Portland VA Medical Center
June 2020

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020
Healthy Teaching Kitchen Cooking Class
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: PVAMC, 101 rm 109
 
Veterans - Join us the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month for cooking demos on ideas for making healthy foods at home. We cover everything from kitchen skills basics to meal planning. Each month is a different theme!
 
To register, call (503) 273-5112
No referral required.
Copay status: Depending on your service-connection and other factors, this class may have a co-pay ($15 per class).
If Veterans typically have a co-pay when visiting doctors or other health care professionals at the VA, this class will also have a co-pay.

Jessica Martini, MSCD RD
CHF Clinic Dietitian
Portland VA Healthcare System
503-220-8262, ext56783
 
iHI-FIVES; Helping Invested Families Improve Veteran Experience Series
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 PM (PST)
Location: Via Telephone
 
iHI-FIVES Implementation of Helping Invested Families Improve
Veteran Experience Series.

iHI-FIVES is a training program for friend or family Caregivers of Veterans with physical or cognitive impairments. iHI-FIVES is a program designed to help Caregivers:
• Learn new skills
• Practice positive self-care
• Connect with other Caregivers
• Navigate VA and other community resources

Tuesdays, May 19 – June 9, 10 – 11:15 a.m. – Telephone Group
Thursdays, May 21 – June 11, 1:30-2:45 p.m. – VA Video Connect

If you know of a Veteran with Family Caregiver that may benefit from the training and support of iHI-FIVES, CONTACT:

Kendyl Decourcy at (503) 220-8262 ext. 50234
 
 
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020
Caregiver Mindfulness-Based Dial-In Support Group
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Phone call-in 800-767-1750 Access Code: 19041#
https://www.facebook.com/events/542627459990660/
 
"Mindfulness-Based Dial-In Support Group"
 
The Caregiver Support Program offers a weekly telephone support group.
 
Open to family caregivers of Veterans of all eras.
For information contact your CSC at: 503-273-5210
 
Telephone Line: 1-800-767-1750 Access Code: 19041#
 
» Supporting family caregivers in a confidential space to share their
stories.
» Learning self-care practices »Promoting health and well-being.
» Building community support through engaging conversation.
 
iHI-FIVES; Helping Invested Families Improve Veteran Experience Series
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:45 PM (PST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/160473285334973/
 
iHI-FIVES Implementation of Helping Invested Families Improve
Veteran Experience Series.

iHI-FIVES is a training program for friend or family Caregivers of Veterans with physical or cognitive impairments. iHI-FIVES is a program designed to help Caregivers:
• Learn new skills
• Practice positive self-care
• Connect with other Caregivers
• Navigate VA and other community resources

Tuesdays, May 19 – June 9, 10 – 11:15 a.m. – Telephone Group
Thursdays, May 21 – June 11, 1:30-2:45 p.m. – VA Video Connect

If you know of a Veteran with Family Caregiver that may benefit from the training and support of iHI-FIVES, CONTACT:

Kendyl Decourcy at (503) 220-8262 ext. 50234
 
 
Friday, Jun 5, 2020
Guided Rest on-line Caregiver Support
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: Via Phone; 1-800-767-1750 Access Code: 19685#
https://www.facebook.com/events/251585915888531/
 
An offering from the Caregiver Support Program.
Please join us for a 60 minute class;
a time for you to care for your body.
 
Each Friday, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Beginning April 17th
 
» Offer your body, your nervous system and mind, the opportunity to rest deeply, and restore.
» This class can be taken on the floor, or bed, or comfy and supported chair.
» As we are not moving our bodies during this class, it may be helpful for you to have a blanket available and a pillow or two to support your head and knees.
» The goal of this class is to let your body (muscles, bones and tissues) relax while staying awake. Practicing this form of rest supports your resilience.
 
Telephone Line: 1-800-767-1750
Access Code: 19685#
 
iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Cancer Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (PST)
Location: Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg 101, Rm 109, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239
 
iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation
Cancer Support Group
 
WHEN:
Fridays 11:00 - 12:30
 
WHERE:
Portland VA Medical Center
Bldg 101, Room 109
 
Please join us during any portion of your cancer journey…
 
iRest® can make your life a little better, day by day.
Backed by extensive research, iRest can help people navigate all life’s challenges and enhance one’s sense of well being and peace by helping one:
*Cope with daily stress
*Resolve trauma
*Decrease depression and anxiety
*Relieve chronic pain
*Improve sleep
*Awaken to your True Nature
 
To register...
Sandra Sommers
Oncology Social Worker
(503) 220-8262 ext: 57544
or
Marcy Stooksbury
Oncology Dietitian (503) 273-5232
 
More information is available on the web at...
 
Mindful Resilience Yoga Class on-line
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: On-line
https://www.facebook.com/events/232749621410515/
 
An offering from The Caregiver Support Program for Veterans & Caregivers.

1st and 3rd Fridays
2 -3 p.m.
NOW, on-line class!
Join us through VA Video Connect.

This is a Seated Yoga class, no experience necessary
» Classes are 60 minutes
» Offering Range of Motion, Centering and Relaxation
» Open to Veterans of all eras, and their caregiver

Registration is required.

For information & to register, please contact:
Judy Ulibarri, RN, HWNC-BC,
Integrative Health Nurse
971-373-3928
or email Erin.danileson@va.gov

~Better health through better living~
 
 
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020
iHI-FIVES; Helping Invested Families Improve Veteran Experience Series
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 PM (PST)
Location: Via Telephone
 
iHI-FIVES Implementation of Helping Invested Families Improve
Veteran Experience Series.

iHI-FIVES is a training program for friend or family Caregivers of Veterans with physical or cognitive impairments. iHI-FIVES is a program designed to help Caregivers:
• Learn new skills
• Practice positive self-care
• Connect with other Caregivers
• Navigate VA and other community resources

Tuesdays, May 19 – June 9, 10 – 11:15 a.m. – Telephone Group
Thursdays, May 21 – June 11, 1:30-2:45 p.m. – VA Video Connect

If you know of a Veteran with Family Caregiver that may benefit from the training and support of iHI-FIVES, CONTACT:

Kendyl Decourcy at (503) 220-8262 ext. 50234
 
 
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020
Health Care Planning Workshop
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 PM (PST)
Location: interact video
https://www.facebook.com/events/2816518778455935/
 
We invite you to participate in an interactive video Health Care Planning workshop.
 
Many of us are thinking about these questions right now.
- Does my family know my wishes if I was to get very sick?
- Who will make medical decisions for me if I am unable to make them for myself?
- What is an Advance Directive? Living will?
- Is there someone who can help me prepare to discuss this with my family & friends?
 
For more information or to sign up, please call:
Shannon Stewart, MSW at 503-220-8262 ext. 51645
 
 
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020
Caregiver Mindfulness-Based Dial-In Support Group
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Phone call-in 800-767-1750 Access Code: 19041#
https://www.facebook.com/events/542627459990660/
 
"Mindfulness-Based Dial-In Support Group"
 
The Caregiver Support Program offers a weekly telephone support group.
 
Open to family caregivers of Veterans of all eras.
For information contact your CSC at: 503-273-5210
 
Telephone Line: 1-800-767-1750 Access Code: 19041#
 
» Supporting family caregivers in a confidential space to share their
stories.
» Learning self-care practices »Promoting health and well-being.
» Building community support through engaging conversation.
 
iHI-FIVES; Helping Invested Families Improve Veteran Experience Series
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:45 PM (PST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/160473285334973/
 
iHI-FIVES Implementation of Helping Invested Families Improve
Veteran Experience Series.

iHI-FIVES is a training program for friend or family Caregivers of Veterans with physical or cognitive impairments. iHI-FIVES is a program designed to help Caregivers:
• Learn new skills
• Practice positive self-care
• Connect with other Caregivers
• Navigate VA and other community resources

Tuesdays, May 19 – June 9, 10 – 11:15 a.m. – Telephone Group
Thursdays, May 21 – June 11, 1:30-2:45 p.m. – VA Video Connect

If you know of a Veteran with Family Caregiver that may benefit from the training and support of iHI-FIVES, CONTACT:

Kendyl Decourcy at (503) 220-8262 ext. 50234
 
 
Friday, Jun 12, 2020
Cancer Support Group for Veterans & Family
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Phone in Only, 800-767-1750, code 90947#
 
Cancer Support Group for Veterans & Family
Featuring:
  • Guest Speakers
  • Activities
  • Nutrition Info
  • Support
 
Please join us during any portion of your cancer journey…
 
To register, please call Marcy Stooksbury RDN
Oncology Dietitian
(503) 220-8262 ext. 57544
 
When:
2nd Friday of every month
10:00 - 11:00 am
 
Phone in only for the time being; 800-767-1750, code 90947#
 
More information is available on the web at...
 
Parkinsons Disease Support Group
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: Portland VA Medical Center
 
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Supporting. Sharing. Uplifting.
Second Friday of each Month
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Portland VA Medical Center
 
You are invited to join a monthly support group for Veterans with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners.
 
Our support group provides an opportunity for people to meet regularly for mutual support and to exchange coping skills with others in matters relating to Parkinson’s disease.  We also feature guest speakers
Participants must register. 
Please contact:
Kristi Ketchum, LCSW
(503) 220-8262 ext. 58594
 
2020 Group Dates:
January 10
February 14
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11
 
 
Guided Rest on-line Caregiver Support
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: Via Phone; 1-800-767-1750 Access Code: 19685#
https://www.facebook.com/events/251585915888531/
 
An offering from the Caregiver Support Program.
Please join us for a 60 minute class;
a time for you to care for your body.
 
Each Friday, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Beginning April 17th
 
» Offer your body, your nervous system and mind, the opportunity to rest deeply, and restore.
» This class can be taken on the floor, or bed, or comfy and supported chair.
» As we are not moving our bodies during this class, it may be helpful for you to have a blanket available and a pillow or two to support your head and knees.
» The goal of this class is to let your body (muscles, bones and tissues) relax while staying awake. Practicing this form of rest supports your resilience.
 
Telephone Line: 1-800-767-1750
Access Code: 19685#
 
iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Cancer Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (PST)
Location: Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg 101, Rm 109, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239
 
iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation
Cancer Support Group
 
WHEN:
Fridays 11:00 - 12:30
 
WHERE:
Portland VA Medical Center
Bldg 101, Room 109
 
Please join us during any portion of your cancer journey…
 
iRest® can make your life a little better, day by day.
Backed by extensive research, iRest can help people navigate all life’s challenges and enhance one’s sense of well being and peace by helping one:
*Cope with daily stress
*Resolve trauma
*Decrease depression and anxiety
*Relieve chronic pain
*Improve sleep
*Awaken to your True Nature
 
To register...
Sandra Sommers
Oncology Social Worker
(503) 220-8262 ext: 57544
or
Marcy Stooksbury
Oncology Dietitian (503) 273-5232
 
More information is available on the web at...
 
 
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020
Healthy Teaching Kitchen Cooking Class
 
Location: PVAMC, 101 rm 109
 
Veterans - Join us the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month for cooking demos on ideas for making healthy foods at home. We cover everything from kitchen skills basics to meal planning. Each month is a different theme!
 
To register, call (503) 273-5112
No referral required.
Copay status: Depending on your service-connection and other factors, this class may have a co-pay ($15 per class).
If Veterans typically have a co-pay when visiting doctors or other health care professionals at the VA, this class will also have a co-pay.

Jessica Martini, MSCD RD
CHF Clinic Dietitian
Portland VA Healthcare System
503-220-8262, ext56783
 
 
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020
Caregiver Mindfulness-Based Dial-In Support Group
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Phone call-in 800-767-1750 Access Code: 19041#
https://www.facebook.com/events/542627459990660/
 
"Mindfulness-Based Dial-In Support Group"
 
The Caregiver Support Program offers a weekly telephone support group.
 
Open to family caregivers of Veterans of all eras.
For information contact your CSC at: 503-273-5210
 
Telephone Line: 1-800-767-1750 Access Code: 19041#
 
» Supporting family caregivers in a confidential space to share their
stories.
» Learning self-care practices »Promoting health and well-being.
» Building community support through engaging conversation.
 
 
Friday, Jun 19, 2020
Guided Rest on-line Caregiver Support
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: Via Phone; 1-800-767-1750 Access Code: 19685#
https://www.facebook.com/events/251585915888531/
 
An offering from the Caregiver Support Program.
Please join us for a 60 minute class;
a time for you to care for your body.
 
Each Friday, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Beginning April 17th
 
» Offer your body, your nervous system and mind, the opportunity to rest deeply, and restore.
» This class can be taken on the floor, or bed, or comfy and supported chair.
» As we are not moving our bodies during this class, it may be helpful for you to have a blanket available and a pillow or two to support your head and knees.
» The goal of this class is to let your body (muscles, bones and tissues) relax while staying awake. Practicing this form of rest supports your resilience.
 
Telephone Line: 1-800-767-1750
Access Code: 19685#
 
iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Cancer Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (PST)
Location: Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg 101, Rm 109, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239
 
iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation
Cancer Support Group
 
WHEN:
Fridays 11:00 - 12:30
 
WHERE:
Portland VA Medical Center
Bldg 101, Room 109
 
Please join us during any portion of your cancer journey…
 
iRest® can make your life a little better, day by day.
Backed by extensive research, iRest can help people navigate all life’s challenges and enhance one’s sense of well being and peace by helping one:
*Cope with daily stress
*Resolve trauma
*Decrease depression and anxiety
*Relieve chronic pain
*Improve sleep
*Awaken to your True Nature
 
To register...
Sandra Sommers
Oncology Social Worker
(503) 220-8262 ext: 57544
or
Marcy Stooksbury
Oncology Dietitian (503) 273-5232
 
More information is available on the web at...
 
HIV Positive Living Support Group for Veterans
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Portland VA Medical Center, Building 104, Level P2, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239
 
Positive Living HIV Support Group for Veterans
 
3rd Friday of each month 1-2 p.m.
Portland VA Medical Center, Building 104, Level P2
 
Topics include:
-  Managing chronic illness
-  Navigating VA resources and community supports
-  Building and maintaining healthy lifestyles
-  Creating peer support and relationships
 
Please sign up: 503-220-8262 Ext. 51645
Must be enrolled in VA Health Care
 
 
Mindful Resilience Yoga Class
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Portland Vet Center, 1505 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230
 
Mindful Resilience Yoga Class
 
An offering from
The Caregiver Support Program for Veterans & Caregivers
 
Beginning Sept. 20, 2019,
1st and 3rd Fridays
2 -3 p.m.
Portland Vet Center
1505 NE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230
 
» This is a Seated Yoga class, no experience necessary
» Classes are 60 minutes
» Offering Range of Motion, Centering and Relaxation
» Open to Veterans of all eras, and their caregiver
For information contact:
Judy Ulibarri, RN, HWNC-BC,
Integrative Health Nurse
Cell: 971-373-3928
~Better health through better living~
 
Mindful Resilience Yoga Class on-line
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: On-line
https://www.facebook.com/events/232749621410515/
 
An offering from The Caregiver Support Program for Veterans & Caregivers.

1st and 3rd Fridays
2 -3 p.m.
NOW, on-line class!
Join us through VA Video Connect.

This is a Seated Yoga class, no experience necessary
» Classes are 60 minutes
» Offering Range of Motion, Centering and Relaxation
» Open to Veterans of all eras, and their caregiver

Registration is required.

For information & to register, please contact:
Judy Ulibarri, RN, HWNC-BC,
Integrative Health Nurse
971-373-3928
or email Erin.danileson@va.gov

~Better health through better living~
 
 
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020
Caregiver Mindfulness-Based Dial-In Support Group
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Phone call-in 800-767-1750 Access Code: 19041#
https://www.facebook.com/events/542627459990660/
 
"Mindfulness-Based Dial-In Support Group"
 
The Caregiver Support Program offers a weekly telephone support group.
 
Open to family caregivers of Veterans of all eras.
For information contact your CSC at: 503-273-5210
 
Telephone Line: 1-800-767-1750 Access Code: 19041#
 
» Supporting family caregivers in a confidential space to share their
stories.
» Learning self-care practices »Promoting health and well-being.
» Building community support through engaging conversation.
 
 
Friday, Jun 26, 2020
Guided Rest on-line Caregiver Support
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: Via Phone; 1-800-767-1750 Access Code: 19685#
https://www.facebook.com/events/251585915888531/
 
An offering from the Caregiver Support Program.
Please join us for a 60 minute class;
a time for you to care for your body.
 
Each Friday, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Beginning April 17th
 
» Offer your body, your nervous system and mind, the opportunity to rest deeply, and restore.
» This class can be taken on the floor, or bed, or comfy and supported chair.
» As we are not moving our bodies during this class, it may be helpful for you to have a blanket available and a pillow or two to support your head and knees.
» The goal of this class is to let your body (muscles, bones and tissues) relax while staying awake. Practicing this form of rest supports your resilience.
 
Telephone Line: 1-800-767-1750
Access Code: 19685#
 
iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Cancer Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (PST)
Location: Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg 101, Rm 109, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239
 
iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation
Cancer Support Group
 
WHEN:
Fridays 11:00 - 12:30
 
WHERE:
Portland VA Medical Center
Bldg 101, Room 109
 
Please join us during any portion of your cancer journey…
 
iRest® can make your life a little better, day by day.
Backed by extensive research, iRest can help people navigate all life’s challenges and enhance one’s sense of well being and peace by helping one:
*Cope with daily stress
*Resolve trauma
*Decrease depression and anxiety
*Relieve chronic pain
*Improve sleep
*Awaken to your True Nature
 
To register...
Sandra Sommers
Oncology Social Worker
(503) 220-8262 ext: 57544
or
Marcy Stooksbury
Oncology Dietitian (503) 273-5232
 
More information is available on the web at...
 
 
Monday, Jun 29, 2020
Healthy Kidneys Through Your Kitchen
 
Location: Portland VA Medical Center
https://www.facebook.com/events/2326714287429897/
 
Are you worried about your kidney function?
Were you diagnosed with kidney disease and unsure what you can do?
Did you know change in eating habits can help control weight, blood press, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.  Eating a healthy diet can improve kidney health.
Learn skills including:
· This class is for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
· How diet can help your kidneys
· Learn recipes that fit the kidney diet
 
Portland VA
Medical Center
Bldg. 101, Room 109
 
Last Monday of the month
Jan, April, July, Oct
10:00—11:30 a.m.
 
Ask your dietitian or call (503) 273-5112 to register