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

Free Acupuncture in Watertown

Date: First Saturday of the month, 12:00-2:00 PM
Location:
Acupuncture Clinic of Watertown (10 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA). Free acupuncture for veterans. For more information, call Jessica Sollee, Lic. Ac. at 617-335-2148 or www.aachealing.com.

Dial-a-Lawyer

Date: First Monday 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

Date: Saturdays, 12:30-2:00 PM
Location:
191 Main Street, Charlestown, MA. There and Back Again offers a free, ongoing wellness program to help combat veterans manage the symptoms of PTSD. The program focuses on yoga, meditation, and alternative therapies. For more information and to enroll call 1-800-311-0187 or email slynch@thereandbackagainnlaw.org.

Date: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM
Location:
Easton YMCA (25 Elm Street, Easton, MA). There and Back Again offers a free, ongoing wellness program to help combat veterans manage the symptoms of PTSD. The program focuses on yoga, meditation, and alternative therapies. For more information and to enroll call 1-800-311-0187 or email slynch@thereandbackagainnlaw.org.

Support Group for Women

Day and Time: Thursdays, 1:00-1:45 PM
Location:
Bedford VA Building 4, 2 nd Floor Conference Room (off the dining area). This is an open group and all active duty and veteran women are welcome. For more information, please call the Empowerment Center at 781-687-3113.

Yoga for Veterans and Spouses

Day and Time: most Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:10-1:50 PM
Location: Basement Conference Room B of the Jamaica Plain VA Hospital (150 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA). This free class is offered for veterans and their spouses. The health benefits of yoga are immense. Wear comfortable clothes, Mats are provided. No reservation required; just show up. For more information, call Mary Peak in the Volunteer Office (857-364-5071). Full schedule posted in the lobby of the hospital.

Vet-to-Vet for Women - Brockton

Day and Time: Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 AM
Location: Brockton VAMC (940 Belmont St, Brockton MA 02301), Building 22 room C. This peer-lead support group is open to all women veterans. For more information, please call Jocelyn at 774-826-1687.

Vet-to-Vet for Women

Day and Time: Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 PM
Location:
Jamaica Plain VAMC (150 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA), 4 th Floor Conference Room, C-12. This peer-lead support group is open to all women veterans. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 857-364-6396.

Yoga for Veterans and Spouses

Day and Time: Thursdays, 1:10-1:50 PM
Location:
Chapel, 3 rd Floor, E Wing of the Jamaica Plain VA Hospital (150 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA). This free class is offered for veterans and their spouses. The health benefits of yoga are immense. Wear comfortable clothes, Mats are provided. No reservation required; just show up. For more information, call Mary Peak in the Volunteer Office (857-364-5071).

Operation Recreation

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
Location:
Building 2, Library on Bedford VA's main campus (200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA). This peer-lead recreation group for Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom veterans provides an informal way for veterans to reintegrate back into the community by attend sporting events, museums, movies, and other recreational activates together at low or no-cost. This is a great way for OEF/OIF vets to connect with each other and get connected. Transportation is provided to and from Bedford VA and vets who qualify for travel pay will be able to get reimbursed for their travel through Bedford VA. Operation Recreation is sponsored by the Bedford VA Peer Advisory Committee. Contact Chris Maddeford (781-687-3249 or chrismad1382@gmx.com).