Day of Remembrance for the Century 16 Theater shooting

AURORA, Colo. - The Aurora Strong Resilience Center held a Day of Remembrance for the Century 16 Theater shooting victims on Sunday, two years after the deadly rampage.

The center offered a variety of activities to support the ongoing healing process and to encourage personal resilience from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Activities included yoga, a drumming circle, rock painting and building paper cranes.

A therapist was also available on site to conduct counseling sessions with individuals and families. All activities are free and open to the public. Food and beverages were provided through the generous support of Jimmy Johns, Spicy Pickle, and Sam's Club.

Aurora Strong first opened its doors to community residents on July 11, 2013.

Since then, Aurora Strong Community Resilience Center has averaged approximately 600 visitors per month, organizers said.

"Created in response to community needs identified following the July 20, 2012 Aurora theater shooting, Aurora Strong is about resilience -- helping each individual adapt to change and stressful events in healthy and flexible ways," organizers said.

The center offers free services to encourage healing and the development of personal resilience skills, including:

  • One-on-one and group counseling
  • Health and wellness classes
  • Arts & recreation classes
  • Connecting victims to community resources

The Aurora Strong Community Resilience Center is located at 1298 Peoria St., Aurora, CO, 80011. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information on center programs and offerings, contact the Aurora Strong Community Resilience Center at 303-739-1580 or visit

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