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  • Why Is Sleep Important?

    Many people are unaware of how essential it is to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. When work or school deadlines arise, many consider staying up late or “pulling an all-nighter” an efficient way to get everything done. However, studies show that this is the worst thing you can do—skimping on sleep can cause concentration problems, drowsiness, and irritable moods that [...]

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    10 Ways to Be a More Thankful Person

    For years, researchers have been publishing studies about the effectiveness of an intervention that produces positive outcomes in nearly every arena of health and wellbeing. They have discovered that it boosts your immune system, lowers blood pressure, makes you feel more optimistic, decreases depression, improves your love life, and helps you cope with even the most life-threatening [...]

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    Enjoy a Safe and Healthy Fall Season

    Get Your Flu Shot Autumn is the start of flu season, and doctors recommended everyone 6 months and older gets vaccinated against the flu. Learn more about flu prevention and the flu vaccine. Have No Fear! Halloween is Here Halloween is a fun-filled time for children, but there are many dangers associated with the holiday unrelated to ghouls, goblins and witches. Parents need to take the [...]

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    Ten Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health

    Try these tips to keep your balance, or re-balance yourself.* 1. Value yourself: Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or become fluent in another language. 2. Take care of your body: Taking [...]

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    Olu's @ The Minnesota State Fair!

    Liz Hiatt, Olu's Home Executive Director is serving wellness on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair along with NAMI Minnesota! #mnstatefair #mnstatefairfood #minnesotastatefair #summerfun #ilovethefair #twincities #statefair #thegreatminnesotagettogether #mpls

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    Liz Hiatt, Olu's Home Executive Director is featured in &quote;Hennepin Housing Key&quote; August 2019 Newsletter!

    Hennepin Housing Key makes the connections Liz Hiatt, a provider of Corporate Adult Foster Care programs with Olu’s Home, uses Hennepin Housing Key to inform the public of housing openings within her organization. Liz appreciates Hennepin County’s forward thinking in creating Hennepin Housing Key. She thinks that a collaborative effort of referrals for AFC programs are a good thing.[...]

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    Celebrate the ADA

    Throughout the year, celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Anniversary in your workplaces, schools and communities. While much progress has been made, much remains to be done. You can see a timeline of the ADA here> ADA Proclamation On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of[...]

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    MNProud: The faces of people who make our community stronger are being displayed at Hennepin Theatre Trust!

    MNProud: The faces of people who make our community stronger are being displayed at Hennepin Theatre Trust. We're excited to see Gloria Freeman, Founder of Olu's Home, Inc. (Meda's entrepreneur of the year) and her granddaughter's smiling faces bringing diversity to our skyline! “You see the lights, the action, the live entertainment, the restaurants, it’s all the ambiance that creates [...]

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    Minnesotan To Meet: Gloria Freeman Of Olu’s Home

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Seventeen years ago, a Minneapolis resident founded a place called Olu’s Home. The organization provides housing and in-home care for the elderly and those with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Olu’s Home now has eleven locations throughout the Twin Cities. Gloria Freeman was recently named Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S [...]

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    SBA names Gloria Freeman as Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year

    Freeman founded Olu's Home and Olu's Center, which lets grandparents and grandchildren go to daycare together. Original Article>

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