Health and Wellness

  • Registration for the DC VA Mental Health Summit 2017 Extended to Aug. 18th

    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”. Registration is required.

  • Chat ‘n’ Chew with Martinsburg VA Medical Center Transition & Care Management Clinic

    The Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Transition and Care Management (TCM) Post 9/11 department will be hosting a series of Chat ‘N’ Chew discussion groups; to better understand the changing and unique needs of Post 9/11 Veterans and their families.

  • NAMI’s Ask the Doctor Webinar: The Opioid Epidemic

    On August 10, at 5 p.m. EST, NAMI’s Ask the Doctor Webinar will take an in-depth look at America’s opioid epidemic with Dr. Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia. Registration is required.

  • Fort Belvoir Retiree Appreciation Day – Sept 8

    Fort Belvoir’s Retiree Appreciation Day will be held on Friday, September 8 from 8 am – 3 pm. Retirees and dependents from all branches of service are welcome! Featuring a health and resource fair, subject matter experts, cake cutting and much more! Free light breakfast and lunch included! Also featuring a 3D Digital Mammography Van!

  • Heroes Walk to Fly 5K September 17th

    This inspirational 1.5 mile walk and Community Block Party, sponsored by SAIC, welcomes Luke’s Wings’ supporters and beneficiaries to celebrate our wounded service members’ milestones. Starting next to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, walkers will enjoy festivities including breakfast, energy snacks by KIND, a yoga warm-up, live music, t-shirt pick-up and more!

  • 2017 DCoE Summit Registration is Now Open

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Summit, “Advances in the State of the Science and Best Practices.” This year’s event will provide real-time access to more than 28 hours of state-of-the-science programming, where participants can earn up to 14 hours of continuing education credits during the live event by attending psychological health sessions, TBI sessions, or a combination of both.

  • 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!

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

    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.

  • Shenandoah River Overnight Camping & Kayaking Trip – July 6-9

    Come join the George Washington Chapter of Heroes on the Water on the beautiful Shenandoah River for three nights of camping at Shenandoah River State Park July 6-9. FREE kayak fishing excursion for injured or sick service members and veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces and their family members.

  • Caregivers Coffee Chat – July 11

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