Connecticut VAMC Events Calendar
December 2017

Tuesday, Dec 5, 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
 
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, Dec 6, 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, Dec 7, 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, Dec 12, 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, Dec 13, 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, Dec 14, 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, Dec 19, 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
 
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, Dec 20, 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, Dec 21, 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
 
 
Diabetes Self Management Education Series
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven campus, building 2, 1st floor, room 1-300
 
1st Thursday of the month:  General Diabetes Overview, Complications, Medications,Sick Day Management, Exercise,Foot Care, Blood Sugar Monitoring, Community Resources, Traveling

2nd Thursday of the month:  Nutrition-Eat the Right Foods

3rd Thursday of the month:  Benefits of Exercise, Identifying & Managing Stress & Take Care of Your Eyes!

4th Thursday of the month:  Medication Overview for Diabetes & How to Solve Problems Taking Care of Diabetes

NOTE:  If there is a 5th Thursday in the month, there is NO Diabetes class.

Classes repeat monthly.
 
 
Tuesday, Dec 26, 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, Dec 27, 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, Dec 28, 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
 
 
Diabetes Self Management Education Series
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven campus, building 2, 1st floor, room 1-300
 
1st Thursday of the month:  General Diabetes Overview, Complications, Medications,Sick Day Management, Exercise,Foot Care, Blood Sugar Monitoring, Community Resources, Traveling

2nd Thursday of the month:  Nutrition-Eat the Right Foods

3rd Thursday of the month:  Benefits of Exercise, Identifying & Managing Stress & Take Care of Your Eyes!

4th Thursday of the month:  Medication Overview for Diabetes & How to Solve Problems Taking Care of Diabetes

NOTE:  If there is a 5th Thursday in the month, there is NO Diabetes class.

Classes repeat monthly.
 
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