11th Annual Run4Recovery Events Planned
5K Fun Walk/Run: Saturday, October 20
Bake Sale: Friday, September 28 & October 19
For the past eleven years, Robin McGeough, Aurora Charter Oak's Director of Chemical Dependency Services, has spearheaded Run4Recovery to raise money for men and women in recovery from substance abuse. Each year, all the monies raised by Run4Recovery go to Puente House Foundation a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. In turn, Aurora Charter Oak clients who need a structured sober living environment and further treatment can receive scholarships from the foundation. Other events include two bake sales at Charter Oak Hospital and a kick-off celebration at Puente House. For more information, contact Robin McGeough at 626-214-2015.
Outpatient Program - September is Hispanic Heritage Month
Each month, the Outpatient Program at Aurora Charter Oak features a number of special celebrations and activities, in addition to daily therapy and education groups. September is Hispanic Heritage Month, and we will be celebrating with a Taco Fiesta on Friday the 14th. Our outpatient treatment programs are designed for individuals who do not require hospitalization, but who will benefit from a more intensive level of treatment than occasional visits to a therapist or other behavioral healthcare professional. Breakfast and lunch are provided, as well as free transportation within a limited geographic area. For more information, please call Shawna Lane, Patient Liaison at 626-859-5269, or Genie Miranda, Program Director at 626-859-5226.
75th Anniversary of Charter Oak
In 1941, Mary Gould opened Charter Oak Lodge as a mental health treatment facility. The hospital celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2016 with a special lunch program on May 10th. Long-term and "Employee of the Month" individuals were among the attendees who received special recognition during the event.
Rita Lancefield, daughter of Mary Gould, was the guest speaker. Accompanying Rita were her husband Robert Lancefield and niece Cynthia Marsh. Rita spoke about her mother's vision and dedication to providing a positive therapeutic environment for the young women who were the first patients at Charter Oak. Rita noted how gratifying it was to see that the work her mother started continues after 75 years.
The hospital presented Rita with one of two granite engraved plaques commissioned in recognition of Mary Gould and the founding of Charter Oak. One of the plaques will remain on display at the hospital, while Charter Oak Foundation will keep the other plaque. Charter Oak Foundation is a direct continuation of the lifework of Mary Gould. The Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations that serve high-risk populations. Cynthia Marsh, granddaughter of Mary Gould, is the President of the Foundation.
Following the event, Rita stated, "All three of us felt very gratified at the sense of continuation we felt. It is great to see that the dream lives on and is being so well nurtured. Thank you so much. I especially enjoyed experiencing the good spirit among the staff. I know that that does not come automatically, but is worked for every day. It is such an important model for those whom you are helping to move forward."
Aurora Charter Oak is dedicated to providing our community with mental health and chemical dependency education and treatment. Involvement with community health fairs, professional association events and trainings for healthcare providers are some of the ways we strive to meet this mission. We are a continuing education provider through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and The California Foundation for the Advancement of Addiction Professionals
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