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There's no way around it: Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be both scary and disheartening for patients and their loved ones. The cognitive impairment, memory loss, and eventual cognitive decline can seem like a grim prognosis. Unfortunately, the standard reductionist approach seeking to identify a single silver bullet cure doesn't account for the multifactorial nature of Alzheimer's disease.

That's why treating Alzheimer's disease requires a multifaceted response from functional medicine. While there is no single drug that can cure Alzheimer's, protocols addressing the nuanced factors contributing to the disease can make a difference. That's where Proactive Wellness Centers and Bredesen protocol treatment in Chevy Chase, MD comes into play.

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The Proactive Wellness Approach to Brain Health

At Proactive Wellness, we firmly believe that brain health is an essential part of your overall well-being. However, despite the emergence of new research, there has been limited understanding of how to promote brain health effectively. This includes reducing the risk of dementia/Alzheimer's and stabilizing cognitive decline in patients with early symptoms. Dr. Lawson, an esteemed Bredesen Protocol practitioner and ReCode 2.0 Certified with 17 years of experience in functional medicine can identify and address the root cause of cognitive decline in you or your loved one.

Dr. Lawson's goal isn't to replace the role of family physicians. Rather, we collaborate with primary care physicians, internists, and other medical professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to care. We believe that every individual is unique from a physiological perspective, and therefore, we avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for men and women who have dementia.

Our programs have a strong emphasis on slowing down and reversing the aging process, preventing diseases, and treating chronically ill patients. To achieve this, we employ a three-pronged approach:

  • We empower patients with the knowledge they need to manage their health and attain optimal well-being.
  • We prioritize disease prevention by conducting a thorough evaluation with the help of comprehensive diagnostics and the patient's health history form.
  • We collaborate with patients to implement a rejuvenation program that includes various science-based treatments, like our Brain Health Optimization Program (BHOP) for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's

One of the most popular and effective programs we offer includes Bredesen protocol treatment in Chevy Chase MD. This revolutionary approach to dementia has provided hope and improved cognitive function for countless people in the US. But to understand the importance of the Bredesen protocol, it's important that you first understand dementia, Alzheimer's, and its effect on people across the world.

The Wide-Reaching Effects of

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

There are currently more than 5.8 million individuals in the United States who are living with Alzheimer's disease. It is predicted that the number of individuals with Alzheimer's disease will more than double by 2050.

Dementia is a type of cognitive decline that affects mental abilities. There are many different causes and complex layers involved. Cognitive impairment is characterized by abnormal results on tests measuring memory, speech, critical thinking, and other cognitive abilities, but individuals with this diagnosis are still capable of performing daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Without proper treatment, Alzheimer's disease is likely to follow within a few years. Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, and it is diagnosed through neuro-imaging and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid.

In the past, being diagnosed with Alzheimer's was often worse than receiving a death sentence. It was dehumanizing and stripped individuals of their memories, thinking abilities, and independence. However, after three decades of research, we now have a greater understanding of this devastating illness and even solutions like Bredesen protocol treatment in Chevy Chase, MD that can help patients deal with dementia.

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What Causes Dementia?

Dementia is caused by a normal and healthy brain process that malfunctions due to a toxic environment, inflammation, and a lack of necessary nutrients and hormones. The brain's defense mechanism produces amyloid plaques, which serve as a protective helmet around the brain. Unfortunately, these plaques destroy connections between nerve cells, ultimately affecting comprehension, recollection, and clarity.

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Dementia by the Numbers

It's important to understand the impact of Alzheimer's disease (AD) around the world. According to the CDC, AD is present in 50% of patients in nursing homes and causes more than 110,000 deaths annually in the US. It was the 6th leading cause of death in 2015. More than 5 million people in the US are affected by AD, and recent data indicates that the problem is getting worse.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 47 million people around the world are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected to rise to 75 million by 2030 and 132 million by 2050. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases.

While reading those statistics can be disheartening, there's reason to be hopeful. New therapies and treatments offered at Proactive Wellness - like Bredesen protocol treatment - can help patients deal with dementia and cognitive decline.

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The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Chevy Chase, MD

The Bredesen Protocol is a highly personalized treatment program that aims to reverse cognitive decline and improve brain function in patients. Dr. Bredesen has designed the protocol to be adaptable and customizable, tailored to the specific symptoms and needs of each patient.

The program is centered around lifestyle changes, medication, and nutritional adjustments, all of which are tailored to address the unique symptoms and environmental factors that may be contributing to cognitive decline. This approach, referred to as ReCODE, helps patients to combat brain fog and prevent the onset of dementia.

It has also helped patients improve cognitive function significantly, reverse symptoms, and even return to work. The ReCODE program comprises lifestyle interventions, therapeutic diets, and targeted nutrients. Proactive Wellness Centers is thrilled to offer this promising treatment modality for Alzheimer's disease to benefit our patients.

It all starts with a baseline Bredesen evaluation at our wellness clinic in Chevy Chase, MD.

Baseline Bredesen Evaluation from

Proactive Wellness Centers

At Proactive Wellness Centers, we have two ways to help patients who are in search of Bredesen protocol treatment in Chevy Chase, MD. The first option is our Baseline Bredesen Evaluation, which is best suited for asymptomatic patients - that is, individuals who do not exhibit any significant cognitive decline beyond what is expected with age. Dr. Bredesen classifies such patients as "PreCode."

This evaluation serves as a starting point for PreCode patients, as well as those who are unsure of their cognitive status and potential risk factors. Our baseline evaluation includes the following:

The first step involves conducting a comprehensive set of baseline labs to evaluate your overall health, closely following the Bredesen protocol. This step goes beyond standard labs that you might have for a physical. It includes tests for magnesium, zinc, and selenium levels, B6, B12, and folate levels, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid levels.

It also includes

  • Pre-Diabetes Evaluation
  • Hormone Level Evaluation
  • Thyroid Level Evaluation
  • Specific Immune Marker Evaluation such as TH1, TH2, IL6, and TNF.

Our goal with this assessment is to establish a starting point and compare your cognitive function against what is typical for your age group. We have chosen to use the CNS Vital Signs cognitive assessment, which is widely recognized as one of the best in the industry. Additionally, we will be conducting the standard MoCA test as part of the evaluation.

A DNA test is performed to identify the specific APOE genotype present in your DNA. APOE e4 has been shown to be associated with an increased chance of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, which occurs after a person is 65 years old.

This step covers your lab results and includes a detailed plan of action to address areas of improvement as identified in your baseline evaluation.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Chevy Chase, MD

What are the Early Signs of

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

As we grow older, it can be difficult to distinguish between normal changes in our cognitive abilities and the initial signs of dementia. The issue with preventing chronic illnesses is that we often believe we are healthy as long as we don't experience any symptoms, but this is not entirely accurate. Symptoms are typically the last indicator of a disease, meaning it has already progressed by the time they appear.

While it's always best to catch diseases before you notice symptoms, taking proactive measures at the first sign of cognitive changes can greatly impact the aging of your brain and body. It's crucial to act immediately if you're experiencing the following symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment. That way, ,you have a better chance of preventing the development of Alzheimer's.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Chevy Chase, MD

Roughly 10% of individuals with MCI progress to Alzheimer's annually.

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Chevy Chase, MD may provide you with a chance to delay or even reverse these symptoms

Memory Issues

Memory Issues

You have a hard time remembering events that happened recently, such as appointments or important conversations with loved ones. You may also have trouble remembering important information.

Language Issues

Language Issues

You have trouble finding relevant words when you're talking with other people. You may also have problems following along with complex or complicated discussions.

Maintaining Concentration

Difficulty Maintaining Concentration and Attention

You have noticed a reduced ability to focus and stay honed in on most tasks. You may also not be able to multitask effectively, and it may be harder to keep your attention for long periods of time.

Decline in Executive Functions

Decline in Executive Functions

This symptom involves difficulty with skills like decision-making, planning, problem-solving, and organizing. These difficulties are often most apparent in day-to-day activities.

Visuospatial Awareness

Problems with Visuospatial Awareness

You may have trouble parking your car, judging distances, reading maps, or completing tasks that necessitate spatial orientation.

Impaired Judgement

Impaired Judgement and Reasoning

This may include problems when making judgments or decisions. Examples may consist of difficulties making financial decisions, managing finances, making reasonable and appropriate social decisions, or thinking through risky situations.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Chevy Chase, MD

By contrast, some of the most common signs of normal aging can include the following

Experiencing temporary lapses in memory, where recently learned details like names or scheduled events may slip from one's mind but can be remembered later on

  • You occasionally make mistakes, but nothing that stands out as significant or unusual.
  • You have to ask for help putting together or setting up electronic devices or equipment.
  • You sometimes forget what day it is but have the ability to remember the correct date later on.
  • Your vision is getting worse, which is caused by cataracts.
  • You experience shortness of breath or get tired more often when being active.
  • You feel unusual aches and pains, especially during poor weather.
  • You get confused sometimes but don't have an inability to make decisions or multitask.
  • You have a hard time keeping your body temp regulated.
  • You get angry or frustrated when tasks aren't completed in certain ways.

Your Trusted Choice for Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Chevy Chase, MD

Maintaining a healthy brain is crucial for one's overall well-being, yet there remains a lack of knowledge when it comes to promoting brain health, reducing the likelihood of dementia, or managing symptoms for those exhibiting early warning signs.

That's why we're excited to offer patients the ReCODE program at Proactive Wellness Centers. Developed by Doctor Bredesen, this treatment has shown remarkable success in improving cognitive function and even reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. This comprehensive program includes lifestyle changes, dietary interventions, and specialized nutrients, and we are eager to provide this promising treatment option to patients like you.

If you or a loved one are starting to show concerning signs of cognitive decline, contact our office today to learn more about Bredesen protocol therapy. It could be your first step toward reversing mental decline and enjoying life to its fullest.

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Congregations share Thanksgiving together after Chevy Chase church fire

After a devastating fire at a Maryland church, the congregation is picking up the pieces and moving forward with services this upcoming weekend.Fire officials estimate the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints’ Western Ave. location in ...

After a devastating fire at a Maryland church, the congregation is picking up the pieces and moving forward with services this upcoming weekend.

Fire officials estimate the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints’ Western Ave. location in Chevy Chase sustained roughly $10 million dollars in structural damage after a fire on Monday afternoon. The contents lost inside amount to about $1.5 million.

On Thursday, the church’s D.C. ward on 16th Street in Northwest D.C. opened its doors to the Chevy Chase congregation for Thanksgiving meals.

"Every year, we do something together as a ward to do something together," missionary McKenna Koplin said. "We had this going originally but when we heard about the fire, we invited them to come with. We had plenty of room, we have plenty of food. So, come and join us."


Firefighters in Montgomery County worked for hours Monday to put out a massive blaze at a church in Chevy Chase.

Bishop Danny Boyd serves the Friendship Heights ward that experienced the fire. The plan is to hold services at a chapel by Eastern Market in D.C. for the time being.

"I think Thanksgiving is about finding things to be grateful for. Sometimes, you have to look. Sometimes, they slap you in the face. We lost our church building," Bishop Boyd said. "But at the end of the day, it’s a building. We’re still a church family."

Mark Swenson attended the Thanksgiving event on Thursday with his wife.

"My family is out in Idaho or Utah, places like that. But I’m out here so this is, in many ways, family to me. I’ve been out here for four years, so it’s been a home away from home," Swenson said. "The people here are kind, generous with unique backgrounds. I’ve very much enjoyed here, coming to church here, just having part of the community here."

About 100 fire personnel responded to the incident on Monday afternoon. Due to a partial building collapse, investigators were not able to safely enter the building this week without heavy equipment.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

"I know I have a lot to be grateful for. There’s so much in the world that I think, I don’t know much I personally can affect what’s going on in other parts of the world, but I know I can affect my little circle of influence," Bishop Boyd said. "What I think I try to encourage my congregation is to just be kind and be a good influence in your circle of influence."

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Star Student: Piya Scielzo Supports Neurodiversity In Chevy Chase

We all know students who excel in academic, fine arts or volunteer service. Here's a local resident who is having an impact in Chevy Chase.Deb Belt, Patch Staff|Updated Wed, Apr 17, 2024 at 5:02 pm ETHere at Patch, we've launched an initiative to help recognize Star Students, and we’re working to tell the stories of these outstanding kids to their neighbors.This submission comes from Asha Scielzo who nominated P...

We all know students who excel in academic, fine arts or volunteer service. Here's a local resident who is having an impact in Chevy Chase.

Deb Belt, Patch Staff

|Updated Wed, Apr 17, 2024 at 5:02 pm ET

Here at Patch, we've launched an initiative to help recognize Star Students, and we’re working to tell the stories of these outstanding kids to their neighbors.

This submission comes from Asha Scielzo who nominated Piya Scielzo of Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Not only has she excelled in academics, Piya serves as Miss Montgomery County's Teen (in the Miss America Organization), through which she advocates to raise awareness and promote education around neurodiversity. She has spoken before the Montgomery County Board of Education and the Maryland State Board of Education to advocate for training of school teachers to create more inclusive classrooms where students can thrive.

Through her initiative, local libraries have created book displays to recognize Neurodiversity Celebration Month. She has created her own "Think Differently" stickers to distribute to kids in the community. In addition to her neurodiversity advocacy work, she is very active in Girl Scouts (having earned the highest honor — the Gold Award) and serving on the Girl Advisory Board (providing input to the CEO of the Girl Scouts Council of the Nation's Capital).

Further, she founded her own nonprofit business at age 12 and fosters hundreds of other kid entrepreneurs through children's business fairs.

What's one thing you want everyone to know about the star local student?

She believes deeply in community engagement and inclusion.

Congratulations on your achievements, and all of our best wishes to you in the future, Piya Scielzo!

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Turncoat Loosens Up Chevy Chase With Bathtub Gin and Bootlegger Mugshots

ChevyChevy Chase drinkers can now saddle up to a dimly-lit streetcar bar to sip Prohibition-era cocktails as Al Capone looks on from above. Turncoat, the last piece of the Heights food hall project, is only accessed through an outside door tagged with a tiny emblem (5406 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland).“A little bit of mystery, but not enough that people can’t find it,” says Chad Sparrow, founder of Common Plate Hospit...

ChevyChevy Chase drinkers can now saddle up to a dimly-lit streetcar bar to sip Prohibition-era cocktails as Al Capone looks on from above. Turncoat, the last piece of the Heights food hall project, is only accessed through an outside door tagged with a tiny emblem (5406 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland).

“A little bit of mystery, but not enough that people can’t find it,” says Chad Sparrow, founder of Common Plate Hospitality. “The Chevy Chase neighborhood is a bit lacking in bar options, and we’d like to bring the speakeasy experience to the neighborhood.”

Once inside the hidden hideaway, Turncoat evokes the 1920s with murals of infamous gangsters like Capone and Charles “Lucky” Luciano, a bar resembling a real Rock Creek Railway streetcar, golden decor embracing the grandeur of the era, and custom cages filled with a curated selection of liquor bottles. Turncoat operates Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. until midnight, which isn’t that late by speakeasy standards but certainly is for Chevy Chase.

“When we originally did lease on the food hall, we didn’t realize this area was included,” he says, of the former PF Chang’s bar behind the kitchen. “Immediately it struck us that it was perfect for a speakeasy-style space.”

Turncoat pays homage to the neighborhood’s racy past, when street cars used to tow around illegal booze up and down Connecticut Avenue NW. “We zeroed in on that and designed our bar based on actual pictures,” says Sparrow.

As for the name, rumor has it that railway conductors may have used a subtle “coat-turning” signal to discreetly offer prohibited purchases. The railcars’ storied legacy manifests in the form of a train ticket for a menu and names of drinks and food.

Common Plate beverage director Dan Marlowe turns to spirits of that time to create a list of throwback cocktails. As an ode to bygone bathtub gin, Turncoat fills a mini claw-footed tub with gin and (tonic) foam to riff on soapy bathwater.

The Red Carpet plays with a torch and Tenth Ward absinthe atomizer, while the Tranquility Cup combines Suntory Toki whisky with root spice syrup and lemon juice. The show-stopping Black Gold, made with Virginia Highlands single-malt whisky, is complemented with chocolate bitters, pure maple syrup, and a gold foam rim.

The full bar also sells beer and wine, as well as no-booze options. Cocktails are priced $16-$19, beers average $8, and wines range from $10-$20 a glass, with bottles available for $40 and up.

The lounge compliments drinks with rich bar bites, including a “Sleep With the Fishes” order of wonton tuna tacos, “Run a Fowl” crispy chicken thigh sliders, foie gras and duck fat-buttered popcorn, deviled eggs with candied pork belly and caviar, and New England-style lobster rolls.

The attached Heights food hall opened first in December, granting the historically sleepy upper Northwest neighborhood an influx of lunch and dinner options all at once. Anchoring the food hall is the third location of Urbano, Common Plate’s sit-down Tex-Mex eatery in Merrifield and Old Town. The Heights bar up front joins eight stalls serving a variety of offerings, from local favorites to brand new eateries.

Lauded chef Kevin Tien, who just reopened his modern Vietnamese restaurant Moon Rabbit in Penn Quarter, sends out sushi, nigiri, and crudos at Doki Doki. The second location of Union Market’s Yasmine also finds a home here, serving kebabs, shawarma, spreads, and dips. DC Dosa, a casual South Indian stall with dosas and all sorts of fillings, also expands from Union Market to the Heights.

This Deli of Ours, a sandwich counter with cheesesteaks, Italian subs, and pastrami on rye, comes from Sparrow and Common Plate. Mimi’s Handmade Ice Cream and Supreme BBQ, for Texas-style barbecue with Filipino influences, are also present.

Rounding out the vendors are the winners of Sparrow’s “Stall Wars” competition — Miami-styled snack bar Saoco and Thai street food stall Sky Lantern with drunken short rib lo mein, salmon poke, and rice bowls.

Common Plate is looking to expand seating with a year-round patio. The Heights hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

PTA What's Up Weekly - Updated 5/3/24

CCES PTA Weekly NewsletterImportant DatesNEW - It’s Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!This upcoming week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and the PTA will celebrate our wonderful CCES Teachers and Staff all week long!Please have your student participate by writing a note of thanks to be delivered on Friday, May 10th. Be sure to remind students to consider all those who have influenced them in addition to their homeroom teachers.Here's how the PTA plans to celebrate our CCES Teachers and St...

CCES PTA Weekly Newsletter

Important Dates

NEW - It’s Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!

This upcoming week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and the PTA will celebrate our wonderful CCES Teachers and Staff all week long!

Please have your student participate by writing a note of thanks to be delivered on Friday, May 10th. Be sure to remind students to consider all those who have influenced them in addition to their homeroom teachers.

Here's how the PTA plans to celebrate our CCES Teachers and Staff throughout the week:

Monday, May 6th: Teachers and staff will enjoy chair massages

Tuesday, May 7th: Teachers will receive a sweet treat from students. The PTA is providing this for the students to give to teachers, but we need some parent volunteers to help with this!

Wednesday, May 8th- Teachers and staff will enjoy ice cream sandwiches from Captain Cookie

Thursday, May 9th- Teachers will enjoy morning smoothies

Friday, May 10th: Teachers and staff will enjoy a catered California Tortilla lunch and receive notes from students. Please have your student bring their note!!!

Sign up here to help on Tuesday and Friday!

NEW - The ABC Countdown is On!

It’s hard to believe but the end of the year is almost here! A time-honored tradition, the CCES ABC Countdown, begins Tuesday May 7th. Click here for details!

NEW - Heading to SCMS Next Year? Check This Out!

The SCMS PTSA has sent this important note.

Dear Future Silver Creek Middle School Parents,

Worried about middle school? Wondering what you can do to ensure your student’s success?

Take a proactive role in your student’s middle school education, and be a part of the PTSA! The Silver Creek Middle School PTSA plays an integral role in supporting our strong, vibrant community---cultural arts, community service, faculty and staff appreciation, social activities, academic support, etc. We hope we can count on you to play an active role.

We are currently recruiting for the 2024-2025 school year for positions on the PTSA Executive Committee and the Board at large. We have lots of open positions, and most of them require minimal effort on an ongoing basis. There is literally something for everyone! Current opportunities include (among others):

Executive Committee: First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary

Diversity Committee: NAACP/AASAAG, AAPI, LGBTQ

Fundraising: Direct Donation, Book Fair, Community Nights Out

Communications: Weekly Newsletter, ListServ, Social Media, Website, Translations (Spanish, Amharic)

Other: 6th Grade Co-Chair, Community Service/SCMS Cares, Cultural Arts, Membership, STEAM Night, Building & Grounds, Safety, Green Committee

Please contact Cecily Baskir ( or Susan Hage (, if you are interested in serving, have questions about what is involved in any of the positions, and/or have a recommendation.

We also welcome you to join the SCMS PTSA listserv. The SCMS listserv is a great way to get information on PTSA sponsored activities. We strongly encourage everyone to subscribe. To participate in and be informed of what's going on in the Silver Creek community, join the listserve by emailing or email our moderator directly at Be sure to include your affiliation with Silver Creek (i.e., my child ___ is an incoming 6th grade student from CCES), as this is a closed group.

We’re excited to hit the ground running in September, and hope you’ll join us next year on the SCMS PTSA!

Thank you for your consideration. And welcome to the Silver Creek Community!

Warmest Regards,

The Silver Creek PTSA Nominating Committee

UPDATED - PTA Positions Open for Next Year!

Calling all parents and caregivers. We still need PTA board and committee members for the 2024-2025 school year. The PTA undertakes numerous essential initiatives and your involvement is crucial to making it possible. The gift of your time - you won't regret donating it. Please reach out to Jennifer Iras-Helminski if you're interested.


Jennifer (

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Attention 5th Grade Parents and Caregivers

It's hard to believe that our children's time at CCES is coming to a close! CCES's outgoing class has a long tradition of expressing appreciation for its time at this special school by leaving a class gift for future students to enjoy. Our kids have been the beneficiaries of past classes' gifts, such as the pergola and other courtyard furniture, sound equipment, and similar items. We are seeking donations to fund this year's class gift (item TBD pending the amount of funds raised). If you're able to donate, please visit Pay4School Stuff | Online School and PTA Payments, and select "Fifth Grade Class Gift Donation." Donations are appreciated by May 15. Please contact Emily Helms Williams at with any questions.

5th Grade Party on June 5th!

Calling all 5th Graders - Let’s Party on June 5th! - We’re excited to announce the CCES 5th Grade Party is scheduled on June 5th from 5-7 pm at Meadowbrook Local Park. We’ll have food and fun activities to celebrate our graduating class. RSVP for your 5th grader by May 17:

Parents/Caregivers - we need help to make this free event a success. Sign up today to volunteer and/or donate: Volunteer Sign Up Genius

More details to come!

CCES PTA Google Calendar

Want to have all of these dates easily and quickly saved to your Google calendar? Click here to access the CCES PTA’s Google Calendar. This calendar will be updated as events are added and changed throughout the year.

Get Stretched at the First StretchLab in Chevy Chase!

StretchLab, the global leader in assisted stretching, is now open in Chevy Chase.The new studio, situated at 8525 Chevy Chase Lake Terrace, Suite 304, marks the first location in Maryland. It aims to introduce people of all ages and fitness levels to the diverse health and wellness benefits of working with highly trained Flexologists™ in an open, modern, fun, and approachable environment.StretchLab Chevy Chase...

StretchLab, the global leader in assisted stretching, is now open in Chevy Chase.The new studio, situated at 8525 Chevy Chase Lake Terrace, Suite 304, marks the first location in Maryland. It aims to introduce people of all ages and fitness levels to the diverse health and wellness benefits of working with highly trained Flexologists™ in an open, modern, fun, and approachable environment.

StretchLab Chevy Chase is proudly owned and operated by the entrepreneurial couple, Liliya Khizder and Michael Grossman, who have been happily married for the last 18 years. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Michael brings a wealth of experience in corporate fitness. His personal journey involves overcoming serious back pain caused by herniated discs, which led him to discover StretchLab and the concept of assisted stretching. With the new StretchLab, he aspires to help people avoid injuries and continue enjoying their lives pain-free.

Liliya, originally from the Republic of Georgia, relocated to the United States and established a successful 25-year career in IT. As a hands-on business owner, she envisions the new location as a platform to cultivate personal connections between herself, her team of flexologists, and their clients.

"We were drawn to StretchLab because it is accessible to everyone," said Khizder. "While people often emphasize the importance of stretching, they rarely incorporate it into their routines. With StretchLab, we recognize that we can impact lives one at a time through assisted stretching, enabling individuals to live their lives injury-free and to the fullest."

StretchLab offers a variety of one-on-one personalized stretching services that concentrate on the client’s current stretching needs. Flexologists™ hold a nationally recognized certificate in assisted stretching, as the Flexologist Training Program is accredited by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, a first in the field of assisted stretching and something no other brand offers. Monthly memberships are available for four, eight or 12 visits per month, as well as session-pack stretches.

The Chevy Chase studio also offers the MAPS machine, which is a revolutionary machine that identifies movement inefficiencies across four critical categories: Mobility, Activation, Posture and Symmetry. The MAPS score is created utilizing 3D technology to perform a total body movement assessment scan in under 30 seconds, as users perform three body-weight squats. Results are delivered on-screen and via email, which will allow StretchLab Flexologists to better serve the needs of its diverse members. This creates a customized movement plan and offers a measurable way to see progress in flexibility.

StretchLab Chevy Chase is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The studio can be reached online at by email at or by phone at (301) 664-2426


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