Powell CDC Alumni & Friends Association Annual Banquet and Silent Auction
40th Anniversary Celebration - Saturday, April 20, 2013
Everyone is welcome.This event is perfect for everyone in recovery, as well as their families and friends
Mark Lundholm, the nation's foremost recovery humorist
Mark Lundholm has performed in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. He's appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E, CBS and NBC. Mark wrote and performed his own one-man show off-Broadway in New York City.
- Hundreds of valuable items will be auctioned off.
- Attendees can place their bids and have a chance to walk away with incredible values!
- Tickets to Sport Events ||special8226|| Handcrafted Jewelry ||special8226|| Massages ||special8226|| Auto Maintenance Packages ||special8226|| Original Artwork ||special8226|| Sailing Trips ||special8226|| Train Rides ||special8226|| Pamper Packages ||special8226|| Vacation Treats ||special8226|| and much more!
Sheraton Hotel Ballroom ||special8226|| 1800 50th Street ||special8226|| West Des Moines, IA
Banquet includes dinner, program and entertainment.
Tickets are $25 and available through Powell CDC as well as Powell alumni and alumni board members.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Silent auction and fellowship
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner, program and entertainment
Want to help out and give back? Become a Powell CDC alumni & friends board member, serve on a committee, volunteer to help, sell tickets, and be sure to attend the banquet!
Full list of events and information.
Questions? Contact Jim Stafford, 515-453-2047 or Cheryl Tharp, 515-263-2424
Iowa Health - Des Moines to Become the Presenting Sponsor of the Downtown Farmers' Market
DOWNTOWN DES MOINES - The Downtown Community Alliance (DCA) is pleased to announce opening day for the Downtown Farmers' Market is Saturday, May 4, 2013. The DCA is also excited to announce Iowa Health - Des Moines is the new presenting sponsor for 2013 Downtown Farmers' Market season. The Market spans nine city blocks and is held in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines, every Saturday morning, rain or shine and even holidays, from May 4 - Oct. 26, 2013.
"Our new presenting sponsor Iowa Health - Des Moines is the perfect partner to help educate our community on living a healthier life. People are taking a step in the right direction by purchasing fresh local food at The Market and Iowa Health - Des Moines will help take it to the next level," says Kelly Foss, Downtown Farmers' Market Director.
Iowa Health - Des Moines plans to offer special programming every Saturday during the season that will focus on living well. Market patrons can expect to interact with Iowa Health - Des Moines staff on all topics from eating healthy, child safety, screenings and weight loss.
"We are proud to be the premier sponsor of the 2013 Downtown Farmer's Market," said Eric Crowell, Iowa Health - Des Moines President and CEO. "This partnership provides us a wonderful opportunity to support our local farmers, to reinforce the health benefits of eating fresh, locally grown foods, and most importantly, it confirms our commitment to the community we serve."
The Downtown Farmers' Market supports producers from 47 counties across Iowa, offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and so much more. The Market also offers specialty and artisan food, provides a variety of local art and entertainment and offers learning opportunities. Foss says, "We are looking forward to sharing even more great news in the near future about additional enhancements to the Downtown Farmers' Market in 2013."
The Downtown Farmers' Market began in 1976 with just 15 vendors and an average of 200 shoppers and operated July - September. Today, The Market has grown to more than 200 vendors and an average of 20,000 visitors each Saturday during May - October. The Market also produces a Wednesday Farmers' Market in the fall and a Winter Farmers' Market in November and December. Last year opening day attracted a record crowd of nearly 40,000 people.
The Downtown Farmers' Market is produced by the Downtown Community Alliance and is presented by Iowa Health - Des Moines. Media partner is Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. In 2012, The Downtown Farmers' Market was named one of America's Best Farmers Markets by Country Living magazine.
Cameron Carico +10 Foundation board members presented a check for $11,000 to the UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Student Assistance Program. The money was proceeds raised from the Cameron Carico Memorial Golf Classic at Bright Grandview Golf Course in September. Cameron was a special young man who touched everyone with his infectious smile and caring personality. Cameron took his own life in January of 2012. The Cameron Carico +10 Foundation was created by Cameron's cousins in his memory. The mission of the foundation is to support healthy and happy families in central Iowa through suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
Photo L to R: Eric Lothe, Administrator of Iowa Lutheran Hospital; Justin Andersen, Vice President of Cameron Carico +10 Foundation; Kevin Carroll, Executive Director of Behavioral Services at IH-DM; Michael Cameron, President of Cameron Carico +10 Foundation; Dawn Carico, Board Member of Cameron Carico +10 Foundation and Susan Evans, Director of Development, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Foundation.
What are the winter blues?
The "winter blues" is a true medical phenomenon known as season affective disorder. Season affective disorder symptoms appear during late fall or early winter and go away during the sunnier days of spring and summer. Symptoms include loss of energy, feeling down or depressed, anxiety, social withdrawal, fatigue, weight gain, difficulty concentrating, loss of energy and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities. Symptoms may start out mild and become more severe as the season progresses. Treatment for seasonal affective disorder may include light therapy, medications and counseling. In light therapy, also called phototherapy, you sit a few feet from a specialized light therapy box so that you're exposed to bright light. Light therapy mimics outdoor light and appears to cause a change in brain chemicals linked to mood. Light therapy is the first line treatment for season affective disorder. Medications used to treat seasonal affective disorder are classic antidepressants. You may ask, when to see a doctor? It's normal to have some days when you feel down. But if you feel down for days at a time and you can't seem to get motivated to do activities you normally enjoy, see your doctor. This is particularly important if you notice that your sleep patterns and appetite have changed or if you feel hopeless, think about suicide or find yourself turning to alcohol for comfort or relaxation.
Information provided by Carin A. Bejarno, A.R.N.P., Grimes Family Physicians, 101 S.E. Destination Drive, 986-4524.
Recovery is a process of personal change that emphasizes and supports a person's ability to get better. It is a personal journey that involves developing hope and a secure sense of self. It involves finding supportive relationships, empowerment and belonging. It includes learning coping skills, and finding meaning in life again.
At Powell Chemical Dependency Center we work hard to lead people to Recovery and to give them all of the tools they need to stay there. Whether a person's problem with drugs or alcohol is complicated by individual, family or other issues, Recovery begins here by discontinuing substance abuse and getting connected with others. Powell CDC patients are empowered by experiencing success in treatment assignments, becoming part of the Powell CDC community, and learning skills for how to deal with stress or other mental health concerns.
To learn more about what Recovery means at Powell CDC and about our programs, please visit the web page or give us a call!