Grief & Loss Spiritual Care - INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP SESSIONS.
||10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
||VA Portland Vancouver Campus
Grief & Loss Spiritual Care - INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP SESSIONS. at the Portland and Vancouver VA Campuses.
Grief & Loss Spiritual Care will assist you in exploring your natural response of grief and on through the healing process. Many associate grief with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief, including:
- Divorce or relationship breakup
- Loss of health
- Loss of financial stability
- A miscarriage
- Loss of a friendship
- Loss of a cherished dream
- A loved one’s serious illness
- Death of a pet
- Loss of safety after a trauma
- Losing a job
Each session, group or individual, includes time for
individual grief work in a supportive and safe environment.
Vancouver: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:30am; beginning October 25th, 2017; POC is Chaplain Fellow, Melissa Wise (Rev.), M.Div. (503) 220-8262, ext. 57021 or ext. 33662
Portland: Mondays at 1:00 - 2:30pm; beginning November 6th, 2017
POC is Chaplain Fellow, Brie Kruger, M.A., (503) 220-8262, ext. 57028
Down Range Adaptive Golf Program
Challenge yourself today for a more active life tomorrow.
The VA is partnering with the Professional Golf Association (PGA) to bring a specialized golf program to disabled Veterans. This is a therapeutic program to aid in the rehabilitation process.
The purpose of the program is to help Veterans assimilate back into their communities through the social interaction the game of golf provides. Led by PGA professionals – certified in golf instruction for Veterans with disabilities Veterans – will provide Veterans with the opportunity to learn the basic swing techniques. This clinic is held at the Oregon Golf Association Course in Woodburn, Oregon, and is a one day clinic. Veterans are broken down into small groups at the driving range stall and the Golf Professionals provide 1:1 instruction throughout the day teaching them the basic swing techniques, or assisting them to perfect their current swing.
Registration deadline: September 6th – there is a limited number of spaces.
Interested Veterans who have chronic health conditions or physical or mental health disabilities should inquire.
For more information & to register, contact:
Marcella McGee, VA Occupational Therapist & Program Specialist
360-696-4061 Ext. 33357
Hosted By: Department of Veterans Affairs
PGA - Pacific Northwest Section
Self-Compassion Health Break (Mindfulness)
||12:15 PM- 12:45 PM (PST)
||Vancouver Campus– Bldg. 11, SATP clinic F143
Self-Compassion Health Break*
An Offering from Chaplain Services partnered with Integrative Health and Wellness
All Are Welcome –
Veterans, family, staff, and visitors
•Better focus and productivity
•Increased compassion for self and others
•Heightened body awareness
•Decreased stress and anxiety
?*Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose , in the present, and non-judgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment by moment. – Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Portland VA Medical Center – 3rd floor Chapel
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Vancouver Campus– Bldg. 11, SATP clinic F143
Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m.