OAP has been nominated for an Oakland Indie Award in the Social Changemaker category! The awards ceremony will be held on May 30 and is open to the public. You can get more info and tickets here. Come on out to support OAP and the many other fabulous local business that have been nominated this year- it should be lots of fun!
POCAfest is an annual gathering of community acupuncturists, clinic staff, and patients from across the country and around the world. Lucky attendees spend the weekend getting to know each other and sharing information, best practices, and strategies to further the goals of Community Acupuncture: to make acupuncture available to as many people as possible and to support those providing acupuncture to create stable and sustainable businesses and jobs.
You can read Jeff and Cait’s reviews of last year’s POCAfest here. This year we are sending Whitney, Roselle and Cait to Rhode Island for the big event, which means you have the opportunity to get treated by some wonderful guest acupuncturists at OAP Laurel from May 30-June 3! Jeff, Scott, Sarah Elliott and Sarah Liners will be covering all our regular shifts. All the changes have been entered into the online scheduler.
On February 7th we celebrated OAP’s five year anniversary! In our first year of business Whitney and Roselle provided approximately 2,800 affordable acupuncture treatments to the Oakland community from our Laurel Ave location. Five years later we are proud to have two locations that employ 7 people and provided over 17,000 treatments in 2012. Your ongoing support and referrals make all this possible. Thank you!
Join us this Holiday Season in supporting the Alameda County Food Bank Food Drive. Donate non-perishable food items such as canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats and fish, peanut butter, pasta, beans, rice, low salt canned soup, low sugar cereals, oatmeal, tomato sauce and powdered milk. (Please, no glass containers). Visit http://www.accfb.org/food_drive.html to learn more about what food is needed.
Together we can make a difference!
Wednesday, November 7th marks one full year that our Grand Ave Clinic has been open. Over 6,350 treatments have been provided at the Grand clinic to date. Jeff and Sarah will be holding down the fort all day from 9am to 7pm. Come celebrate with us next Wednesday by getting a treatment in our youngest magical space!
Join us this Holiday Season in supporting Alameda County Food Bank’s Food Drive. Donate non-perishable food items such as canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats and fish, peanut butter, pasta, beans, rice, canned soup, low sugar cereals and oatmeal, tomato sauce and powdered milk.
To motivate the food drive, each Wednesday in December, at both clinic locations, if you help us by making a food donation, you’ll receive a $10 follow up treatment or, if you’re a 1st time patient, we’ll waive your initial $15 paperwork fee. Together we can make a difference!
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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Grand Ave Open House on Sunday! Here are a few pictures from the event. The kids did a great job breaking in the pillows and blankets!
Oakland Acupuncture Project has launched a second location, and we want to invite you to the Open House! On Sunday, November 13, we will be providing free acupuncture treatments from 10-2 (schedule through our website) and a reception with refreshments and general festivities from 2-5. Please come by if you can- it would be great to see you and to show you our new space!
Oakland Acupuncture Project founders Whitney Thorniley and Roselle McNeilly were presented with Woman Entrepreneur of the Year awards at the Lakeside Theater. Continue reading
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Oakland Acupuncture Project was on hand at the Alameda County Workers’ Health Fair, demonstrating the benefits of community acupuncture for attendees.