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Community Healthlink to Host Block Party Highlighting Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

The "National Recovery Month" event will feature family-friendly activities, education on addiction recovery,
and tips on improving mental health.


[Worcester, MA, August 31, 2022] – UMass Memorial Health -- Community Healthlink (CHL) will host its first-ever Block Party on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 72 Jaques Ave., Worcester, MA. The event will feature fun for the family while providing valuable information about addiction recovery and the importance of mental health. Activities include a petting zoo, bounce house, and music.

"September is National Recovery Month," said Sarah Ballard, senior director, in CHL Substance Use Disorder division. "The Block Party is an effective way to educate our neighbors about the services we provide to help people overcome addictions while removing stigma associated with substance use disorders. It's also a great way to share information about many of our other mental and behavioral health programs."

In addition to the family-friendly activities, CHL expects local elected officials, including Worcester Mayor Petty and State Representative LeBeouf, to make formal remarks about National Recovery Month at 11:30 a.m.

The event is free and open to all ages.

About Community Healthlink
Community Healthlink promotes, restores, and maintains the physical health, mental health and wellbeing of more than 22,000 adults, children, and families in central Massachusetts annually. Community Healthlink is part of the UMass Memorial Health System.

UMass Memorial Health

UMass Memorial Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts with more than 15,500 employees and2,100 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group and Harrington Physician Services. We are the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our comprehensive system includes UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Memorial Health – Harrington, UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital, and UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink. Together, we impact every aspect of life in the region by making health and wellness services available to everyone, advocating for social equality and providing economic stability and opportunity. There are many ways to heal. We pursue them all. Relentlessly. Visit