Manchester VAMC Events Calendar
September 2019

Tuesday, Sep 3, 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, Sep 4, 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.
 
 
Thursday, Sep 5, 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, Sep 6, 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, Sep 7, 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, Sep 9, 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, Sep 10, 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, Sep 11, 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.
 
 
Thursday, Sep 12, 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, Sep 13, 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, Sep 14, 2019
Suicide Prevention Ride - No Veteran Rides Alone
 
Time: 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: 142 Manchester Street, Concord, NH & Manchester VA 718 Smyth Rd. Manchester
 
The Run will begin at Heritage H-D, 142 Manchester Street, Concord, NH & will end at the Manchester VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Rd, Manchester, NH

Register on-line at: www.americanvetsmc.com

All proceeds will be donated to support the Suicide Prevention & Awareness Program of the Manchester VA Medical Center

SPONSORED BY: AMERICAN VETS MC(An official NH Non-Profit Organization) HOSTED BY: MANCHESTER VA MEDICAL CENTER

NO WEAPONS, DRUGS, OR ALCOHOL on VA property

Service information available throughout the day will include: Military One Source, Easter Seals, Red Cross American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, SNHU, American Vets MC, Ruck Up, Clear Path NE, Vet Center Liberty House, Transitional Care Management, Primary Care VA, DAV, Woman's Health VA, VFW, CompleteDetailing, LUCKY Barber, Patriot Riders, Harbor Homes, and MORE TO BE ADDED !!

Subject matter experts will be on-hand from services across the Medical Center & Eligibility Enrollment. Bring your DD-214 if you are interested in enrollment.

Have questions or any interest in setting up a Promotion / Resource Table at this event?

CONTACT US TODAY

Jessie Tustin, HUD/VASH Case Manager, Manchester VA Carolee.Tustin@VA.GOV Amy Frechette, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Manchester VA Amy.Frechette@VA.GOV

ALL ARE WELCOME

VETERANS ~ FAMILY
 
 
Monday, Sep 16, 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, Sep 17, 2019
Drive Through Flu Clinic
 
Time: 8:00 AM- 4:25 PM (EST)
Location: Manchester VAMC - Follow the Signs
 
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*
 
MyHealtheVet Presentation
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: T&E Room
 
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, Sep 18, 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.
 
 
Thursday, Sep 19, 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, Sep 20, 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*
 
MVAMC Celebrates the Anniversary of the Repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell"
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Eagle Entrance - Manchester VAMC
 
All are welcome
Please join us as we celebrate the legacy of
Mrs. Charlie Morgan
September 20, 2019 at noon
Eagle Entrance
Manchester VA Medical Center
 
 
 
 
 
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, Sep 21, 2019
Served with Pride - Anniversary Celebration of the repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell"
 
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM (EST)
Location: Breezeway Pub - 14 Pearl St., Manchester, NH
 
The Breezeway Presents: Served With Pride
 
Please join us on September 21st from 7pm - 9:30pm for a special show honoring the Repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell."
 
This is a fundraiser put on by the Breezeway Pub, benefiting LGBTQ Veterans. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Manchester VA LGBTQ Veterans Program to enhance healthcare education and support suicide prevention efforts.
 
Reservations are available (603) 621-9111
 
 
Monday, Sep 23, 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, Sep 24, 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, Sep 25, 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.
 
 
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019
Manchester VA Stand Down
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: McIntyre Ski Area 50 Chalet Ct.Manchester, NH
 
 
Veterans:  Please bring your DD214 and learn more about the benefits and services availabe.
 
Services:
Legal Services
Health screenings
Employment Services
Haircuts/styling, tailor
Emergency shelter and 
Childcare
Housing assistance for
Homeless Vets
Help accessing VA benefits
and  services
Counseling and substance
abuse referrals
 
Items Offered:
VA surplus items; Personal care items;
food and refreshments; Non-perishable food items
 
For more Information:
Emily Reisine, Manchester VA at:
603-624-4366 x3622  or Emily.Reisine@va.gov
Michael Scardina, Harbor Homes, Inc.
603-882-3616x1244  or m.scardina@nhpartnership.org
 
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, Sep 27, 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.
 
 
Monday, Sep 30, 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.