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.

  • 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.


    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.

  • MCB Quantico Run Amuck – June 10

    Run Amuck, the MCM’s messiest mud and obstacle event, offers runners arduous obstacles and plenty of mud along a four-mile course on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Butler Stadium. Run Amuck and the scaled down two-mile version of the course, Mini Run Amuck, offer wild fun for rowdy runners (ages 8 and up), outrageous athletes and fun-loving families. Run Amuck participants will attack the mud trench, lumber through a low crawl, beat a water blast and submerge in a super sloppy mud pit, just three of 20+ challenges that await participants along the hideously hilly course tucked into the wooden terrain of Marine Corps Base Quantico.

  • Conference: Building Collaborative Communities in Maryland

    June 14, 2017 in Arnold, MD. A free conference for those who serve service members, veterans and their families. Registration is required.