Rimland has recently begun a new partnership with My25, and we are incredibly excited about it! My25 is a program that develops customized menus and healthy eating habits for our residents. This program will be implemented in our community integrated living arrangements. They have a proven change management process that ensures a successful transition into a healthier lifestyle through education, resources, and continued guidance while individuals work on developing healthier eating habits. In addition, this program will help Rimland reduce food waste and save money on groceries. This is part of our ongoing efforts to be as environmentally friendly as possible and remain fiscally responsible. Rimland staff will receive training on how to work with the My25 program and obtain resources that they can use in their personal lives as well. Most important, though, we are so excited about this program because it introduces a higher level of personal choice for the individuals we support. Healthy eating is much easier to accomplish when individuals are able to choose the types of healthy foods they want, and this program does just that. We can’t wait to see the results!
Our son is nonverbal, but by his body language, we gather that he is proud, happy, he feels accepted and important, and that he belongs to an extended family – Rimland. Rimland nurtures his self-esteem, structures his daily activities, and installs goals. He used to be crabby, but now we often see him smile.