The Foxhall Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose motto is, “Helping Everyone Age Well.” It was founded by Dr. Kristin Thomas and Dr. Joshua Yamamoto in 2014 to provide a resource for our local community, and to provide educational opportunities for anyone.
Specifically, the Foundation works to create education opportunities for members of the community (patients), families, caregivers, medical providers (physicians), and institutions (hospitals).
The hope is to bridge the knowledge gaps that separate those who need care, those who provide care, and those who research better ways of delivering care.
To learn more about Foxhall Foundation, please click here.
KenZen-Do Karate & Foxhall Wellness
Everyone benefits from moving. Walking outdoors, avoiding crowds, and wearing a mask is a good starting point, but many people need more supervision and instruction to maximize their fitness and health potential. This is where the idea of a wellness center originated.
With the reality of the Coronavirus, it was essential to create a space where social distancing was easily maintained. The Wellness Center is a single, vast open space (over 4000 sq ft.). This allows an opportunity to come for physical instruction with ample space for social distancing. The ceiling was opened up, and the ventilation system has been redesigned to make the space as open and well ventilated as possible. There are aggressive protocols in place to ensure maximum safety, including ample distancing, strict mask use, limited class sizes, and safety screening.
KenZen-Do, Karate & Foxhall Wellness Center officially opened in August 2020 in our new space located at 5550 Friendship Blvd. Suite T-80, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Instructors from KenZen-Do Karate will run a full studio offering a whole range of classes from “Masters of Motion” to help people with Parkinson’s regain wellness through mobility, to youth Karate, and an entire spectrum in-between. Additionally, Certified Wellness and nutritional health counselors will be available for personalized and group instruction on a range of topics, from specific dietary needs to physical training and life coaching.
The Pandemic has changed everything. The ability to run classes in person was stopped over the summer, but our efforts continued and we are now offering small classes at the center. Virtual classes are also offered each day for those unable to attend in person.
To learn more about KenZen-Do Karate & Foxhall Wellness please click here.
You Can Prevent A Stroke
Did you know that Dr. Yamamoto and Dr. Thomas have released a new book, called You Can Prevent A Stroke?
Natural aging leads to artery plaque, high blood pressure, and slower and irregular heartbeats. You can do everything right, and time will still pass. You will still age. While you can influence some aspects of aging on your own, some you cannot — at least not without your doctor’s help.
Fortunately, the biology of aging is no longer mysterious. Heart and blood vessel health is knowable, measurable, and manageable.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do, and what we can ask of our doctors, to manage the effects of aging on our circulation so that we do not have a stroke. For years, they have approached patients with the fundamentals learned at The Johns Hopkins Hospital: “Take responsibility for your patient’s health, go in-depth, have an unswerving commitment to solving problems, be thorough, thoughtful, and have attention to detail.”
You can purchase your own copy of the book in our office or from the following retailers or wherever books are sold.