CARLSBAD, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Like much of New Orleans on August 27, 2005, Hurricane Katrina left its tragic mark on the Metairie Jenny Craig Centre on Veterans Boulevard. Three feet of water destroyed computers, files and desks, and a hole in the ceiling of the food room exposed the Centre to wind and torrential rain. Despite the staff's best intentions to resume operations the following Tuesday, the Centre was forced to close due to the extensive damages suffered. On April 23, the Centre officially reopened in a new location, at 3535 Severn Ave, Suite 3, on the corner of Severn and Esplanade. The opening can't come soon enough for Jenny Craig franchisee Jae Sanders, who also operates Centres in Mandeville and Baton Rouge, as well as in New Mexico. "Our clients have been so understanding and so loyal throughout this ordeal," said Sanders. "Many of them drove an hour each way for their weekly consultations at our Mandeville and Baton Rouge Centres, demonstrating their commitment to making positive lifestyle changes. We've all been anxiously awaiting the opening of this new Centre, and we see it as yet one more sign that our beloved city is flourishing once again." The original Metairie Centre opened in January 1986 and was supervised by Jenny Craig's sister, the late Trudy LeCompte. Over the past two decades, the Centre has helped clients create a healthy relationship with food, build an active lifestyle, and develop a balanced approach to living. Karen Brown, a Jenny Craig employee from before the storm, has returned as Centre Director, and three of her staff members are successful Jenny Craig clients from the original Metairie location. Those interested in learning more about the Jenny Craig Program are encouraged to call 504/455-3881.
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