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Join a New Program to Improve Your Health Women Veterans in the Greater Rochester Area: Learn how to reduce stress and improve your heart health by joining the Helping Hearts, Healing Minds stress reduction program. Once a week for 8 weeks, you can attend a 2-hour session that includes Hatha yoga, breathing exercises and sitting and walking meditations.
The sessions will be held at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and at the Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic from 4-6 p.m. If you are interested in this program, call 585-393-8058.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Classes for Women with MST - One in 5 women has experienced military sexual trauma (MST). MST is unwanted sexual attention, experiences of sexual assault or repeated, threatening acts of sexual harassment. If you are a woman Veteran who has experienced MST, you don’t have to face it alone. VA is offering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a program and research effort designed to provide relief from stressors that affect a healthy body and mind. The program offers stressreducing classes free of charge. Women Veterans of all ages who have experienced MST are welcome to join this research effort for help and support. The classes are held at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center and Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic. If you are interested in participating in this study, call 585-393-8058.
Vet Center Update
Vet Centers are expanding their counseling outreach efforts by using a mobile Vet Center van that goes to communities, events and festivities that Veterans attend. Vet Centers provide counseling that is not shared with VA or any other health care provider without the consent of the Veteran. Vet Centers are often a nice point of entry for the Veteran to access medical care and additional psychological services that are available at the local VA Medical Center or Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
Remember to please make a timely cancellation if you cannot attend an appointment. This way, we can schedule other Veterans needing appointments. Thank you!