The Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC presents Staying in Balance: Healthy Solutions for Managing Workplace Stress, a virtual workshop on Tuesday, June 15, 9:30-11:00am (Eastern Time). This is a special program designed for providers of direct services to the military-connected community. This workshop will provide participants with tools to respond to the stress that arises while engaging in day-to-day work. It is an opportunity for those serving the military-connected community at all levels to identify and discuss sources of stress in their workplace and put healthy coping strategies into practice. Join the workshop to learn how you and your organization might benefit by incorporating some of these practices in order to:
Reduce stress in the workplace
Care for yourself personally and professionally
Support the emotional needs of program participants
Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH
Chief Program Officer, Vibrant Emotional Health
You must register in advance to attend. Register here.
A Zoom confirmation link will be sent to you once you register.
NYIT and New York Harbor Healthcare System's Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) will offer a virtual drop-in session on Tuesday, June 15, 1-2pm (Eastern Time).
Join them via Zoom to:
Sign up for VA health care
Learn about VA health benefits
Ask questions about VA programs and services
Get help in applying for benefits
Receive a referral to experts on your VA issues
Zoom ID: 991 6946 7387
You can also dial in: 1-646-876-9923
United Through Reading (UTR) presents Keeping Military Families Connected and Reading Ready virtually on Wednesday, June 16, 11am-12pm (Eastern Time).
Keeping a reading routine, even from far away, can help both the service member and the family feel connected, improving morale. Maintaining family routines, like daily reading, not only helps military children feel secure, but helps them develop positive habits and prioritize reading, reinforcing the foundation for future academic success. A panel of military community and legislative leaders will discuss how military readiness and family connectedness are linked and how shared reading time not only improves military children’s education but also military family lives.
This session is part of UTR's Reading & Resiliency Webinar Series
The Union County NJSOSVETS will be holding a virtual Veteran Stakeholders Meeting on Wednesday, June 16, 1pm (Eastern Time).
Please RSVP by emailing David Pearson at [email protected]
Join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 988 4748 4409
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Meeting ID: 988 4748 4409
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ar8UUhOZT
New York Theatre Workshop and Poetic Theater Productions will host a free community Virtual Open Mic Night on Wednesday, June 16, 7pm (Eastern Time).
The evening's theme: Possibilities of Being: PRIDE 2021
Featuring Eddie Maisonet and Nathaniel Isiah Swanson
Click here to sign up as a performer.
Access free tickets here.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents a Virtual Astronomy Live program on Thursday, June 17, 5:30-7:00pm (Eastern Time).
Topic: Astronauts Dig Dirt
What are the tools needed for collecting samples? What is the training needed to prepare for this type of human exploration?
Hear from scientists who are planning/conducting training, designing collector tools, and developing methods and science objectives for the astronauts to collect samples (dig in the dirt and rocks) on the Moon (and eventually Mars).
**A pre show will take place at 5:00pm (Eastern Time) with an interactive demonstration from Intrepid Museum educator.**
John “Das” Gallowayis a science outreach communicator who specializes in live, interactive video content. He is the creator of the Kerbal Space Academy, where he uses video games as a tool to start science and engineering conversations with viewers of all ages, and VECTORS Virtual Field Trips, which brings real-time interactive video to museums, events, and historical locations. “Das” also serves as a host and producer for NASASpaceflight.com.
Summer Ash has been both a rocket scientist and an astrophysicist. She is a freelance science writer and communicator whose work has been published in The Atlantic, NBC News, Smithsonian, Now.Space, Scientific American, Slate, and Nautilus.
Kelsey Young is a Research Space Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Young’s research focuses on the integration of science into human exploration. Specifically, Young investigates the science questions, tools and instruments, and operational concepts for the crewed exploration of other planetary surfaces. She conducts and leads fieldwork in impact cratered and volcanic terrains, investigates the incorporation of handheld and field portable technologies into human exploration, and serves as a classroom and field instructor for NASA’s astronauts. Young has served in leadership roles in several of NASA’s analog missions, which simulate human exploration in high-fidelity analog environments (from volcanic fields in Arizona to underwater habitats off the coast of Florida), and is currently preparing for the exploration of the lunar surface with the Artemis program.
Trevor Graff is the Chief Scientist for Jacobs in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Trevor has participated on five missions to Mars; including roles as science team member, instrument payload lead, and most recently as a project manager for unique flight hardware on the Mars 2020 rover. Additionally, he helps coordinate the tool, techniques, technologies, and training required for human exploration as part of the next generation of lunar exploration with NASA’s Artemis program. Trevor is a human test subject for space suits and exploration concepts and has served as a crewmember on several of NASA’s analog missions (including living and working for weeks in the world’s only undersea research habitat). Additionally, Trevor has served over 16 years in the United States Army.
NYC will hold a virtual Veterans Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, June 17, 6-7pm (Eastern Time). Veterans, family members, and allies are welcome to attend to learn how the City is supporting the veteran community. Share your story, advocate for issues that are important to you, ask questions to NYC policymakers.
Send your questions to [email protected]
Community Hope presents the 20th Annual Veterans Flag Day 5K at the Lyons VA Campus on June 17, 7pm. Bring your flag and run, ruck or walk in support of our veterans.
VA Caregiver Support will hold a Virtual Resource Fair on Friday, June 18, 10am-1pm (Eastern Time).
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Hidden Heroes Program
Federal Trade Commission, Fraud & Identity Theft and Scams
Hudson Valley Alzheimers Association
The Independence Fund
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
To RSVP for this event, call Anne Milliken at 845-831-2000 extension 215122 or email [email protected]
The US Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a free, phone-based Mindfulness Meditation class on Friday, June 18, 11am-12pm (Eastern Time).
This Mindfulness Meditation class aims to help veterans of all eras manage the challenges and stressors of everyday life. This class will be offered on six Fridays from June to September. During each class, a topic related to mindfulness wil be introduced, followed by a guided meditation practice. Join any or all classes. No registration required.
Lauren St. Hill, MSW, LSW
Social Worker, NJ Department of Mental Health Research and Program Development
Classes are offered on the following Fridays:
1-833-558-0712 (toll free)
Participant access code: 433 794 55