Laughing. Playing basketball. Drinking Gatorade. Making friends. What better way to live healthy? For the past nine weeks, that is exactly how a group of St. Xavier High School students and LADD residents have been spending their Saturday mornings in the gymnasium of Xavier University’s O’Connor Sports Center. They divide into teams for some friendly… Read more »
Posts Categorized: LADD Health and Wellness
At LADD, we believe the pursuit of health and wellness is critical to our success. It may be getting chilly outside, but that won’t keep these two from getting outdoors and taking to the streets of Oakley. Our Find A Way Apartments Direct Support Professional Regina Nixon began a walking group when she noticed some… Read more »
Written by Kristin Harmeyer, LADD health and wellness coordinator. The Morgan’s Canoe and Outdoor Adventures Triathlon was one of my favorite activities during my 14 year tenure at LADD. We showed up ready to roll with our team of six including myself, Faith Maynard (LADD Community Connections program manager, Jason Bodle and John Roach… Read more »
Thank you to EVERYONE who came, participated and supported our first FitFest – including players from FC Cincinnati and our partners, Special Olympics Hamilton County and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission! We are so proud of our team for organizing such an awesome event! Take a look at the fun we had!
Meaningful engagement grounded in love is the foundation of all we do here at LADD, and Regina Nixon is yet one more example of how we do that. In her fifth year working as a direct support professional (DSP) for LADD, Regina says everyday she spends at our Find A Way Apartments is a… Read more »
In partnership with Hamilton County Special Olympics and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, we are presenting our first ever ALL DAY FitFest on September 30, 2017 packed with group exercise instruction, and health and wellness information. The FREE event will take place at the Otto Armleder Park (5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227) from 11 am… Read more »
As research continues to show that eating healthy and exercising leads to better cognitive functioning, a we have begun a new approach to helping adults with disabilities succeed in experiencing fuller, more connected lives. Exercise, meal planning and educational activities aimed at lowering stress for both staff and adults with disabilities are all incorporated into… Read more »