Health and Wellness

  • Melwood Veteran Services Operation: Tohidu Retreats

    Retreats for veterans and active duty who are suffering from PTS(d), traumatic brain injury, anxiety and/or depression related to military service including MST survivors.

  • Veterans Recognition & Resource Day July 10th Frederick, MD

    Save the Date! Veterans, family members and the community invited to the Frederick County Department of Aging’s Veteran Recognition & Resource Day event. Monday, July 10th from 9am-2pm at the Frederick Senior Center. Lunch provided. Registration required.

  • You’re Invited to the DC VA Mental Health Summit 2017

    The Mental Health Summit will bring together key stakeholders and community partners with the goal of enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental healthcare needs of Veterans and their family members. This year’s theme will be “Justice Involved Veterans”.

  • Operation: Tohidu – Veterans Retreat

    Operation: Tohidu retreats are held at Melwood’s 108-acre Retreat and Recreation Center in Nanjemoy, Maryland. There, veterans use ropes courses, zip lines, rock wall, equine therapy and many other physically challenging activities to augment the educational sessions, social interactions, and spiritual reinforcement throughout the retreat week that helps them manage their own healing naturally.

  • SURVIVING SECONDARY TRAUMA AND COMPASSION FATIGUE IN TURBULENT TIMES – JUNE 15, 2017

    Today’s unprecedented environment of uncertainty affects both clients and mental health professionals in unique ways. This dynamic and interactive training will provide information on how to recognize secondary trauma and compassion fatigue in mental health professionals and how to overcome these through self-care and self-soothing techniques. June 15, 2017 9am – 12noon, Rockville, MD. Registration is required.

  • 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.

  • Free Dental Clinic in Frederick MD on June 3rd

    Hope for Tomorrow and the Asian American Center in Frederick are offering free dental services on June 3rd from 8am-3pm.

  • Save the Date – Annual VA Mental Health Summit 9/12/17

    This year’s summit will focus on Justice Involved veterans. We hope to bring together mental health providers from the community and the VA, along with select members of law enforcement, including judges and police. Registration is open and required.

  • DC VA Town Hall Meeting May 3rd

    The American Legion invites all D.C. area veterans and their family members to a town hall meeting 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, inside of the auditorium at the VA Hospital, 50 Irving Street NW, Washington, D.C. to discuss their VA care.

  • Free Dentistry Day – May 6 – Leesburg

    Residents in the Leesburg community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Neibauer Dental Care – Leesburg on Saturday, May 6. During Free Dentistry Day, a choice of one free cleaning, filling or simple extraction will be provided per patient on Saturday, May 6, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 1610 Village Market Blvd SE, Suite 130 in Leesburg.