Veterans Support Concert presents The Embers

Come and enjoy this great band!


To purchase tickets with a credit card, visit the Sandhills MOAA web site.  Pick up these tickets conveniently at the concert at Will Call.  There are no additional fees.

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Linden Lodge Chicks Produce

Dean making breakfast

At last success! Dean is preparing breakfast with the first of the fresh eggs laid by our very own Linden Lodge chickens. We can’t wait for them all to start laying so we have all the fresh eggs we need. All our residents are REALLY looking forward to  their turn at collecting them each day!

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Linden Lodge Residents Care for Their Chickens

Resized_20160812_172212Linden Lodge residents each care for one chicken that they “adopted” and clean the chicken coop daily as a way to promote their personal responsibility in addition to having the fun of gathering our fresh eggs each day.  No one can say our residents are not a creative bunch as the names of our chickens are Zeblow, Roseanna, Popcorn, Georgie Mae, Ruby, Crystal and Cuckoo. Life continues to be good at Linden Lodge!!

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Congratulations, Linden Lodge Foundation!

The Moore County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the NC Community Foundation, has awarded Linden Lodge Foundation, Inc. a grant in the amount of $2,500.00 from their John W. Roffe & Marjorie A. Roffe Endowment for Moore County.

Marianne speaks to NCCF


Marianne Kernan, Chairman of the Linden Lodge Foundation, speaks before the Moore County affiliate of the NC Community Foundation as she gratefully accepts their generous grant to help offset the cost of the kitchen renovation at Linden Lodge

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Linden Lodge Mascot Celebrates in Pinehurst

Marianne, Emily and Maggie 7-4-2016

Marianne and Emily along with Miss Maggie, the Linden Lodge “super pup in residence”, participated in the Pinehurst 4th of July Pet Parade. They all donned their red, white, and blue – don’t Emily and Miss Maggie look fabulous!

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Mental Health & Wellness Fair invites You to Connect

The Linden Lodge Foundation encourages those in need to seek out providers that can help. Linden Lodge will be participating in an upcoming event that will allow people to do just that – a gathering of mental health partners offering a network of care.Nami-HealthFair-Flyer


Taking action and raising awareness of mental health conditions can break down obstacles and improve the chance of recovery. That is the true purpose of the Mental Health Fair being held on October !st at the Hampton Inn in Aberdeen, starting at 10 am.Hampton Inn & Suites Aberdeen

Learn how you can make a difference in your life, and your community. Discover what help and services are readily available to you here in Moore County and surrounding areas.

Mental health matters to everyone. Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all come together to learn more about mental illness, to see a person for who they are and take action on mental health issues. Join us at this free event!

For more information call:

Patty Laughlin

(910) 528-6121

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Jim Pedersen Speaks on PTSD and Veteran Concerns

James (Jim) Pedersen is a Moore County Department of Veterans Services Officer. He is a Marine Corps Veteran and has been stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC and other overseas assignments.Jim Pedersen & Quilt

On Monday, 07 November 2016 at 7 pm at the Pinehurst Fire Dept, Jim will discuss the services available at the Moore County Department of Veterans Services and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He will also discuss other topics of concern to veterans.

Moore County Department of Veterans Services assists veterans and their widows with obtaining benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of NC, and the Department of Defense. In this position, Jim spends a great amount of time assisting Veterans that have been with diagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and other mental illnesses.

You are invited to come, listen, and ask questions.

Patriotic Quilt - FullAlso at this meeting, there will be a drawing for a patriotic quilt. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. All proceeds go to Moore County Veterans Services. If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket, please contact NAMI Moore County Vice President, Patty Laughlin at 910.528.6121 or

For further information, contact:

Moore County Veterans Services

Department Director: Jim Pedersen
Department Director email:

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Linden Lodge Partners in ABBA Tribute event

Linden Lodge has been blessed with an opportunity to participate and benefit from the event below. It is outstanding…..and affordable! Please consider attending – it promises to be great fun!

A Tribute to ABBA

For more information, and a video preview, see:

Dancing Dream ~ A Tribute to ABBA


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Linden Lodge Residents & Staff to Attend Dr. Paul Nussbaum Presentation

Dr. Paul Nussbaum, one of the most respected authorities in the nation on brain health, will explore the hidden capacities of the human brain during a special presentation Wednesday, July 27, in Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College.

What is the Purpose of My Brain: Spiritual Healing and Salvation

by Dr. Paul Nussbaum.

It is a pleasure to provide this short intro to my new book. For the past 20 years I have traveled internationally speaking about what I call “the single greatest miracle ever designed-the brain.” Part of my mission has been to educate the general public about this miracle that sits between our ears and how we can shape our brains for health all across the lifespan.  

While this work represented a significant departure from my more traditional path as a neuropsychologist, this new book really reflects an even greater pivot in my career and Nussbaum Brain Program 2016professional/personal journey. The book underscores a spiritual calling for me to explore whether or not the “miracle” that is the brain does indeed have a more grand purpose.

Similar to the complexities of the universe, the human brain is still a highly complicated mystery. Do we have a brain simply to think, remember, relate, emote, and move for the 80 years we exist on the planet? Perhaps. However, what if the human brain was granted us by a higher power for purposes known only by God. Might the brain be the conduit to commune with God, to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ (or not) and to ultimately heal within, serve others, and to lead the life Christ taught all many years ago?

The book turns to Christianity and the teachings of Jesus Christ as a means of exploring such foundational matters of existence and the role the human brain might play. The book offers guidance for how all of us can benefit from being open to the Holy Spirit inside us, and the power of sharing such healing energy with others. Emphasis is granted to the Spiritual Medicines we have within our brains and the neuroanatomy that permits our spiritual healing to be expressed and felt.

For a unique perspective on the human brain, Christianity, and the interface of the two as a powerful means for internal healing and communion with all around us, consider a read of my new book.

God Bless,

Dr. Nussbaum

For more information about the Nussbaum presentation or the Lifelong Learning Institute, visit or call Rose George at the college at (910) 695-3861.

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Linden Lodge Attends NAMIWalks 2016

Once again the residents and staff of Linden Lodge participated in the NAMI-NC Walk which was held on Saturday, 7 May at the old campus of Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. All of our residents were registered walkers!The Linden Lodge Walking Warriors This year our team’s name was the Linden Lodge Walking Warriors because we continue to fight for all for better treatment, better funding, better legislation, AND to eliminate the stigma for all with a mental illness. One way to do this is by our participating in this very public event and to show our support for NAMI-NC and NAMI-Moore County’s advocacy efforts.
NAMI-MC NAMIWalks 2016 GroupOur gratitude goes out to all those who helped make this event such a terrific success, and for your continued support.

Only together can we make a difference!
Thank you,
Marianne Kernan

Marianne at NAMI Walk 2016

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