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Elders Advisory Board members tour Behavioral Health 4-27-16

Joseph V. Sowmick - April 28, 2016

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer was on location Wednesday April 27 as members of the Elders Advisory Board and Interim Senior Assisted Living Administrator Rosalie Maloney enjoyed a tour from Behavioral Health Administrator David Garcia and his staff.


“Behavioral Health was honored to host the Elders Advisory Board for a luncheon with the treatment center’s residents and tour of the building. This was a great opportunity to share information on the number of great programs that we have here at Behavioral Health,” Garcia said. “The intent was to establish a bridge of communication and cooperation with the EAB. The hope is to utilize the wisdom, knowledge and experience of our elders to improve the quality of the services for the Tribal community.


Maloney mentions after being treated to a scrumptious roast beef lunch, the Behavioral Health staff was gracious to provide a tour of both the Residential Treatment Center and the Supported Living Program. 

“I had the honor of working at the RTC during that first year it was open in 2006. I am so impressed with the growth have made in what they offer along with their Supportive Living Program,” Maloney said. “People need this extended support to help them get back to an independent life style and the RTC certainly has evolved over the past ten years.” 


Behavioral Health Programs Sexual Assault Response Team Lead Brooke Huber informed the Elders about their upcoming April 30 11 a. m. Domestic Violence Memorial Walk at the Farmers Market Pavilion and other programs they offer.  “We enjoyed spending time with the Elder’s Advisory Board on Wednesday. We were excited to show them what we are working on, and the area that we work in on a daily basis,” Huber said. “I am always thankful for the opportunities that allow us to interact with others. We are passionate about the work we do and it was nice to share that with the Elders.”


Maloney mentions the Behavioral Health Programs is a wonderful resource for our community and for those who haven’t seen it to check out the services they offer.  A full story on the visit will be featured in the upcoming June issue of the Tribal Observer.


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