Portland VA Medical Center
August 2020

Tuesday, Aug 4, 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
 
 
Thursday, Aug 6, 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, Aug 7, 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...
 
"Caring for Veterans in Your Community" webinar series
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Via Zoom
https://www.facebook.com/events/2345581639076769/
 
VA Portland Health Care System Chaplain Service
presents...

"Caring for Veterans in Your Community."

An educational and interactive 4-week webinar series meant for community leaders, clergy, or providers of care to Veterans and active military members and their families.

Week 1: Military culture and PTSD
Week 2: Moral Injury
Week 3: Suicide Prevention
Week 4: Specific steps for caring for your community

Every Friday 2:30—4:00 p.m.
July 31 – August 21
On Zoom

Call (970) 414-1761 to register.
 
 
Thursday, Aug 13, 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, Aug 14, 2020
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...
 
"Caring for Veterans in Your Community" webinar series
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Via Zoom
https://www.facebook.com/events/2345581639076769/
 
VA Portland Health Care System Chaplain Service
presents...

"Caring for Veterans in Your Community."

An educational and interactive 4-week webinar series meant for community leaders, clergy, or providers of care to Veterans and active military members and their families.

Week 1: Military culture and PTSD
Week 2: Moral Injury
Week 3: Suicide Prevention
Week 4: Specific steps for caring for your community

Every Friday 2:30—4:00 p.m.
July 31 – August 21
On Zoom

Call (970) 414-1761 to register.
 
 
Tuesday, Aug 18, 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, Aug 20, 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, Aug 21, 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~
 
"Caring for Veterans in Your Community" webinar series
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Via Zoom
https://www.facebook.com/events/2345581639076769/
 
VA Portland Health Care System Chaplain Service
presents...

"Caring for Veterans in Your Community."

An educational and interactive 4-week webinar series meant for community leaders, clergy, or providers of care to Veterans and active military members and their families.

Week 1: Military culture and PTSD
Week 2: Moral Injury
Week 3: Suicide Prevention
Week 4: Specific steps for caring for your community

Every Friday 2:30—4:00 p.m.
July 31 – August 21
On Zoom

Call (970) 414-1761 to register.
 
 
Thursday, Aug 27, 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, Aug 28, 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, Aug 31, 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