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Festive Holiday Sweaters Are Tons of Fun

    Festive holiday sweaters are tons of fun, but what’s even better than one sweater? Well… you probably already guessed based on our blog title. So, grab your partner, roommate, sister — whoever is close to you in your pandemic bubble! — and work together to customize a look that’s twice as nice.  ... Read more »
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What we’re cooking to boost your mood?

What’s for lunch? Did you know that eating well can actually boost your mood? Research is showing that certain foods seem to improve overall brain health and some types of mood disorders. Check out these recipes, selected by GESMV’s own registered dietitian, Nancy Poeschl.   Beans and Lentils In addition to being high in fiber... Read more »
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Meet Ellen

Ellen’s life was on the upswing. She had recently been offered employment through Manpower, but then her incarceration at the Allen County Jail put an end to her plans. While she was still in pre-release status, Ellen met Staci Miles, an employment specialist with Goodwill Easterseals’ Community Outreach Program in Lima. Staci is part of... Read more »
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How to Make a Spooky Tablescape this Halloween

  When it came time to plan a bewitching tablescape for an upcoming Halloween party, I thought I wanted something just a little bit grim, but also very natural. As we all know, squash and pumpkins are obvious decor for the Halloween season, so I was keen to find a faux pumpkin.      ... Read more »
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Waters Health Benefits Can Last a Lifetime

Water has many health benefits that can last throughout our lifetime.    Here are just a few benefits: It helps lubricates the joints Dehydration can cause our pain in our joints and drinking more water might be able to assist with hydration of our cartilage and discs in the spine which are 80% water. Water... Read more »
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“Ask for Alternatives” When it Comes to Pain Management

  The Prevention Team at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley is proud to introduce the “Ask for Alternatives” Campaign that was created by the  Community Overdose Action Team and the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition. We know that alternative practices can fit into any lifestyle and help manage pain in healthier ways. We also know that... Read more »
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Medication Disposable Pouches Now Available at Dayton Metro Libraries

The Prevention Team at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley would like to thank the Dayton Metro Library for partnering with the “Medication Safety Campaign”.   Each of the locations of the Dayton Metro Library has a supply of medication disposal pouches in their community resource area along with information on how to safely dispose of medication... Read more »
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Be Your Own Health Advocate

Communication with your doctors about the medications prescribed to you is very important. Asking questions about the medications is a great way to advocate for your health. Great questions to ask include: What is it being prescribed for? What are the side effects, both common and rare? What should I do if I experience the... Read more »
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Meet Mikahla and Her Successful Journey to Independence

Mikahla is originally from Urbana but moved to Van Wert with her dad shortly after her mom passed away from cancer.  Mikahla’s dad is from Van Wert and wanted to be closer to family as he was also diagnosed with cancer.  Shortly after his diagnosis, he passed away, so Mikahla lived with her brother and... Read more »
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