Friday, February 11, 2011

Join us for our first
Thursday March 10, 2011
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Bluseed Studios
Saranac Lake

Prizes for Most Creative Hats, Music, Dancing, Refreshments,
Silent Auction Benefit to support Creative Healing Connections Healing Retreats for Veterans, Active Duty Soldiers, Wounded Warriors & their Families;Women Living with Cancer and other Chronic Diseases
$35 per person advance (by March 1) $45 at the Door


Join Saranac Lake’s best known Mad Hatter Ursula Trudeau for a fun evening to raise money to support healing retreats for veterans, active duty soldiers, Wounded Warriors and for women living with cancer and other chronic diseases. The money we raise will funds scholarships so that any person who wants to attend can attend no matter their circumstances.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blog to Blog

Naj and Fran joined Susan Piontek on The Global Voice to talk about the Creative Healing Connection retreats.. check it out!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

News about our 2nd Annual Adirondack Women Veterans’ Arts & Reintegration

We held our 2nd Annual Adirondack Women Veteran's Arts & Reintegration Retreat on August 9th -11th. You can read all about it in Chris Knight's article that appeared in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise (August 21, 2010).

The event, which was co-sponsored by Patriot Hills of New York, was held on the shores of Lake George at the Wiawaka Holiday House.
The location was perfect! It provided a safe place for these women to make connections, tell their stories, and discover a community of listeners who could relate to their challenges, opportunities, and triumphs they have faced along their journey.

Thanks to all who participated and to everyone who made this event possible!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Busy Summer for CHC

The summer is turning into a busy time of year for us at CHC. While we remain committed to our annual Adirondack Healing Retreats for women living with cancer and other chronic diseases, last year we began to reach out to our veteran community. Last summer we used the skills and experiences gained working with women living with cancer to develop a retreat for women veterans. This summer we have partnered with the St. Josephs Rehabilitation Center, the Adirondack Medical Center, Paul Smith’s College, Adirondack Economic Development Corporation, the Trudeau Institute and other organizations and community activists in the creation of Patriot Hills at Saranac Lake.

You can read all about our first Soldier’s Resiliency Retreat held at Paul Smith’s College under the auspices of Patriot Hills at Saranac Lake, which was held on July 6 – 8, 2010.

In the meantime we are also gearing up for our 2nd annual Adirondack Women Veterans’Arts & Reintegration Retreat to be held Monday, August 9th - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010. Check out our recent coverage in the Press Republican.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Our hardworking crew

And here is a picture of us at the end of our November Strategic Planning meeting...having made a huge big step towards the future of Creative Healing Connections!
Back row...Peggy Lynn, Rose Ann Hickey, Wanda Burch, Randy Lewis
Front row...Karen Glass, Gail Sheffield, Fran Yardley, Leslie Neustadt

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Looking to the future!

On November 14th, we held our annual CHC Board retreat. It was a day filled with introspection, connection and many creative ideas flying under the capable direction of Gail Sheffield. The outcome was the first stage of the creation of our Strategic Five Year Plan. We took a good look at who we are and what we are about. We came away with a renewed commitment to our mission of providing creative experiences to promote healing and growth and we began making a detailed map for our future. We plan to have a follow up meeting in February to delineate and finalize our goals. Working with this board of exceptional people who are committed to CHC is a joy.
May you all find peace and joy in this holiday season!