Summer Camps at STAR

During the summer months, our art and music therapists like to find new ways to branch out even further into our community to offer their unique services. One of our favorite ways we try to reach those who don’t always have the benefit of our services throughout the year is through summer camps. Art Therapy and Music Therapy are designed to […]

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Birthday Cake

Every month, one afternoon gets a little better.  My calendar dings at me, and in surprise I look down to see what meeting I’ve totally forgotten about.  Instead of a meeting, I see that it’s time for birthday cake.  I love cake. For the last several years, Jennifer has baked cake every month to celebrate […]

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How Can Occupational Therapy Remove Barriers?

I’ve learned over the years that very few people know what an Occupational Therapist is. So before you start to think that Occupational Therapists find jobs for people, let me take a minute to explain their role in the habilitation and rehabilitation processes.  Habilitation refers to a process aimed at helping individuals who are born with […]

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Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. At the Star Center, we are passionate about helping people find their new normal after a stroke.  Recovery is often a long and frustrating journey, and we want people to know that they are not alone during that process. Music Therapy can be an effective treatment to drive recovery […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

From Stigma to Success Today we are kicking off the month of May.  May is such a busy and exciting time:  showing appreciation for your mother, graduations, “May flowers” (and no more of those pesky “April showers”).  The possibilities for things going on during this month are endless.  However, there is one thing of which […]

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Durable Medical Equipment Needed

If you have any of the following equipment that’s in working condition, the STAR Center would love to have it. We pass on this equipment on at no cost to people who cannot afford it or do not have insurance to pay for it. Please spread the word! Wheelchair Power chair Walker Rollator Quad cane […]

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Low Vision Awareness Month

I want you to think back to a time, likely in elementary or middle school, when you were asked the question, “Would you rather lose you vision or your hearing?”  Do you remember how you answered?  That is a tough question.  Today, there are two factors that are greatly affecting the health of our nation:  […]

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