WINTHROP — Health Director Meredith Hurley and the Town of Winthrop invite the community to a candlelight procession and community event in recognition of National Recovery Month.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
September is National Recovery Month, which aims to highlight gains in substance use treatment and prevention while also honoring the lives lost to substance use disorder.
Winthrop Public Health and Clinical Services is hosting a community event that will include a candlelight procession from Town Hall to French Square to honor those lost to substance use disorder, followed by an event in French Square with several speakers, educational resources and information provided by local addiction and recovery organizations, food and other refreshments.
There will be several speakers in French Square, and emotional supports will be available in consideration of people who may experience grief while attending.
Organizations that include the Winthrop Community and Law Enforcement Assisted Recovery (CLEAR) team, the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction and Recovery (MOAR) and Community Against Substance Abuse (CASA) will provide information on recovery and treatment resources.
Food and refreshments will be provided by several Winthrop restaurants.
For more information and to view the candlelight walk route, visit: https://winthropclear.com/.