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“Create” at Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge: Veteran’s Day Poppies & Stars

Admissions Coordinator Sarah Clabo at Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge leads residents on an activity once a week that involves art, called Create.  Recently, resident activities were focused on the recognition of Veteran’s Day.  Residents used tissue paper to make poppies after learning that they are used to symbolize honor and to remember veterans on Veteran’s Day and Remembrance (Memorial) Day. This is traditionally done because of the famous Poem “Flander’s Field” by John McCrae. The lovely poppies made were displayed in the Lodge Great Room.

Residents and staff also took time to honor and remember veterans by decorating a star and writing the names of friends and loved ones who serve, or have served in the military. Those who did not have anyone who served close to them, still had the opportunity to decorate a star. Residents and staff spent some time brainstorming and talking about words that made us think about Veteran’s Day to include on the stars instead of names. In conclusion, Sarah decided to decorate the Daily Activity Board with some sketches and added the residents’ stars. With their beautiful, thoughtful creations fixed to the edge of the board everyone’s star could be seen throughout the day.

Pasadena Villa Orlando and Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge are adult intensive psychiatric residential treatment centers for clients with serious mental illnesses.  We also provide other less intensive mental health services, such as Life Skills training at our Transitional Living and Learning Center and also provide other individualized therapy programs. If you or someone you know may need counseling on mental health services, please contact us. As one of the very first programs in the country to base its treatment upon Social Integration, our mental health facilities offer help through individualized therapy and group residential programs with a focus towards achieving more independent living.

The Villa Orlando and Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge are adult intensive psychiatric residential treatment centers for clients with serious mental illnesses. We also provide other individualized therapy programs, step-down residential programs, and less intensive mental health services, such as Community Residential Homes, Supportive Housing, Day Treatment Programs and Life Skills training. Pasadena Villa’s Outpatient Center in Raleigh, North Carolina offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (PHP). If you or someone you know may need mental health services, please complete our contact form or call us at 877-845-5235 for more information.

If you think that you or a loved one may be struggling with a mental health disorder, Pasadena Villa can help. We are here to answer questions and connect to care. Pasadena Villa currently offers treatment at two residential locations in both Orlando, Florida and Knoxville, Tennessee, and outpatient services in Cary, North Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina. To learn more about our program, call us at
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