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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Manassas Park, VA

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 Manassas Park, VA 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 Manassas Park VA. 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 Manassas Park, VA that can help patients deal with dementia.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Manassas Park, VA

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.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Manassas Park, VA

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.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Manassas Park, VA

The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Manassas Park, VA

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 Manassas Park, VA.

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 Manassas Park, VA. 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 Manassas Park, VA

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 Manassas Park, VA

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

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Manassas Park, VA 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 Manassas Park, VA

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 Manassas Park, VA

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.

Latest News in Manassas Park, VA

Manassas planning to buy former school property for new public park

The city of Manassas is negotiating to buy the former 20-acre Marsteller School property at 8730 Sudley Road for the city’s 21st public park.The park would include a future community center, athletic fields and open land, as well as be home to a new fire station.“In one transaction we were able to address multiple needs that have been identified in our community survey and long-term planning: green space/fields, an indoor community center and a location for a future fire station. Community discussions and a space ne...

The city of Manassas is negotiating to buy the former 20-acre Marsteller School property at 8730 Sudley Road for the city’s 21st public park.

The park would include a future community center, athletic fields and open land, as well as be home to a new fire station.

“In one transaction we were able to address multiple needs that have been identified in our community survey and long-term planning: green space/fields, an indoor community center and a location for a future fire station. Community discussions and a space needs analysis will help us determine additional uses of the existing building,” interim City Manager Douglas Keen said in a news release.

The proposed $9.9 million purchase from the Manassas Baptist Church, which bought the property in 2002, addresses a longstanding deficit of park and recreation facilities in the city, according to the release. It also offers a cost-effective solution for indoor athletics and the city’s first community center without the need to redevelop commercial real estate. The sale does not include Manassas Baptist’s church building and surrounding six acres.

The former school facilities can be used immediately in a limited way. The addition of two diamond fields, a rectangular field and an outdoor running track would accommodate increasing demand and keep the city’s commitment to provide fields for youth recreation leagues, the city said.

The purchase also provides an optimal location for the planned replacement of Fire Station 1, currently on Centreville Road, which would reduce response times to the northern side of the city and bring public safety operations closer to UVA Health Prince William Medical Center.

Manassas Baptist Church will continue to operate its warming shelter and can continue some programming during a transition period. The church’s other essential services will move to its existing church building.

Planning and design for the new park facilities will begin immediately so that some outdoor programming can begin this summer. The purchase is expected to be complete in July or August.

Funds for the purchase are being budgeted for fiscal 2025, which begins July 1. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for April 22.

In the release, Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger noted that the purchase is important not only to meet present needs, but for future generations.

“I have long been an advocate for a community center in the city and am glad we have this unique opportunity to re-acquire a former public property in an important partnership with one of the city’s most historic churches," she said. "We will be able to offer more recreational opportunities and more open space as our residents have requested. We will also be able to keep everyone safer with the future relocation of Fire Station 1.”

Manassas Health Inspections: Violations At Schools, Eateries

MANASSAS, VA — Several restaurants and schools in the Manassas area recorded violations during recent health department inspections between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1.Health inspectors conduct most restaurant and other health inspections in person. However, some visits, such as those for training purposes, can be conducted virtually.Violations typically focus on factors that can contribute to food contamination. The local health department can also perform a re-inspection to ensure that possible violations have been corrected....

MANASSAS, VA — Several restaurants and schools in the Manassas area recorded violations during recent health department inspections between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1.

Health inspectors conduct most restaurant and other health inspections in person. However, some visits, such as those for training purposes, can be conducted virtually.

Violations typically focus on factors that can contribute to food contamination. The local health department can also perform a re-inspection to ensure that possible violations have been corrected.

For every observed violation, the inspector provides a specific corrective action that can be completed to rectify the violation. Sometimes these are simple, and violations can be corrected during the course of the inspection. Other violations are addressed later, and an inspector may conduct a follow-up inspection to ensure compliance.

Here are the most recent inspections from the Manassas area, according to the Prince William Health District.

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Manassas Park Middle School: 8202 Euclid Ave Manassas Park, VA 20111

Last inspection: Feb. 1

Violations: No violations found.

George C. Round Elementary School: 10100 Hastings Dr Manassas, VA 20110

Last inspection:

Bennett Elementary School: 8800 Old Dominion Dr Manassas, VA 20110

Last inspection: Feb. 1

Violations: No violations found.

Cedar Point Elementary School: 12601 Braemar Pkwy Bristow, VA 20136

Last inspection: Jan. 31

Violations: No violations found.

Smashburger #1330: 14082 Promenade Commons St Gainesville, VA 20155

Last inspection: Jan. 31

Violations:

Cedar Point Elementary School: 12601 Braemar Pkwy Bristow, VA 20136

Last inspection: Jan. 31

Violations: No violations found.

Marsteller Middle School: 14000 Sudley Manor Dr Bristow, VA 20136

Last inspection: Jan. 31

Gainesville High School: 13150 University Boulevard Gainesville, VA 20155

Last inspection: Jan. 31

Violations: No violations found.

Bristow Run Elementary School: 8990 Worthington Dr Bristow, VA 20136

Last inspection: Jan. 31

Violations: No violations found.

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant #1367: 7501 Broken Branch Ln Manassas, VA 20110

Last inspection: Jan. 31

Violations:

Ellis Elementary School: 10400 Kim Graham Ln Manassas, VA 20109

Last inspection: Jan. 30

Violations: No violations found.

Nanda Learning Center: 10951 Samuel Trexler Dr. Manassas, VA 20110

Last inspection: Jan. 30

Violations: No violations found.

Unity Reed High School: 8820 Rixlew Ln Manassas, VA 20109

Last inspection: Jan. 30

Violations: No violations found.

Sudley Elementary School: 9744 Copeland Dr Manassas, VA 20109

Last inspection: Jan. 30

Violations: No violations found.

Mullen Elementary School: 8000 Rodes Dr Manassas, VA 20109

Last inspection: Jan. 30

Violations: No violations found.

Burgers @ Manassas: 8300 Sudley Road Suite A1 Manassas, VA 20109

Last inspection: Jan. 29 (pre-opening)

Violations: No violations found.

Benton Middle School: 7411 Hoadly Rd Manassas, VA 20112

Last inspection: Jan. 26

Violations: No violations found.

Cougar Elementary School: 9330 Brandon St Manassas Park, VA 20111

Last inspection: Jan. 26

Violations:

Manassas Park Elementary School: 9298 Cougar Ct Manassas Park, VA 20111

Last inspection: Jan. 26

Violations: No violations found.

Coles Elementary School: 7405 Hoadly Rd Manassas, VA 20112

Last inspection: Jan. 26

Violations: No violations found.

IN PHOTOS: Manassas Park gets the Fourth of July festivities started

Manassas Park kicked off this year's Fourth of July festivities Saturday at Signal Hill Park. Families and friends enjoyed fellowship, fireworks and more. Browse the gallery below for a glimpse of the action. ...

Manassas Park kicked off this year's Fourth of July festivities Saturday at Signal Hill Park. Families and friends enjoyed fellowship, fireworks and more. Browse the gallery below for a glimpse of the action.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Mary, 4, swings with Asya Johnson of Manassas Park prior to the fireworks at Manassas Park on July 1.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

A group of friends enjoy the Fourth of July festivities in Manassas Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Caiden, 2, of Manassas Park, takes a turn on the slide before this year’s fireworks at Signal Hill Park in Manassas Park on July 1.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Fernando Torres photographs his son, Fernando Jr., 8 months, of Manassas, prior to the firework display at Signal Hill Park on Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Families start arriving at Signal Hill Park for the evening’s Fourth of July fireworks in Manassas Park on Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Lina was loving the playground prior to the fireworks show at Signal Hill Park on July 1.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Brantley, 5, (left) and Grayson Weis, 7, of Stafford play at the playground prior to the firework display at Signal Hill Park on Saturday July 1, 2023. Photo by Doug Stroud

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Manassas Park hosted its Fourth of July celebration with fireworks at Signal Hill Park Saturday.

Families start arriving at Signal Hill Park for the evening’s Independence Day celebration after the rain after subsided.

The Velasquez family of Manassas arrives at Signal Hill Park for the Manassas Park Fourth of July celebration, held a few days early on July 1.

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PHOTOS: Manassas Park High School football returns to the field

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First-year Manassas Park head football coach Mark Teague provides instruction for his players during the team's inaugural practice conducted on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

A Manassas Park player looks in a pass launched from a football passing machine during the team's opening-day practice held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park players take a water break on a steaming hot day during the team's inaugural practice for the 2023 season held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Passing is a part of the Manassas Park practice regimen despite its commitment to the Single Wing offense as witnessed during the team's first practice held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park players respond to head coach Mark Teague's positive attitude during the team's first practice held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park football players listen up during their first practice under new head coach Mark Teague in a session held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

First-year Manassas Park head football coach Mark Teague pumps up the energy with his players during the team's inaugural practice conducted on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park backups get ready for action during the team's inaugural practice for the 2023 season in a two-hour session held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Water bottles get rushed out to Manassas Park players during a hydration break in the middle of the team's inaugural practice for the 2023 season held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park players raise their hands while answering a question during a break in the team's inaugural practice to open the 2023 season on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

A guest speaker is introduced following Manassas Park's opening practice for the 2023 season in a session held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

A special guest speaks to a group of Manassas Park football players following the team's inaugural practice for the season in a hot but upbeat session held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park's varsity football program returned to the field for the team's inaugural practice held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park's coaching staff gets ready to take the field for its team's first practice of the 2023 season in a session held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park assistant coaches get ready to teach during their team's first practice of the 2023 season in a session held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park football players proceed down steps to their practice field in organized fashion prior to the start of their first practice session of the upcoming season on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park's football team members get ready for action as they begin their inaugural practice for the 2023 season in a session held on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Football practice officially begins for Manassas Park High School with a lock-arm leap by two of its top players during a session held on the school's practice field on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Manassas Park players begin their first practice with exercises during a session held on the school's practice field on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium clears final hurdle for ballot initiative to open Manassas Park location

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A ballot initiative to bring a Rosie’s Gaming Emporium to Manassas Park cleared its final hurdle Friday.

A question asking voters whether they wish to allow pari-mutuel gambling in the city to make way for a new Rosie’s location will appear on the November ballot after Prince William County Circuit Court Judge Kimberly A. Irving signed off on a 533-signature petition (450 signatures, or 5% of the city’s voters, were needed for approval).

The petition, certified by the Manassas Park registrar’s office, had been submitted earlier in August by Churchill Downs Incorporated, the parent company of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium.

The ballot initiative in November will require a majority of voters in the city to pass. If approved, a new Rosie’s fitted with slot-like historical horse racing machines would be legal to build in the city, though the company would still require final sign-off from the City Council in the form of a conditional use permit.

Several councilmembers have voiced support for Churchill Downs’ proposal to build the Rosie’s at the Manassas Park Shopping Center on Centreville Road and Manassas Drive. Among those is Councilmember Michael Carrera, who helped lead the signature collection.

But some city officials remain opposed to the idea, including Vice Mayor Alanna Mensing and Mayor Jeanette Rishell, who has said the facility would “change the character” of the city.

Rishell did not immediately return a request for comment.

“I am excited that Churchill Downs has selected the City of Manassas Park for expansion if this measure passes,” Carrera said in a statement. “The immediate major benefit will be increased tax revenues that we have long needed that will assist with additional city services and that will provide the opportunity for much needed property tax reduction for our residents. But the full opportunity is so much greater than that.”

Carrera continued, “This is an opportunity for Manassas Park to be associated with Churchill Downs – the biggest name in horse racing and one of the foremost names in entertainment in the country. Rosie’s will be a world class entertainment destination and will help our local businesses grow with greater visibility and new customers. I urge all my fellow residents to vote yes for pari-mutuel gaming. It’s truly a vote for a better and stronger Manassas Park!”

Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen said in a statement they’re excited to bring their brand to the city.

“Rosie’s is all about fun with a stage for live band performances, a terrific menu, an opportunity to watch a game or the horses run anywhere in the country, and yes – pari-mutuel gaming,” Carstanjen said, “We are already seeing tremendous enthusiasm and support for what we are proposing in Manassas Park. We plan to deliver entertainment, millions of dollars in new tax revenue to the city, and well-paying jobs.”

The company said in June the facility would bring 150 jobs to the city.

Rosie’s emporiums feature slot-like historical horse racing machines that look and play similarly to traditional slot machines, but where winners are determined by historical horse races. The machines are legal under Virginia’s pari-mutuel wagering statute and regulated by the Virginia Horse Racing Commission. Similar machines are found throughout the commonwealth at gas stations and convenience stores.

Churchill Downs is allowed to operate up to 5,000 such machines across the state, and the planned location in Manassas Park would include up to 350 machines.

In Dumfries, where a Rosie’s Gaming Emporium opened in 2021, gaming tax revenues have more than tripled from what they were prior and are expected to continue growing. Town officials project exponential revenue growth into 2024, anticipating $3.6 million from gaming alone – almost half of the town’s total tax revenue in the 2023 budget cycle. The impending opening of The Rose, Churchill Downs’ expanded gaming facility, hotel and theater, is expected to help the town reach those projections. The Rose is planned to open next year.

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