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  • For many, peer supports key to making healthy lifestyle changes
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    Making lifestyle changes can be difficult, but as a group of OSH patients is discovering, it’s not quite as challenging with the support and encouragement of your peers.
    The Wellness Initiative Network, or WIN, is a growing group of patients and staff who are building a peer support network focused on making  healthy change in their lifestyle – something many people struggle with on their own.
     
    Photo: Hoping to reach out to other patients who would benefit from WIN, the group developed an outreach campaign that included placing posters advertising the group throughout OSH. 
     
    Read the full Wellness Initiative Network story...
     
  • Willamette art show a powerful experience for community and patients

    Willamette Art Show Guests
    In February, OSH patients participated in a community art show hosted by Willamette University and coordinated by student Jordis Miller. Patient artists and staff attending the opening night of the gallery, Friday, Feb. 28, joined community members and students who participated in this unique opportunity to experience art from an often misunderstood community, patients of Oregon State Hospital.  

    Photo: (From left) Jordis Miller, Christy Hey and Sara Slack. Staff members, Christy and Sara, worked with Willamette University student, Jordis, to organize the first public art show featuring OSH patient art.

    Read the full Willamette Art Show story...

  • Oregon’s Percent for Art is Back, Patients and Staff Take Part

    Percent for Art Jewelrs

    Walking the grounds of Oregon State Hospital’s (OSH) Salem campus, you’ll notice a variety of different sculptures and artistic designs throughout community areas and imprinted on buildings. These diverse works were created through the collaborative efforts of patients, staff and artists p
    articipating in Oregon’s Percent for Art program.

    Photo: Dana Louis (center) was one of the local artists selected to create art for OSH's Junction City facility as part of the Oregon Arts Commission's Percent for Art Program. She is working on several projects and invited patients from throughout the hospital's Salem campus to assist her. Here, patients Heather Jones and James Condon string beads that will be used to create a waterfall.

    Read the full Percent for Art story...

  • Group’s gift of song enriches Spiritual Care services at OSH

    Sacred Choir Group
    Music has always played an important role in worship, enhancing a service and offering those in attendance with another means to connect. Last year, Director of Spiritual Care Luz Barela-Borst approached our department with a dilemma—while most patients and staff enjoy the music used for church services, the “packaged” recordings are often performed at higher ranges with complicated arrangements making them difficult for the average person to sing.

    Photo: As part of the Sacred Choir group, patients and staff recorded Christmas humns. These in-house recordings were used for holiday services at OSH.

    Read more about the Sacred Choir group...

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