Celebrating Wellness & Recovery (Sinnissippi Centers Hosts Annual Wellness & Recovery Celebration September 13, 2012)

(Dixon, IL) Sinnissippi Centers is committed to the health and wellness of the communities it serves. We recognize that children, adolescents, families, adults, and even communities experience struggles and difficulties over time. We know that no one is immune to life struggles and individuals and families can reach out to others and can recover.

In an effort to support others and celebrate wellness and recovery for all ages, Sinnissippi Centers is holding a special event, the Wellness and Recovery Celebration, which will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Sinnissippi Centers’ Dixon office from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

“In 2011, Sinnissippi expanded what had been known as the annual ‘Recovery Celebration’ to include ‘Wellness’ across the life span for infants, children, families, and adults, says Jason Brown, Recovery for Life Project Coordinator. “We really wanted others to know that this event is for all those seeking wellness; such as a parent wanting to learn more about their child’s development or ways to support their child through a difficult time, a teen struggling with depression, or an adult recovering from an addiction and/or mental illness.”

“And that effort paid off,” adds Brown. “Last year we saw a doubling of attendance at the event and had more children and families than ever before. We expect an even larger crowd this year.

There will be plenty of fun activities for the whole family including a ball pit, face painting, crafts, family pictures, balloon shapes, bouncy houses, bean bag toss, and more.

“This is truly a celebration for all those seeking wellness and wanting to learn more about supporting individuals in their recovery from an addiction and/or mental illness, or families in their wellness and development,” says Amy Adams, Community that Cares Coordinator.

Other activities include a cookout, music, and during registration participants can sign up for door prizes. Special guest speakers will speak about their recovery and wellness within the family.

The schedule of events:

3:00 p.m. The event begins
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cookout
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Recovery games
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Guest speakers
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. DJ entertainment
8:00 p.m. Event concludes

The Wellness and Recovery Celebration will be held rain or shine. If inclement weather occurs, there will be alternate activities and/or activities will be moved indoors. There is no cost for admission or any of the activities at the event.

For more information on the Wellness and Recovery Celebration, contact Jason Brown or Andy Jackson at Sinnissippi Centers’ Dixon office at 815-284-6611, visit Sinnissippi Centers’ website at www.sinnissippi.com.

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