Nutrition and Healthy Eating
At CooperRiis, we believe that optimal nutrition can heal and nourish the body and mind. Our menus, created in collaboration with the Integrative Health Director, feature foods that are fresh, whole, and, whenever possible, local and organically grown. Much of the produce we serve is grown in our gardens, tended to as part of our Community Work & Service program.
Fitness and Relaxation
Exercise and stress reduction play essential roles in the mental health recovery of our residents at CooperRiis. In partnership with our Wellness Coordinator, each resident creates a personalized plan for improved fitness and maintaining a healthy weight, setting goals, and tracking progress during weekly training sessions. Additionally, residents learn mindfulness and relaxation practices through meditation, yoga, drumming, and massage.
Supports for Smoking Cessation
CooperRiis is committed to tobacco education and cessation for our residents. Although we do not currently prohibit smoking by residents on our campuses, smoking areas and opportunities are minimized, and all smokers are expected to attend a weekly tobacco education group.