Alumni Reunion 2019 Overcomes Stormy Start

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Rainbow over La Hacienda after Friday evening storm during Reunion 2019. (Photo by Elizabeth Olson)

Photo – Rainbow over La Hacienda after Friday evening storm during Reunion. (Photo by Elizabeth Olson) Despite a stormy beginning, at least 275 persons – alumni, family, and friends – enjoyed Reunion 2019 on May 3-5. Friday evening’s high winds, torrential rain, and lightning forced folks into the Bodega for the opening session and washed out the bonfire by the … Read More

A Former Patient on Reunion

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A Former Patient on Reunion

It’s only a week before Reunion, so we’re sharing the reflection above from a former patient about why it is important to them. If you haven’t made plans to attend, you can still come; just get here. And bring a friend or family. For more information click here.

Slip Away to Hunt in May

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Airplane in a painted rock created by a former patient.

Not all of the patient-painted rocks at La Hacienda are just stones and color, nor or they all on the ground. You never know where you will find them or what new messages they will offer. In addition to the tiny metal airplane, this rock wedged in the limbs of a Serenity Hill cedar tree also contains the now-faded first … Read More

No Foolin’, the Counselors Want to See Alumni

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Counselors look forward to Reunion 2019

Photo: These counselors and more are looking forward to visiting with alumni on Saturday morning, May 4, during Reunion 2019. We’re a little more than a month away from Alumni Reunion 2019, and the La Hacienda clinical staff would like to remind you that they’re looking forward to seeing you. Time is set aside from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday … Read More

Return to Where Recovery Started

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The LaHa deer reminds you it's time to plan for Reunion 2019.

As Charlotte Safir says, it’s a joy “watching the miracle of people who return to celebrate where their recovery started” during Reunion. We are looking forward to seeing each one you walking miracles coming up the hill to the Big Tent on Friday afternoon of Reunion weekend. The only reservation needed to participate is for a place to stay during … Read More

There’s a Lot of Hope in Reunion 2019 Theme

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Direction signs on the La Hacienda campus

Caption: Alumni probably won’t need the direction sign to find their way around at Reunion in May. By Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director ‘We have recovered, and have been given the power to help others.’ This is one of my favorite lines in the Big Book™ (page 132). A bunch of us were at a birthday meeting recently at The … Read More

Speakers Set for 47th Annual Reunion

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Guadalupe Valley at Hunt from Serinity Hill

Photo: Guadalupe River Valley from Serenity Hill at La Hacienda. Scheduled guest speakers for 47th Annual La Hacienda Reunion on May 3-5, 2019, are: » Emili B from Newport Beach, California; 7 p.m. Friday » Tina H from Austin, Texas; 10:30 a.m. Saturday » Karl M from Covina, California; 2:30 p.m. Saturday Mark your calendar and start making arrangements to … Read More

Never Too Soon for Reunion

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Never too soon to bloom or plan

Like this bold blossom unfolding in February near the Special Care Unit, it’s never too early to make plans for La Hacienda’s 47th annual Alumni Reunion on May 3-5, 2019. Reunion gives alumni, family, and friends opportunities to reconnect, hear insightful messages from guest speakers and make new friends. Watch for future blog/social media posts with more details, or check … Read More