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A Simple Handoff

Oxford Health and Wellness Store Changes Owners

Natural Awakenings News: A Simple Handoff
Troy Farwell & Heather Shalayko

After 10 years in Oxford and over 20 years in the health and wellness industry, Troy Farwell is passing the baton to his local health and wellness retail establishment, Simple Organics. In the "Simple Handoff," the new owner, Heather Shalayko, a customer and friend of the family for many years, will take ownership on August 1.

“Heather has a tremendous background in health and wellness," says Farwell. "She truly believes in natural health and she lives a healthy lifestyle. Heather comes with the passion needed to take Simple Organics to the next level, and I think the community is going to love her positive energy.”

Shalayko, a graduate of Oakland University, is a certified wellness practitioner through the National Wellness Institute, is a certified lactation counselor and has over 12 years of experience working in health and wellness in various sectors, most recently at a Flint nonprofit.

“I’m looking forward to bringing mindfulness, nutrition and various physical activity programs to Simple," explains Shalayko. "One of those programs will be Walk with Ease, a 6-week walking program designed for seniors or anyone with limited mobility.”

Customers will still see Farwell regularly in his private practice as a doctor of natural medicine and registered Ayurvedic practitioner. His office will remain at Simple Organics. Additionally, Farwell will remain the wellness director of Simple Organics. "One of the main factors in deciding to sell Simple Organics was the balancing act necessary to both run the store and see clients," adds Farwell. "This will give me enough time to meet the demands of those I see in my practice.”

Simple Organics and Troy Farwell Holistic Health are located at 111 S. Washington St., Oxford. For more information about Simple Organics, call 248-236-0027 or visit their website: Simple-Organics.net. For more information about Troy Farwell Holistic Health, call 248-920-6595 or visit TroyFarwellHolisticHealth.com.


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