Around the House: wellness

Article author Judy MeibachObesity has been an issue for me for most of my life.  Unfortunately, I have not taken my weight and my health as seriously as I should, and that has caused a change in the quality of my life. I’ve been encouraged by many people at Fountain House to partake in...
Members and staff of the Wellness Unit assemble bags of fresh local produce for more than 50 customers a week.In recent years, the Wellness, Culinary, and Horticulture Units have been working together to introduce healthier food into our community. In addition to growing our own food at Fountain...
Breathe Free helps the Fountain House community ground that cigarette out for good!Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released new data that show one of every three adults with mental illness smokes,...
A group tends one of the gardens.Fountain House is currently enjoying the many and varied fruits of the hard work done in High Point Farm’s gardens and orchard. Two acres of the farm are devoted to growing a variety of produce. Half of this is cultivated each year for vegetables and flowers...
Magnolia Clubhouse in Cleveland, OHMagnolia Clubhouse was proud to cosponsor and present at the recent Partners in Wellness symposium held at Fountain House. The Clubhouse model continues to evolve, and Fountain House continues to innovate and lead our evolution. Magnolia Clubhouse...
The Sidney Baer Center model of treatment is a showcase for what only recently in the United States is recognized as best practice for persons with serious mental illness (SMI). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, written to reduce the costs of care while optimizing the...
I have been in Weight Wise, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 pm, for four weeks. I decided to go to Weight Wise to try to lose some weight. I have tried to lose weight many times using different programs and crash diets. None of it worked.I think Weight Wise is different in that it...
Dr. Owens facilitates a panel on the dynamics of integrated health care.On June 5 and 6 Fountain House was the host for a Symposium on the subject of integrated health care: the system of coordinated medical, psychiatric and rehabilitation services as exemplified by Fountain House’s...
  Yoga class as part of the Returning to Balance program.Since November, the Wellness Unit has been hosting a weekly workshop called Returning to Balance from 5 pm – 6 pm on Thursdays.  It’s a combination of yoga and massage taught by a trio of teachers who alternate weeks...
Henry driving the John Deere at High Point FarmAnother busy year has galloped past at High Point Farm. After the snow and ice of the early months, we looked forward to cultivating the garden once again. We grew all the vegetables that had worked well the previous year – like tomatoes,...

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