Health and Wellness Programs

Quitting Smoking: The Best Decision I Ever Made

Alicia Quitting Smoking

My name is Alicia and I receive Supportive Housing Services from Easterseals New Jersey. I would like to share with you how I quit smoking, which I view as one of the smartest things I have ever done for myself. I also view it as one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. It's been about... read more

Carolyn’s Great Strides


When Carolyn first arrived at Easter Seals NJ’s group home for people living with the challenges of mental illness in Somerset County, she had just been discharged from a hospital stay, had difficulty controlling her impulses, and was unable to manage her own medications.

The Easter Seals staff immediately began working alongside her day program and family support system to... read more

Four Residents Boast Weight Loss

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At an Easter Seals group residence for people living with mental illness in Essex County, Health and Wellness success continues!

Several of the residents - Willie, Brian, Lee and Adonis - have been having a “weight loss” competition after being advised by their physician that they needed to lose weight. They encourage each other to make healthy menu... read more

Karol & Andrew Quit Smoking

Karol and Andrew

Karol and Andrew, residents of an Easter Seals NJ group home for people living with the challenges of mental illness in Somerset County, recently chose to support each other in their effort to quit smoking.

Both have faced struggles and obstacles in life that make... read more

Lauren Loses 30 Pounds with the Help of Easter Seals


Lauren, a resident at one of Easter Seals NJ’s Monmouth County group homes for people striving to overcome the challenges of mental illness, has been working hard to increase her independent living skills so that she can one day live in her own home.

When she first arrived at Easter Seals, she was really struggling with symptoms relating to her... read more

Lorraine Quits Smoking!


Lorraine, a resident at an Easter Seals group home for people living with mental illness in Hunterdon County, had been smoking for over 10 years.

Last fall, Lorraine decided it was time to quit and has been smoke-free for over a year now!  The Hunterdon team couldn’t be any prouder of her success with this achievement.

Since quitting smoking, she has... read more

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