Dick Vermeil cuts the ribbon on his family-named therapy and fitness unit.

The re-dedication of the Jean-Louis Vermeil Physical Therapy & Physical Development area was held April 21, 2023, at The Mary Campbell Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Dick Vermeil, former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, and MCC supporter for 40+ years, was an honored guest and spoke about the importance of MCC in the lives of those who are differently abled.

Originally built in 1985, the area’s expansion is the culmination of many events: the growing need for residents to expand access to these programs; the vision of the MCC Board and staff to affirm the need and plan for it; the skill and creativity of contractors who developed the space; and the generosity of friends, foundations, and the State of Delaware who made this dream a reality.

“The Center has always been committed to helping every resident live their best life” explained Executive Director Anne Studd. “And we’re very excited about this expanded space which allows residents to meet—and often exceed—their fitness and therapy goals.”

The expansion nearly doubles the size of the current program area to 3,000 square feet and adds new therapeutic spaces and state of the art equipment, including an overhead track for enhanced walking programs. A dramatic wall of windows provides a flood of natural light and a beautiful courtyard view.

Named after Vermeil’s father and grandfather, the space is a testament to the family’s longstanding commitment to The Center and its residents. “The Vermeil family appreciates having their name affiliated with The Mary Campbell Center,” he said. “What they have done here is second to none.”

Check out the video clip of this event: NBC 10 at the Mary Campbell Center covering the PT/PD Ribbon Cutting event.