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Optimae invites public to open house Thursday

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:33 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:05 a.m. CDT
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(Kate Malott/Daily News)
Management, therapists and community support service staff stand outside the new location, 1730 First Ave. E. in Newton, of Optimae Life Services of Jasper County. The business has grown and staff needed more space to work. The new space also allows for more peer support activities.

Optimae Life Services of Jasper County is inviting the public to its open house from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at its new location, 1730 First Ave. E. in Newton. The open house gives the public an opportunity to meet the staff, tour the new office and learn about the mental health services it provides.

Optimae, which comes from the Latin word optime meaning “the best one can be,” is an organization that offers support and therapy to adults, adolescents, children and families for a variety of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and anger management.

Optimae is home to supported community living, both residential and community based, and offers community integration and peer support services as well. These services are intended to decrease isolation, increase social skills and positively affect the overall well-being of an individual.

Optimae Life Services of Jasper County opened its first location in June of 2011 with less than 20 employees. However, in the last three years, the organization has grown in the number of individuals which receive services, employees and the square footage.

The organization moved to its new location this summer to expand its services.

The open house will give individuals a chance to visit with the staff and their peers as well as an opportunity to become familiar with the variety of support options.

A ribbon cutting with the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce will take place at 5 p.m.

For more information on Optimae, call (641) 787-9133 or visit www.optimaelifeservices.com.

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