Rethinking Fear

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector I started to resume connecting 1:1 with the people I work with at RSI during this past week, and I was surprised by the array of emotions that I experienced. I must say that it was not like riding a bike, not even close. It was more like just […]

The Power of Friendship

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis It’s a time of social distancing and practicing safe measures in order to remain healthy and to keep others safe. It’s pretty safe to […]

Our Response to the Recent Events in Minneapolis

These past two weeks have been very difficult for Minnesotans. We are all struggling to understand the senseless and unjust murder of George Floyd and the conditions that exist that allowed that violence to take place. It is hard to know what our responsibility is as an employer and a healthcare provider in the face […]

Changing Times

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector   We’re a couple of months into this lockdown and crisis, and it’s starting to wear on many of us. We continue to experience boredom, tiredness, and emotional […]

Embracing Our Fear

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector   “We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” –Seneca As we begin to see many states usher in the process of re-opening their economies, I can’t help but wonder about the fear and anxiety that attends this process. I see […]

The New Starting Line

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector   “It’s not how you start that’s important, but how you finish.”  That quote is attributed to Jim George, a Christian minister and inspirational speaker, and it’s a quote you might have heard before. For the most part, I agree with this statement and I have used it a […]

RSI is Seeking Dress Shirt Donations

We are currently seeking donations of extra-large or bigger dress shirts. Please consider sharing this information with friends or family who may be interested in helping out. These shirts may be used as a substitute for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while we continue to work hard to gather all of the necessary supplies for our […]

Positive Transformation During This Difficult Time

Written by: Roni Horak, RSI Clinical Director for Behavioral Health and Counseling Services   Our vision for moving forward continues to shift as our world is adapting to many changes in our safety needs, protocols, and day-to-day practices. Living in a time of pandemic is difficult, to say the least. However, how we choose to […]

Our COVID-19 Response

Written by: Claire Farmer-Lies, Marketing and Communications Specialist   In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, RSI has updated and shifted many of our day-to-day practices in an effort to keep our homes, supported individuals, communities, and employees as safe as possible. Most importantly, we have been, and will continue to follow the official guidelines from […]

It’s National Nurses Week!

Written by: Claire Farmer-Lies, Marketing and Communications Specialist   National Nurses Week starts today and goes til May 12th! We are so grateful for our team of talented RNs and LPNs, and the crucial support they provide to our homes, the people we support, and to all of our direct-care employees. An excerpt from a […]