Manchester VAMC Events Calendar
November 2019

Friday, Nov 1, 2019
Walking Group
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A class for every one of all ages and fitness levels. This class allows you to choose your own "speed" of walking. The terrain will consist of primarily outdoor flat terrain with indoor walking on inclement weather days. Class members meet at the beginning and end of each class session to stretch. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Functional Fitness (consult req)
 
Time: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
An exercise program designed to help reduce back, joint or muscle pain by improving strength, flexibility and function with the goal of giving Veterans the knowledge to safely exercise on their own. *This class requires a provider’s consult*
 
Wellness Acupuncture Group (registration req)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (EST)
Location: Check in at 3rd floor check-in desk
 
Acupuncture has been shown to improve a person’s overall well-being by promoting and stimulating the body’s healing processes. Patients experience not only physical well-being, but also an improved and more balanced state of mind. Our acupuncture is held in a group setting and is exclusively done on the ears to promote a sense of relaxation and well-being. This group requires pre-registration, please call ext.2680 to register.
 
 
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
First Saturday Wellness Clinic
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Physical Therapy Dept (basement)
 
Providing Reiki, Healing Touch, Craniosacral Therapy, Acupressure, and Therapeutic Massage. These relaxation techniques can reduce stress, anxiety, and can help to heal our bodies. no appointment is needed, walk in and sign up to experience your favorite modality. All are welcome: Veterans, families, and staff).
 
 
Monday, Nov 4, 2019
Yoga & Sound Meditation
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A specifically designed yoga for Veterans regardless of physical limitations or emotional issues. It includes meditation, movement, and relaxation therapy. Participants will benefit from increased physical flexibility, decreased depression, anxiety, and irritability resulting in better coping abilities and a general sense of contentment. A gong meditation concludes this practice using sound to enhance the feeling of well-being and relaxation.
 
Veteran Art Class
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Come for the fun of it! Color in pre-printed images of your choice while learning how to use colored pencils or learn to draw and paint, where you can draw and paint your own beautiful objects! Class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019
Functional Fitness (consult req)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
An exercise program designed to help reduce back, joint or muscle pain by improving strength, flexibility and function with the goal of giving Veterans the knowledge to safely exercise on their own. *This class requires a provider’s consult*
 
Tai Chi
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance uses 8 forms of the traditional Yang style of Tai Chi. Participants will benefit from enhanced mindfulness, core strengthening, and a greater locus of Center of Gravity. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
Yoga for Well-being
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A specifically designed yoga for Veterans regardless of physical limitations or emotional issues. It includes meditation, movement, and relaxation therapy. Participants may benefit from increased physical flexibility, decreased depression, anxiety, and irritability resulting in better coping abilities and a general sense of contentment. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Mindfulness Group
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Check-in with Primary Care
 
Mindfulness Practice is to achieve a sense of calm and quiet in the face of dealing with the difficulties we encounter in our daily lives.  Mindfulness Practice can help with a wide range issues including pain, anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD and life in general. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Sound Meditation
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Use of sound to reduce stress, improve emotional well-being, and promote relaxation.
 
RxRelax Yoga-seated yoga
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Training & Education Room
 
“Relax Yoga” is suitable for beginners as well as experts. These sessions are designed to help people reverse or better manage stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain and hypertension. This is a seated practice. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
Healthy Teaching Kitchen(registration req)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: Meets outside the Training & Education Room on the first floor
 
Classes offer a hands-on experience to learn healthy cooking skills. Veterans and their families learn how to make healthy food choices and prepare different foods. A variety of classes will be offered focusing on different nutrition topics. Participants will have the chance to sample new foods that they may have not tried before. To sign up, please call 624-4366 ext. 6404.
 
Tai Chi
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance uses 8 forms of the traditional Yang style of Tai Chi. Participants will benefit from enhanced mindfulness, core strengthening, and a greater locus of Center of Gravity. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Friday, Nov 8, 2019
Walking Group
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A class for every one of all ages and fitness levels. This class allows you to choose your own "speed" of walking. The terrain will consist of primarily outdoor flat terrain with indoor walking on inclement weather days. Class members meet at the beginning and end of each class session to stretch. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Functional Fitness (consult req)
 
Time: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
An exercise program designed to help reduce back, joint or muscle pain by improving strength, flexibility and function with the goal of giving Veterans the knowledge to safely exercise on their own. *This class requires a provider’s consult*
 
Introduction to Whole Health
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
This class will provide an overview of the VA Whole Health approach to care. Veterans will have the opportunity to reflect on and create a Mission/Aspiration/Purpose (MAP) from the perspective of what matters most to them. We’ll look at areas of self-care and well-being, and explore ways to equip and empower Veterans to engage fully in their health care through Whole Health
 
Wellness Acupuncture Group (registration req)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (EST)
Location: Check in at 3rd floor check-in desk
 
Acupuncture has been shown to improve a person’s overall well-being by promoting and stimulating the body’s healing processes. Patients experience not only physical well-being, but also an improved and more balanced state of mind. Our acupuncture is held in a group setting and is exclusively done on the ears to promote a sense of relaxation and well-being. This group requires pre-registration, please call ext.2680 to register.
 
 
Sunday, Nov 10, 2019
Vet Talkx
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Whittemore Arena at UNH 128 Main St, Durham, NH 03824
https://facebook.com/CelebratingDurhamNH/
 
University of New Hampshire
Salute to Service Day Features Vet Talkx
Sunday, November 10, 2019
11:00-12:00pm
 
Main Lobby  at UNH’s Whittemore Arena
128 Main St, Durham, NH 03824
 
Watch live at 11:00 a.m. here:   https://facebook.com/CelebratingDurhamNH/
Call 603.828.2551 for Free Veteran Tickets to the Game (limited supply)
The percentage of Americans who serve in the military today is the lowest in history < 1%.  Most civilians have been isolated from service-members and military culture.
 
Meanwhile many studies show most Americans report viewing Veterans as either broken victims or some kind of war heroes – when reality is that most Veterans are regular citizens who have had a tremendous life experience.
 
VetTalkX aims to change that. VetTalkX gives Veterans the opportunity to share their personal stories of inspiration and accomplishments since leaving the military with their neighbors in the community, bridging the civilian-military divide.
 
 
After Vet Talkx plan to attend the game at UNH's Whittemore Arena. The link for any veterans to collect two free tickets to the game, courtesy of Service Credit Union can be found here: https://unhwildcats.com/sb_output.aspx?form=57
 
If Veteran wish to purchase any additional tickets, there is a special $15.00 rate in advance of the game. Simply indicate how many additional tickets you would like to purchase at the above link and you will be contacted for payment.
 
 
 
Monday, Nov 11, 2019
Red Sox World Series Tour visits Manchester VA
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (EST)
 
Manchester VA Medical Center
 
See the World Series Trophies, Meet Retired Players and Wally the Green Monster!
 
When:  Veterans Day
Monday, November 11, 2019
 
Time:  10:00 am – 11:15am
 
Where: Training & Education Room, 1st Floor, 718 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH
 
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
Functional Fitness (consult req)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
An exercise program designed to help reduce back, joint or muscle pain by improving strength, flexibility and function with the goal of giving Veterans the knowledge to safely exercise on their own. *This class requires a provider’s consult*
 
Tai Chi
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance uses 8 forms of the traditional Yang style of Tai Chi. Participants will benefit from enhanced mindfulness, core strengthening, and a greater locus of Center of Gravity. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
Yoga for Well-being
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A specifically designed yoga for Veterans regardless of physical limitations or emotional issues. It includes meditation, movement, and relaxation therapy. Participants may benefit from increased physical flexibility, decreased depression, anxiety, and irritability resulting in better coping abilities and a general sense of contentment. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Mindfulness Group
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Check-in with Primary Care
 
Mindfulness Practice is to achieve a sense of calm and quiet in the face of dealing with the difficulties we encounter in our daily lives.  Mindfulness Practice can help with a wide range issues including pain, anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD and life in general. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
RxRelax Yoga-seated yoga
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Training & Education Room
 
“Relax Yoga” is suitable for beginners as well as experts. These sessions are designed to help people reverse or better manage stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain and hypertension. This is a seated practice. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Art for Well-Being
 
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Inspirational and practical uses of art to de-stress and realize your creative potential. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided.
 
 
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
Healthy Teaching Kitchen(registration req)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: Meets outside the Training & Education Room on the first floor
 
Classes offer a hands-on experience to learn healthy cooking skills. Veterans and their families learn how to make healthy food choices and prepare different foods. A variety of classes will be offered focusing on different nutrition topics. Participants will have the chance to sample new foods that they may have not tried before. To sign up, please call 624-4366 ext. 6404.
 
Tai Chi
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance uses 8 forms of the traditional Yang style of Tai Chi. Participants will benefit from enhanced mindfulness, core strengthening, and a greater locus of Center of Gravity. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Whole Health Nutrition-Intro to Food & Drink (Reg req)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Whole Health Nutrition
Join us for an “Introduction to Food & Drink for Whole Health” on Nov. 14th. As we head into the holiday season learn “Healthy Holiday Eating” on Nov 21st. Registration is required, please call (603) 624-4366 ext. 3829.
 
 
Friday, Nov 15, 2019
Manchester VA Office of Community Care Summit
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: Doubletree Hotel, Elm Street Manchester, NH
https://www.surveym.com/r/3PSXC7K
 
  Providers and Veterans, please consider attending this important educational offering regarding community care
and associated billing!
 
Subject Matter Experts include representatives from: 
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – Payment Operations and Management & Office of Community Care
TriWest Healthcare Alliance (Urgent Care & Billing), and
Optum (Present & Future Manchester VA Community Care)
 
All are welcome
Friday, November 15, 2019
Double Tree Hotel
Elm St., Manchester, NH
Hourly Open Rolling Education Sessions
9:00am -12noon, and at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
No RSVP required
 
Hotel parking fees apply
**Present your hotel parking garage card at check-in
 to receive a $6.00 flat fee for event discounted validation stamping
 
Urgent Care ? Emergency Room and Notification ?Overview of Office of Community Care ? Purchased Care Programs  ? Authorities for VHA to Reimburse for Care in the Community ? Process for Referral and Filing a Claim ? Office of Community Care Claims Processing Timeliness ? Process of Filing An Appeal
 
For more information contact: Manchester VA’s Office of Community Care
800-892-8384 x5960 or 603-314-4433 direct or email:  VAMCMANCOMMUNITYCARE@va.gov
 
Walking Group
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A class for every one of all ages and fitness levels. This class allows you to choose your own "speed" of walking. The terrain will consist of primarily outdoor flat terrain with indoor walking on inclement weather days. Class members meet at the beginning and end of each class session to stretch. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Functional Fitness (consult req)
 
Time: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
An exercise program designed to help reduce back, joint or muscle pain by improving strength, flexibility and function with the goal of giving Veterans the knowledge to safely exercise on their own. *This class requires a provider’s consult*
 
Wellness Acupuncture Group (registration req)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (EST)
Location: Check in at 3rd floor check-in desk
 
Acupuncture has been shown to improve a person’s overall well-being by promoting and stimulating the body’s healing processes. Patients experience not only physical well-being, but also an improved and more balanced state of mind. Our acupuncture is held in a group setting and is exclusively done on the ears to promote a sense of relaxation and well-being. This group requires pre-registration, please call ext.2680 to register.
 
 
Monday, Nov 18, 2019
Yoga & Sound Meditation
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A specifically designed yoga for Veterans regardless of physical limitations or emotional issues. It includes meditation, movement, and relaxation therapy. Participants will benefit from increased physical flexibility, decreased depression, anxiety, and irritability resulting in better coping abilities and a general sense of contentment. A gong meditation concludes this practice using sound to enhance the feeling of well-being and relaxation.
 
Veteran Art Class
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Come for the fun of it! Color in pre-printed images of your choice while learning how to use colored pencils or learn to draw and paint, where you can draw and paint your own beautiful objects! Class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
Functional Fitness (consult req)
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
An exercise program designed to help reduce back, joint or muscle pain by improving strength, flexibility and function with the goal of giving Veterans the knowledge to safely exercise on their own. *This class requires a provider’s consult*
 
Tai Chi
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance uses 8 forms of the traditional Yang style of Tai Chi. Participants will benefit from enhanced mindfulness, core strengthening, and a greater locus of Center of Gravity. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019
Yoga for Well-being
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A specifically designed yoga for Veterans regardless of physical limitations or emotional issues. It includes meditation, movement, and relaxation therapy. Participants may benefit from increased physical flexibility, decreased depression, anxiety, and irritability resulting in better coping abilities and a general sense of contentment. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Mindfulness Group
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Check-in with Primary Care
 
Mindfulness Practice is to achieve a sense of calm and quiet in the face of dealing with the difficulties we encounter in our daily lives.  Mindfulness Practice can help with a wide range issues including pain, anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD and life in general. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
RxRelax Yoga-seated yoga
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Training & Education Room
 
“Relax Yoga” is suitable for beginners as well as experts. These sessions are designed to help people reverse or better manage stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain and hypertension. This is a seated practice. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
Healthy Teaching Kitchen(registration req)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: Meets outside the Training & Education Room on the first floor
 
Classes offer a hands-on experience to learn healthy cooking skills. Veterans and their families learn how to make healthy food choices and prepare different foods. A variety of classes will be offered focusing on different nutrition topics. Participants will have the chance to sample new foods that they may have not tried before. To sign up, please call 624-4366 ext. 6404.
 
Tai Chi
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance uses 8 forms of the traditional Yang style of Tai Chi. Participants will benefit from enhanced mindfulness, core strengthening, and a greater locus of Center of Gravity. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Whole Health Nutrition-Healthy Holiday Eating (reg req)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Whole Health Nutrition
Join us for an “Introduction to Food & Drink for Whole Health” on Nov. 14th. As we head into the holiday season learn “Healthy Holiday Eating” on Nov 21st. Registration is required, please call (603) 624-4366 ext. 3829.
 
 
Friday, Nov 22, 2019
Walking Group
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A class for every one of all ages and fitness levels. This class allows you to choose your own "speed" of walking. The terrain will consist of primarily outdoor flat terrain with indoor walking on inclement weather days. Class members meet at the beginning and end of each class session to stretch. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Functional Fitness (consult req)
 
Time: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
An exercise program designed to help reduce back, joint or muscle pain by improving strength, flexibility and function with the goal of giving Veterans the knowledge to safely exercise on their own. *This class requires a provider’s consult*
 
Introduction to Whole Health
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
This class will provide an overview of the VA Whole Health approach to care. Veterans will have the opportunity to reflect on and create a Mission/Aspiration/Purpose (MAP) from the perspective of what matters most to them. We’ll look at areas of self-care and well-being, and explore ways to equip and empower Veterans to engage fully in their health care through Whole Health.
 
Wellness Acupuncture Group (registration req)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (EST)
Location: Check in at 3rd floor check-in desk
 
Acupuncture has been shown to improve a person’s overall well-being by promoting and stimulating the body’s healing processes. Patients experience not only physical well-being, but also an improved and more balanced state of mind. Our acupuncture is held in a group setting and is exclusively done on the ears to promote a sense of relaxation and well-being. This group requires pre-registration, please call ext.2680 to register.
 
 
Monday, Nov 25, 2019
Yoga & Sound Meditation
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A specifically designed yoga for Veterans regardless of physical limitations or emotional issues. It includes meditation, movement, and relaxation therapy. Participants will benefit from increased physical flexibility, decreased depression, anxiety, and irritability resulting in better coping abilities and a general sense of contentment. A gong meditation concludes this practice using sound to enhance the feeling of well-being and relaxation.
 
Veteran Art Class
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Come for the fun of it! Color in pre-printed images of your choice while learning how to use colored pencils or learn to draw and paint, where you can draw and paint your own beautiful objects! Class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
Functional Fitness (consult req)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
An exercise program designed to help reduce back, joint or muscle pain by improving strength, flexibility and function with the goal of giving Veterans the knowledge to safely exercise on their own. *This class requires a provider’s consult*
 
Tai Chi
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance uses 8 forms of the traditional Yang style of Tai Chi. Participants will benefit from enhanced mindfulness, core strengthening, and a greater locus of Center of Gravity. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019
Yoga for Well-being
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A specifically designed yoga for Veterans regardless of physical limitations or emotional issues. It includes meditation, movement, and relaxation therapy. Participants may benefit from increased physical flexibility, decreased depression, anxiety, and irritability resulting in better coping abilities and a general sense of contentment. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Mindfulness Group
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Check-in with Primary Care
 
Mindfulness Practice is to achieve a sense of calm and quiet in the face of dealing with the difficulties we encounter in our daily lives.  Mindfulness Practice can help with a wide range issues including pain, anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD and life in general. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
RxRelax Yoga-seated yoga
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Training & Education Room
 
“Relax Yoga” is suitable for beginners as well as experts. These sessions are designed to help people reverse or better manage stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain and hypertension. This is a seated practice. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Writing for Well-Being
 
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
Use of creative writing prompts to inspire and relax.
 
 
Friday, Nov 29, 2019
Walking Group
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
A class for every one of all ages and fitness levels. This class allows you to choose your own "speed" of walking. The terrain will consist of primarily outdoor flat terrain with indoor walking on inclement weather days. Class members meet at the beginning and end of each class session to stretch. This class is offered on a drop-in basis.
 
Functional Fitness (consult req)
 
Time: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: Solarium
 
An exercise program designed to help reduce back, joint or muscle pain by improving strength, flexibility and function with the goal of giving Veterans the knowledge to safely exercise on their own. *This class requires a provider’s consult*
 
Wellness Acupuncture Group (registration req)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (EST)
Location: Check in at 3rd floor check-in desk
 
Acupuncture has been shown to improve a person’s overall well-being by promoting and stimulating the body’s healing processes. Patients experience not only physical well-being, but also an improved and more balanced state of mind. Our acupuncture is held in a group setting and is exclusively done on the ears to promote a sense of relaxation and well-being. This group requires pre-registration, please call ext.2680 to register.