Around the House: wellness

Chef Ellery Bordon teaching the Wellness cooking class.Just to place you all in the know, the Wellness cooking class has been chopping, cutting, and mixing up a storm. So far, we’ve had two wonderfully talented chefs - each with different instructing techniques on everything from...
The group discusses the connection between mental health and dental health.On October 25th, the Wellness Unit hosted their first in a series of monthly lunchtime lectures. A team from the Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Health Center led a great discussion about dental health with a group of about 15...
Alan MillerClerical Unit, Fountain House New research from the University of Leicester in the UK raises concerns about higher than expected mortality rates following acute coronary events, such as heart attack, in those with serious mental health issues. The same researchers, Leicester and Curtin...
The chalet at High PointAbigail JacksonHigh Point Farm High Point Farm, located in the northwestern corner of New Jersey, is a rural extension of Fountain House. Each week a group of staff and members comes to carry out the work necessary to the running of a successful farm. Once here, the...
fh-nourishing-mind-and-body.jpgAmy Ferrara, Culinary Unit, Fountain HouseJoe Shaffer, Wellness Resource Area, Fountain HouseFountain House's Culinary Unit has made major strides in the past year to improve the quality and the nutritional content of the meals that we serve to our community. The...
Howard Owens, MDBoard of Directors, Fountain House The integration of medical and psychiatric outpatient care is now standard procedure in the Veterans Administration clinics in New York and New Jersey. On January 13 Dr. Brian Bronson gave a presentation at the NYU School of Medicine describing...
The balance fitness station at High Point FarmJulius LanoilWellness and Education Consultant, Fountain HouseWellness Immersion is one effort to support our community in their attempt to begin and continue a healthy lifestyle. Specifically, it is for members and staff who have severe weight or...
Kenneth J. DudekPresident, Fountain House Last week, a member of Fountain House died. He was only 31.Most likely, he died of heart complications. He was so young, and yet, like many others with serious mental illness, he had high cholesterol and high blood pressure.  He lived on Social...
Kenneth J. Dudek President, Fountain House New York State is completely revamping its Medicaid system, especially for people with serious mental illness. Data provided by the State Office of Mental Health demonstrates that people with serious mental illness incur a large proportion of...

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