Events

Upcoming

Veterans Services by Catholic Charities at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center

Catholic Charities representatives are at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 11am to 2pm. Catholic Charities Veteran Services program is designed to assist homeless veterans in leaving homelessness through meaningful, competitive employment and permanent housing. Veterans will also be connected to a host of other services provided by Catholic Charities with the ultimate goal of helping them attain self-sufficiency. SpectraCare Foundation and Catholic Charities are honored to serve the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country: our nations’ veterans. No appointment necessary. Catholic Charities of Camden

Healing Arts session for Veterans with Justin Green July 15th, 2022

Come join us on Friday July 15th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center to learn some basic painting techniques and colors on canvas , while also experiencing the calming impact of healing arts. RSVP here.

Seeds of change gardening program for veterans June 25th, 2022 – Cancelled

Seeds of change gardening program for all veterans on Saturday June 25th, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center. Gardening has been proven to promote overall wellbeing. Represent your branch of service! Due to a veteran funeral service this event is postponed until further notice.

Honor Our Heroes Gala

This event is a celebration honoring our local veterans, at-risk seniors, and special animals. Come join us on Saturday September 24th, 2022 at Paris Catering in Berlin starting at 6:00pm. Register and buy your tickets here.

Ongoing Subscription Program

Your Donation of just $19 a month will help us to provide vibrant support programs for our local veterans at the SpectraCare’s one-stop full-service Carlton R. Rouh Veteran’s Center. Your generous gift each month will directly support our Equine Therapy, Healing Arts, Photography, Music, Gardening, Culinary Arts programs and more. Please Donate!

We can’t maintain and expand these programs without your support!


Past Events

Equine Therapy Session Sponsored by SpectraCare Foundation and Forgotten Angels

The Equine Therapy sessions were held at Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue in Medford, NJ. Equine Therapy has been proven to have positive outcomes for overall wellbeing.

Mental Health First Aid from National Council for Mental Wellbeing on June 21st, 2022

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is a free course for all veterans, military members and their families. It teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn how to support your friends, family and neighbors. For more information and to sign up for this free course. Course for June 21st, 2022 is full. More dates to be announced soon!

Angelic Health’s Vet-to-Vet Cafe – June 16th, 2022

Veterans of the US armed forces are invited to attend “Angelic Health’s Vet-to-Vet Cafe” on Thursday June 16th, 2022 at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Come talk to fellow veterans and share your military experiences. Veterans are welcome to attend to simply listen, tell stories, and enjoy refreshments.

Seeds of change gardening program for veterans June 16th, 2022

Join us to “Kick Off Clean Up” seeds of change gardening program for veterans on June 16th, 2022 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center. Gardening has been proven to promote overall wellbeing. Represent your branch of service!

“Cheers to the Golden Years Honoring our veterans” Pub Crawl

Spectracare Foundation committee members and spouses met at PJ Whelihan’s restaurant in Collingswood on Wednesday June 1st, 2022 at 4:00pm for an evening of laughs, drinks and snacks! It was a fun night! Thanks everyone!

Healing Arts session for Veterans with Justin Green May 25th, 2022

Another beautiful time today with our instructor Justin teaching our veterans charcoal drawing. Stay tuned for our next session at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center! Veterans, you will enjoy this peaceful experience!

Seeds of change gardening program for veterans May 16th

Sadly this event was cancelled due to severe weather in the area! Gardening has been proven to promote overall wellbeing. We will re-schedule the event soon!

Seeds of change gardening program for veterans on Saturday May 7th, 2022

The event was cancelled due to weather conditions. We will re-schedule the event in the near future. Gardening has been proven to promote overall wellbeing.

Healing Arts session for Veterans with Justin Green

Such a beautiful time today charcoal drawing with our Instructor, Justin. Everyone’s still life came out phenomenal!!! Stay tuned for our next session at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center! Veterans, you will enjoy this peaceful experience.!

See pictures of the event here.

A Book Signing/Reading Moderated by Kristin Leone, Navy Nurse & Afghanistan Veteran

SpectraCare Foundation hosted the author Tom Garvey, an Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces qualified officer, served as an A-Team Leader in Vietnam in 1968 and returned home to mixed reviews about his stability and state of mind. The event was on Tuesday April 19th, 2022 at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center. Everyone enjoyed the reading and stories by Tom Garvey. See pictures.

Healing Arts session for Veterans with Justin Green

Veterans joined us on Sunday March 20th, 2022 at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center to learn some basic painting techniques and colors on canvas, while also experiencing the calming impact of healing arts! Everyone enjoyed the class with Justin. See pictures

The Patriot Fund, Inc

Board Members Mike Francisco and Tim Irons presented a check to Michael and Kathleen Van Stine at the SpectraCare Foundation offices, one of new 2022 Operational Partners! We are truly humbled. We can not thank you enough!

Winter Awards Dinner

SpectraCare Foundation had a successful dinner event on January 6th , 2022 at the American Legion Post 372 in Cherry Hill. See pictures

#GivingTuesdayVeterans

This year Giving Tuesday was on November 30. Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Giving Tuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together. Every year Giving Tuesday is on the last Tuesday of November.

Carlton R. Rouh Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center ribbon cutting ceremony was on May 11, 2021. We had the honor to have many dignitaries for this event. Carlton Rouh daughter was one our speakers as we celebrated his 101th birthday.

Equine Therapy Open House

Equine therapy open house at “Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue” in Medford, NJ was on Saturday January 23rd, 2021.

Flagpole Ceremony – October 3rd, 2020

We honored all the veterans on Saturday October 3rd, 2020 with a flagpole ceremony at the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center at 777 Blackwood Clementon Road in Lindenwold. Jeff Lingo, CEO of the Acme Lingo Flag Company, donated the 25ft. flagpole and John Chesebro, a key member of our veteran advisory team, donated the flag. Also, ‘Signs by Dan’ donated the front entrance sign which is being integrated with the flagpole.

The event was highlighted by a full dress presentation of the National Anthem by Sergeant William Mead and some brief remarks by Colonel Ted Gallagher, Director of Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs.

Veteran Therapy Event at “Forgotten Angels” Equine Rescue

Sunday May 3rd, 2020 Spectracare Foundation sponsored a veteran therapy event at the “Forgotten Angels” Equine Rescue location in Medford, NJ.

9 Hole Charity Golf Outing

September 11th, 2019 at the Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, New Jersey was our 9 Hole Charity Golf Outing. The event was a great success and many golfers joined us to support our veterans.

Veterans Picnic in Gloucester County

SpectraCare Foundation joined People for People Foundation with the annual “Veterans Picnic”. It was a free picnic to all veterans, families and the general public.