Read the latest news, success stories, and exciting changes happening at CARS
We are thrilled to announce that Wanda Markland has become Program Director at Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services’ (C.A.R.S.) Men’s Residential 820 facility in Trumansburg, NY. Her first day as Program Director was Monday, January 4th.
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.
Over the past few months, the CARS Recreation Therapy Department has been working on increasing leisure skills and community connections with our clients.
The style of yoga that I teach is called Kundalini Yoga. Though this style of yoga has been practiced for hundreds of years, it was brought to American from India in 1969 by a man named Yogi Bhajan.
A Letter from Nancy Zahler, Coordinator of the Ulysses Christmas Bureau:Dear Bill, on behalf of the volunteers who organize the Ulysses Christmas Bureau to enable neigh- bors to help neighbors, I wanted to extend our appreciation to you and the residents who provided such wonderful help this holiday season.
“Recreation therapy is new to the CARS community this year. While CARS has had recreation for a very long time, therapeutic recreation is fun with a purpose. Clients will learn valuable skills during leisure activities - which include increasing self-esteem, decision making, impulse control, following step-by-step instructions, and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and staff.
Throughout the year we seek service opportunities for our clients as they began the process of transformation. Every week, residents of CARS residential addiction treatment program in Trumansburg volunteer at the food pantry sponsored by Trumansburg area Council of Churches.