All Kinds of News for August 03, 2016
Onward Transitions offers its members nutritional programs twice a month with Jenna Nagy. Jenna has her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Eating Disorders. In July, the members participated in a safe food preparation workshop where they learned about safe food storage, cross-contamination dangers and made their own bleach solutions to bring back to their own kitchens. Jenna comes to the Pine House location twice a month for group demonstrations and discussion, and individual nutrition coaching and meal planning.
Much like a Tupperware party of old, members left with a shopping bag full of essentials to stock their own kitchens for safe meal preparation. Jenna launched a new initiative August 1, with members that reinforce buying and preparing healthy meals in their own apartments. Members serve as a designated sous chef in the Pine House kitchen, under the guidance of a staff member. Then they are given cash to purchase the identified ingredients, save receipts, prepare the meal in their own kitchen, and take pictures and share with others. Members who return all receipts and share pictures to staff members are eligible for another sous chef/cash award experience.
Onward Transitions is a comprehensive, non-residential independent living service that supports young adults, ages 18-27 living independently in the neighborhood of their choice in Portland, Maine. Our members choose and live in their own apartment from day one. They do not ever live with us. Member challenges including anxiety, depression, executive functioning and meeting the requirements of launching towards independence.
For more information call or email Tracy Bailey at 207-712-1181 or email@example.com