Rochester area through philanthropic leadership and community partnerships.  To find out how the Foundation can connect you with the causes you care about most; call (507) 282-0203 or visit online at


About Exercisabilities

Exercisabilities is a physical rehabilitation and medical fitness facility located on North Broadway in Rochester.  Exercisabilities offers a full range of specialized services including long-term assistance with physical recovery following illness, disability, or pain, medically based fitness services for many diagnoses, and other physical and occupational therapy services for all ages. In 2017, Exercisabilities has served more than 12,000 visits meeting the needs of the Rochester Community.

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