Challenge Center in La Mesa adds staff

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The Challenge Center, located at 5540 Lake Park Way, at Sunset Park in La Mesa, has announced several additions to its staff, including physical therapist Jaime Hall and fitness trainers John Dawson, Emily Ybarondo and Chelsea Woerle. Hall has a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos. The three fitness trainers are kinesiology students at San Diego State University. The non-profit Challenge Center, founded in 1987, provides skilled physical therapy, specialized assisted fitness training and wellness programs to East County residents with various severe physical disabilities to rehabilitate, realize the highest level of independence and improve their quality of life.