Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

With Christmas a mere 6 days away, are you rushing around shopping, or are you spending your time reflecting on the past year? . We hope your reflections are as full of fun, wonder, and love as ours have been this year. At Restoring Hope we have enjoyed a track tournament in Branson, a game of kick ball in Lincoln, a Buddy Walk Skate Party…

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There Is Always Something To Be Thankful For!

There Is Always Something To Be Thankful For!

We hope you had a blessed and blissful Thanksgiving with loved ones. We know there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. Whether it’s being surrounded by loved ones around a heavily laden table or just a simple picnic for two; a warm jacket to keep the wind out; or even a sweet smile from a stranger, there are many things to be thankful for,…

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Did you know that Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday, with Christmas taking the #1 spot? With Halloween candy sales over 2 billion (yes, billion) annually, it’s no wonder. It’s a holiday where both the young and young at heart have fun dressing up in their favorite costume. The ancient Celts believed that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween. It is…

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Autumn is a Great Time for Strengthening Your Relationships

Autumn is a Great Time for Strengthening Your Relationships

Fall is rolling in and summer is fading out. Cooler nights, crisp mornings, and sun-shiny days make fall in Missouri wonderful. Be sure to save some time for a bonfire, a hayride, and a pumpkin patch with your friends and family. Don’t forget those thrilling corn mazes, either! Everything is more fun with friends or family. Relationships are at the center of most things in…

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5 Tips to Destress Your Back-to-School Routine

5 Tips to Destress Your Back-to-School Routine

Back-to-School time means a lot of different things for different people. For young children, it can be nerve-wracking. They fear the unknowns. They may worry and think… Will my teacher be nice? Will I have any friends in my class? Am I smart enough? As students become older, back-to-school becomes about the clothes, the shoes, and their friends. Their image seems to be the central…

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How to Beat the Heat in the Dog Days of Summer

How to Beat the Heat in the Dog Days of Summer

Did you know the meaning of the “dog days” of summer has nothing to do with your panting dog? The meaning goes way back to ancient Greek and Roman times. “Dog days” really refers to the dog star, Sirius, and its position in the heavens. To the ancients, these days were the hottest time of the year that could bring on fever or catastrophe. There’s…

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Restoring Hope One Individual At A Time

Restoring Hope One Individual At A Time

Our mission is simple, to support individuals with disabilities by encouraging and assisting them to accomplish their health, fitness, and personal goals and have a sense of belonging in their home and community. Every day we hear wonderful stories in all our regions of how our consumers are blossoming and growing. These individuals inspire us in their journey and we are blessed to be a…

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4 Simple Habits to Show Your Respect

4 Simple Habits to Show Your Respect

There is so much diversity in this world we live in. Everyone has different likes and dislikes. People have different looks and styles. There are different beliefs and philosophies. There are different backgrounds and upbringings. Everyone has their own unique personality. With all of these differences between people, it is so important to keep an open mind and have an appreciation of every persons’ contributions…

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Our Athletes Are Winners!

Our Athletes Are Winners!

On April 30, consumers from the West Plains Region will compete in the state-wide Branson “Invitational” Track Meet. After weeks of practice, participants are ready for their time to shine as athletes. The Event  A Sporting Chance, a Springfield-based nonprofit, hosts this phenomenal event and runs it like clockwork. Any person with any type of disability, whether visually impaired, behavioral disabled, wheelchair bound, or autistic,…

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April is National Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month

  Did you know that for the past 24 years, the Health Resource Network (HRN) has sponsored April as the month set aside for National Stress Awareness Month? We all have stress. You are acutely aware of it, so why set aside a whole month to observe it? The answer is simple. You need to be reminded to take a step back and acknowledge the…

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