Mission: The lazarus house is dedicated to
Programs: Wellness program: provided a low cost program of wellness for individuals suffering from disease related muscle loss, or cachexia. We provided an exercise program that utilized progressive resistance training to address & attenuate disease related muscle loss, cardiopulmonary training to increase endurance & address dysmorphic issues associated with some medications, & nutritional counseling to encourage optimal muscle growth. Certified personal trainers provided researched & disease specific exercise training session. Progress was documenteed through a series of measurements taken before initiation, at 6 weeks, & upon completion. Measurements demonstrated that clients, on average, gained muscle & reflected a decrease in muscular wasting. We worked with an average of 53 clients, adolescent & adults, three times weekly in 2017. Clients presented with vary etiologies & degress of cachexia. Disease related muscle loss addressed at the lazarus house involved clients who suffered from hiv/aids, cancer & spinal trauma.
provided lectures for community organizations, free of charge, offering information about exercise and disease related wasting.