Jul 26, 2020 - Aug 01, 2020

Monday, Jul 27, 2020
Healthy Kidneys Through Your Kitchen
Location: Portland VA Medical Center
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
Thursday, Jul 30, 2020
Caregiver Mindfulness-Based Dial-In Support Group
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Phone call-in 800-767-1750 Access Code: 19041#
"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
» Learning self-care practices »Promoting health and well-being.
» Building community support through engaging conversation.
Friday, Jul 31, 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#
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
Fridays 11:00 - 12:30
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
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
VA Portland Health Care System Chaplain Service

"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.