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.