In response to alumnae demand and changing technology, Brookhaven Retreat recently renovated its Aftercare Program website. The finished product was unveiled at a staff meeting on July 29.
Brookhaven Retreat recently conducted a survey of its alumnae and found that all were interested in an improved, more user friendly website. Nearly all survey respondents believed the website contributed to their recovery journey by allowing them to maintain connections with Brookhaven Retreat and fellow alumnae. All use the site as a tool to keep in touch with one another, and all desired a chat feature to communicate in real time about their recovery. Many respondents shared a desire to be able to upload photos and share their journey with other alumnae.
The new website fulfills alumnae requests for an easier-to-use, more interactive website and offers features such as group discussions, event invitations, profile pages, individual photo albums and many other features one would expect from a social media website. Brookhaven Retreat will maintain a presence on its Aftercare Program website through weekly news content, book recommendations, recipes and other discussions.
Brookhaven Retreat’s strong continuing care program allows women to remain in touch with supportive peers, discuss recovery, plan gatherings and create friendships that encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. Brookhaven Retreat is thrilled to remain connected with its alumnae after discharge. The Aftercare Program website, designed to facilitate healthy living following treatment, is key in enabling Brookhaven Retreat to maintain this contact. Staff will thoroughly test the website in the coming weeks to ensure everything is well prepared for launch.