Since 1977, serving the people of North Carolina
HNC Adult Retreat
June 26-27, 2010
Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown
Hemophilia of North Carolina is grateful to the following sponsors for their ongoing support of the bleeding disorders community, and for their generous contribution, which made it possible for us to host this event at no cost to HNC member families.
Adults in Asheville
Many of our adult members joined us for the 2010 Adult Retreat hosted in Asheville, NC on June 26-27th. The weather was terrific in a beautiful location overlooking the mountains. The retreat began on Saturday morning with a welcome breakfast reception and introduction. The reception was followed by a great workshop called "Discovering Positive Lessons in Your Life" by Inalex Communications, a nonprofit organization that hosts educational sessions on a variety of topics around the country. We welcomed backed our speaker for the workshop, 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 discussions about positive approaches to life, values and a meaningful life, positive psychology and identifying your character strengths. 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 the rooms before attending a Mystery Dinner at the hotel. A Bittersweet Production provided a very entertaining performance of "Without A Heart." The audience was very involved in trying to figure out who had the heart, with the suspect being revealed at the end of dinner.
On Sunday, we had a little R&R time in downtown and took in the sites of this beautiful area.
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.