Below is a listing of ongoing events that occur regularly and may be of interest to veterans. There is also a listing of upcoming, periodic events that occur only one time. To submit an event for consideration, please email MDVS@vet.state.ma.us
Free Acupuncture in Worcester
Date: Second Wednesday of the month, 5:30–7:30 PM
Location: Dodge Park Rest Home (101 Randolph Road, Worcester — use the rear entrance). This free community style acupuncture walk-in clinic for veterans and their families may help with sleeping problems, irritability, and general stress relief. The clinic is offered by volunteer, licensed acupuncturists and the Veterans' Acupuncture Care Metrowest (VAC Metrowest). For more information, call 508-890-8899.
Free Acupuncture in Greenfield
Date:Wednesdays, 5:00–7:00 PM
Location: Greenfield Community Acupuncture (345 Main St, 2nd floor, Greenfield MA). This free community style acupuncture walk-in clinic for veterans and their families may help with sleeping problems, irritability, and general stress relief. The clinic is offered by volunteer, licensed acupuncturists and the Greenfield Community Acupuncture. For more information call: 413-772-0077
Date: First Wednesday of the Month, 5:30–7:30 PM
Phone number: 617-338-0610. Since March of 1991, the Mass Bar Association has sponsored a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program that encourages members of the public to call with their legal problems and questions. This program was created in order to assist the people of Massachusetts who have fallen through the cracks of the legal and criminal justice system. The phones tend to be extremely busy during that two hour time period so please keep trying to get through.
Ongoing Wellness Program from There and Back Again
Date: Third Friday of every month, 1:30–3:30 PM
Location: 191 Main Street, Charlestown, MA. There and Back Again offers a free, ongoing wellness program to help combat veterans manage pain and stress, feeling of disconnection, challenging emotions, joint and muscle pain, anxiety and irritability, trouble sleeping, and headaches through Reiki, Reflexology, Acupuncture, and Massage. For more information and to enroll call 1-800-311-0187.
Date: Wednesdays, 5–7 PM
Location: Brockton VA Campus (940 Belmont St, Brockton MA 02301), Building 23, Pool. For more information or to sign up, please call Jenny McLaughlin at 774-826-1955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 PM
Location: Brockton VA Campus (940 Belmont St, Brockton MA 02301), Building 22, Recreation Hall. Join seated yoga! Chairs and instruction will be provided; please wear loose fitting clothing and bring water to drink. For more information or to sign up, please call Jeff Lewis at 774-826-3625 or email email@example.com.
Classes and Activities at Bedford Medical Center
Location: Bedford VA Medical Center (200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA). The Bedford VA Medical Center offers a number of classes and activities including yoga, walking club, computer classes, ping-pong, open art studio, pottery therapy, horticultural therapy, and more! To see specific dates, locations, and times of each class, visit the Upcoming Events page for the Bedford VA.
Veterans Yoga—Summer 2016 Series
Date: Mondays—June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 15, 22, 29; 6–7 PM
Location: Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, 01701. Open Spirit prides itself on being a home for hope, health, and harmony. The June yoga series focuses on relaxing into summer with gentle yoga. The July series is for de-stressing and refreshing oneself. The August series will focus on seeking balance for one's life. Veterans Yoga is free to all veterans, active duty personnel, and their families. Register at www.openspiritcenter.org, or call 508-877-8162.