Mothers of Children With Special Needs Bond at Friendship Circle Retreat

Mothers of Children With Special Needs Bond at Friendship Circle Retreat

Planning outings and trips for children with special needs is nothing unusual for the Friendship Circle of Michigan, but a recent weekend retreat for the mothers who care for these children certainly proved a novel experience. The women were expecting a few days of respite and a relaxing getaway; they left with more than 20 new sisters and a fresh perspective on their children, each other and themselves. The retreat, called “Shabbat at the Spa,” took place Feb. 28 to March 2 at the Riverwalk Place in Gladwin, Mich.—a spacious hotel/conference center with a full-service spa, luxurious rooms and suites, and an accommodating staff. Attendees enjoyed spa services on Friday afternoon and Sunday, and participated in a variety of Shabbat-oriented activities, beginning with a group candle-lighting on Friday night and continuing through Havdalah on Saturday night.

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