Cincinnati
October 2018

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
Yoga for Veterans, FREE
 
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium
 
Veteran Yoga
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Yoga practice provides many physical and mental benefits, offering improved circulation, flexibility, respiration, energy, and more. While all exercise offers physical benefits, yoga is unique. Not only does it provide preventative mental and physical benefits, but it also teaches breath awareness—called pranayama—along with a variety of breathing techniques to help you maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress. Experts have long publicized the advantages of yoga for your mind and body, and there are many great reasons yoga has become so popular for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
 
These sessions are free.
 
For more information please contact:  stephanie.downard-navarro@va.gov
 
 
 
 
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
Educational Sessions: Tobacco Cessation Counseling
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: 8th Floor, Room A820 Cincinnati VAMC, 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45220
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/services/Tobacco_Cessation_Counseling.asp
 
Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Educational Sessions: How to learn about your options.
 
Educational sessions are available every Thursday from 11 am to 12 pm on the eighth floor in room A820 at the Cincinnati VA.  
 
Following the session, Veterans have the opportunity to set up an appointment to meet with a Tobacco Cessation professional and develop a personalized plan to reach your lifestyle goals. 

Weekly educational sessions are available to all Veterans and employees.
No appointment is necessary to attend.

If you are not available on Thursdays and/or would like additional information please contact Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Dena Krondilou, MSN, PMHNP at 513 861-3100 ext. 4862.
 
Narcan - Overdose Prevention Education
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: 8th Floor, Room A820 - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/OPT.asp
 
Narcan - Overdose Prevention Education
The Cincinnati VA Medical Center offers education and training to opioid users, their f?amilies and community partners that work with people at risk of overdosing.
 
Day of the Week: Every Thursday
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: 8th Floor, Room A820 - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
 
Participants will learn about the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of an overdose, how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan and treatment options for opioid users.
 
For more information about Opioid Treament Programs please visit the Opioid Treatment Program webpage here: https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/OPT.asp
 
Weekly Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation Classes from Home
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (EST)
Location: TeleHealth weekly meditation from your home
https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/clinical/integrative-health/ca/WRIISC-What-is-Yoga-Nidra-Meditation.pdf
 
Weekly Meditation from Home
Yoga nidra (yoga sleep) is a spoken word guided meditation that promotes a sense of deep calm while enhancing awareness. The meditation class follows the 10 stage iRest™ protocol.
 
During class Veterans:
  • Discover a heartfelt mission & purpose and establish a goal for the meditation
  • Establish and connect with an inner “safe haven”
  • Explore the connection between body sensations, emotions, thoughts and beliefs with an awareness of how thoughts and emotions affect the body and mind
  • Learn to experience an inner joy and develop an awareness of, and access to, one's own sense of well-being
  • Connect with an inner strength & resiliency in order to more appropriately “respond” rather than “react” to situations in life
Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to participate in this meditation.
 
For All Veterans
WRIISC yoga nidraclasses are available to all VA enrolled Veterans
The meditation can be done seated, laying down, or standing
No special equipment needed except a telephone
Yoga nidrais safe, however, Veterans must assure they will not drive or operate machinery during class
 
For more information contact:
Louise Mahoney:650-815-9463 or louise.mahoney2@va.gov
 
Veterans may also benefit from the restful sleep-like state achieved during the meditation
Join each week –no class limit
Thursdays
8 pm Eastern Standard Time
1-800-767-1750
Access code: 24953#
 
Note: Class observes daylight savings time. Start time may vary in your time zone
 
Yoga for Veterans, FREE
 
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium
 
Veteran Yoga
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Yoga practice provides many physical and mental benefits, offering improved circulation, flexibility, respiration, energy, and more. While all exercise offers physical benefits, yoga is unique. Not only does it provide preventative mental and physical benefits, but it also teaches breath awareness—called pranayama—along with a variety of breathing techniques to help you maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress. Experts have long publicized the advantages of yoga for your mind and body, and there are many great reasons yoga has become so popular for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
 
These sessions are free.
 
For more information please contact:  stephanie.downard-navarro@va.gov
 
 
 
 
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION from your Home
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: MINDFULNESS MEDITATION from your Home
https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/warrelatedillness/education/local-offerings/support/Mindfulness-Meditation-Class-flyer.pdf
 
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION is an evidenced–based, VA-supported mind-body technique that helps you face the challenges and stressors of everyday life.

Research has shown a connection between your mind and your body that can be used to improve health. When your mind is relaxed and focused on healing, your body can relax and focus on healing too. Meditation can be safely used in conjunction with other medical treatments such as prescribed medication or exercise.

Mindfulness Meditation teaches acceptance and awareness of what’s going on around you as well as what’s going on inside of you. It has been effective in treating health conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, chronic pain and PTSD.

Mindfulness Meditation can be practiced sitting down, lying down, stretching, eating, even while walking the dog!

TWO MINDFUL MEDITATION CLASSES will be offered monthly beginning in August to Veterans; one topic the first two Fridays of each month. Take any or all classes! We encourage you to take as many as you can!
 
August – October 2018 DATES:
     •  August 3rd and 10th        Mindful Breathing
     •  September 7th and 14th  Mindful Body Scan
     •  October 5th and 12th      Mindful Movement
 
TIME:
11am – 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST)
10am – 11am, Central Standard Time (CST)
9am – 10am, Mountain Standard Time (MST)
8am – 9am, Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
LOCATION: This class will be offered via telephone using a toll free number: 1-800-767-1750 with Access Code 54220#
 
FACILITATOR: Doreen Korn RN, MA, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC Integrative Health Coordinator and War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) Educator, VANJHCS
 
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Debbie Skeete-Bernard, RN, MSN at 1-973-676-1000, extension 2714.
 
 
 
2018 Homeless Stand Down
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tvcas-military-veterans-spouses-reverse-hiring-fair-tickets-46365231656
 
Disabled American Veterans and Cincinnati VA Medical Center  
2018 HOMELESS VETERANS STAND DOWN
 
DAV HEADQUARTERS
3725 ALEXANDRIA PIKE, COLD SPRING, KY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
This event will provide Veterans and their families with medical services, referrals to social service agencies, legal assistance, food, and much more. The Homeless Stand Down plays a vital role in  connecting Veterans with much needed community resources!
 
Employment & Education
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
Housing & Financial Assistance
Legal Assistance
Medical Services
Benefits
 
Transportation is available from Cincinnati VAMC, main campus.
Pick up at 8:00 am   and Return at 1:30 pm
 
 
Monday, Oct 8, 2018
CIncinnati Veterans: Legal Assistance Project
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Outreach Division Office, 909 Vine Street, CIncinnati, Ohio 45202
https://www.facebook.com/events/1965315253717540/
 
Cincinnati Veterans: Legal Assistance Project

First come, first served...

2nd Monday - Every Month
10 a.m. to noon

Cincinnati VA Outreach Division Office
909 Vine Street 
CIncinnati, Ohio 45202

Attorneys Available with specialities in
Eligibility for Veterans benefits
Long-term care
Public benefits (Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security)
Landlod/tenate law

If your legal issee does not pertain to the above please call ahead prior to each clinic to determine if it can effectively be addressed. 

For more information, call (513) 977 - 6838

Bring important papers with you. 

Attorneys are available for brief advice, consultation and referrals only. 

Clinic attorneys do NOT represent you. If you need legal representation you may be referred to another atoorney. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center does not endorese any legal assistance providers and assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the organizations and individuals involved with the clinic. Referrals obtained likewise do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the VA.
 
 
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
Yoga for Veterans, FREE
 
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium
 
Veteran Yoga
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Yoga practice provides many physical and mental benefits, offering improved circulation, flexibility, respiration, energy, and more. While all exercise offers physical benefits, yoga is unique. Not only does it provide preventative mental and physical benefits, but it also teaches breath awareness—called pranayama—along with a variety of breathing techniques to help you maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress. Experts have long publicized the advantages of yoga for your mind and body, and there are many great reasons yoga has become so popular for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
 
These sessions are free.
 
For more information please contact:  stephanie.downard-navarro@va.gov
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
VETERAN WELLNESS EXPO 2018
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Cintas Center at Xavier University 1624 Herald Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45207
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tvca-2018-veteran-wellness-expo-tickets-50537196114?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
 
 

VETERAN WELLNESS EXPO 2018

Connecting Tristate veterans and families with partners that promote career, financial, social, physical and community wellness

Wellness goes beyond physical health; it incorporates career success, financial stability, social well-being and being active in the community. The Tristate Veterans Community Alliance (TVCA) is proud to partner with Xavier Veterans to bring more than 40 organizations together in one room to share information about their services, answer questions and offer support for veterans and military families.
 
There will be 50 vendors and Breakout Sessions on Financial, Housing, Wellness, Physical Fitness and Benefits.
 
Lunch will be provided.
 
Transportation assistance available as needed for those with mobility issues.
Questions? Please contact John Clancy @ jcclancy@tristatevca.org
 
 
2nd Annual “Dinner, Discussion and Diabetes”
 
Time: 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM (EST)
Location: St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger, Ky
 
2nd Annual “Dinner, Discussion and Diabetes” held by Northern Kentucky Diabetes Coalition
Participants should bring their questions and appetites as the event includes a complimentary dinner. The event is geared toward people with diabetes and their friends and family.
 
Dinner panel:
  • Bradley Eilerman MD, St. Elizabeth Physicians Regional Diabetes Center
  • Dr. Gregory Worley, DPM, St. Elizabeth Physicians, Wound Care Center
  • Paula Bergen RN CDE, Consultant
  • Kevin Brunacini DNP, APRN, The Diet Doc
  • Tamara Hammons Pharm.D., CDE, BCPS, Cincinnati VA Medical Center
This popular program requires pre-registration by Oct. 15 and space is limited.
To register, please e-mail your name(s) and contact information (specifying “Diabetes Dinner”) to NKYDiabetesCoalition@gmail.com or call Julie Shapero at (859) 363-2116.
 
 
Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
Join Us For An Introduction to Whole Health
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Primary Care, 3200 Vine Street
 
Please Join Us For An Introduction to Whole Health
 
What is this?
  • This Introduction to Whole Health session is designed to introduce you to the VA Whole Health approach to care.
  • Our number one goal is that you accomplish the mission you create for yourself.
  • Through our programs and services and, most importantly, your own strengths and abilities, we will work together in healing partnership to optimize your well-being with a focus on what is important to YOU.
  • Transitioning from the Service can pose unique challenges and opportunities and we’ll discuss why a whole health approach is helpful in meeting these challenges and capitalizing on your opportunities.
  • We’ll also describe areas of self-care and well-being that make up all the different aspects of who we are as individuals.
What is Whole Health?
  • Whole Health recognizes you as a whole person and helps support your unique answer to the question, “What would you do if your health were the best it could be?”.
  • Whole Health goes beyond your illnesses, injuries, or disabilities.
  • It focuses on your values and aspiration, your health and well-being and includes self-care and complementary therapies (such as acupuncture, massage, and yoga), along with your conventional medical care.
  • In Whole Health care, you are a more active partner with your health team. 
Dates and Times:   2nd Thursday of the month from 9:00 – 11:00 am in Primary Care
                              4th Friday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in OEF/OIF/OND Trailer
 
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45220
                        Signs will be posted or the Information Desk can direct you to the room.
 
For questions and more information Contact: Angelo Hazley at 513-301-3529
 
Educational Sessions: Tobacco Cessation Counseling
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: 8th Floor, Room A820 Cincinnati VAMC, 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45220
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/services/Tobacco_Cessation_Counseling.asp
 
Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Educational Sessions: How to learn about your options.
 
Educational sessions are available every Thursday from 11 am to 12 pm on the eighth floor in room A820 at the Cincinnati VA.  
 
Following the session, Veterans have the opportunity to set up an appointment to meet with a Tobacco Cessation professional and develop a personalized plan to reach your lifestyle goals. 

Weekly educational sessions are available to all Veterans and employees.
No appointment is necessary to attend.

If you are not available on Thursdays and/or would like additional information please contact Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Dena Krondilou, MSN, PMHNP at 513 861-3100 ext. 4862.
 
Narcan - Overdose Prevention Education
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: 8th Floor, Room A820 - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/OPT.asp
 
Narcan - Overdose Prevention Education
The Cincinnati VA Medical Center offers education and training to opioid users, their f?amilies and community partners that work with people at risk of overdosing.
 
Day of the Week: Every Thursday
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: 8th Floor, Room A820 - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
 
Participants will learn about the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of an overdose, how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan and treatment options for opioid users.
 
For more information about Opioid Treament Programs please visit the Opioid Treatment Program webpage here: https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/OPT.asp
 
Weekly Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation Classes from Home
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (EST)
Location: TeleHealth weekly meditation from your home
https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/clinical/integrative-health/ca/WRIISC-What-is-Yoga-Nidra-Meditation.pdf
 
Weekly Meditation from Home
Yoga nidra (yoga sleep) is a spoken word guided meditation that promotes a sense of deep calm while enhancing awareness. The meditation class follows the 10 stage iRest™ protocol.
 
During class Veterans:
  • Discover a heartfelt mission & purpose and establish a goal for the meditation
  • Establish and connect with an inner “safe haven”
  • Explore the connection between body sensations, emotions, thoughts and beliefs with an awareness of how thoughts and emotions affect the body and mind
  • Learn to experience an inner joy and develop an awareness of, and access to, one's own sense of well-being
  • Connect with an inner strength & resiliency in order to more appropriately “respond” rather than “react” to situations in life
Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to participate in this meditation.
 
For All Veterans
WRIISC yoga nidraclasses are available to all VA enrolled Veterans
The meditation can be done seated, laying down, or standing
No special equipment needed except a telephone
Yoga nidrais safe, however, Veterans must assure they will not drive or operate machinery during class
 
For more information contact:
Louise Mahoney:650-815-9463 or louise.mahoney2@va.gov
 
Veterans may also benefit from the restful sleep-like state achieved during the meditation
Join each week –no class limit
Thursdays
8 pm Eastern Standard Time
1-800-767-1750
Access code: 24953#
 
Note: Class observes daylight savings time. Start time may vary in your time zone
 
Yoga for Veterans, FREE
 
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium
 
Veteran Yoga
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Yoga practice provides many physical and mental benefits, offering improved circulation, flexibility, respiration, energy, and more. While all exercise offers physical benefits, yoga is unique. Not only does it provide preventative mental and physical benefits, but it also teaches breath awareness—called pranayama—along with a variety of breathing techniques to help you maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress. Experts have long publicized the advantages of yoga for your mind and body, and there are many great reasons yoga has become so popular for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
 
These sessions are free.
 
For more information please contact:  stephanie.downard-navarro@va.gov
 
 
 
 
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION from your Home
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: MINDFULNESS MEDITATION from your Home
https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/warrelatedillness/education/local-offerings/support/Mindfulness-Meditation-Class-flyer.pdf
 
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION is an evidenced–based, VA-supported mind-body technique that helps you face the challenges and stressors of everyday life.

Research has shown a connection between your mind and your body that can be used to improve health. When your mind is relaxed and focused on healing, your body can relax and focus on healing too. Meditation can be safely used in conjunction with other medical treatments such as prescribed medication or exercise.

Mindfulness Meditation teaches acceptance and awareness of what’s going on around you as well as what’s going on inside of you. It has been effective in treating health conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, chronic pain and PTSD.

Mindfulness Meditation can be practiced sitting down, lying down, stretching, eating, even while walking the dog!

TWO MINDFUL MEDITATION CLASSES will be offered monthly beginning in August to Veterans; one topic the first two Fridays of each month. Take any or all classes! We encourage you to take as many as you can!
 
August – October 2018 DATES:
     •  August 3rd and 10th        Mindful Breathing
     •  September 7th and 14th  Mindful Body Scan
     •  October 5th and 12th      Mindful Movement
 
TIME:
11am – 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST)
10am – 11am, Central Standard Time (CST)
9am – 10am, Mountain Standard Time (MST)
8am – 9am, Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
LOCATION: This class will be offered via telephone using a toll free number: 1-800-767-1750 with Access Code 54220#
 
FACILITATOR: Doreen Korn RN, MA, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC Integrative Health Coordinator and War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) Educator, VANJHCS
 
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Debbie Skeete-Bernard, RN, MSN at 1-973-676-1000, extension 2714.
 
 
 
Veteran Consumer Protection Information
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Across from the Information desk at the Cincinnati VAMC, 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/index.asp
 
Consumer Protection Information
October 12, 2018
9 am to 1 pm
Front Main Entrance to Cincinnati VAMC – across from the Information Desk:
  • USPS, Postal Inspector
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel
 
 
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
Yoga for Veterans, FREE
 
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium
 
Veteran Yoga
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Yoga practice provides many physical and mental benefits, offering improved circulation, flexibility, respiration, energy, and more. While all exercise offers physical benefits, yoga is unique. Not only does it provide preventative mental and physical benefits, but it also teaches breath awareness—called pranayama—along with a variety of breathing techniques to help you maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress. Experts have long publicized the advantages of yoga for your mind and body, and there are many great reasons yoga has become so popular for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
 
These sessions are free.
 
For more information please contact:  stephanie.downard-navarro@va.gov
 
 
 
 
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
Educational Sessions: Tobacco Cessation Counseling
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: 8th Floor, Room A820 Cincinnati VAMC, 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45220
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/services/Tobacco_Cessation_Counseling.asp
 
Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Educational Sessions: How to learn about your options.
 
Educational sessions are available every Thursday from 11 am to 12 pm on the eighth floor in room A820 at the Cincinnati VA.  
 
Following the session, Veterans have the opportunity to set up an appointment to meet with a Tobacco Cessation professional and develop a personalized plan to reach your lifestyle goals. 

Weekly educational sessions are available to all Veterans and employees.
No appointment is necessary to attend.

If you are not available on Thursdays and/or would like additional information please contact Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Dena Krondilou, MSN, PMHNP at 513 861-3100 ext. 4862.
 
Narcan - Overdose Prevention Education
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: 8th Floor, Room A820 - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/OPT.asp
 
Narcan - Overdose Prevention Education
The Cincinnati VA Medical Center offers education and training to opioid users, their f?amilies and community partners that work with people at risk of overdosing.
 
Day of the Week: Every Thursday
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: 8th Floor, Room A820 - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
 
Participants will learn about the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of an overdose, how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan and treatment options for opioid users.
 
For more information about Opioid Treament Programs please visit the Opioid Treatment Program webpage here: https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/OPT.asp
 
Weekly Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation Classes from Home
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (EST)
Location: TeleHealth weekly meditation from your home
https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/clinical/integrative-health/ca/WRIISC-What-is-Yoga-Nidra-Meditation.pdf
 
Weekly Meditation from Home
Yoga nidra (yoga sleep) is a spoken word guided meditation that promotes a sense of deep calm while enhancing awareness. The meditation class follows the 10 stage iRest™ protocol.
 
During class Veterans:
  • Discover a heartfelt mission & purpose and establish a goal for the meditation
  • Establish and connect with an inner “safe haven”
  • Explore the connection between body sensations, emotions, thoughts and beliefs with an awareness of how thoughts and emotions affect the body and mind
  • Learn to experience an inner joy and develop an awareness of, and access to, one's own sense of well-being
  • Connect with an inner strength & resiliency in order to more appropriately “respond” rather than “react” to situations in life
Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to participate in this meditation.
 
For All Veterans
WRIISC yoga nidraclasses are available to all VA enrolled Veterans
The meditation can be done seated, laying down, or standing
No special equipment needed except a telephone
Yoga nidrais safe, however, Veterans must assure they will not drive or operate machinery during class
 
For more information contact:
Louise Mahoney:650-815-9463 or louise.mahoney2@va.gov
 
Veterans may also benefit from the restful sleep-like state achieved during the meditation
Join each week –no class limit
Thursdays
8 pm Eastern Standard Time
1-800-767-1750
Access code: 24953#
 
Note: Class observes daylight savings time. Start time may vary in your time zone
 
Yoga for Veterans, FREE
 
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium
 
Veteran Yoga
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Yoga practice provides many physical and mental benefits, offering improved circulation, flexibility, respiration, energy, and more. While all exercise offers physical benefits, yoga is unique. Not only does it provide preventative mental and physical benefits, but it also teaches breath awareness—called pranayama—along with a variety of breathing techniques to help you maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress. Experts have long publicized the advantages of yoga for your mind and body, and there are many great reasons yoga has become so popular for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
 
These sessions are free.
 
For more information please contact:  stephanie.downard-navarro@va.gov
 
 
 
 
Monday, Oct 22, 2018
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Room C122, 1st floor across from the Women Veterans Healthcare Clinic
 
Cincinnati VAMC Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
 Patients, Families & Friends are WELCOME!
  • Open to people at ANY stage of treatment
  • Helpful information about issues affecting you
  • Meet and socialize with others dealing with head & neck cancer
  • Refreshments and occasional guest speakers
  • Veterans and non-veterans are welcome
4th Monday of every month.
Time: 1pm to 2:30pm
Where: Room C122, 1st floor across
from Women’s Health
 
For more information, call:
Kathy Groves Wright
(513) 861-3100, ext 5226
 
There will be no meeting in May, due to the observance of Memorial Day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
Dayton National Cemetery Representative Visit
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Front Lobby across from the information desk at the Cincinnati VAMC 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati Ohio 45220
https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/burial_benefits/index.asp
 
Dayton National Cemetery representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions across from the information desk at the front entrance of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.
 
If you served in a branch of the military and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable you may be eligible for burial in a Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery.
 
Come and ask questions you may have from representatives from the Dayton National Cemetery.
 
No-cost burial benefits include:
-Gravesite in any of VA's national cemeteries with available space
-Opening and closing of the grave
-Perpetual care of the gravesite
-Headstones, markers, and medallions
-Burial flag
-Presidential Memorial Certificate
 
Dayton National Cemetery
4400 W Third Street
Dayton, OH 45428
Main Number: 937-268-2221
 
Visit and learn about Burial Benefits: https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/burial_benefits/index.asp
 
Yoga for Veterans, FREE
 
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium
 
Veteran Yoga
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Yoga practice provides many physical and mental benefits, offering improved circulation, flexibility, respiration, energy, and more. While all exercise offers physical benefits, yoga is unique. Not only does it provide preventative mental and physical benefits, but it also teaches breath awareness—called pranayama—along with a variety of breathing techniques to help you maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress. Experts have long publicized the advantages of yoga for your mind and body, and there are many great reasons yoga has become so popular for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
 
These sessions are free.
 
For more information please contact:  stephanie.downard-navarro@va.gov
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018
Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink Out
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Auditorium, Cincinnati VAMC 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220
http://main.acsevents.org/goto/cincinnati_va
 
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
You're invited to the Pink Out Event
 
Wednesday, October 24
Noon to 2 pm
Auditorium, Cincinnati VA Medical Center
 
Presenters: Andee Myer, Nurse Navigator, UC Health
Morgan Miller, Mammogram Program Manager UC Health
 
Learn more about:
  • Care in the Community
  • Whole Health Integrative Medicine
  • Thrive Program
  • Nutrition/Move Program
  • Women's Health Mental Health Services
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Women's Health Center
  • Women's Health iRest Yoga
  • Million Veteran Program
  • Smoking Cession
Wear Pink and meet for a Group Picture in the Auditorium at 11 am
Contact Shirley May, Women Veterans Program Manager for more details at shirley.may@va.gov or (513) 475-8690
 
 
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Physical Therapy Fair
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Auditorium at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, 3200
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/
 
Celebrate Physical Therapy month at the PT Fair!
 
Join the Physical Therapy department for a fun and informative PT Fair in the auditorium this month!
 
You can learn more about what PTs do, what conditions we can help treat, why exercise is so important, how to prevent falls and much more!
 
Thursday, October 25, 2018
10 am to 2 pm
Auditorium at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center
 
 
Educational Sessions: Tobacco Cessation Counseling
(CANCELED)
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: 8th Floor, Room A820 Cincinnati VAMC, 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45220
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/services/Tobacco_Cessation_Counseling.asp
 
Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Educational Sessions: How to learn about your options.
 
Educational sessions are available every Thursday from 11 am to 12 pm on the eighth floor in room A820 at the Cincinnati VA.  
 
Following the session, Veterans have the opportunity to set up an appointment to meet with a Tobacco Cessation professional and develop a personalized plan to reach your lifestyle goals. 

Weekly educational sessions are available to all Veterans and employees.
No appointment is necessary to attend.

If you are not available on Thursdays and/or would like additional information please contact Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Dena Krondilou, MSN, PMHNP at 513 861-3100 ext. 4862.
 
Narcan - Overdose Prevention Education
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: 8th Floor, Room A820 - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/OPT.asp
 
Narcan - Overdose Prevention Education
The Cincinnati VA Medical Center offers education and training to opioid users, their f?amilies and community partners that work with people at risk of overdosing.
 
Day of the Week: Every Thursday
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: 8th Floor, Room A820 - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
 
Participants will learn about the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of an overdose, how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan and treatment options for opioid users.
 
For more information about Opioid Treament Programs please visit the Opioid Treatment Program webpage here: https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/OPT.asp
 
Weekly Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation Classes from Home
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (EST)
Location: TeleHealth weekly meditation from your home
https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/clinical/integrative-health/ca/WRIISC-What-is-Yoga-Nidra-Meditation.pdf
 
Weekly Meditation from Home
Yoga nidra (yoga sleep) is a spoken word guided meditation that promotes a sense of deep calm while enhancing awareness. The meditation class follows the 10 stage iRest™ protocol.
 
During class Veterans:
  • Discover a heartfelt mission & purpose and establish a goal for the meditation
  • Establish and connect with an inner “safe haven”
  • Explore the connection between body sensations, emotions, thoughts and beliefs with an awareness of how thoughts and emotions affect the body and mind
  • Learn to experience an inner joy and develop an awareness of, and access to, one's own sense of well-being
  • Connect with an inner strength & resiliency in order to more appropriately “respond” rather than “react” to situations in life
Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to participate in this meditation.
 
For All Veterans
WRIISC yoga nidraclasses are available to all VA enrolled Veterans
The meditation can be done seated, laying down, or standing
No special equipment needed except a telephone
Yoga nidrais safe, however, Veterans must assure they will not drive or operate machinery during class
 
For more information contact:
Louise Mahoney:650-815-9463 or louise.mahoney2@va.gov
 
Veterans may also benefit from the restful sleep-like state achieved during the meditation
Join each week –no class limit
Thursdays
8 pm Eastern Standard Time
1-800-767-1750
Access code: 24953#
 
Note: Class observes daylight savings time. Start time may vary in your time zone
 
Yoga for Veterans, FREE
 
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium
 
Veteran Yoga
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Yoga practice provides many physical and mental benefits, offering improved circulation, flexibility, respiration, energy, and more. While all exercise offers physical benefits, yoga is unique. Not only does it provide preventative mental and physical benefits, but it also teaches breath awareness—called pranayama—along with a variety of breathing techniques to help you maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress. Experts have long publicized the advantages of yoga for your mind and body, and there are many great reasons yoga has become so popular for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
 
These sessions are free.
 
For more information please contact:  stephanie.downard-navarro@va.gov
 
 
 
 
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
Join us for an introduction to Whole Health
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, OEF/OIF/OND Trailer, 3200 Vine Street
 
Please Join Us For An Introduction to Whole Health
 
What is this?  
  • This Introduction to Whole Health session is designed to introduce you to the VA Whole Health approach to care.
  • Our number one goal is that you accomplish the mission you create for yourself.
  • Through our programs and services and, most importantly, your own strengths and abilities, we will work together in healing partnership to optimize your well-being with a focus on what is important to YOU.
  • Transitioning from the Service can pose unique challenges and opportunities and we’ll discuss why a whole health approach is helpful in meeting these challenges and capitalizing on your opportunities.
  • We’ll also describe areas of self-care and well-being that make up all the different aspects of who we are as individuals.
What is Whole Health?
  • Whole Health recognizes you as a whole person and helps support your unique answer to the question, “What would you do if your health were the best it could be?”.
  • Whole Health goes beyond your illnesses, injuries, or disabilities.
  • It focuses on your values and aspiration, your health and well-being and includes self-care and complementary therapies (such as acupuncture, massage, and yoga), along with your conventional medical care.
  • In Whole Health care, you are a more active partner with your health team.   
Dates and Times:   2nd Thursday of the month from 9:00 – 11:00 am in Primary Care
                              4th Friday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in OEF/OIF/OND Trailer
 
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45220
                        Signs will be posted or the Information Desk can direct you to the room.
 
For questions and more information Contact: Angelo Hazley at 513-301-3529
 
 
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Yeatsman Cove, 705 E Pete Rose Way Cincinnati, OH
 
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Support the Cincinnati VA in Fighting Breast Cancer
“Warriors Wear Pink”
 
October 27th at 8:30 am
Yeatsman Cove (705 E Pete Rose Way)
 
JOIN OUR TEAM
TEAM: Cincinnati VA – Warriors Wear Pink
Sign up to walk with Cincinnati VA Team
“Warriors Wear Pink”  at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/cincinnati_va
 
Contact Shirley May, Women Veterans Program Manager for more details at shirley.may@va.gov or (513) 475-8690
 
 
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Yoga for Veterans, FREE
 
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM (EST)
Location: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium
 
Veteran Yoga
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Yoga practice provides many physical and mental benefits, offering improved circulation, flexibility, respiration, energy, and more. While all exercise offers physical benefits, yoga is unique. Not only does it provide preventative mental and physical benefits, but it also teaches breath awareness—called pranayama—along with a variety of breathing techniques to help you maintain energy, strength, and relieve stress. Experts have long publicized the advantages of yoga for your mind and body, and there are many great reasons yoga has become so popular for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
 
These sessions are free.
 
For more information please contact:  stephanie.downard-navarro@va.gov