Connecticut VAMC Events Calendar
November 2017

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Yoga for Health and Wellness
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM (EST)
Location: Newington Campus, Building 1, 4th floor conference room
 
 Yoga for Health and Wellness is a weekly gentle, mindfulness-based yoga offered at VACT Newington campus.  This walk-in class is open to all veterans receiving care at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
  • no referral needed
  • class size limited to 20 participants and doors close after that
  • participation is on a 'first come, first serve' basis
  • no prior Yoga experience needed
  • Classes held weekly EVERY WEDNESDAY 11:00-12:15
 
 
 
Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
Women's Health Fair
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven Campus, Building 2, 7th floor
 
 Topics will include:
  • Suicide preventiion
  • How to lower your risk for cardiovascular disease
  • The risks of opioid medications and harm reduction
  • Menopause
  • Research studies for women
  • and more!
Light refreshments
Social atmosphere
All are welcome
For more information please contact Lynette Adams, Women Veterans Program Manager, at 203-932-5711 ext. 5402
 
Diabetes Self Management Education
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven campus, Building 2, 1st floor, room 1-300
 
Diabetes Self Management Education Class Series
 
Classes meet the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month.
Week one - General Diabetes Overview - PowerPoint presentation with group discussion
Week two - Nutrition - Eat the Right Foods
Week three - Benefits of Exercise & Diabetes and Eye Health
Week four - Medication Overview for Diabetes & How to Solve Problems
If there is a fifth Thursday in the month, there is no class
No consult needed, walk ins welcome.
Contact Karen DiDomenico, RN at 203-932-5711 ext. 5189 for more information
 
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Mindfulness Training for Veterans
 
Time: 1:15 PM- 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Newington Campus, Building 1, 4th floor conference room
 
Eight week series.  To register call 860-808-7921 and leave a message for BOTH Dr. Aysha Saeed and Dr. Kelly Grover.
 
Whole Health Coaching for Women Veterans
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: VA Connecticut Women's Clinic, building 2, 7th floor, group room
 
Every week a different topic.  Examples include:  
  • Sleep - making it better
  • How mood and stress impact your health
  • Identifying health goals
Stop by the clinic for a complete schedule.  For questions contact Cheryl Ebert, LMSW @ 203-479-8077
 
Veterans Canteen - Cabela's
 
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM (EST)
Location: Cabela's, 475 East Hartford Blvd., East Hartford
http://www.vetscountct.org
 
Refreshments, snacks guest speakers and activities.  Free to active duty and veterans. Hosted every other Tuesday and sponsored by Veterans Count.
                                                                                                                      
For more information contact Tonya at 860-569-9161 or Jan at 860-662-6310
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
Veterans Career Fair sponsored by BHcare
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: 127 Washington Avenue, 3rd floor, North Haven
http://www.BHcare.org
 
 
The fair is open to veterans, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve service members and military spouses. Multiple positions are available ranging from entry level to professional.
Drop-ins welcome. Applications can be completed online by visiting www.BHcare.org and clicking on the Careers tab.
 
Yoga for Health and Wellness
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM (EST)
Location: Newington Campus, Building 1, 4th floor conference room
 
 Yoga for Health and Wellness is a weekly gentle, mindfulness-based yoga offered at VACT Newington campus.  This walk-in class is open to all veterans receiving care at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
  • no referral needed
  • class size limited to 20 participants and doors close after that
  • participation is on a 'first come, first serve' basis
  • no prior Yoga experience needed
  • Classes held weekly EVERY WEDNESDAY 11:00-12:15
 
 
 
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Diabetes Self Management Education
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven campus, Building 2, 1st floor, room 1-300
 
Diabetes Self Management Education Class Series
 
Classes meet the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month.
Week one - General Diabetes Overview - PowerPoint presentation with group discussion
Week two - Nutrition - Eat the Right Foods
Week three - Benefits of Exercise & Diabetes and Eye Health
Week four - Medication Overview for Diabetes & How to Solve Problems
If there is a fifth Thursday in the month, there is no class
No consult needed, walk ins welcome.
Contact Karen DiDomenico, RN at 203-932-5711 ext. 5189 for more information
 
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Mindfulness Training for Veterans
 
Time: 1:15 PM- 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Newington Campus, Building 1, 4th floor conference room
 
Eight week series.  To register call 860-808-7921 and leave a message for BOTH Dr. Aysha Saeed and Dr. Kelly Grover.
 
Whole Health Coaching for Women Veterans
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: VA Connecticut Women's Clinic, building 2, 7th floor, group room
 
Every week a different topic.  Examples include:  
  • Sleep - making it better
  • How mood and stress impact your health
  • Identifying health goals
Stop by the clinic for a complete schedule.  For questions contact Cheryl Ebert, LMSW @ 203-479-8077
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Yoga for Health and Wellness
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM (EST)
Location: Newington Campus, Building 1, 4th floor conference room
 
 Yoga for Health and Wellness is a weekly gentle, mindfulness-based yoga offered at VACT Newington campus.  This walk-in class is open to all veterans receiving care at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
  • no referral needed
  • class size limited to 20 participants and doors close after that
  • participation is on a 'first come, first serve' basis
  • no prior Yoga experience needed
  • Classes held weekly EVERY WEDNESDAY 11:00-12:15
 
 
 
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Diabetes Self Management Education
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven campus, Building 2, 1st floor, room 1-300
 
Diabetes Self Management Education Class Series
 
Classes meet the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month.
Week one - General Diabetes Overview - PowerPoint presentation with group discussion
Week two - Nutrition - Eat the Right Foods
Week three - Benefits of Exercise & Diabetes and Eye Health
Week four - Medication Overview for Diabetes & How to Solve Problems
If there is a fifth Thursday in the month, there is no class
No consult needed, walk ins welcome.
Contact Karen DiDomenico, RN at 203-932-5711 ext. 5189 for more information
 
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
Agent Orange Support Group
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven campus, Building 2, 2nd floor, Donaldson C
 
 Contact Karen DiDomenico at ext. 5189 for more information
 
Mindfulness Training for Veterans
 
Time: 1:15 PM- 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Newington Campus, Building 1, 4th floor conference room
 
Eight week series.  To register call 860-808-7921 and leave a message for BOTH Dr. Aysha Saeed and Dr. Kelly Grover.
 
Whole Health Coaching for Women Veterans
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: VA Connecticut Women's Clinic, building 2, 7th floor, group room
 
Every week a different topic.  Examples include:  
  • Sleep - making it better
  • How mood and stress impact your health
  • Identifying health goals
Stop by the clinic for a complete schedule.  For questions contact Cheryl Ebert, LMSW @ 203-479-8077
 
Cabela's, 475 East Hartford Blvd., East Hartford
 
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM (EST)
Location: Cabela's, 475 East Hartford Blvd., East Hartford
http://www.vetscountct.org
 
Refreshments, snacks guest speakers and activities.  Free to active duty and veterans. Hosted every other Tuesday and sponsored by Veterans Count.
                                                                                                                      
For more information contact Tonya at 860-569-9161 or Jan at 860-662-6310
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017
Yoga for Health and Wellness
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM (EST)
Location: Newington Campus, Building 1, 4th floor conference room
 
 Yoga for Health and Wellness is a weekly gentle, mindfulness-based yoga offered at VACT Newington campus.  This walk-in class is open to all veterans receiving care at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
  • no referral needed
  • class size limited to 20 participants and doors close after that
  • participation is on a 'first come, first serve' basis
  • no prior Yoga experience needed
  • Classes held weekly EVERY WEDNESDAY 11:00-12:15
 
 
 
Thursday, Nov 23, 2017
Diabetes Self Management Education
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven campus, Building 2, 1st floor, room 1-300
 
Diabetes Self Management Education Class Series
 
Classes meet the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month.
Week one - General Diabetes Overview - PowerPoint presentation with group discussion
Week two - Nutrition - Eat the Right Foods
Week three - Benefits of Exercise & Diabetes and Eye Health
Week four - Medication Overview for Diabetes & How to Solve Problems
If there is a fifth Thursday in the month, there is no class
No consult needed, walk ins welcome.
Contact Karen DiDomenico, RN at 203-932-5711 ext. 5189 for more information
 
 
Stroke Talks
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:45 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven, Building 2, 1st floor, room 1-300
 
 Stroke Talks - A discussion series for veterans and caregivers.  Please join us.
  • Know the symptoms of stroke.
  • Understand your risks for stroke
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Whole Health Coaching for Women Veterans
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: VA Connecticut Women's Clinic, building 2, 7th floor, group room
 
Every week a different topic.  Examples include:  
  • Sleep - making it better
  • How mood and stress impact your health
  • Identifying health goals
Stop by the clinic for a complete schedule.  For questions contact Cheryl Ebert, LMSW @ 203-479-8077
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
Yoga for Health and Wellness
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM (EST)
Location: Newington Campus, Building 1, 4th floor conference room
 
 Yoga for Health and Wellness is a weekly gentle, mindfulness-based yoga offered at VACT Newington campus.  This walk-in class is open to all veterans receiving care at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
  • no referral needed
  • class size limited to 20 participants and doors close after that
  • participation is on a 'first come, first serve' basis
  • no prior Yoga experience needed
  • Classes held weekly EVERY WEDNESDAY 11:00-12:15
 
 
 
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Diabetes Self Management Education
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven campus, Building 2, 1st floor, room 1-300
 
Diabetes Self Management Education Class Series
 
Classes meet the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month.
Week one - General Diabetes Overview - PowerPoint presentation with group discussion
Week two - Nutrition - Eat the Right Foods
Week three - Benefits of Exercise & Diabetes and Eye Health
Week four - Medication Overview for Diabetes & How to Solve Problems
If there is a fifth Thursday in the month, there is no class
No consult needed, walk ins welcome.
Contact Karen DiDomenico, RN at 203-932-5711 ext. 5189 for more information