April 2019 is National Minority Health Month, and for the observance this year, The Center For Health Care Services Foundation is raising awareness about the important role an active lifestyle plays in keeping us healthy.
The theme for the 2019 observance is Active & Healthy, which will allow the nation to emphasize the health benefits of incorporating even small amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity into our schedules.
Physical activity promotes health and reduces the risk of chronic diseases and other conditions that are more common or severe among racial and ethnic minority groups. #NMHM19 ...
We see it every day! Volunteers leading neighborhood activities, lifting the collective confidence to solve common issues. Volunteers tutoring people to read, lifting their self-esteem and increasing their success in school.
Volunteers visiting people, lifting their spirits and keeping them connected. Volunteers coaching sports teams, lifting community pride and creating lifelong bonds. You never know what can give others a lift during a difficult day. Someone spontaneously pays for your coffee or lets you go ahead of them in line at the grocery store. Maybe a neighbor shoveled your walk after a storm when you were healing from surgery. Maybe you asked someone to join a board of directors of the neighborhood association and they said yes!
What is behind this… it’s the Volunteer Factor!
Volunteering can also give volunteers a lift. When we volunteer, our spirits are lifted when we have the opportunity to work with others. Our sense of purpose is lifted when we see how our efforts have helped someone else. Our confidence lifts when we gain skills and experience through volunteering, helping us get into a competitive school program or successfully find a job.
What lifts your chances to achieve your goals…It’s the Volunteer Factor! #NVW2019 ...
April Is Autism Awareness Month Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.
There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes.
Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities.
Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based on an analysis of all behaviors and their severity.
April is #AlcoholAwarenessMonth We’re Ready to Help You The Center’s Residential Detoxification Unit (Detox) is a licensed, accredited* 28-bed facility offering medical oversight and recovery support for people withdrawing from addictive substances. Residencies are typically 3-7 days, but will vary depending on an individual patient’s symptoms. ...