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Upcoming VA Portland Classes / Events;

 Veterans: Get Your Flu Shot Now! 

               You have lots of ways to get a flu shot
1. In Portland, visit the PVAMC Atrium Walk-in Clinic
                   Monday –Thursday, except holidays, Portland Main Hospital in the Atrium, Bldg. 100
               2. Ask for a flu shot during your visit today.
               3. Visit the VA clinic in the community where you get your care.            
                   Monday – Friday, except holidays, walk in during open clinic hours; you may be asked to wait 15-20 minutes.
              Can’t do it today or at a VA clinic?
                   Visit your local Walgreens Pharmacy.
                   No-cost regular flu shots for Veterans until March 31, 2019
                   Show your Veteran’s ID card and a second photo ID.

 NAMI Homefront six-week class dealing with family with mental health conditions 

                Date: October 17 - November 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
                Location: Vancouver VA Campus
Free workshop for family, friends, significant others of Veterans, & military service members with mental health issues. Topics include PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia; basics of brain biology & medications; dealing with crisis & relapse; navigating the VA; communication and empathy skills; self-care, fighting stigma and advocacy.
Pre-registration is required - call 360-695-2823, email
Please share this event on Facebook.

Managing Chronic Pain and Suffering: A Whole Health Resource Workshop               

                Date: November 13, 2018, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m
                Location: Portland VA Medical Center
Do you live with chronic pain? Join us to hear about the many resources available at VA Portland to help you manage chronic pain and increase your quality of life.
More details on the web and Facebook.

Parkinson’s Disease Monthly Support Group                            

                Date: 2nd Friday each month starting November 9, 2018, 10–11:30 a.m
                Location: Portland VA Medical Center
You are invited to join a monthly support group for Veterans with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Support group provides an opportunity to meet regularly for mutual support and to exchange coping skills in matters relating to Parkinson’s disease. We will also feature quarterly guest speakers.
For more information about the VA Northwest Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center, please visit us at
More details on the web and Facebook.

Managing Stress for Caregivers

                Date: November 28, 2018, 9 – 12 p.m.
                Location: VA Vancouver Campus
Are you a Caregiver? Would you like to learn how to deal with the daily stressors you are facing? There are tools, strategies, and techniques that can help you manage the stress in your life.
More details on the web and Facebook.

Problem Solving and Effective Communication for Caregivers

                Date: November 28, 2018, 1 – 4 p.m.
                Location: VA Vancouver Campus
Are you a Caregiver? Would you like to learn how to solve a problem you are facing or improve the way you communicate with the Veteran you care for and other important people in your life? Pre-registration is required.
More details on the web and Facebook.

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Events & Classes

Taps for Babies -Supporting Veteran families after pregnancy or infant loss
Oct 19, 2018  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  (PST)  
Veterans Healing Garden at Portland VA Medical Center

VA Portland Hiring Fair
Oct 20, 2018  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  (PST)  
Portland VA Medical Center, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd.

Whole Health - Peer to Peer sessions
Oct 22, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  (PST)  
Bldg. 20, room 104

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Portland VA Medical Center

3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd.
Portland, OR 97239
503-220-8262 | 800-949-1004 Directions

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1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

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