On-site fitness centers a big hit with residents

Lantern resident Tony Pearson in front of Clover Hall fitness center attendance chart

Lantern opened our first fitness centers nearly a year ago, supporting treatment of some of the most prominent health problems in our clients, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety, and substance use issues. Tony started using the Clover Hall fitness center as soon as it opened, and is a regular at fitness instructor and social … Continue reading On-site fitness centers a big hit with residents

Karisa Antonio gets staff moving at The Network’s annual conference

Lantern's Director of Arts, Culture and Fitness Karisa Antonio presents at The Supportive Housing Network of New York's annual conference

Lantern's Director of Arts, Culture & Fitness, Karisa Antonio, spoke yesterday with our fitness consultant David Brand at The Network's annual conference on using body movement practices in supportive housing interventions. Karisa and David shared with around 100 workshop attendees how Lantern's fitness programming has developed over the past couple of years, with the launch … Continue reading Karisa Antonio gets staff moving at The Network’s annual conference

2016 NAMIWalk – Lantern raises nearly $700 for NAMI

Lantern staff and residents pose on the Brooklyn Bridge during the 2016 NAMI Walk for Mental Illness

Lantern clients and staff took part in the NYC NAMIWalk on Saturday, standing up against mental health stigma and raising nearly $700 for NAMI's work. Chantal Heijnen, who leads digital photography groups with clients at three Lantern sites, documented the day for us. At the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, waiting for the walk to … Continue reading 2016 NAMIWalk – Lantern raises nearly $700 for NAMI

Lantern Launches Full-Scale Fitness Centers in Two Residences

Fitness Consultant and social worker David Brand leads a group fitness session at the launch of one of Lantern's on-site gyms

Lantern Community Services is delighted to announce the grand opening of new state-of-the-art Fitness Centers in our Clover and Audubon supportive housing sites. As of August 2015, the residents of these buildings are benefiting from convenient, onsite access to treadmills, stationary bicycles, weightlifting machines, free weights, foam rollers, strength classes, and other equipment and resources … Continue reading Lantern Launches Full-Scale Fitness Centers in Two Residences