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Help The Veterans is sponsoring the Power Breath Meditation workshop in Delaware.

December 8th – 12th
Wilmington VA Hospital

It is free of charge for veterans and military members and is conducted by a national non-profit organization, Project Welcome Home Troops.

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If you or anyone you know may benefit from this workshop, please sign up by contacting:

Leslye Moore
leslye.moore@pwht.org or
call (208) 409 7806

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Useful Links:
Recent Chicago Tribune article about the Project Welcome Home Troops
About the workshop

POC
Meera and Raghav Garg
Help The Veterans
Charter School of Wilmington

Help The Veterans: helptheveterans.org is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible fund under Delaware Community Foundation
delcf.org

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two-day, intensive suicide intervention skills-training workshop
aimed at those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in
helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST provides practical
training and is suitable for anyone in a caring role or working with
vulnerable people, from teenagers upwards.

Wednesday Nov 29-30, 2017
All workshops are 0830-1630 hrs.

Biden National Guard Reserve Center
1 Vavala Way (GPS use: 250 Airport Road)
New Castle, DE 19720

PROGRAM POC to register:
Mr. Ronald Andrews, CTR
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
302-326-7098
ronald.d.andrews2.ctr@mail.mil

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Operation: Tohidu® is an experiential and educational retreat designed for a growing population of warfighters living with post-traumatic stress, mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury, and other service-related traumas.

“Tohidu” is a Cherokee word meaning peace of mind, body, and spirit. At Operation: TohiduR retreats, veterans focus on confidence-building, outdoor activities, and group discussion in a relaxed, positive environment, learning proven techniques for self-management of symptoms, stressors, and responses.

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www.OperationTohidu.org

tohidu@melwood.org | 301-599-4550

Dear Veteran:

I am pleased to announce that beginning September 19, you will be able to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at the main campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware. The vaccine will also be available at one of the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) located in the following areas:  Dover and Georgetown, Delaware; Cape May, Northfield and Vineland, New Jersey.

In addition to our clinical locations, this year the VA has partnered with Walgreens to offer a regular dose flu vaccine for Veterans. If you chose to receive the regular dose vaccine at Walgreens, you will need to identify yourself as a Veteran using your Veteran Identification Card (VIC) so your electronic medical record can be updated.

The flu vaccination does not contain live virus and cannot give you the flu.  If you are severely allergic to eggs, do not get the vaccination.

  • Flu vaccinations are available during regularly scheduled appointments after September 19 or by visiting your primary care team during clinic hours.  Please note there may be a short wait if you do not have a scheduled appointment.
  • Walk-in flu vaccinations will be available at the medical center during the dates and times listed below.  For your convenience, there will be three (3) afternoon and evening clinics.

DATE

LOCATION

TIME

Sept. 18

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm

Sept. 25

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm
2pm –  6pm

Oct. 3

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am –  12pm

Oct. 5

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm
2pm –  6pm

Oct. 16

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm
2pm –  6pm

Oct. 24

Wilmington VAMC,
Auditorium, Ground Floor

8am – 12pm

If you live closer to a CBOC, beginning the week of September 18, flu vaccinations will be offered to enrolled Veterans during the hours listed below:

CBOC CLINIC

WEEK DAYS 

MORNING

AFTERNOON

Kent County CBOC
1198 S. Governors Ave., Dover, DE

FRI

N/A

1pm – 3:30pm

Sussex County CBOC
21748 Roth Avenue, Georgetown, DE

TUES and
FRI

7:30am – 8:30am

N/A

N/A

1pm – 3:30pm

Atlantic County CBOC
1909 New Road
Northfield, NJ

TUES and
FRI

10am –12pm

1pm – 3:30pm

Cape May County CBOC
1 Monro Avenue
Cape May, NJ

MON

1pm – 3:30pm

Call the clinic:
800-461-8262, 2850

Cumberland County CBOC
79 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ

WED and FRI

10am –12pm

1pm – 3:30pm

Please notify your primary care provider if you have already received your flu vaccination using My HealtheVet.  If you do not have secure messaging, complete and return the form on the back of this letter.  Thank you for choosing VA to receive your healthcare.  We want to continue to make quality care accessible and timely for Veterans.  Please take this opportunity to get vaccinated.

Sincerely,

VINCE KANE

Director

If you have received your flu vaccine elsewhere, please complete the form below and mail to:

Wilmington VA Medical Center
(Attn:  Flu Vaccine Letters)
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE  19805

Name (please print):


Last four digits of your Social Security number:  


Date of Flu Vaccine:


Location:


Name of your VA Primary Care Provider:


VA Retail Immunization Care Coordination Program

During flu season, protecting your health with a flu shot is easier than ever — and as close as your local VA or neighborhood Walgreens! VA and Walgreens care about your health and are partnering to offer enrolled Veteran patients easy access to flu shots.

VA and Walgreens are national partners, providing no-cost flu shots to enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system. During the program, which runs from August 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018, enrolled Veteran patients nationwide have the option of getting their flu shot at any of Walgreens’ 8,200 locations in addition to their local VA health care facilities. No appointment is required; simply go to any Walgreens, tell the pharmacist you receive care at a VA facility and show your Veterans Identification Card and another form of photo ID.

Your immunization record will be updated electronically in your local VA electronic health record. Walgreens has the capability to electronically send vaccination information to the VA electronic health record. The VA-Walgreens national partnership is part of VA’s eHealth Exchange project. This national program ensured that many Veterans got their no-cost flu shot at their local Walgreens, satisfying their wellness reminder because they either found it more convenient or did not have a scheduled appointment at a local VA health care facility.

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The mission of the Mental Health Association (MHA) in Delaware promotes improved mental well being for all individuals and families in Delaware through education, support, and advocacy.

See below for upcoming ASIST courses with MHA:

August 10-11
New Castle County

August 31-Sept 1
Kent County

October 5-6
New Castle

Nov 30-Dec 1
Sussex County

HOST OF CLASSES – AND POC:
Jennifer Smolowitz
Project Director for Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Association in Delaware
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 600
Wilmington, DE 19801-6604
302-654-6833
www.mhainde.org

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