As news about the continues, one Carmichael wellness center says they're focused on keeping local residents healthy and happy.
Bob and Jeanine Graykowski have operated on Stanley Avenue since 1985. The couple lives in Carmichael and say they enjoy being part of the community.
"From a living point of view, I like the small town, rural feel," said Bob Graykowski. "We ride our bikes all the time down at ."
Despite a sluggish economy, the Graykowskis say they have worked with patients to ensure their care continues.
"People who are looking for wellness make it a priority in their lives," said Jeanine Graykowski. "We've been lucky...but if a patient loses their job...we have plans of care for them; we're here to serve the community."
The Graykowskis have been longtime members of the .
"We didn't know anyone here so I went to the chamber and they welcomed me into the community," Bob Graykowski said.
Chiropractic USA has hosted chamber mixers and were named Business Persons of the Year in 1994. Jeanine Graykowski has helped run the pageant.
The business serves a diverse group of clients including families and individuals seeking health advice and there are classes for seniors at local convalescent homes for spinal health.
The Graykowskis raised their three children in Carmichael. Daughters Nichole, now 31, who teaches in Citrus Heights and Heather, 28 and son Joel, 25, attended local schools including , , , and .
The Graykowskis say they have seen Carmichael change over the decades.
"I see more young families moving in with the housing moving down a bit," Bob Graykowski said.
He added that he welcomes the improvements being made to .
"Marconi (Avenue) used to be the ugliest intersection until they built the Copeland's Sports (now )," Graykowski said. "It seems like we've got thrift stores on every corner; I'd like to see more business where people can create more of a sense of community."
He mentioned the Miagro Investments project in the shopping center that now includes and other businesses as an example of a promising future for Carmichael.
"We work to support Carmichael businesses, such as tire shops, auto repair, restaurants and shopping," Graykowski said. "It's our home."