Connecticut VAMC Events Calendar
April 2017

Monday, Apr 3, 2017
Veteran Job Fair
 
Time: 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Errera Community Care Center, 114 Boston Post Road, West Haven
 
Come dressed for an interview and bring multiple copies of your resume. Some of the companies expected to attend include Goodwill Industries, Schwerdtle Technologies, Bridgeport Fittings and Kamco Supply Corporation. For more information, contact Scott Smith (203-464-7018) or Ernest Johnson (203-415-6805).
 
 
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Prostate Support Group
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (EST)
Location: West Haven campus, building 2, 1st floor, Rogers conference room 1-179
 An APRN-driven/led group that is held once per month. Each session includes a presentation covering an aspect of prostate cancer or it’s treatment, thirty minutes of socialization time with other Veterans, opportunity to ask questions of providers and refreshments
 
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:  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.
 
 
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
Parkinson's Symposium
 
Time: 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven, CT Donaldson conference rooms A,B,&C, building 2, 2nd floor
 
 Symposium Program
 8: 30 a.m. Check-In opens
 8:50 a.m. Welcome
 9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Lecture:
Speech and swallowing
 Break
 10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Lecture:
Orthostatic hypotension and  other Cardiac  Issues in PD
 Break
 11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Lecture:
Retention, Incontinence and other Urological issues in PD
12:30 p.m.
Program Conclusion
 
 
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Agent Orange Information, Research, and Education
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven, CT, Donaldson conference rooms, building 2, 2nd floor
 
Agent orange information, research, and information
Environmental exposures and agent orange registry.  Speaker:  Alan Alfonso
 
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
 
 
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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:  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, Apr 18, 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, Apr 19, 2017
Healthy Living Fair
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: West Haven, CT Donaldson conference rooms, building 2, 2nd floor
 
Blood pressure screenings, poster presentations and information tables including diabetes, heart disease, library information, Go Green initiatives, myhealthevet, mental health, employee health, infection prevention, patient safety, healthy living messages, give aways, raffle.
This is a patient education event!
 
 
 
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Prostate Support Group
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Newington campus, Location to be determined
 An APRN-driven/led group that is held once per month. Each session includes a presentation covering an aspect of prostate cancer or it’s treatment, thirty minutes of socialization time with other Veterans, opportunity to ask questions of providers and refreshments
 
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:  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.
 
Prostate Support Group
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Newington campus, Location to be determined
 An APRN-driven/led group that is held once per month. Each session includes a presentation covering an aspect of prostate cancer or it’s treatment, thirty minutes of socialization time with other Veterans, opportunity to ask questions of providers and refreshments
 
 
Tuesday, Apr 25, 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
 
 
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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:  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.