VA Puget Sound Upcoming Events
June 2019

Monday, Jun 3, 2019
Gerofit Program - American Lake
 
Time: 8:15 AM- 10:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GEROFIT PROGRAM – AMLK
Gerofit is a supervised exercise program for Veterans 65 years and older. The program includes an individual physical fitness assessment, a personalized exercise prescription, group classes, and Veteran comradery. Gerofit exercise sessions are held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:15 to 10:30am at the American Lake gym (Building 62). Veterans need to be medically stable and able to function independently.  A consult from the PCP is required.  Questions? Contact Alan Wesley, Program Manager at (206) 764-2723.
 
HIV/AIDS Support & Education Group - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
HIV/AIDS SUPPORT & EDUCATION GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets every other Monday, 10:00am-11:00am. Meets in South Clinic.
Contact Behavioral Medicine Fellow: (206) 716-5803
 
Coping Skills Group (Stress Management) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
COPING SKILLS GROUP (STRESS MANAGEMENT) – AMLK
Class meets every Monday, 10:00am-11:30am and covers skills for coping with emotions, improving relationships, and practicing good self-care. A new coping skill is presented at every class. Walk-ins are welcome. Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714
 
CPAP Desensitization - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
CPAP DESENSITIZATION – AMLK
This 1-time class provides Veterans with information about sleep apnea and helps them become more comfortable with their CPAP machines. The group meets the first Monday of every month from 10:00am-11:30am. Contact: Joshua Breitstein, PsyD: (253) 583-2571
 
Amputee Support Group - American Lake & Seattle
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake & Seattle
 
AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP – AMLK & SEATTLE
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Seattle – Building 100, Room 1D-103; American Lake – Building 3, Room 208).
Contact Jenny Bambara, PhD: (206) 277-4264
 
Whole Health for Chronic Pain Class - Seattle
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH FOR CHRONIC PAIN CLASS – SEATTLE
This is a weekly class focusing on mind-body-spirit health. The class uses mindfulness and goal-setting to support making healthy changes and to learn self-care skills for chronic pain. Class meets Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm in the Primary Care Group Room. Available to Veterans enrolled in VA Primary Care. Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement – Seattle
This is an adapted Tai Chi program for different levels of mobility including those who use a cane or walker. The movements are performed standing and are broken down into basic moves that are easy to learn and use in daily life. Tai Chi can build strength, balance, coordination, mental focus and improve posture. There is an initial meeting to check balance, strength and goal setting prior to group enrollment. Sessions are twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm for 8 weeks in the Seattle Rehabilitation Care Services Gym, multipurpose room. A consult from the PCP is required. Contact Ruby Farinas, OTR/L; certified instructor, Tai Chi Fundamentals, adapted program: (206) 764-2202
 
Women's Pain & Health Self-Management Group - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WOMEN’S PAIN & HEALTH SELF-MANAGEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
For women with chronic pain and other persistent disabling conditions.
Mondays, 1:00pm-2:30pm for 10 weeks.
Contact Mary Jean Mariano, PhD: (206) 277-3027
 
Moving Forward - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
MOVING FORWARD – MT VERNON
This 4-week, evidence-based class teaches Veterans effective problem-solving techniques, emotion regulation skills and creative strategies for managing challenges of everyday life, including difficulties arising from mental health diagnoses. The class is specifically designed to help OIF/OEF Veterans adjust to civilian life after returning from deployment, although it is open to any interested Veteran.
 
Meets on Mondays, 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Contact Nathan Frise, PsyD: (360) 419-3677
 
The Journey Home & Hero's Journey - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
THE JOURNEY HOME & HERO’S JOURNEY – SEATTLE
The Journey Home is a 4-week class that reviews common issues in adjusting to civilian life after military service. The return home is a cultural transition with expected challenges. The Hero’s Journey is a longer, 12-session class, using the steps of the "hero’s journey" as described by, Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces. We use stories and movies to help veterans identify ways that they can be of continued service as veteran-civilians bringing back valuable skills and knowledge to society. Whether you are just out of the service, or have been out for years—the journey home can be a long road and the hero’s journey can provide a road map for the steps that lie ahead.
 
Meets for either four or twelve weekly sessions, Mondays, 2:00pm–3:30pm.
Contact Jenny Salmon, RN: (206) 277-1343
 
Chronic Pain Management - American Lake
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT – AMLK
Meets Mondays from 3:00pm-4:00pm. This class focuses on helping people better understand the interaction between physical and emotional pain including the impact that thoughts, feelings, and behavior have on chronic pain management. We also emphasize helping individuals to explore ways to continue to live important values despite limitations imposed by chronic pain disorders. Contact Jason Katzenbach, PhD: (253) 583-3172
 
Managing Stress and Emotions - Seattle
 
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
MANAGING STRESS AND EMOTIONS – SEATTLE
Helps Veterans learn new ways of responding to uncomfortable emotions in order to improve their ability to cope with life’s difficulties. This 5-week class combines elements of mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and behavioral (exposure) therapy. Participants must join the class at session one and patients already enrolled in MHC or ATC are ineligible. Meets Mondays, 3:30pm–5:00pm. Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267, or
Nicola De Paul, PhD: (206) 277-3635
 
 
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019
Nutrition and Diabetes Group - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
NUTRITION AND DIABETES GROUP - MOUNT VERNON
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 9:00am. Contact the Mount Vernon Clinic: (360) 848-8500
 
CPAP Desensitization - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
CPAP DESENSITIZATION – SEATTLE
This is a 1-session class, with the option of 3 follow-up sessions. The goal of the class is to help Veterans with sleep apnea become more comfortable with their CPAP machines. The class covers the basics of sleep apnea, CPAP use, and guides Veterans to develop an individualized plan to gradually increase daily CPAP use. The group meets Tuesdays every other month from 10:00am-11:15am. Contact Kelly Allred, PhD at (206) 764-2945
 
Sleep Improvement Group - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SLEEP IMPROVEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets either Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:15am, or on Fridays, 1:00pm-2:15pm. It alternates each month and meets for 4 sessions. Contact Craig Santerre, PhD: (206) 768-5474
 
Brief Warrior Renew for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
BRIEF WARRIOR RENEW FOR MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA (MST) – AMLK
This is an 8-week structured class meeting on Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. It addresses the most common issues related to MST. Please pick up an application at the front desk of the Women’s Health Clinic. You can sign up now for the upcoming summer class.
Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714
 
Tai Chi (Non-Skilled) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:15 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
TAI CHI (NON-SKILLED) – AMLK
Non-skilled tai chi meets in the Building 62 Gym. Requires Recreation Therapy Gym Consult from your primary care provider to participate. Meets on Tuesdays, 10:15am-11:15am and Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Contact Susan Gustafson, RT: (253) 582-8440 Ext 76571
 
Grief Group - American Lake
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GRIEF GROUP – AMLK
This group helps Veterans struggling with the death of a loved one or other grief issues. Bereavement and personal growth are emphasized. Meets for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. Enrollment by referral from provider.
Contact Chaplain Linda Conyers: (206) 277-3753
 
Education Program for People with Early Dementia and their Caregivers - American Lake
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH EARLY DEMENTIA
AND THEIR CAREGIVERS – AMLK
Education and support for Veterans affected by dementia and their caregivers. Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday at noon; American Lake VA, Community Living Center. Please call ahead to schedule an initial meeting with the facilitator before starting the group. Contact Doug Lane, PhD, ABPP: (253) 583-2015
 
Sweat Lodge (Day) - American Lake
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
http://www.vasweatlodge.org
 
SWEAT LODGE – AMLK
The Inipi (Sweat Lodge) is a place of purification-new beginnings-healing-direction-pathway-letting go. This Ceremony is provided by Traditional Native Veteran Elders and helpers from the community, helps release the " sickness of being in battle with people and self. "We have your "6". Please view our website at www.vasweatlodge.org.
 
1st Tuesday (day): Lodge gate opens at 8:30am, go in time is 12:00pm.
 
For further information, please contact:
Mike L. (Native Elder)       (253) 312-5431
Marty Martinez (Council)   (360) 943-5087
 
Transgender Veterans Support Group - American Lake
 
Time: 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
TRANSGENDER VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP - American Lake
1st Tuesday of Every Month 12:30pm-1:30pm. Contact Eric Clausell, PhD: (253) 583-2840
 
iRest Meditation Class - Lake City
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City
 
iREST MEDITATION CLASS – LAKE CITY
Two 4-session modules teaching iRest®, a guided meditation that is often deeply relaxing and can assist with body awareness and emotional tolerance. People who practice iRest meditation report more relaxation, improved mood, improved sleep, and less pain.
 
Classes meet Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact Ali Bright, MD: (206) 549-7992
 
Couples Skills Group - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
COUPLES SKILLS GROUP – SEATTLE
5-session couples group focused on developing skills related to communication, conflict resolution, and building intimacy. Meets Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact Keren Lehavot, PhD: (206) 277-1511, or Kori Blitstein, MSW: (206) 277-1186
 
Life Paths - American Lake
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
LIFE PATHS – AMLK
This 4-session class teaches Veterans how to deal with negative emotions, get unstuck from unworkable patterns of behavior, and develop skills to live more fully and engaged with values. Next classes start April 2nd, June 4th, and August 6th. Classes are held from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Contact Mary-Catherine Kane, PhD: (253) 583-1642
 
Interpersonal Skills Group - Seattle & Telehealth
 
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle & Telehealth
 
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS GROUP – SEATTLE & TELEHEALTH
Two 4-session modules focused on building interpersonal skills including assertiveness, conflict management and resolution, effective expression of emotions, and active listening. Classes held on Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Primary Care Group Room.
Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267
 
 
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019
Gerofit Program - American Lake
 
Time: 8:15 AM- 10:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GEROFIT PROGRAM – AMLK
Gerofit is a supervised exercise program for Veterans 65 years and older. The program includes an individual physical fitness assessment, a personalized exercise prescription, group classes, and Veteran comradery. Gerofit exercise sessions are held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:15 to 10:30am at the American Lake gym (Building 62). Veterans need to be medically stable and able to function independently.  A consult from the PCP is required.  Questions? Contact Alan Wesley, Program Manager at (206) 764-2723.
 
Nutrition and Diabetes Group - Bremerton
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
NUTRITION AND DIABETES GROUP - BREMERTON
Meets every other Wednesday at 9:00am. Contact the Bremerton Clinic: (360) 473-0340
 
Whole Health Class - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - American Lake
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:30am
Contact: Lori Katz, PhD  (253)583-3714 or Mary Graddon, OT  (253) 583-1852
 
 
 
ALS Support Group - American Lake, Seattle & Phone-In Option
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake, Seattle & Phone-In Option
 
ALS SUPPORT GROUP – AMLK, SEATTLE & PHONE-IN OPTION
1st Wednesdays of the month, 11:00am-12:00pm (Seattle – Building 100, Room 1D-103; American Lake – Building 3 room 208; Phone: 1-800-767-1750, enter PIN: 57987#). Contact Jenny Bambara, PhD: (206) 277-4264 or Derek Anderson, PhD: (253) 583-1896
 
Depression Management - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT – MT VERNON
This four-session class is intended for Veterans with mild-to-moderate symptoms of depression, as well as for Veterans experiencing difficulties after a recent life change, e.g., retirement, divorce, separation from the military, moving, death of a loved one. Information covered includes practical, evidence-based coping skills to help reduce symptoms of depression and increase life satisfaction.
 
Meets Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Facilitator: Evelyn Larsen, LICSW.
For referral information, please contact Naz Edwards, (360) 419-3677
 
Gay Men's Social Hour - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
GAY MEN’S SOCIAL HOUR – SEATTLE
Meets every Wednesday at 1:00pm. Contact Katy McDermott: (206) 277-3233
 
Quit Smoking Group - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
QUIT SMOKING GROUP – AMLK
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Emily DiNatale, PhD: (253) 583-3284
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement – Seattle
This is an adapted Tai Chi program for different levels of mobility including those who use a cane or walker. The movements are performed standing and are broken down into basic moves that are easy to learn and use in daily life. Tai Chi can build strength, balance, coordination, mental focus and improve posture. There is an initial meeting to check balance, strength and goal setting prior to group enrollment. Sessions are twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm for 8 weeks in the Seattle Rehabilitation Care Services Gym, multipurpose room. A consult from the PCP is required. Contact Ruby Farinas, OTR/L; certified instructor, Tai Chi Fundamentals, adapted program: (206) 764-2202
 
Whole Health Class - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - SEATTLE
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact: Jenny Salmon, RN  (206) 277-1178
 
Post 9/11 Era Veteran Orientation Briefing - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
POST 9/11 ERA VETERAN ORIENTATION BRIEFING - AMLK
Recurring presentation for those that have recently transitioned from active duty into VA’s Health Care System. Topics include VA Structure, Navigating the health care system, VA Service Connection and Vocational/Employment Programs. Orientation is held every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 10:00am-12:00pm at American Lake, Bldg 81, 3rd Floor (check in with the Gold Team). Childcare is available on-site. At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins so please contact (253) 583-1165 to schedule with us. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive this information, please feel free to contact us directly.
 
Living Well with Diabetes Group - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES GROUP – MT VERNON
Monthly class of 4 sessions. Begins first Wednesday of the month, 2:00pm-3:00pm. Make appointment or walk in. We encourage bringing a supportive family member! Contact Mount Vernon Clinic: (360) 848-8500
 
Moving Forward - Bremerton
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
MOVING FORWARD – BREMERTON
This 4-week, evidence-based class teaches Veterans effective problem-solving techniques, emotion regulation skills and creative strategies for managing challenges of everyday life, including difficulties arising from mental health diagnoses. The class is specifically designed to help OIF/OEF Veterans adjust to civilian life after returning from deployment, although it is open to any interested Veteran.
 
Meets on Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Contact Kathryn Johnson,LICSW: (360) 473-0340
 
Diabetes Conversation Maps - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
DIABETES CONVERSATION MAPS – SEATTLE
Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm for 3 weeks. Contact: (206) 277-4269 or (206) 764-2495
 
Tai Chi (Non-Skilled) - American Lake
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
TAI CHI (NON-SKILLED) – AMLK
Non-skilled tai chi meets in the Building 62 Gym. Requires Recreation Therapy Gym Consult from your primary care provider to participate. Meets on Tuesdays, 10:15am-11:15am and Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Contact Susan Gustafson, RT: (253) 582-8440 Ext 76571
 
Operation S.A.V.E. Group for Family and Friends - Seattle
 
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
OPERATION S.A.V.E. GROUP FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS – SEATTLE
This is an ongoing supportive, educational group for the loved ones of Veterans currently struggling with thoughts of suicide. Educational content is repeated every session, with time allotted for open group discussion and peer support. This group meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm. Contact Heather Gebhardt, PhD for more details: (206) 277-6201
 
 
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019
Integrative Restoration Guided Meditation (IRest) - American Lake
 
Time: 8:30 AM- 9:45 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
INTEGRATIVE RESTORATION GUIDED MEDITATION (IRest) – AMLK
This class assists with body awareness, emotional tolerance, and dep relaxation. We will provide mats and blankets. Class meets on Thursdays from 8:30am-9:45am. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment is needed.
 
Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714 or Mary Graddon, OT (253) 583-1852
 
Whole Health Class - Bremerton
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - BREMERTON
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Contact: Tammy Todd, LICSW  (360)473-0348
 
Whole Health Class - Federal Way
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Federal Way
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - FEDERAL WAY
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Contact: David Reimer, RN  (206) 947-7723
 
Self-Management Skills Group - American Lake
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS GROUP - AMLK
Weekly group focused on skills to assist in four main areas: Mindfulness (1st and 5th Thursdays of the month), Interpersonal Effectiveness (2nd Thursdays), Emotion Regulation (3rd Thursdays), and Distress Tolerance (4th Thursdays). Join any time, walk-ins welcome. Meets from 11:00am-12:00pm in the American Lake Primary Care Clinic (Bldg. 81). Contact Amee Epler, PhD: (253) 583-3720.
 
Stress Management Class - Lake City (North Seattle)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City (North Seattle)
 
STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS – LAKE CITY
This 7-week class helps Veterans identify ways to manage life stress. Veterans learn how the body responds to stress, how to engage the relaxation response, how to set realistic goals for change, identify how thoughts affect mood and vice versa, and improve communication patterns to improve relationships. Meets Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Contact Ali Bright, MD: (206) 549-7992 or Diane Greenberg, PhD (206) 305-1460
 
Whole Health Class - Lake City (North Seattle)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City (North Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - LAKE CITY (NORTH SEATTLE)
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact Diane Greenberg, PhD  (206) 305-1460 or Ali Bright, MD  (206) 549-7992
 
Moving Free-ly: Falls Prevention Class - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
MOVING FREE-LY: FALLS PREVENTION CLASS – SEATTLE
Have you had a recent fall in your home or around town? Do you sometimes feel dizzy, weak, or unsteady on your feet? Would you like to learn more about balance and strength? Discover ways to prevent falls in your home and on the go. This class meets for 6 weeks on Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Contact Meg Wojtowicz: (206) 768-5408
 
Orientation to Insomnia Treatment - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
ORIENTATION TO INSOMNIA TREATMENT – MT VERNON
This is a one session orientation to treatment options for chronic insomnia. You will learn about what causes and maintains chronic insomnia as well as some simple, non-medication methods for improving sleep. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 1:30pm-2:30pm. The group leader is Dr. Nathan Frise. Please contact the clinic to schedule appointment at (360) 419-3677. Drop-ins welcome (see clerk day-of the class in order to be scheduled).
 
Quit Smoking Group - Seattle
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
QUIT SMOKING GROUP – SEATTLE
This 4-week group begins monthly and meets on Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Contact Rob Bailey, PhD: (206) 716-5947
 
 
Friday, Jun 7, 2019
Post 9/11 Era Veteran Orientation Briefing - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
POST 9/11 ERA VETERAN ORIENTATION BRIEFING - AMLK 
Recurring presentation for those that have recently transitioned from active duty into VA’s Health Care System. Topics include VA Structure, Navigating the health care system, VA Service Connection and Vocational/Employment Programs. Orientation is held every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 10:00am-12:00pm at American Lake, Bldg 81, 3rd Floor (check in with the Gold Team). Childcare is available on-site. At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins so please contact (253) 583-1165 to schedule with us. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive this information, please feel free to contact us directly.
 
Veteran Cancer Support Group - Seattle
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Veteran Cancer Support Group – Seattle
Meets Fridays, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Meets in Building 101, Room 1W20.
Contact Ana DeVage (206) 764-2624 or Melinda Walker (206) 277-6756
 
Dealing with Irritability - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
DEALING WITH IRRITABILITY – AMLK
This is an 8-session series which meets on Fridays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Veterans can start at any time. Topics include Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. Contact Candy Campbell, LCSW: (253) 583-1452
 
Sleep Improvement Group - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SLEEP IMPROVEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets either Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:15am, or on Fridays, 1:00pm-2:15pm. It alternates each month and meets for 4 sessions. Contact Craig Santerre, PhD: (206) 768-5474
 
 
Monday, Jun 10, 2019
Gerofit Program - American Lake
 
Time: 8:15 AM- 10:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GEROFIT PROGRAM – AMLK
Gerofit is a supervised exercise program for Veterans 65 years and older. The program includes an individual physical fitness assessment, a personalized exercise prescription, group classes, and Veteran comradery. Gerofit exercise sessions are held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:15 to 10:30am at the American Lake gym (Building 62). Veterans need to be medically stable and able to function independently.  A consult from the PCP is required.  Questions? Contact Alan Wesley, Program Manager at (206) 764-2723.
 
HIV/AIDS Support & Education Group - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
HIV/AIDS SUPPORT & EDUCATION GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets every other Monday, 10:00am-11:00am. Meets in South Clinic.
Contact Behavioral Medicine Fellow: (206) 716-5803
 
Coping Skills Group (Stress Management) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
COPING SKILLS GROUP (STRESS MANAGEMENT) – AMLK
Class meets every Monday, 10:00am-11:30am and covers skills for coping with emotions, improving relationships, and practicing good self-care. A new coping skill is presented at every class. Walk-ins are welcome. Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714
 
Sleep Improvement Group - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
SLEEP IMPROVEMENT GROUP – AMLK
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 10:00am-11:30pm.
Contact Joshua Breitstein, PsyD: (253) 583-2571
 
ABCs of Long Term Care Planning - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
ABCS OF LONG TERM CARE PLANNING – MT VERNON
2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm. Learn about what your VA and community benefits will cover when it comes to long term care. For Veterans assigned to Mount Vernon CBOC and their family/caregivers. Registration is required.
Contact Ann Stewart, LICSW: (360) 419-3698
 
Whole Health for Chronic Pain Class - Seattle
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH FOR CHRONIC PAIN CLASS – SEATTLE
This is a weekly class focusing on mind-body-spirit health. The class uses mindfulness and goal-setting to support making healthy changes and to learn self-care skills for chronic pain. Class meets Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm in the Primary Care Group Room. Available to Veterans enrolled in VA Primary Care. Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement – Seattle
This is an adapted Tai Chi program for different levels of mobility including those who use a cane or walker. The movements are performed standing and are broken down into basic moves that are easy to learn and use in daily life. Tai Chi can build strength, balance, coordination, mental focus and improve posture. There is an initial meeting to check balance, strength and goal setting prior to group enrollment. Sessions are twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm for 8 weeks in the Seattle Rehabilitation Care Services Gym, multipurpose room. A consult from the PCP is required. Contact Ruby Farinas, OTR/L; certified instructor, Tai Chi Fundamentals, adapted program: (206) 764-2202
 
Women's Pain & Health Self-Management Group - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WOMEN’S PAIN & HEALTH SELF-MANAGEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
For women with chronic pain and other persistent disabling conditions.
Mondays, 1:00pm-2:30pm for 10 weeks.
Contact Mary Jean Mariano, PhD: (206) 277-3027
 
Moving Forward - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
MOVING FORWARD – MT VERNON
This 4-week, evidence-based class teaches Veterans effective problem-solving techniques, emotion regulation skills and creative strategies for managing challenges of everyday life, including difficulties arising from mental health diagnoses. The class is specifically designed to help OIF/OEF Veterans adjust to civilian life after returning from deployment, although it is open to any interested Veteran.
 
Meets on Mondays, 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Contact Nathan Frise, PsyD: (360) 419-3677
 
The Journey Home & Hero's Journey - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
THE JOURNEY HOME & HERO’S JOURNEY – SEATTLE
The Journey Home is a 4-week class that reviews common issues in adjusting to civilian life after military service. The return home is a cultural transition with expected challenges. The Hero’s Journey is a longer, 12-session class, using the steps of the "hero’s journey" as described by, Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces. We use stories and movies to help veterans identify ways that they can be of continued service as veteran-civilians bringing back valuable skills and knowledge to society. Whether you are just out of the service, or have been out for years—the journey home can be a long road and the hero’s journey can provide a road map for the steps that lie ahead.
 
Meets for either four or twelve weekly sessions, Mondays, 2:00pm–3:30pm.
Contact Jenny Salmon, RN: (206) 277-1343
 
Chronic Pain Management - American Lake
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT – AMLK
Meets Mondays from 3:00pm-4:00pm. This class focuses on helping people better understand the interaction between physical and emotional pain including the impact that thoughts, feelings, and behavior have on chronic pain management. We also emphasize helping individuals to explore ways to continue to live important values despite limitations imposed by chronic pain disorders. Contact Jason Katzenbach, PhD: (253) 583-3172
 
Support Group of LGBTQ+ Veterans - Seattle
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SUPPORT GROUP OF LGBTQ+ VETERANS – SEATTLE
Meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 3:00pm.
Contact Kyle Czeh at (206) 277-5033 or Ian Pocock at (206) 277-1925
 
Managing Stress and Emotions - Seattle
 
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
MANAGING STRESS AND EMOTIONS – SEATTLE
Helps Veterans learn new ways of responding to uncomfortable emotions in order to improve their ability to cope with life’s difficulties. This 5-week class combines elements of mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and behavioral (exposure) therapy. Participants must join the class at session one and patients already enrolled in MHC or ATC are ineligible. Meets Mondays, 3:30pm–5:00pm. Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267, or
Nicola De Paul, PhD: (206) 277-3635
 
 
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
Heart Healthy Nutrition Class - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
HEART HEALTHY NUTRITION CLASS – MT VERNON
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9:00am.
Contact Mount Vernon Clinic: (360) 848-8500
 
CPAP Desensitization - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
CPAP DESENSITIZATION – SEATTLE
This is a 1-session class, with the option of 3 follow-up sessions. The goal of the class is to help Veterans with sleep apnea become more comfortable with their CPAP machines. The class covers the basics of sleep apnea, CPAP use, and guides Veterans to develop an individualized plan to gradually increase daily CPAP use. The group meets Tuesdays every other month from 10:00am-11:15am. Contact Kelly Allred, PhD at (206) 764-2945
 
Sleep Improvement Group - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SLEEP IMPROVEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets either Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:15am, or on Fridays, 1:00pm-2:15pm. It alternates each month and meets for 4 sessions. Contact Craig Santerre, PhD: (206) 768-5474
 
Brief Warrior Renew for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
BRIEF WARRIOR RENEW FOR MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA (MST) – AMLK
This is an 8-week structured class meeting on Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. It addresses the most common issues related to MST. Please pick up an application at the front desk of the Women’s Health Clinic. You can sign up now for the upcoming summer class.
Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714
 
Tai Chi (Non-Skilled) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:15 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
TAI CHI (NON-SKILLED) – AMLK
Non-skilled tai chi meets in the Building 62 Gym. Requires Recreation Therapy Gym Consult from your primary care provider to participate. Meets on Tuesdays, 10:15am-11:15am and Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Contact Susan Gustafson, RT: (253) 582-8440 Ext 76571
 
Grief Group - American Lake
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GRIEF GROUP – AMLK
This group helps Veterans struggling with the death of a loved one or other grief issues. Bereavement and personal growth are emphasized. Meets for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. Enrollment by referral from provider.
Contact Chaplain Linda Conyers: (206) 277-3753
 
iRest Meditation Class - Lake City
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City
 
iREST MEDITATION CLASS – LAKE CITY
Two 4-session modules teaching iRest®, a guided meditation that is often deeply relaxing and can assist with body awareness and emotional tolerance. People who practice iRest meditation report more relaxation, improved mood, improved sleep, and less pain.
 
Classes meet Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact Ali Bright, MD: (206) 549-7992
 
Couples Skills Group - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
COUPLES SKILLS GROUP – SEATTLE
5-session couples group focused on developing skills related to communication, conflict resolution, and building intimacy. Meets Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact Keren Lehavot, PhD: (206) 277-1511, or Kori Blitstein, MSW: (206) 277-1186
 
Life Paths - American Lake
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
LIFE PATHS – AMLK
This 4-session class teaches Veterans how to deal with negative emotions, get unstuck from unworkable patterns of behavior, and develop skills to live more fully and engaged with values. Next classes start April 2nd, June 4th, and August 6th. Classes are held from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Contact Mary-Catherine Kane, PhD: (253) 583-1642
 
Interpersonal Skills Group - Seattle & Telehealth
 
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle & Telehealth
 
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS GROUP – SEATTLE & TELEHEALTH
Two 4-session modules focused on building interpersonal skills including assertiveness, conflict management and resolution, effective expression of emotions, and active listening. Classes held on Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Primary Care Group Room.
Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267
 
 
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019
Gerofit Program - American Lake
 
Time: 8:15 AM- 10:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GEROFIT PROGRAM – AMLK
Gerofit is a supervised exercise program for Veterans 65 years and older. The program includes an individual physical fitness assessment, a personalized exercise prescription, group classes, and Veteran comradery. Gerofit exercise sessions are held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:15 to 10:30am at the American Lake gym (Building 62). Veterans need to be medically stable and able to function independently.  A consult from the PCP is required.  Questions? Contact Alan Wesley, Program Manager at (206) 764-2723.
 
Nutrition and Diabetes Group - Bremerton
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
NUTRITION AND DIABETES GROUP - BREMERTON
Meets every other Wednesday at 9:00am. Contact the Bremerton Clinic: (360) 473-0340
 
Living with Stroke: A Support Group for Stroke Survivors - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
LIVING WITH STROKE: A SUPPORT GROUP FOR STROKE SURVIVORS – AMLK
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 10:00am-11:00am.
Derek Anderson, PhD: (253) 583-1896
 
Whole Health Class - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - American Lake
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:30am
Contact: Lori Katz, PhD  (253)583-3714 or Mary Graddon, OT  (253) 583-1852
 
 
 
Depression Management - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT – MT VERNON
This four-session class is intended for Veterans with mild-to-moderate symptoms of depression, as well as for Veterans experiencing difficulties after a recent life change, e.g., retirement, divorce, separation from the military, moving, death of a loved one. Information covered includes practical, evidence-based coping skills to help reduce symptoms of depression and increase life satisfaction.
 
Meets Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Facilitator: Evelyn Larsen, LICSW.
For referral information, please contact Naz Edwards, (360) 419-3677
 
Gay Men's Social Hour - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
GAY MEN’S SOCIAL HOUR – SEATTLE
Meets every Wednesday at 1:00pm. Contact Katy McDermott: (206) 277-3233
 
Quit Smoking Group - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
QUIT SMOKING GROUP – AMLK
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Emily DiNatale, PhD: (253) 583-3284
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement – Seattle
This is an adapted Tai Chi program for different levels of mobility including those who use a cane or walker. The movements are performed standing and are broken down into basic moves that are easy to learn and use in daily life. Tai Chi can build strength, balance, coordination, mental focus and improve posture. There is an initial meeting to check balance, strength and goal setting prior to group enrollment. Sessions are twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm for 8 weeks in the Seattle Rehabilitation Care Services Gym, multipurpose room. A consult from the PCP is required. Contact Ruby Farinas, OTR/L; certified instructor, Tai Chi Fundamentals, adapted program: (206) 764-2202
 
Whole Health Class - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - SEATTLE
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact: Jenny Salmon, RN  (206) 277-1178
 
Supportive Care Planning: A Long Term Care Conversation - Seatle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SUPPORTIVE CARE PLANNING: A LONG TERM CARE CONVERSATION – SEATTLE
Supportive living is the single largest out-of-pocket cost for individuals as related to aging and disability. Expect to learn about what your VA or community benefits will cover when it comes to your long term care needs. Offered every 2nd Wednesday from 1:00pm-2:30pm in Building 1, Room 235. Registration is required. Contact Tauna Hanson, LICSW: (206) 277-1077
 
Post 9/11 Era Veteran Orientation Briefing - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
POST 9/11 ERA VETERAN ORIENTATION BRIEFING - AMLK
Recurring presentation for those that have recently transitioned from active duty into VA’s Health Care System. Topics include VA Structure, Navigating the health care system, VA Service Connection and Vocational/Employment Programs. Orientation is held every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 10:00am-12:00pm at American Lake, Bldg 81, 3rd Floor (check in with the Gold Team). Childcare is available on-site. At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins so please contact (253) 583-1165 to schedule with us. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive this information, please feel free to contact us directly.
 
Living Well with Diabetes Group - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES GROUP – MT VERNON
Monthly class of 4 sessions. Begins first Wednesday of the month, 2:00pm-3:00pm. Make appointment or walk in. We encourage bringing a supportive family member! Contact Mount Vernon Clinic: (360) 848-8500
 
Moving Forward - Bremerton
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
MOVING FORWARD – BREMERTON
This 4-week, evidence-based class teaches Veterans effective problem-solving techniques, emotion regulation skills and creative strategies for managing challenges of everyday life, including difficulties arising from mental health diagnoses. The class is specifically designed to help OIF/OEF Veterans adjust to civilian life after returning from deployment, although it is open to any interested Veteran.
 
Meets on Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Contact Kathryn Johnson,LICSW: (360) 473-0340
 
Diabetes Conversation Maps - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
DIABETES CONVERSATION MAPS – SEATTLE
Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm for 3 weeks. Contact: (206) 277-4269 or (206) 764-2495
 
Tai Chi (Non-Skilled) - American Lake
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
TAI CHI (NON-SKILLED) – AMLK
Non-skilled tai chi meets in the Building 62 Gym. Requires Recreation Therapy Gym Consult from your primary care provider to participate. Meets on Tuesdays, 10:15am-11:15am and Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Contact Susan Gustafson, RT: (253) 582-8440 Ext 76571
 
 
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019
Integrative Restoration Guided Meditation (IRest) - American Lake
 
Time: 8:30 AM- 9:45 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
INTEGRATIVE RESTORATION GUIDED MEDITATION (IRest) – AMLK
This class assists with body awareness, emotional tolerance, and dep relaxation. We will provide mats and blankets. Class meets on Thursdays from 8:30am-9:45am. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment is needed.
 
Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714 or Mary Graddon, OT (253) 583-1852
 
Whole Health Class - Bremerton
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - BREMERTON
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Contact: Tammy Todd, LICSW  (360)473-0348
 
Whole Health Class - Federal Way
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Federal Way
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - FEDERAL WAY
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Contact: David Reimer, RN  (206) 947-7723
 
Self-Management Skills Group - American Lake
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS GROUP - AMLK
Weekly group focused on skills to assist in four main areas: Mindfulness (1st and 5th Thursdays of the month), Interpersonal Effectiveness (2nd Thursdays), Emotion Regulation (3rd Thursdays), and Distress Tolerance (4th Thursdays). Join any time, walk-ins welcome. Meets from 11:00am-12:00pm in the American Lake Primary Care Clinic (Bldg. 81). Contact Amee Epler, PhD: (253) 583-3720.
 
Stress Management Class - Lake City (North Seattle)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City (North Seattle)
 
STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS – LAKE CITY
This 7-week class helps Veterans identify ways to manage life stress. Veterans learn how the body responds to stress, how to engage the relaxation response, how to set realistic goals for change, identify how thoughts affect mood and vice versa, and improve communication patterns to improve relationships. Meets Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Contact Ali Bright, MD: (206) 549-7992 or Diane Greenberg, PhD (206) 305-1460
 
Whole Health Class - Lake City (North Seattle)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City (North Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - LAKE CITY (NORTH SEATTLE)
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact Diane Greenberg, PhD  (206) 305-1460 or Ali Bright, MD  (206) 549-7992
 
Moving Free-ly: Falls Prevention Class - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
MOVING FREE-LY: FALLS PREVENTION CLASS – SEATTLE
Have you had a recent fall in your home or around town? Do you sometimes feel dizzy, weak, or unsteady on your feet? Would you like to learn more about balance and strength? Discover ways to prevent falls in your home and on the go. This class meets for 6 weeks on Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Contact Meg Wojtowicz: (206) 768-5408
 
Orientation to PTSD & PTSD Treatments - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
ORIENTATION TO PTSD & PTSD TREATMENTS – MT VERNON
This is a one session orientation to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In the class, you will learn about symptoms, causes, risk factors, and maintaining factors of PTSD. The class will provide an overview of all available treatments for PTSD, with an emphasis on treatments proven to reduce or eliminate PTSD symptoms all together. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 1:30pm-2:30pm. The group leader is Dr. Nathan Frise. Please contact the clinic to schedule appointment at (360) 419-3677. Drop-ins welcome (see clerk day-of the class in order to be scheduled).
 
Quit Smoking Group - Seattle
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
QUIT SMOKING GROUP – SEATTLE
This 4-week group begins monthly and meets on Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Contact Rob Bailey, PhD: (206) 716-5947
 
 
Friday, Jun 14, 2019
Post 9/11 Era Veteran Orientation Briefing - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
POST 9/11 ERA VETERAN ORIENTATION BRIEFING - AMLK 
Recurring presentation for those that have recently transitioned from active duty into VA’s Health Care System. Topics include VA Structure, Navigating the health care system, VA Service Connection and Vocational/Employment Programs. Orientation is held every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 10:00am-12:00pm at American Lake, Bldg 81, 3rd Floor (check in with the Gold Team). Childcare is available on-site. At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins so please contact (253) 583-1165 to schedule with us. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive this information, please feel free to contact us directly.
 
PTSD 101 for Family and Friends - Seattle
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
PTSD 101 FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS – SEATTLE
2-hour educational workshop about PTSD symptoms, treatment, de-escalation strategies, how PTSD impacts relationships, and other available resources for loved ones. This one-time group is repeated on the 2nd Friday of every month from 10:30am-12:30pm in Building 1 room 168. This group is for family and friends of Veterans with PTSD.
Contact Catherine Wallace, PhD: (206) 768-5428
 
Parkinson's Support Group - American Lake
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP – AMLK
Meets the 2nd Friday of the month, 11:00am-12:30pm (American Lake – Building 9).
Contact Annie: (253) 583-1015
 
Veteran Cancer Support Group - Seattle
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Veteran Cancer Support Group – Seattle
Meets Fridays, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Meets in Building 101, Room 1W20.
Contact Ana DeVage (206) 764-2624 or Melinda Walker (206) 277-6756
 
Dealing with Irritability - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
DEALING WITH IRRITABILITY – AMLK
This is an 8-session series which meets on Fridays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Veterans can start at any time. Topics include Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. Contact Candy Campbell, LCSW: (253) 583-1452
 
Sleep Improvement Group - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SLEEP IMPROVEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets either Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:15am, or on Fridays, 1:00pm-2:15pm. It alternates each month and meets for 4 sessions. Contact Craig Santerre, PhD: (206) 768-5474
 
 
Monday, Jun 17, 2019
Gerofit Program - American Lake
 
Time: 8:15 AM- 10:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GEROFIT PROGRAM – AMLK
Gerofit is a supervised exercise program for Veterans 65 years and older. The program includes an individual physical fitness assessment, a personalized exercise prescription, group classes, and Veteran comradery. Gerofit exercise sessions are held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:15 to 10:30am at the American Lake gym (Building 62). Veterans need to be medically stable and able to function independently.  A consult from the PCP is required.  Questions? Contact Alan Wesley, Program Manager at (206) 764-2723.
 
HIV/AIDS Support & Education Group - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
HIV/AIDS SUPPORT & EDUCATION GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets every other Monday, 10:00am-11:00am. Meets in South Clinic.
Contact Behavioral Medicine Fellow: (206) 716-5803
 
Coping Skills Group (Stress Management) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
COPING SKILLS GROUP (STRESS MANAGEMENT) – AMLK
Class meets every Monday, 10:00am-11:30am and covers skills for coping with emotions, improving relationships, and practicing good self-care. A new coping skill is presented at every class. Walk-ins are welcome. Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714
 
Amputee Support Group - American Lake & Seattle
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake & Seattle
 
AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP – AMLK & SEATTLE
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Seattle – Building 100, Room 1D-103; American Lake – Building 3, Room 208).
Contact Jenny Bambara, PhD: (206) 277-4264
 
Whole Health for Chronic Pain Class - Seattle
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH FOR CHRONIC PAIN CLASS – SEATTLE
This is a weekly class focusing on mind-body-spirit health. The class uses mindfulness and goal-setting to support making healthy changes and to learn self-care skills for chronic pain. Class meets Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm in the Primary Care Group Room. Available to Veterans enrolled in VA Primary Care. Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement – Seattle
This is an adapted Tai Chi program for different levels of mobility including those who use a cane or walker. The movements are performed standing and are broken down into basic moves that are easy to learn and use in daily life. Tai Chi can build strength, balance, coordination, mental focus and improve posture. There is an initial meeting to check balance, strength and goal setting prior to group enrollment. Sessions are twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm for 8 weeks in the Seattle Rehabilitation Care Services Gym, multipurpose room. A consult from the PCP is required. Contact Ruby Farinas, OTR/L; certified instructor, Tai Chi Fundamentals, adapted program: (206) 764-2202
 
Women's Pain & Health Self-Management Group - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WOMEN’S PAIN & HEALTH SELF-MANAGEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
For women with chronic pain and other persistent disabling conditions.
Mondays, 1:00pm-2:30pm for 10 weeks.
Contact Mary Jean Mariano, PhD: (206) 277-3027
 
Moving Forward - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
MOVING FORWARD – MT VERNON
This 4-week, evidence-based class teaches Veterans effective problem-solving techniques, emotion regulation skills and creative strategies for managing challenges of everyday life, including difficulties arising from mental health diagnoses. The class is specifically designed to help OIF/OEF Veterans adjust to civilian life after returning from deployment, although it is open to any interested Veteran.
 
Meets on Mondays, 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Contact Nathan Frise, PsyD: (360) 419-3677
 
The Journey Home & Hero's Journey - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
THE JOURNEY HOME & HERO’S JOURNEY – SEATTLE
The Journey Home is a 4-week class that reviews common issues in adjusting to civilian life after military service. The return home is a cultural transition with expected challenges. The Hero’s Journey is a longer, 12-session class, using the steps of the "hero’s journey" as described by, Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces. We use stories and movies to help veterans identify ways that they can be of continued service as veteran-civilians bringing back valuable skills and knowledge to society. Whether you are just out of the service, or have been out for years—the journey home can be a long road and the hero’s journey can provide a road map for the steps that lie ahead.
 
Meets for either four or twelve weekly sessions, Mondays, 2:00pm–3:30pm.
Contact Jenny Salmon, RN: (206) 277-1343
 
Chronic Pain Management - American Lake
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT – AMLK
Meets Mondays from 3:00pm-4:00pm. This class focuses on helping people better understand the interaction between physical and emotional pain including the impact that thoughts, feelings, and behavior have on chronic pain management. We also emphasize helping individuals to explore ways to continue to live important values despite limitations imposed by chronic pain disorders. Contact Jason Katzenbach, PhD: (253) 583-3172
 
Managing Stress and Emotions - Seattle
 
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
MANAGING STRESS AND EMOTIONS – SEATTLE
Helps Veterans learn new ways of responding to uncomfortable emotions in order to improve their ability to cope with life’s difficulties. This 5-week class combines elements of mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and behavioral (exposure) therapy. Participants must join the class at session one and patients already enrolled in MHC or ATC are ineligible. Meets Mondays, 3:30pm–5:00pm. Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267, or
Nicola De Paul, PhD: (206) 277-3635
 
 
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
Nutrition and Diabetes Group - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
NUTRITION AND DIABETES GROUP - MOUNT VERNON
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 9:00am. Contact the Mount Vernon Clinic: (360) 848-8500
 
CPAP Desensitization - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
CPAP DESENSITIZATION – SEATTLE
This is a 1-session class, with the option of 3 follow-up sessions. The goal of the class is to help Veterans with sleep apnea become more comfortable with their CPAP machines. The class covers the basics of sleep apnea, CPAP use, and guides Veterans to develop an individualized plan to gradually increase daily CPAP use. The group meets Tuesdays every other month from 10:00am-11:15am. Contact Kelly Allred, PhD at (206) 764-2945
 
Sleep Improvement Group - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SLEEP IMPROVEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets either Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:15am, or on Fridays, 1:00pm-2:15pm. It alternates each month and meets for 4 sessions. Contact Craig Santerre, PhD: (206) 768-5474
 
Brief Warrior Renew for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
BRIEF WARRIOR RENEW FOR MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA (MST) – AMLK
This is an 8-week structured class meeting on Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. It addresses the most common issues related to MST. Please pick up an application at the front desk of the Women’s Health Clinic. You can sign up now for the upcoming summer class.
Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714
 
Tai Chi (Non-Skilled) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:15 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
TAI CHI (NON-SKILLED) – AMLK
Non-skilled tai chi meets in the Building 62 Gym. Requires Recreation Therapy Gym Consult from your primary care provider to participate. Meets on Tuesdays, 10:15am-11:15am and Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Contact Susan Gustafson, RT: (253) 582-8440 Ext 76571
 
Grief Group - American Lake
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GRIEF GROUP – AMLK
This group helps Veterans struggling with the death of a loved one or other grief issues. Bereavement and personal growth are emphasized. Meets for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. Enrollment by referral from provider.
Contact Chaplain Linda Conyers: (206) 277-3753
 
Education Program for People with Early Dementia and Their Caregivers - American Lake
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH EARLY DEMENTIA
AND THEIR CAREGIVERS – AMLK
Education and support for Veterans affected by dementia and their caregivers. Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday at noon; American Lake VA, Community Living Center. Please call ahead to schedule an initial meeting with the facilitator before starting the group. Contact Doug Lane, PhD, ABPP: (253) 583-2015
 
iRest Meditation Class - Lake City
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City
 
iREST MEDITATION CLASS – LAKE CITY
Two 4-session modules teaching iRest®, a guided meditation that is often deeply relaxing and can assist with body awareness and emotional tolerance. People who practice iRest meditation report more relaxation, improved mood, improved sleep, and less pain.
 
Classes meet Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact Ali Bright, MD: (206) 549-7992
 
Couples Skills Group - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
COUPLES SKILLS GROUP – SEATTLE
5-session couples group focused on developing skills related to communication, conflict resolution, and building intimacy. Meets Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact Keren Lehavot, PhD: (206) 277-1511, or Kori Blitstein, MSW: (206) 277-1186
 
Long Term Care Planning Group - American Lake
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
LONG TERM CARE PLANNING GROUP – AMLK
3rd Tuesday of the month, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Registration is required.
Contact Nastassiea Horne, MSW: (253) 583-1146
 
Life Paths - American Lake
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
LIFE PATHS – AMLK
This 4-session class teaches Veterans how to deal with negative emotions, get unstuck from unworkable patterns of behavior, and develop skills to live more fully and engaged with values. Next classes start April 2nd, June 4th, and August 6th. Classes are held from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Contact Mary-Catherine Kane, PhD: (253) 583-1642
 
Interpersonal Skills Group - Seattle & Telehealth
 
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle & Telehealth
 
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS GROUP – SEATTLE & TELEHEALTH
Two 4-session modules focused on building interpersonal skills including assertiveness, conflict management and resolution, effective expression of emotions, and active listening. Classes held on Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Primary Care Group Room.
Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267
 
Sweat Lodge (evening) - American Lake
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
http://www.vasweatlodge.org
 
SWEAT LODGE – AMLK
The Inipi (Sweat Lodge) is a place of purification-new beginnings-healing-direction-pathway-letting go. This Ceremony is provided by Traditional Native Veteran Elders and helpers from the community, helps release the " sickness of being in battle with people and self. "We have your "6". Please view our website at www.vasweatlodge.org.
 
3rd Tuesday (evening): Lodge gate opens at 12:00pm, go in time is 5:00pm.
 
For further information, please contact:
Mike L. (Native Elder)       (253) 312-5431
Marty Martinez (Council)   (360) 943-5087
 
 
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019
Gerofit Program - American Lake
 
Time: 8:15 AM- 10:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GEROFIT PROGRAM – AMLK
Gerofit is a supervised exercise program for Veterans 65 years and older. The program includes an individual physical fitness assessment, a personalized exercise prescription, group classes, and Veteran comradery. Gerofit exercise sessions are held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:15 to 10:30am at the American Lake gym (Building 62). Veterans need to be medically stable and able to function independently.  A consult from the PCP is required.  Questions? Contact Alan Wesley, Program Manager at (206) 764-2723.
 
Nutrition and Diabetes Group - Bremerton
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
NUTRITION AND DIABETES GROUP - BREMERTON
Meets every other Wednesday at 9:00am. Contact the Bremerton Clinic: (360) 473-0340
 
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group - American Lake, Mount Vernon & Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake, Mount Vernon & Seatttle
 
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP – AMLK, MT VERNON & SEATTLE
3rd Wednesdays of the month, 10:00am-11:00am (Seattle – Building 100, Room 1D-103; American Lake – Building 3, Room 208, Mount Vernon CBOC – Room 254). Contact Jenny Bambara, PhD: (206) 277-4264 or Derek Anderson, PhD: (253) 583-1896
 
Whole Health Class - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - American Lake
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:30am
Contact: Lori Katz, PhD  (253)583-3714 or Mary Graddon, OT  (253) 583-1852
 
 
 
Depression Management - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT – MT VERNON
This four-session class is intended for Veterans with mild-to-moderate symptoms of depression, as well as for Veterans experiencing difficulties after a recent life change, e.g., retirement, divorce, separation from the military, moving, death of a loved one. Information covered includes practical, evidence-based coping skills to help reduce symptoms of depression and increase life satisfaction.
 
Meets Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Facilitator: Evelyn Larsen, LICSW.
For referral information, please contact Naz Edwards, (360) 419-3677
 
Gay Men's Social Hour - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
GAY MEN’S SOCIAL HOUR – SEATTLE
Meets every Wednesday at 1:00pm. Contact Katy McDermott: (206) 277-3233
 
Quit Smoking Group - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
QUIT SMOKING GROUP – AMLK
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Emily DiNatale, PhD: (253) 583-3284
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement – Seattle
This is an adapted Tai Chi program for different levels of mobility including those who use a cane or walker. The movements are performed standing and are broken down into basic moves that are easy to learn and use in daily life. Tai Chi can build strength, balance, coordination, mental focus and improve posture. There is an initial meeting to check balance, strength and goal setting prior to group enrollment. Sessions are twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm for 8 weeks in the Seattle Rehabilitation Care Services Gym, multipurpose room. A consult from the PCP is required. Contact Ruby Farinas, OTR/L; certified instructor, Tai Chi Fundamentals, adapted program: (206) 764-2202
 
Whole Health Class - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - SEATTLE
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact: Jenny Salmon, RN  (206) 277-1178
 
Post 9/11 Era Veteran Orientation Briefing - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
POST 9/11 ERA VETERAN ORIENTATION BRIEFING - AMLK
Recurring presentation for those that have recently transitioned from active duty into VA’s Health Care System. Topics include VA Structure, Navigating the health care system, VA Service Connection and Vocational/Employment Programs. Orientation is held every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 10:00am-12:00pm at American Lake, Bldg 81, 3rd Floor (check in with the Gold Team). Childcare is available on-site. At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins so please contact (253) 583-1165 to schedule with us. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive this information, please feel free to contact us directly.
 
Living Well with Diabetes Group - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES GROUP – MT VERNON
Monthly class of 4 sessions. Begins first Wednesday of the month, 2:00pm-3:00pm. Make appointment or walk in. We encourage bringing a supportive family member! Contact Mount Vernon Clinic: (360) 848-8500
 
Moving Forward - Bremerton
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
MOVING FORWARD – BREMERTON
This 4-week, evidence-based class teaches Veterans effective problem-solving techniques, emotion regulation skills and creative strategies for managing challenges of everyday life, including difficulties arising from mental health diagnoses. The class is specifically designed to help OIF/OEF Veterans adjust to civilian life after returning from deployment, although it is open to any interested Veteran.
 
Meets on Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Contact Kathryn Johnson,LICSW: (360) 473-0340
 
Diabetes Conversation Maps - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
DIABETES CONVERSATION MAPS – SEATTLE
Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm for 3 weeks. Contact: (206) 277-4269 or (206) 764-2495
 
Tai Chi (Non-Skilled) - American Lake
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
TAI CHI (NON-SKILLED) – AMLK
Non-skilled tai chi meets in the Building 62 Gym. Requires Recreation Therapy Gym Consult from your primary care provider to participate. Meets on Tuesdays, 10:15am-11:15am and Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Contact Susan Gustafson, RT: (253) 582-8440 Ext 76571
 
Operation S.A.V.E. Group for Family and Friends - Seattle
 
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
OPERATION S.A.V.E. GROUP FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS – SEATTLE
This is an ongoing supportive, educational group for the loved ones of Veterans currently struggling with thoughts of suicide. Educational content is repeated every session, with time allotted for open group discussion and peer support. This group meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm. Contact Heather Gebhardt, PhD for more details: (206) 277-6201
 
 
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
Integrative Restoration Guided Meditation (IRest) - American Lake
 
Time: 8:30 AM- 9:45 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
INTEGRATIVE RESTORATION GUIDED MEDITATION (IRest) – AMLK
This class assists with body awareness, emotional tolerance, and dep relaxation. We will provide mats and blankets. Class meets on Thursdays from 8:30am-9:45am. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment is needed.
 
Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714 or Mary Graddon, OT (253) 583-1852
 
Whole Health Class - Bremerton
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - BREMERTON
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Contact: Tammy Todd, LICSW  (360)473-0348
 
Whole Health Class - Federal Way
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Federal Way
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - FEDERAL WAY
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Contact: David Reimer, RN  (206) 947-7723
 
Healty Eating Class - Seattle
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
HEALTHY EATING CLASS – SEATTLE
One-time class meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, 10:30am-12:00pm. Contact Ashley Paschke, MS, RD, CDE: (206) 277-4142
 
Self-Management Skills Group - American Lake
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS GROUP - AMLK
Weekly group focused on skills to assist in four main areas: Mindfulness (1st and 5th Thursdays of the month), Interpersonal Effectiveness (2nd Thursdays), Emotion Regulation (3rd Thursdays), and Distress Tolerance (4th Thursdays). Join any time, walk-ins welcome. Meets from 11:00am-12:00pm in the American Lake Primary Care Clinic (Bldg. 81). Contact Amee Epler, PhD: (253) 583-3720.
 
Stress Management Class - Lake City (North Seattle)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City (North Seattle)
 
STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS – LAKE CITY
This 7-week class helps Veterans identify ways to manage life stress. Veterans learn how the body responds to stress, how to engage the relaxation response, how to set realistic goals for change, identify how thoughts affect mood and vice versa, and improve communication patterns to improve relationships. Meets Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Contact Ali Bright, MD: (206) 549-7992 or Diane Greenberg, PhD (206) 305-1460
 
Whole Health Class - Lake City (North Seattle)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City (North Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - LAKE CITY (NORTH SEATTLE)
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact Diane Greenberg, PhD  (206) 305-1460 or Ali Bright, MD  (206) 549-7992
 
Moving Free-ly: Falls Prevention Class - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
MOVING FREE-LY: FALLS PREVENTION CLASS – SEATTLE
Have you had a recent fall in your home or around town? Do you sometimes feel dizzy, weak, or unsteady on your feet? Would you like to learn more about balance and strength? Discover ways to prevent falls in your home and on the go. This class meets for 6 weeks on Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Contact Meg Wojtowicz: (206) 768-5408
 
Orientation to Insomnia Treatment - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
ORIENTATION TO INSOMNIA TREATMENT – MT VERNON
This is a one session orientation to treatment options for chronic insomnia. You will learn about what causes and maintains chronic insomnia as well as some simple, non-medication methods for improving sleep. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 1:30pm-2:30pm. The group leader is Dr. Nathan Frise. Please contact the clinic to schedule appointment at (360) 419-3677. Drop-ins welcome (see clerk day-of the class in order to be scheduled).
 
Quit Smoking Group - Seattle
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
QUIT SMOKING GROUP – SEATTLE
This 4-week group begins monthly and meets on Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Contact Rob Bailey, PhD: (206) 716-5947
 
 
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Post 9/11 Era Veteran Orientation Briefing - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
POST 9/11 ERA VETERAN ORIENTATION BRIEFING - AMLK 
Recurring presentation for those that have recently transitioned from active duty into VA’s Health Care System. Topics include VA Structure, Navigating the health care system, VA Service Connection and Vocational/Employment Programs. Orientation is held every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 10:00am-12:00pm at American Lake, Bldg 81, 3rd Floor (check in with the Gold Team). Childcare is available on-site. At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins so please contact (253) 583-1165 to schedule with us. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive this information, please feel free to contact us directly.
 
Veteran Cancer Support Group - Seattle
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Veteran Cancer Support Group – Seattle
Meets Fridays, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Meets in Building 101, Room 1W20.
Contact Ana DeVage (206) 764-2624 or Melinda Walker (206) 277-6756
 
Dealing with Irritability - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
DEALING WITH IRRITABILITY – AMLK
This is an 8-session series which meets on Fridays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Veterans can start at any time. Topics include Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. Contact Candy Campbell, LCSW: (253) 583-1452
 
Sleep Improvement Group - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SLEEP IMPROVEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets either Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:15am, or on Fridays, 1:00pm-2:15pm. It alternates each month and meets for 4 sessions. Contact Craig Santerre, PhD: (206) 768-5474
 
 
Monday, Jun 24, 2019
Gerofit Program - American Lake
 
Time: 8:15 AM- 10:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GEROFIT PROGRAM – AMLK
Gerofit is a supervised exercise program for Veterans 65 years and older. The program includes an individual physical fitness assessment, a personalized exercise prescription, group classes, and Veteran comradery. Gerofit exercise sessions are held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:15 to 10:30am at the American Lake gym (Building 62). Veterans need to be medically stable and able to function independently.  A consult from the PCP is required.  Questions? Contact Alan Wesley, Program Manager at (206) 764-2723.
 
HIV/AIDS Support & Education Group - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
HIV/AIDS SUPPORT & EDUCATION GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets every other Monday, 10:00am-11:00am. Meets in South Clinic.
Contact Behavioral Medicine Fellow: (206) 716-5803
 
Coping Skills Group (Stress Management) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
COPING SKILLS GROUP (STRESS MANAGEMENT) – AMLK
Class meets every Monday, 10:00am-11:30am and covers skills for coping with emotions, improving relationships, and practicing good self-care. A new coping skill is presented at every class. Walk-ins are welcome. Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714
 
ABCs of Long Term Care Planning - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
ABCS OF LONG TERM CARE PLANNING – MT VERNON
2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm. Learn about what your VA and community benefits will cover when it comes to long term care. For Veterans assigned to Mount Vernon CBOC and their family/caregivers. Registration is required.
Contact Ann Stewart, LICSW: (360) 419-3698
 
Whole Health for Chronic Pain Class - Seattle
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH FOR CHRONIC PAIN CLASS – SEATTLE
This is a weekly class focusing on mind-body-spirit health. The class uses mindfulness and goal-setting to support making healthy changes and to learn self-care skills for chronic pain. Class meets Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm in the Primary Care Group Room. Available to Veterans enrolled in VA Primary Care. Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267
 
Chronic Pain Self-Management 101 - Seattle & Telehealth
 
Time: 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle & Telehealth
 
CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT 101 – SEATTLE & TELEHEALTH
Provides information about chronic vs. acute pain, the pain cycle, an introduction to pain self-management skills, and information about further treatment offered for pain management. Meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 12:30pm-2:00pm in the Primary Care Group Room. Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement – Seattle
This is an adapted Tai Chi program for different levels of mobility including those who use a cane or walker. The movements are performed standing and are broken down into basic moves that are easy to learn and use in daily life. Tai Chi can build strength, balance, coordination, mental focus and improve posture. There is an initial meeting to check balance, strength and goal setting prior to group enrollment. Sessions are twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm for 8 weeks in the Seattle Rehabilitation Care Services Gym, multipurpose room. A consult from the PCP is required. Contact Ruby Farinas, OTR/L; certified instructor, Tai Chi Fundamentals, adapted program: (206) 764-2202
 
Women's Pain & Health Self-Management Group - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WOMEN’S PAIN & HEALTH SELF-MANAGEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
For women with chronic pain and other persistent disabling conditions.
Mondays, 1:00pm-2:30pm for 10 weeks.
Contact Mary Jean Mariano, PhD: (206) 277-3027
 
Moving Forward - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
MOVING FORWARD – MT VERNON
This 4-week, evidence-based class teaches Veterans effective problem-solving techniques, emotion regulation skills and creative strategies for managing challenges of everyday life, including difficulties arising from mental health diagnoses. The class is specifically designed to help OIF/OEF Veterans adjust to civilian life after returning from deployment, although it is open to any interested Veteran.
 
Meets on Mondays, 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Contact Nathan Frise, PsyD: (360) 419-3677
 
The Journey Home & Hero's Journey - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
THE JOURNEY HOME & HERO’S JOURNEY – SEATTLE
The Journey Home is a 4-week class that reviews common issues in adjusting to civilian life after military service. The return home is a cultural transition with expected challenges. The Hero’s Journey is a longer, 12-session class, using the steps of the "hero’s journey" as described by, Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces. We use stories and movies to help veterans identify ways that they can be of continued service as veteran-civilians bringing back valuable skills and knowledge to society. Whether you are just out of the service, or have been out for years—the journey home can be a long road and the hero’s journey can provide a road map for the steps that lie ahead.
 
Meets for either four or twelve weekly sessions, Mondays, 2:00pm–3:30pm.
Contact Jenny Salmon, RN: (206) 277-1343
 
Chronic Pain Management - American Lake
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT – AMLK
Meets Mondays from 3:00pm-4:00pm. This class focuses on helping people better understand the interaction between physical and emotional pain including the impact that thoughts, feelings, and behavior have on chronic pain management. We also emphasize helping individuals to explore ways to continue to live important values despite limitations imposed by chronic pain disorders. Contact Jason Katzenbach, PhD: (253) 583-3172
 
Support Group of LGBTQ+ Veterans - Seattle
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SUPPORT GROUP OF LGBTQ+ VETERANS – SEATTLE
Meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 3:00pm.
Contact Kyle Czeh at (206) 277-5033 or Ian Pocock at (206) 277-1925
 
Managing Stress and Emotions - Seattle
 
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
MANAGING STRESS AND EMOTIONS – SEATTLE
Helps Veterans learn new ways of responding to uncomfortable emotions in order to improve their ability to cope with life’s difficulties. This 5-week class combines elements of mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and behavioral (exposure) therapy. Participants must join the class at session one and patients already enrolled in MHC or ATC are ineligible. Meets Mondays, 3:30pm–5:00pm. Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267, or
Nicola De Paul, PhD: (206) 277-3635
 
 
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019
Heart Healthy Nutrition Class - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
HEART HEALTHY NUTRITION CLASS – MT VERNON
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9:00am.
Contact Mount Vernon Clinic: (360) 848-8500
 
CPAP Desensitization - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
CPAP DESENSITIZATION – SEATTLE
This is a 1-session class, with the option of 3 follow-up sessions. The goal of the class is to help Veterans with sleep apnea become more comfortable with their CPAP machines. The class covers the basics of sleep apnea, CPAP use, and guides Veterans to develop an individualized plan to gradually increase daily CPAP use. The group meets Tuesdays every other month from 10:00am-11:15am. Contact Kelly Allred, PhD at (206) 764-2945
 
Sleep Improvement Group - Seattle
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SLEEP IMPROVEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets either Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:15am, or on Fridays, 1:00pm-2:15pm. It alternates each month and meets for 4 sessions. Contact Craig Santerre, PhD: (206) 768-5474
 
Brief Warrior Renew for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
BRIEF WARRIOR RENEW FOR MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA (MST) – AMLK
This is an 8-week structured class meeting on Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. It addresses the most common issues related to MST. Please pick up an application at the front desk of the Women’s Health Clinic. You can sign up now for the upcoming summer class.
Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714
 
Tai Chi (Non-Skilled) - American Lake
 
Time: 10:15 AM- 11:15 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
TAI CHI (NON-SKILLED) – AMLK
Non-skilled tai chi meets in the Building 62 Gym. Requires Recreation Therapy Gym Consult from your primary care provider to participate. Meets on Tuesdays, 10:15am-11:15am and Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Contact Susan Gustafson, RT: (253) 582-8440 Ext 76571
 
Grief Group - American Lake
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GRIEF GROUP – AMLK
This group helps Veterans struggling with the death of a loved one or other grief issues. Bereavement and personal growth are emphasized. Meets for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. Enrollment by referral from provider.
Contact Chaplain Linda Conyers: (206) 277-3753
 
Cancer Support Group for Women - Seattle
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN – SEATTLE
Fourth Tuesdays of the month, 11:00am-12:00pm.
Contact Mary Jean Mariano, PhD: (206) 277-3027
 
iRest Meditation Class - Lake City
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City
 
iREST MEDITATION CLASS – LAKE CITY
Two 4-session modules teaching iRest®, a guided meditation that is often deeply relaxing and can assist with body awareness and emotional tolerance. People who practice iRest meditation report more relaxation, improved mood, improved sleep, and less pain.
 
Classes meet Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact Ali Bright, MD: (206) 549-7992
 
Couples Skills Group - Seattle
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
COUPLES SKILLS GROUP – SEATTLE
5-session couples group focused on developing skills related to communication, conflict resolution, and building intimacy. Meets Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact Keren Lehavot, PhD: (206) 277-1511, or Kori Blitstein, MSW: (206) 277-1186
 
Life Paths - American Lake
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
LIFE PATHS – AMLK
This 4-session class teaches Veterans how to deal with negative emotions, get unstuck from unworkable patterns of behavior, and develop skills to live more fully and engaged with values. Next classes start April 2nd, June 4th, and August 6th. Classes are held from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Contact Mary-Catherine Kane, PhD: (253) 583-1642
 
Interpersonal Skills Group - Seattle & Telehealth
 
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle & Telehealth
 
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS GROUP – SEATTLE & TELEHEALTH
Two 4-session modules focused on building interpersonal skills including assertiveness, conflict management and resolution, effective expression of emotions, and active listening. Classes held on Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Primary Care Group Room.
Contact Kelly Caver, PhD: (206) 277-4267
 
 
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019
Gerofit Program - American Lake
 
Time: 8:15 AM- 10:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
GEROFIT PROGRAM – AMLK
Gerofit is a supervised exercise program for Veterans 65 years and older. The program includes an individual physical fitness assessment, a personalized exercise prescription, group classes, and Veteran comradery. Gerofit exercise sessions are held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:15 to 10:30am at the American Lake gym (Building 62). Veterans need to be medically stable and able to function independently.  A consult from the PCP is required.  Questions? Contact Alan Wesley, Program Manager at (206) 764-2723.
 
Nutrition and Diabetes Group - Bremerton
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
NUTRITION AND DIABETES GROUP - BREMERTON
Meets every other Wednesday at 9:00am. Contact the Bremerton Clinic: (360) 473-0340
 
Living with Stroke: A Support Group for Stroke Survivors - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
LIVING WITH STROKE: A SUPPORT GROUP FOR STROKE SURVIVORS – AMLK
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 10:00am-11:00am.
Derek Anderson, PhD: (253) 583-1896
 
Whole Health Class - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - American Lake
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:30am
Contact: Lori Katz, PhD  (253)583-3714 or Mary Graddon, OT  (253) 583-1852
 
 
 
Depression Management - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT – MT VERNON
This four-session class is intended for Veterans with mild-to-moderate symptoms of depression, as well as for Veterans experiencing difficulties after a recent life change, e.g., retirement, divorce, separation from the military, moving, death of a loved one. Information covered includes practical, evidence-based coping skills to help reduce symptoms of depression and increase life satisfaction.
 
Meets Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Facilitator: Evelyn Larsen, LICSW.
For referral information, please contact Naz Edwards, (360) 419-3677
 
Gay Men's Social Hour - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
GAY MEN’S SOCIAL HOUR – SEATTLE
Meets every Wednesday at 1:00pm. Contact Katy McDermott: (206) 277-3233
 
Quit Smoking Group - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
QUIT SMOKING GROUP – AMLK
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Emily DiNatale, PhD: (253) 583-3284
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Tai Chi Inspired Mindful Movement – Seattle
This is an adapted Tai Chi program for different levels of mobility including those who use a cane or walker. The movements are performed standing and are broken down into basic moves that are easy to learn and use in daily life. Tai Chi can build strength, balance, coordination, mental focus and improve posture. There is an initial meeting to check balance, strength and goal setting prior to group enrollment. Sessions are twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm for 8 weeks in the Seattle Rehabilitation Care Services Gym, multipurpose room. A consult from the PCP is required. Contact Ruby Farinas, OTR/L; certified instructor, Tai Chi Fundamentals, adapted program: (206) 764-2202
 
Whole Health Class - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - SEATTLE
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact: Jenny Salmon, RN  (206) 277-1178
 
Post 9/11 Era Veteran Orientation Briefing - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
POST 9/11 ERA VETERAN ORIENTATION BRIEFING - AMLK
Recurring presentation for those that have recently transitioned from active duty into VA’s Health Care System. Topics include VA Structure, Navigating the health care system, VA Service Connection and Vocational/Employment Programs. Orientation is held every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 10:00am-12:00pm at American Lake, Bldg 81, 3rd Floor (check in with the Gold Team). Childcare is available on-site. At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins so please contact (253) 583-1165 to schedule with us. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive this information, please feel free to contact us directly.
 
Living Well with Diabetes Group - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES GROUP – MT VERNON
Monthly class of 4 sessions. Begins first Wednesday of the month, 2:00pm-3:00pm. Make appointment or walk in. We encourage bringing a supportive family member! Contact Mount Vernon Clinic: (360) 848-8500
 
Moving Forward - Bremerton
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
MOVING FORWARD – BREMERTON
This 4-week, evidence-based class teaches Veterans effective problem-solving techniques, emotion regulation skills and creative strategies for managing challenges of everyday life, including difficulties arising from mental health diagnoses. The class is specifically designed to help OIF/OEF Veterans adjust to civilian life after returning from deployment, although it is open to any interested Veteran.
 
Meets on Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Contact Kathryn Johnson,LICSW: (360) 473-0340
 
Tai Chi (Non-Skilled) - American Lake
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
TAI CHI (NON-SKILLED) – AMLK
Non-skilled tai chi meets in the Building 62 Gym. Requires Recreation Therapy Gym Consult from your primary care provider to participate. Meets on Tuesdays, 10:15am-11:15am and Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Contact Susan Gustafson, RT: (253) 582-8440 Ext 76571
 
 
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019
Integrative Restoration Guided Meditation (IRest) - American Lake
 
Time: 8:30 AM- 9:45 AM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
INTEGRATIVE RESTORATION GUIDED MEDITATION (IRest) – AMLK
This class assists with body awareness, emotional tolerance, and dep relaxation. We will provide mats and blankets. Class meets on Thursdays from 8:30am-9:45am. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment is needed.
 
Contact Lori Katz, PhD: (253) 583-3714 or Mary Graddon, OT (253) 583-1852
 
Whole Health Class - Bremerton
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Bremerton
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - BREMERTON
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Contact: Tammy Todd, LICSW  (360)473-0348
 
Whole Health Class - Federal Way
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (PST)
Location: Federal Way
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - FEDERAL WAY
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Contact: David Reimer, RN  (206) 947-7723
 
Self-Management Skills Group - American Lake
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS GROUP - AMLK
Weekly group focused on skills to assist in four main areas: Mindfulness (1st and 5th Thursdays of the month), Interpersonal Effectiveness (2nd Thursdays), Emotion Regulation (3rd Thursdays), and Distress Tolerance (4th Thursdays). Join any time, walk-ins welcome. Meets from 11:00am-12:00pm in the American Lake Primary Care Clinic (Bldg. 81). Contact Amee Epler, PhD: (253) 583-3720.
 
Stress Management Class - Lake City (North Seattle)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City (North Seattle)
 
STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS – LAKE CITY
This 7-week class helps Veterans identify ways to manage life stress. Veterans learn how the body responds to stress, how to engage the relaxation response, how to set realistic goals for change, identify how thoughts affect mood and vice versa, and improve communication patterns to improve relationships. Meets Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Contact Ali Bright, MD: (206) 549-7992 or Diane Greenberg, PhD (206) 305-1460
 
Whole Health Class - Lake City (North Seattle)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: Lake City (North Seattle
 
WHOLE HEALTH CLASS - LAKE CITY (NORTH SEATTLE)
What really matters to you? Why do you want or need your health? How do you want to live your life? Whole Health classes help Veterans create a personal health plan to take charge of their health and live their best life.
 
Meets Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact Diane Greenberg, PhD  (206) 305-1460 or Ali Bright, MD  (206) 549-7992
 
Moving Free-ly: Falls Prevention Class - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
MOVING FREE-LY: FALLS PREVENTION CLASS – SEATTLE
Have you had a recent fall in your home or around town? Do you sometimes feel dizzy, weak, or unsteady on your feet? Would you like to learn more about balance and strength? Discover ways to prevent falls in your home and on the go. This class meets for 6 weeks on Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Contact Meg Wojtowicz: (206) 768-5408
 
Orientation to PTSD & PTSD Treatments - Mount Vernon
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (PST)
Location: Mount Vernon
 
ORIENTATION TO PTSD & PTSD TREATMENTS – MT VERNON
This is a one session orientation to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In the class, you will learn about symptoms, causes, risk factors, and maintaining factors of PTSD. The class will provide an overview of all available treatments for PTSD, with an emphasis on treatments proven to reduce or eliminate PTSD symptoms all together. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 1:30pm-2:30pm. The group leader is Dr. Nathan Frise. Please contact the clinic to schedule appointment at (360) 419-3677. Drop-ins welcome (see clerk day-of the class in order to be scheduled).
 
Quit Smoking Group - Seattle
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
QUIT SMOKING GROUP – SEATTLE
This 4-week group begins monthly and meets on Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Contact Rob Bailey, PhD: (206) 716-5947
 
 
Friday, Jun 28, 2019
Post 9/11 Era Veteran Orientation Briefing - American Lake
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
POST 9/11 ERA VETERAN ORIENTATION BRIEFING - AMLK 
Recurring presentation for those that have recently transitioned from active duty into VA’s Health Care System. Topics include VA Structure, Navigating the health care system, VA Service Connection and Vocational/Employment Programs. Orientation is held every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 10:00am-12:00pm at American Lake, Bldg 81, 3rd Floor (check in with the Gold Team). Childcare is available on-site. At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins so please contact (253) 583-1165 to schedule with us. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive this information, please feel free to contact us directly.
 
Veteran Cancer Support Group - Seattle
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
Veteran Cancer Support Group – Seattle
Meets Fridays, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Meets in Building 101, Room 1W20.
Contact Ana DeVage (206) 764-2624 or Melinda Walker (206) 277-6756
 
Dealing with Irritability - American Lake
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (PST)
Location: American Lake
 
DEALING WITH IRRITABILITY – AMLK
This is an 8-session series which meets on Fridays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Veterans can start at any time. Topics include Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. Contact Candy Campbell, LCSW: (253) 583-1452
 
Sleep Improvement Group - Seattle
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM (PST)
Location: Seattle
 
SLEEP IMPROVEMENT GROUP – SEATTLE
Meets either Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:15am, or on Fridays, 1:00pm-2:15pm. It alternates each month and meets for 4 sessions. Contact Craig Santerre, PhD: (206) 768-5474