Monthly Archives January 2014

Concord Hospital Community Service Fund Trust Awards:

Two Riverbend Community Mental Health Programs received funding awards from the Concord Hospital Community Service Fund Trust in December 2013.  The programs serving our community  were: In Shape: People with severe mental illness (SMI) have a life expectancy that is approximately 25 years shorter than the general population in part because they have difficulty adopting healthy life styles, which include exercise and a healthy diet.  The InShape program addresses these major health disparities by offering unique and individualized support for behavior modification. The primary objective is to move health behaviors that are very difficult to change toward improving the life expectancy for the
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Riverbend Unveils Plan to Improve Community Care in NH  CONCORD – It started in 1964 in a small office with a single social worker and one secretary. Client files were kept in the bathroom.  From humble beginnings, a movement has grown. 50 years later, Riverbend has evolved into a community-based agency with deep roots and advanced treatment techniques.  JFK’s 1960’s Community Health Initiative provided the opportunity and a special group of local leaders built the foundation for modern health care in New Hampshire. 2014 is a year of celebration for Riverbend.  Five decades after a meager start, the non-profit agency
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