"This retreat has been the most important thing that I have done for myself in all my life."
Bay Cliff's Post-Polio Wellness Retreat focuses on improving the overall health & quality of life of polio suvivors. Participants individualize the program by selecting a combination of sessions to meet their specific needs. Educational sessions, taught by local and national health care professionals, assist polio survivors in learning more about Post-Polio Syndrome and leading a healthier lifestyle. In addition, participants explore aquatic therapy, massage, aromatherapy, and other complementary and alternative medicines as they relate to post-polio wellness. There are opportunities to exercise and recreational activities to enjoy throughout the week. All activities will be adapted to each participant’s functional ability level. Overlooking Lake Superior in the beautiful Northwoods, Bay Cliff is known as "a place apart" offering an ideal setting for relaxation and renewal.
The next "Post Polio Wellness Retreat" is scheduled for September 9 - 14, 2013.
Applications will be available here on our website. In the meantime, and you can download a copy of the 2011 brochure. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact us. The cost to attend in 2011 was $275 per person, and includes the full program, comfortable housing accomodations and home cooked meals. Please note that space is limited! You are encouraged to turn in your application as soon as possible.
We were pleased to see a wellness retreat for polio survivors, modeled after Bay Cliff's Post-Polio Wellness Retreat, take place in Warm Springs, Georgia. Post-Polio Health International organized the event, which served polio survivors from around the world! It is our hope that others will provide a wellness retreat experience for polio survivors in their home area. If this is something that interests you, we encourage you to think about attending one of our retreats. In 2011, we offered a pre-retreat and post-retreat in-service offered for those interested in planning a retreat "back home", and Polio Canada is now planning their own retreat! Sharing information is our way to help provide a wellness retreat opportunity to more polio survivors. Let us know if this interests you!
Bay Cliff also offers a "Post Polio Wellness Update" - scheduled for October 15 - 18, 2012. The wellness update is an opportunity for those who have attended wellness retreat at Bay Cliff previously to return to camp, re-connect with friends, receive updated information related to Post Polio Syndrome, and relax & rejuvenate. Details will be mailed to those who have attended a Bay Cliff Post Polio Wellness Retreat.