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  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    VMHC Community Interventions: New Approaches to Suicide Prevention

    The Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC will host Community Interventions: New Approaches to Suicide Prevention online on Thursday, September 16, 9:00-11:30am (Eastern Time).  Join them for an interactive discussion about:

    How your role as trusted advisor can improve outcomes and mitigate or reduce suicide risk in the Veteran and military connected community

    How to become more comfortable engaging in conversations about suicide risk

    Myths and misunderstandings about the next right actions when someone voices suicidal thoughts.

     

    Moderator: 

    Joe Hunt, Director, Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC

     

    Other Speakers:

    VA Suicide Prevention Team 

    Sebastian Shaw, LCSW, Community Engagement Partnerships Coordinator, Suicide Prevention Clinic, New York Harbor Healthcare System

     Alyson Lemard, LCSW-R, Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VAMC

     

    Advanced registration is required. 

    Register here.

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    online

    Virtual Expert Panel: Career Search, Prepearation, and Coaching

    Andrew Vernon & Associates will present a Virtual Expert Panel: Career Search, Preparation, and Coaching on Thursday, September 16, 3-5pm (Eastern Time).

    Panelists will include:

    Helene Scott, CEO & Career Coach, LifeUnloc

    Andrew Vernon, President & CEO, Andrew Vernon & Associates

    John Brewster, Director of Education Programs, Andrew Vernon & Associates

    Topics will include:

    Career coaching for better interview results

    Career readiness: student veteran to career

    For more information, contact Andrew Vernon & Associates here.

    Register for the webinar at https:/bit.ly/2Y2UfcG.

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Phone in New York, NY

    US Dept of Veterans Affairs Mindfulness Meditation Session

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a free, phone-based Mindfulness Meditation class on Friday, September 17, 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.

    Facilitator:

    Lauren St. Hill, MSW, LSW

    Social Worker, NJ Department of Mental Health Research and Program Development

    Classes are offered on the following Fridays:

    June 18

    July 2

    July 16

    August 6

    September 3

    September 17

    Call:

    1-404-397-1596 or

    1-833-558-0712 (toll free)

    Participant access code: 433 794 55

     

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    Return to Joy Online Meditation Workshop

    The Queens Vet Center, with Visiting Nurses of NY, will host a Return to Joy Meditation Workship via Zoom on Friday, September 17, 11am-12pm (Eastern Time).  Meditation has been used for thousands of years, even all the way back to ancient Egypt. It has helped many people center themselves, learn to focus better and even become more in tune with themselves.  This online workshop is offered every Friday.

    In this session, participants will engage in one or more of the following practices:

    Mindful breathing:

    Breathing into stress detox

    Belly breathing

    Controlled breathing

     

    Relaxation meditation:

    Introduction to mantras

    Awareness of thoughts meditation

    Breath awareness meditation

    Loving kindness meditation

    Mindful pause

    Full body awareness

     

    Facilitated by Erica M. Wrigley, RN, BSN, MS

     

    Join the Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82165381051

    Meeting ID: 821 6538 1051

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    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbfn4gPGV8

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Census Business Builder for Small Businesses Webinar

    The U.S. Census Bureau will host Census Business Builder for Small Businesses, on Friday, September 17, 12pm (Eastern Time) via WebEx.

    Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about businesses and industries in this overview of their social and economic programs, like the Economic Census, County Business Patterns, and the American Community Survey.  You will learn how to access statistics on the socioeconomic, housing and demographic characteristics of customers in your market and business data in a given industry and much more using the Census Business Builder. 

    Veteran business owners are encouraged to participate!

    Host:

    Noelia Moussignac

    Data Dissemination Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office/Data Dissemination and Training Branch, U.S. Census Bureau

    Register here.

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12:30 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Lunch Break Writing Prompt

    Warrior Writers will host a Lunch Break Writing Prompt online on Friday, September 17, 12:30-2:30 (Eastern Time).  Join Warrior Writers Facilitators Jake and Bob for as little or as long as you want to participate in a casual, generative, creative writing session for veterans and active duty. 

    No need to register! Drop in any time during the session.

    This is a recurring event on the first and third Friday of every month.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85997412669

    Meeting ID: 859 9741 2669

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            +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

    Meeting ID: 859 9741 2669

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbrgdzQw

  • Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    online

    BSF Outdoor Explorers for All Virtual Arctic Adventure

    Blue Star Families (BSF) Outdoor Explorers for All (OEA) will lead a two-part virtual Arctic Adventure.  Part I, Trailhead Talk, will be held on Saturday, September 18, 3pm Eastern Time.

    Did you know that the Arctic Refuge hosts birds that migrate around the world and to all 50 states? During this virtual trailhead talk, OEA's exciting guest speaker – Arctic Refuge expert and birder Dan Ritzman – will teach you more about that! You’ll also have the chance to learn about some of the birds you might see in your own communities during your individual outdoor adventure. When you come back together around the virtual campfire, some new friends will be flying in to meet you!: Raptor friends and staff from Earth Conservation Corps.

    Families will have the time between the virtual trailhead talk and virtual campfire to head out on their individual outdoor adventures. You’ll then come back together around the virtual campfire on Sunday, September 26, 3pm EST.

    Register here for both parts of this exciting adventure!

  • Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 08:00 PM

    Movies Under the Stars & Stripes: In the Heights (PG-13)

    NYC Councilman Mark Gjonaj invites you to enjoy a Movie Under the Stars & Stripes: In the Heights (PG-13) hosted by the American Legion Post 620 on Saturday, September 18, 8pm.

    Gate open at 7pm.

    Movie starts at 8pm.

    Refreshments & snacks will be available.  Donations accepted to support our veterans.

    For more information, contact Councilman Mark Gjonaj's Office at 718-931-1721 or [email protected]

  • Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 09:30 PM
    Walker Beach in Brightwaters, NY

    Veterans Yoga Project Yoga Wellness Day

    The Veterans Yoga Project will host a Yoga Wellness Day at Walker Beach in Brightwaters, Long Island, NY on Saturday, September 18, 9:30-11:00am. 

    Accessible to all levels! 

    Join them along the peaceful waters of the Great South Bay for yoga on the beach led by amazing instructors from the Veterans Yoga Project! Participants can choose between mat yoga and chair yoga!

    Check in by 9:30am

    Yoga will begin promptly at 10am

    Registration in advance is not required, but recommended especially for those choosing chair yoga.

    Please register no later than Wednesday September 15th

    Register here.

    For more information about this event, click here to contact the Veterans Yoga Project.

    To learn more about the Veterans Yoga Project, visit their website here.

  • Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Census Business Builder for Small Businesses Webinar

    The U.S. Census Bureau will host Census Business Builder for Small Businesses, on Monday, September 20, 12pm (Eastern Time) via WebEx.

    Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about businesses and industries in this overview of their social and economic programs, like the Economic Census, County Business Patterns, and the American Community Survey.  You will learn how to access statistics on the socioeconomic, housing and demographic characteristics of customers in your market and business data in a given industry and much more using the Census Business Builder. 

    Veteran business owners are encouraged to participate!

    Host:

    Noelia Moussignac

    Data Dissemination Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office/Data Dissemination and Training Branch, U.S. Census Bureau

    Register here.

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