Calendar of Activities in 2021
Saturday, June 5: Two-hour horse encounter session with a certified instructor in Equine Assisted Practices at a ranch in Melrose. We provide transportation if needed. Meeting at 12 pm at the ranch (address will be disclosed upon confirmation). We can host only 6 people on first come first serve basis. (This event is only for veterans.)
Saturday, June 12: Disc golf at Whistler’s Bend Park. We provide light snacks and transportation. Meeting point at 12 pm at Whistler’s Bend Park.
Friday, June 18: Educational botany/horticulture workshop with hands-on experience by Horticulturist of the City of Roseburg. Learn more about native plants and their benefits, useful herbs, and ethnobotany. Meeting point at 12 pm near the Stewart Park Shop east gate, under the big oak (there will be signs).
Saturday, June 19: Outing to Lake in the Woods for a short hike to waterfalls. We provide a light lunch and transportation. Meeting at 10:00 am at Roseburg Public Library.
Sunday-Tuesday, June 27-29: Fly fishing and camping at Toketee Lake with our fly fishing instructors. We provide all fishing gear and food. Bring your own tent, RV, or other camping gear. Meeting time and location will be disclosed upon confirmation. Toketee Group Site has been already reserved.
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All events are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unpredictable situations.
Guides and Instructors
Cecilia McMullen, Army veteran
Guide in hiking who hiked many trails in the Umpqua National Forest
Ishe is Certified in several Equine Assisted Practices modalities
Ted Henderson, Army Vietnam veteran. Guide in fly fishing who’s been fly fishing for 65 years
Rusty Lininger, post-9/11 Army veteran. Guide in fly fishing and backcountry hiking, Graduate of the Sweetwater Travel Guide School
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AWARDS SOURCE ONE SERENITY TO IMPLEMENT RECREATIONAL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR OUR VETERANS TO IMPROVE THEIR MENTAL HEALTH
We are very excited to implement outdoor recreational activities and community projects for local veterans in collaboration with NeighborWorks Umpqua, Chadwick Clubhouse, and Orchard Knolls Apartments Property. The program will also facilitate activities of the Whole Health Program at the Roseburg VA Healthcare System. Source One Serenity’s program builds a strong network with the local organizations that will lead to improved access to social determinants of health for veterans in Douglas County.
Source One Serenity will implement the activities in 2021; planning and coordination of these activities are already in process. A calendar of the outings will be accessible on the website of www.sourceoneserenity.org, where participants will be able to sign up. The activities will include fly fishing, hiking, and walking destinations mostly in the Umpqua National Forest. Source One Serenity is also planning outings to the coast to hike, walk, and visit beaches. It is exciting to implement this program thanks to a collaboration with Chadwick Clubhouse that will provide their van to transport veterans. A lack of transportation services in Douglas County was always an obstacle for Source One serenity to serve a larger number of veterans. Chadwick Clubhouse supports people living with mental health conditions by providing a non-clinical community of recovery through meaningful relationships and work experience. Chadwick Clubhouse also serves veterans who will be able to attend these outings as well.
The program for veterans also includes exciting community projects. Some of them are still in planning, and one of them will be to rebuild a plank house, a simple structure used as a home by the Northwest Coast Native Indian Tribes. Source One Serenity is thrilled to work with the local Native Americans. The plank house is located within walking distance from the Deer Creek Village, which is being constructed by NeighborWorks Umpqua and will open as an affordable housing property with 68 units focused on veterans. Source One Serenity will collaborate with NeighborWorks Umpqua to facilitate strong outreach efforts through direct contact with the veteran residents of Deer Creek Village and also Eagle Landing, another property NeighborWorks Umpqua manages.
As Source One Serenity is an advocate of a holistic approach and mindfulness, it will also facilitate valuable services of the Whole Health Program at the Roseburg VA Healthcare System. Activities offered will include: a Mindfulness Stress-Reduction Course, Mindfulness meditation drop-in sessions, Taking Charge of my Health and my Life, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, and sweat lodges. Source One Serenity will provide communications and transportation services. The program in 2021 is for all veterans in the community. Sign up for updates.