In collaboration with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), the KS Disability & Health Program is sponsoring a FREE online exercise program called 14 Weeks to a Healthier You!
This program, developed by NCHPAD, provides FREE personalized exercises and routines (including videos) tailored for people with mobility limitations and chronic conditions and their individual strengths and needs. Nutrition and healthy eating tips are also included - all in an effort to help Kansans with mobility impairments or chronic health conditions lead more physically active and healthy lives within their communities.
Interested individuals just need to go to the website (posted below) and register. Participants will be asked to fill out a brief profile about themselves in order to be guided through the personalized 14-week online exercise program, with new videos and information provided as individuals log-in each of the 14 weeks of the program. The 14 Weeks to a Healthier You online program can be accessed via mobile devices as well as traditional computer and laptops.
On this episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks with Renee Roberts. Roberts is the transportation manager for SKIL and is located in Parsons. Here she talks about her work in coordinating medically-related transportation for the disabled, and explains how people interested in the service (or in driving) can do so.
Are you a US resident (Age 18+) who uses a service animal or other animal that assists you with your disability? If not, are you the parent of a child who uses such an animal?
If so, the Southwest ADA Center (www.southwestada.org) would like to learn about your experiences with accessing public places with your animal. We invite you to complete the following anonymous survey at: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3773597/Assistance-Animal-Survey
Meet Susan Robinson - On this episode of "Resource Central," Joe Reinecker talks with Susan Robinson of Chanute. Susan is a SKIL customer who also serves on the organization's board. Here she talks about her day-to-day life, her disability, and what SKIL does for her and how it has enhanced her life. She also talks about working for the organization.
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We have been in a period of crisis with our mental health system for a number of years. We have grown accustomed to being in a state of crisis. It’s important that we not accept this state of affairs as normal.
The solutions to resolve our crises have been detailed in report after report. Some modest actions have been taken and others are in the pipeline, but more significant structural changes to our treatment systems are not getting the attention they deserve.
The crises of our mental health system call individuals living with mental illness and their family members to be courageous in exercising leadership to support recovery and to change systems to better serve our needs. We will be examining how themes of courage, heart and brain strengthen our work around peer support, education and advocacy to reach Kansans in need and to bring them into the NAMI family.