Welcome Home retreat for Veterans scheduled for May 4th

Press Release


DATE: April 17, 2013
CONTACT: Roxanne Debski-Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
Offices in Newton NJ & Milford PA.
PHONE: 973-383-0115
TOLL FREE: 800-882-1117
FAX: 973-383-6889
EMAIL: rdebski-seigel@karenannquinlanhospice.org
WEBSITE: www.karenannquinlanhospice.org

John Drinkard
PHOTO: John Drinkard served as a US Marine Corps Helicopter Pilot from 1967-1973 and served his tour of duty in Vietnam. Today he practices the art of healing through Soldier’s Heart retreats that concentrate on the wounded soul and heart of the soldier coming home from the war experience. John is the New Jersey contact for Soldier’s Heart and can be reached at jvdrinkard3@verizon.net.

Welcome Home retreat for Veterans scheduled for May 4th

Newton, NJ – April 17, 2013 – Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is conducting a one day retreat for Veterans and their spouses or partners on Saturday May 4th, from 10-5 pm. It will be held at the Joseph T Quinlan Bereavement Center, 61 Spring St, 1st floor, Newton, NJ (Use the Trinity Street metered parking lot and lower entrance).

The concept of the retreat is based on Soldier’s Heart, developed by Edward Tick, Ph.D. and Kate Dahlstedt, LMHC. Its goal is to provide a forum to address the emotional, moral, and spiritual wounds of veterans, their families and communities.

The mission is open to both those returning from current wars and to those who fought in past wars. Vietnam Marine Corps veteran John Drinkard will serve as facilitator and has experience in these retreats which provide veterans, family members, professionals and all who care an opportunity to learn practical ways of integrating healing strategies into relationships and practices.

Pre-registration is requested by May 1st. If you would like more information or to pre-register, call 973-383-0115 or 800-882-1117 or email Karen Ann Quinlan Director of Social Services Marlina Schetting at mschetting@karenannquinlanhospice.org. A $20.00 donation is requested and includes lunch; also please remember to bring a memento of your military experience to introduce yourself. A memento would be a picture, dog tags, a hat, or anything from the time you served. If you would like more information on Soldier’s Heart, visit their website www.soldiersheart.net.

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Northwest NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program. For programs, events, and more information visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org


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