Hemophilia of North Carolina

Since 1977, serving the people of North Carolina
affected by bleeding disorders.

260 Town Hall Dr., Suite A, Morrisville, NC 27560
1-800-990-5557 (toll free)

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HNC Adult Retreat

April 18-19, 2009

Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington Mayfaire Town Center
Wilmington, NC

A Weekend for the Adults

We had a full house at the HNC Adult Retreat in Wilmington on April 18-19th. The weather was terrific and the accommodations very relaxing. In all, 57 people attended the retreat that began on Saturday morning with a welcome breakfast reception and introduction. The reception was followed by a great workshop called "Getting Your Head on Straight" by Inalex Communications, a nonprofit organization that hosts educational sessions on a variety of topics around the country.

Our speaker for the workshop was Dr. Ron Potter-Efron, a clinical psychotherapist, author of over 12 books for both professional counselors and the general public and an expert in his field. Topics covered in the workshop included core ideas about healthy thinking, goals to change your way of thinking, challenging negative habits and helping to define simple but healthy thoughts. The sessions were interactive and members had a chance to share their views and ideas with others. Our thanks to Inalex Communications and founder, Joe Caronna, for offering these wonderful workshops to the community.

After the conclusion of the workshop, everyone had a little time to relax and get settled into their rooms at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn. That evening we met at the Fox & Hound Grille for dinner. A presentation and resource materials were provided on Aging with Hemophilia by Todd Holder of Baxter. We all enjoyed the networking opportunity and getting to know each other a little better.

On Sunday, we had a little R&R time at the waterfront. A trolley provided transportation from the hotel to the Henrietta III for our brunch cruise. The riverboat is the largest in North Carolina and provided a bird's eye view of the town and a great narration of key points by the captain of the ship.

We are looking forward to offering more of these retreats in the upcoming year and would welcome your suggestions on other workshops that are offered by Inalex Communications. Feel free to visit their web site at www.inalex.com to view the topics and let us know which ones might be of interest to you.

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