Family

  • Blue Star Cares Avatar Toolkit Training – Aug 24

    Are you a caregiver? Don’t miss this unique opportunity! The caregiving team at Blue Star Families is evaluating how well an avatar-based training program can help military-connected caregivers improve their overall health and wellbeing and provide better care to their wounded warrior. If you’re a military-connected caregiver who is caring for a wounded warrior and over the age of 18, you’re invited to participate in this research study. You will receive a half day training and lunch will be provided.

  • USO Fort Belvoir Mid-Summer Blast – July 12

    USO Metro’s Mid-Summer Blast at Fort Belvoir’s Castle Park will be on Wednesday, July 12 from 11 am – 2 pm. Open to active duty and dependents. No registration needed.

  • Supermarket Sweeps – Fort Belvoir – July 12

    The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore invites active duty servicemembers and dependents to come out to our Supermarket Sweeps! DATE: July 12th TIME: 10AM until the food runs out! LOCATION: USO-Metro Warehouse (9455 Jackson Loop, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060). Come out to the warehouse with your empty grocery bags and we will fill them with fresh produce and other treats!

  • Caregiver Horse Powered Rejuvenation – August 5

    Blue Star Families hosts a Caregivers Empowering Caregivers event: Horse Powered Rejuvenation. Join fellow caregivers and their families for a one-of-a-kind experience in equine therapy and activities for the whole family. Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding at Morven Park (41580 Sunday Morning Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176). Lunch and transportation will be provided. Space is limited, so register now!

  • Longitudinal Caregivers Study Seeks Participants

    Do you care for a service member or veteran who had a TBI after October 2001 while serving in the military? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study requested by Congress. The study is currently recruiting family members, friends, or significant others who help a service member or veteran who had a traumatic brain injury after October 2001 while serving in the military.

  • Caregivers Coffee Chat – July 11

    Come relax with other caregivers and enjoy a free cup of coffee, courtesy of Blue Star Families

  • Blue Star Caregivers Family Event: The Phillips Collection – July 13

    Blue Star Caregivers is hosting a family event on Thursday, July 13 at The Phillips Collection in DC.

  • Free Frederick Keys Tickets for Veterans!

    The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and the Frederick Keys honor our veterans at a special game on July 3rd at 7pm. Free tickets for Veterans.

  • Arcadia Mania – Volunteer Opportunity with Mission Continues – June 3

    Mobilize with DC 5th Platoon as we reinforce the farming infrastructure at Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture near Mount Vernon in Alexandria, VA on June 3 from 9:30 am- 3:30 pm. Fun opportunity to volunteer for the entire family!

  • Caregiver Mani/Pedi Spa Day – June 3

    Blue Star Families will be holding a Mani/Pedi Spa Day event for caregivers on Saturday, June 3 at Tyson’s Corner from 11 am – 1 pm.