Individuals Managing Their Mental Illness Enjoy OHELâ€™s Annual Retreat to Bear Mountain State Park
On June 12, a large group of adult men and women from OHELâ€™s residential and psychiatric programs travelled to Bear Mountain State Park for what has become an annual picnic and barbeque.
3 coach busses full of over 150 residents and staff went up to the park, which included residents and participants of OHELâ€™s Kadimah Clubhouse, Fort Hamilton residence, 41st residence, and OHELâ€™s supported housing programs.
Once all the busses arrived at Bear Mountain, the residents all enjoyed a fun and relaxing day in the sun and fresh air. A delicious picnic lunch was served and participants played sports including games of basketball and softball. OHELâ€™s Yitz Elman commented that â€śthe day provides a unique and informal atmosphere where individuals both socialize with one another and with the staff.â€ť
In addition to the sports and activities, there was also hiking in the beautiful, scenic trails of Bear Mountain.
It was a fun and exciting day, and rejuvenating to be in the fresh country air. All of the participants are already looking forward to next yearâ€™s exciting trip!