Sarah Speaks

Spring Time Activities

March 20th, 2013 will be the start of Spring. That means people are going to be starting to enjoy the outside weather, if it’s not too cold that is. I took the liberty of researching some common springtime activities and how to avoid some of the potential hazards. Grass cutting is probably one of the […]

Autumn Time

Fall time is here! That can only mean one thing….winter is not too far around the corner. Conditions at this time of year can be treacherous. The beginning of fall is not bad at all, but as fall-time goes on, the weather gets frigid. And you know what that means….if you’re a person with any […]

Brain Power

[MAY 2014] “I don’t think non-brain injured individuals’ can really fathom the work it takes us cognitively to do certain things. Truly, if you’ve never had a brain injury, how is it even possible to know. Other people can empathize with us, but they can’t truly sympathize with us, because they haven’t gone through it. […]

Oreo Pudding Salad Recipe

Oreo Pudding Salad: 1 package of pudding (any kind) 1 3/4 cup milk 1 large carton cool-whip 12 Oreo cookies (1) Crush cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, or something else heavy. (2) Mix instant pudding and milk until smooth (3) Add Cool-whip and mix thoroughly (A wire whisk works best). (4) […]

New Ideas

[JUNE 2014] Who out there is always looking to improve ? Last night at the June Brain injury support group meeting, that very thing was being discussed. Occupational therapist, Mickey Owens, and Speech therapist, Missey Heinrichs were discussing essentially what would be considered therapy after the fact, so you could still keep improving. This whole […]

Importance of keeping an updated resume

How many times have you heard people tell you, you really should write that on your resume, and you just shrug it off and say, oh, I’ll do it later. Then later rolls around and you’ve completely forgotten what it is you were going to write down. I have to admit, I’ve been burned by […]

Women’s Health

To all the ladies out there, hopefully you got a chance to attend the yearly KWQC Women’s Health and Lifestyle Fair, which was held on March 3rd and 4th this year. This is one of those events that I really enjoy going to year after year. No matter how many times I go, I get […]

Our Staff

Keely Jones Keely Jones has led a very busy life considering she’s only 24 years young. She’s lived in the Quad Cities for 13 of those years. Prior to that, she was a resident of both Chicago and Minnesota. Jones has held a couple different positions for the company. She started in the Human Resource […]

Our Staff

Brenda Newman One commonly heard comment, when asked the question, “Is there something about your job with New Choices that you wish you could you could do less of” is “always driving”. “It becomes repetitive”, according to Brenda Newman, who has been employed by New Choices for eight years as Direct Care staff. However, she […]


Concussions A concussion is a type of brain injury. Specifically, it’s called a mild traumatic brain injury. These injuries can occur in a variety of ways. They can be caused by a car crash, a fall, or when playing contact sports ( of a concussion). One of the symptoms of a concussion might or might […]