The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will host a Women's Warrior Writers Group via Zoon on Tuesday, January 18, 9-11am (EST). This is for active duty and veterans only. This is a 6-week session; attend all or join any workshop during the 6 weeks.
Warrior Writers offers writing prompts and feedback to activate the sharing of stories, opinions, and ideas about various military issues and experiences. These welcoming and casual workshops often inspire veterans and family members to record their own history and release bottled-up thoughts and stories artistically.
To register, contact:
Jessica Bugbee - [email protected]
Penny Lee - [email protected]
Zoom Meeting ID: 527 401 7756
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15
The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for Vietnam veterans on Tuesday, January 18, 1-2pm (Eastern Time). The goal of this meeting is to build relationships with fellow veterans, meet professional health counselors, and find comfort and meeting from each participant's military service.
Our time in service is not only defined by active duty, but by our life experiences since. Recent events can make these increasingly difficult and isolating times for all of us. But like our service, we are never alone. Camaraderie is the hallmark of our military experience and through each other we find strength. Join this virtual group to lend strength to and find strength in fellow Vietnam veterans.
For more information and to register, contact Amy Margratten at [email protected]
Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, invites you to join him for his monthly press conference on Tuesday, January 18, 2-3pm (EST). This is an opportunity for veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs employees to hear questions and responses to topics covered by the media.
Join the livestream event here.
The Bronx Vet Center presents Sergeant's Time: VA Community Care: Understanding the Basics on Tuesday, January 18, 6-7pm (EST) via Webex.
how VA Community Care works
eligibility, appointments, getting care, billing
how Community Care providers can join VA's network
Once you register, you will be provided a web link and password to access the presentation. If you would prefer to join the presentation by phone, please contact Marco Bongioanni at [email protected] and a phone number will be provided to you.
Poetic Theater Productions is back with a special animated virtual presentation of Veteran Voices: The Interview Sessions: Donna Zephrine on Tuesday, January 18, 7pm (EST). The Interview Sessions is a series of intimate artist conversations interviewing veterans whose art as actors, poets, visual artists, and playwrights inspires. The series highlights the individuals behind the art, and the importance of art on their journey as veterans reintegrating into civilian life. In 90 minutes, fellow veterans Jenny Pacanowski (featured in NY Times, ABC, Turner Classics) and Omar Columbus (CA and NY poet and gallery curator) connect with the featured artist, share clips of past work, and share new works in development. Audiences are welcome and encouraged to ask questions. Join in and get to know the veterans (and family members of veterans) behind the voices you hear in Poetic's shows.
This week, the interview will be with Donna Zephrine. Having served two tours in Iraq, Donna will speak on the experience of serving while being diagnosed with multiple learning disabilities and share her experience, perspective, and artistic process.
Get tickets here.
The South Shore Community Food Pantry invites you to pick up fresh produce and pantry items on Wednesday, January 19, 10am-2pm, weather permitting.
Please wear a mask and gloves to keep everyone safe and healthy.
The food pantry will be held at Chisholm Street and Amboy Road in Staten Island, outside of Tottenville High School's football field, opposite the Pleasant Plains Animal Hospital.
For more information, contact:
Follow the South Shore Community Food Pantry on Facebook here for updates on pantry dates.
The GRECC (Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers) DEP (Dementia Education Program), funded by the VA Geriatrics Scholars Program, invites all caregivers of veterans with dementia to join them virtually via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, January 19, 1pm (EST) as they explore the topic of stress-reduction and self-care for caregivers of veterans with dementia (memory loss). The purpose of this monthly seminar series is to present caregivers with useful information and techniques to help reduce stress and practice self-care. In this session they will review the breathing technique they discussed last month and look more closely at how to use the Whole Health approach to practice self-care.
Below you will find a link for caregivers to join the meeting. Please click the "join the meeting" link at 1 pm Eastern Time on Wed Jan 19th. It should open a web browser version of Microsoft Teams and you can click “continue on this browser” which should allow you to join the meeting. If you have any difficulty you can call into the meeting by phone using the call-in information.
Microsoft Teams meeting:
Join on your computer or mobile app
Or call in (audio only)
+1 347-566-4838,,956784974# United States, New York City
Phone Conference ID: 956 784 974#
Join the Fundraising Academy for their next no-cost webinar and live Q&A, “Ten Epic Fails and How to Overcome Them,” on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 2-3:30 pm (EST). Jack Alotto, CFRE, a Fundraising Academy trainer, will reflect on his memorable missteps, exploring how he and his team dissected past mistakes and created new opportunities for their organizations.
Full participation in “Ten Epic Fails and How to Overcome Them” is applicable for 1.5 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
Choose Combined Arms Institute as your referring organization.
As part of its Homefront & Frontlines Town Hall Series, Blue Star Families will host COVID-19 in 2022: What Military & Veteran Communities Need to Know About the Omicron Variant with Lieutenant General Ronald Place, Director, Defense Health Agency on Wednesday, January 19, 3pm (EST).
Like you, Blue Star Families has been diligently watching the news to gain a sense of understanding as our country is amid yet another rise in COVID-19 cases and a new variant.
Blue Star Families wants to help you as much as possible. Join them for their next installment of the Homefront and Frontlines Town Hall Series, where they will address:
The Omicron variant
COVID-19 vaccines & boosters
What the future may hold
And how this affects you and your family
Register here to participate.
Family Services of Westchester Vet2Vet Network will hold its bi-weekly Combat Veterans Virtual Meetup on Zoom on Wednesday, January 19, 6:30-7:30pm EST.
All combat veterans are welcome.
Zoom meeting information:
Meeting ID 993 7637 8094