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As the fourth anniversary of 12/14 approaches, local groups and organizations are ready to help residents.
The Resiliency Center of Newtown will be open all day on Wednesday, December 14, offering myriad opportunities to find peace and therapeutic services.
Counseling will be offered from 8 am until 5 pm. On-call crisis counseling will also be available throughout the night.
Meditation & Relaxation by JoJo Keane will be available from 9:30 until 10:30 am; 15-minute chair massages will be ongoing from am until 2 pm; beading will be ongoing from 10 am to 4 pm; Virtue Press Plate Making will also be ongoing, 10 am to 4 pm; Zoe the Therapy Dog will be on site from 12:30 to 3 pm; and chocolate making will be offered 1 to 3 pm.
Refreshments will be available. Walk-ins are welcome to gather together, talk, or participate in one of the activities in RCN’s safe and welcoming space.
The Resiliency Center offers trauma-informed, therapeutic services focused on long-term individual and community healing for children and adults impacted by the events of 12/14. The center is at 153 South Main Street; entry is through the lower parking lot.
For additional information call 203-364-9750 or visit resiliencycenterofnewtown.org.
Support & Wellness
Newtown’s Center for Support and Wellness, located at the main entrance of Fairfield Hills, is the single point of entry which connects members of the community with wellness resources through a strong referral system and dedicates staff to families and individuals in need.
CSW will be open on December 14 for those seeking a warm and caring environment. Light refreshments will be available. At 9:30 am the center will be observing a moment of silence and lighting 26 luminarias outside of the building.
‘A Newtown Mosaic’
Two Newtown High School alumni, Allen Gary Palmer and Sean Whitman Harkness, are presenting “A Newtown Mosaic” at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street, on December 14, at 8 pm. All are welcome.
The program features music from Mr Harkness, an accomplished jazz guitarist, session musician, and recording artist. Mr Palmer, now an attorney in Westport, has created original verse and nonfiction that he will be reciting as part of the program.
Other artists have been invited to join the pair on stage to offer the community members an alternative form of refection about Newtown.
Hope & Healing Prayer Hours
The nonprofit A Place for Hope and Healing, at 5A Glen Road, will also be offering support on December 14. Co-founders Ken and Mary Perry will have prayer time office hours from 9 am until 3 pm, or by appointment.
The public is invited to drop in for prayer or drop off written prayer requests.