Bedford VAMC Calendar
March 2021

Tuesday, Mar 2, 2021
Digital Photo Art Therapy (on-line)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us VIRTUALLY as we use digital photography to explore our environments and process our life events. Learn how to use design elements to create dynamic, thought provoking images that tell a story about who we are and how we see the world.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password contact: Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996
 
Open Studio Art Therapy (HYBRID)
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM (EST)
Location: Art Therapy Clinic & online
 
 Join us in person or online for catching up and getting creative every Tuesday evening from 5pm-6:30pm. In person space is limited--advance registration required.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password please contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC at  nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
 
 
Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021
CHAIR YOGA (online)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us for a 30 minute chair yoga ALL ABILITIES class. Modifications can be made for all participants. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Please contact Nadene Stillings for registration link/password: nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
 
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021
Altered Book Making (Virtual)
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: Online
 
Join us for a 90 minute art therapy group utilizing Altered Book Making to explore creative problem solving while developing your personal narrative all from the comfort of your own home!!
Contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC for more information or to register:
nadene.stillings@va.gov | text: 781-382-5996 | call: 781-687-3199
 
 
Friday, Mar 5, 2021
Chair Yoga
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Online
 
Join us Fridays at 9:30 for an online chair yoga class
This class will offer an exploration of regular and restorative postures focusing on lengthening and strengthening muscles and fascia, and repairing the mind-body connection. This is an ALL LEVELS class. Postures can be modified to meet your unique physical needs.
 Please contact Nadene Stillings for more information: 781-687-3199 | 781-382-5996 or nadene.stillings@va.gov
 
Creative Writing Expressive Therapy (HYBRID)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Art Therapy Clinic and Virtual Meeting
 
Join us for a writing workshop & critique group focusing on CREATIVE WRITING
as a therapeutic modality. Each week we'll share writing pieces built on a specific prompt or experience. In person or Online Fridays at 1:00 
For more information, and to receive the web link please contact:
Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC 781-687-3199 | 781-382-5996 nadene.stillings@va.gov
 
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Saturday, Mar 6, 2021
Museum of Fine Arts Veterans Community Tour (Virtual)
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: Zoom platform, VIA MFA
 
Join us monthly for our Veterans Community Tour! We've moved to the online platform Zoom to explore artwork from the MFA and how it related to our current lives. All Veterans, caregivers, family members, and friends are welcome to attend. Contact Nadene Stillings 48 hours in advance to receive zoom link and password:
Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199
text: 781-382-5996
 
Skill Building Art Therapy: Virtual
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us each Saturday for skill building art therapy. Themes will vary by month. Materials may be available for contactless pick-up. Contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC for log-in link and password: nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996
 
 
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021
Digital Photo Art Therapy (on-line)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us VIRTUALLY as we use digital photography to explore our environments and process our life events. Learn how to use design elements to create dynamic, thought provoking images that tell a story about who we are and how we see the world.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password contact: Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996
 
Open Studio Art Therapy (HYBRID)
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM (EST)
Location: Art Therapy Clinic & online
 
 Join us in person or online for catching up and getting creative every Tuesday evening from 5pm-6:30pm. In person space is limited--advance registration required.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password please contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC at  nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
 
 
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021
CHAIR YOGA (online)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us for a 30 minute chair yoga ALL ABILITIES class. Modifications can be made for all participants. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Please contact Nadene Stillings for registration link/password: nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
 
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021
Altered Book Making (Virtual)
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: Online
 
Join us for a 90 minute art therapy group utilizing Altered Book Making to explore creative problem solving while developing your personal narrative all from the comfort of your own home!!
Contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC for more information or to register:
nadene.stillings@va.gov | text: 781-382-5996 | call: 781-687-3199
 
 
Friday, Mar 12, 2021
Chair Yoga
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Online
 
Join us Fridays at 9:30 for an online chair yoga class
This class will offer an exploration of regular and restorative postures focusing on lengthening and strengthening muscles and fascia, and repairing the mind-body connection. This is an ALL LEVELS class. Postures can be modified to meet your unique physical needs.
 Please contact Nadene Stillings for more information: 781-687-3199 | 781-382-5996 or nadene.stillings@va.gov
 
Creative Writing Expressive Therapy (HYBRID)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Art Therapy Clinic and Virtual Meeting
 
Join us for a writing workshop & critique group focusing on CREATIVE WRITING
as a therapeutic modality. Each week we'll share writing pieces built on a specific prompt or experience. In person or Online Fridays at 1:00 
For more information, and to receive the web link please contact:
Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC 781-687-3199 | 781-382-5996 nadene.stillings@va.gov
 
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Saturday, Mar 13, 2021
Skill Building Art Therapy: Virtual
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us each Saturday for skill building art therapy. Themes will vary by month. Materials may be available for contactless pick-up. Contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC for log-in link and password: nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996
 
 
Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021
Digital Photo Art Therapy (on-line)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us VIRTUALLY as we use digital photography to explore our environments and process our life events. Learn how to use design elements to create dynamic, thought provoking images that tell a story about who we are and how we see the world.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password contact: Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996
 
Open Studio Art Therapy (HYBRID)
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM (EST)
Location: Art Therapy Clinic & online
 
 Join us in person or online for catching up and getting creative every Tuesday evening from 5pm-6:30pm. In person space is limited--advance registration required.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password please contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC at  nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
 
 
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021
CHAIR YOGA (online)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us for a 30 minute chair yoga ALL ABILITIES class. Modifications can be made for all participants. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Please contact Nadene Stillings for registration link/password: nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
 
Thursday, Mar 18, 2021
VA Bedford Free Produce Market
 
Time: 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: VA Bedford main campus, 200 Springs Rd, behind building 61
 
VA Bedford's Free Produce Market serves Veterans, active-duty, Reserve, and National Guard service members the third Thursday of every month. Easy one-time registration is available on location. 
 
Food is donated through our partner organization, The Greater Boston Food Bank, www.gbfb.org, and is dropped off right before the market.
 
In the event of severe weather, you can call 781-687-2000, ext. 3076, the morning of the market to confirm the event is still on. We'll also post changes to our social media accounts on Facebook & Twitter (@VABedfordHCS).
 
Altered Book Making (Virtual)
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: Online
 
Join us for a 90 minute art therapy group utilizing Altered Book Making to explore creative problem solving while developing your personal narrative all from the comfort of your own home!!
Contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC for more information or to register:
nadene.stillings@va.gov | text: 781-382-5996 | call: 781-687-3199
 
 
Friday, Mar 19, 2021
Chair Yoga
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Online
 
Join us Fridays at 9:30 for an online chair yoga class
This class will offer an exploration of regular and restorative postures focusing on lengthening and strengthening muscles and fascia, and repairing the mind-body connection. This is an ALL LEVELS class. Postures can be modified to meet your unique physical needs.
 Please contact Nadene Stillings for more information: 781-687-3199 | 781-382-5996 or nadene.stillings@va.gov
 
Creative Writing Expressive Therapy (HYBRID)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Art Therapy Clinic and Virtual Meeting
 
Join us for a writing workshop & critique group focusing on CREATIVE WRITING
as a therapeutic modality. Each week we'll share writing pieces built on a specific prompt or experience. In person or Online Fridays at 1:00 
For more information, and to receive the web link please contact:
Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC 781-687-3199 | 781-382-5996 nadene.stillings@va.gov
 
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Saturday, Mar 20, 2021
Skill Building Art Therapy: Virtual
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us each Saturday for skill building art therapy. Themes will vary by month. Materials may be available for contactless pick-up. Contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC for log-in link and password: nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996
 
 
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021
COVID Vaccination Clinic
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 4:45 PM (EST)
Location: Consentino Middle School, 685 Washington St, Haverhill
 
VA Bedford and the City of Haverhill are cohosting a COVID Vaccination Clinic for Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare.
 
WHERE:  Consentino Middle School
                685 Washington Street, Haverhill
WHEN:    First dose March 21
                Second dose April 10
HOW:      By appointment only: 781-687-4000
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021
Digital Photo Art Therapy (on-line)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us VIRTUALLY as we use digital photography to explore our environments and process our life events. Learn how to use design elements to create dynamic, thought provoking images that tell a story about who we are and how we see the world.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password contact: Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996
 
Open Studio Art Therapy (HYBRID)
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM (EST)
Location: Art Therapy Clinic & online
 
 Join us in person or online for catching up and getting creative every Tuesday evening from 5pm-6:30pm. In person space is limited--advance registration required.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password please contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC at  nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
 
 
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021
CHAIR YOGA (online)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us for a 30 minute chair yoga ALL ABILITIES class. Modifications can be made for all participants. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Please contact Nadene Stillings for registration link/password: nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
Healthy Teaching Kitchen – Fantastic Fiber
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Online via VA Video Connect (VVC)
 
Yes—you read that right: HTK classes are back! Come join our Healthy Teaching Kitchen Dietitian, Emily, for a demonstration class via VVC—Online VA Video Connect
Fantastic Fiber Menu:
· Hearty Red Lentil Soup
· Cinnamon-Apple Oatmeal
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 1:30-3:00
 
Call Tom at Nutrition Services to sign up: 781-687-2685
Spots are limited
For recipes and other materials, please visit www.nutrition.va.gov
 
 
 
Thursday, Mar 25, 2021
Altered Book Making (Virtual)
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: Online
 
Join us for a 90 minute art therapy group utilizing Altered Book Making to explore creative problem solving while developing your personal narrative all from the comfort of your own home!!
Contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC for more information or to register:
nadene.stillings@va.gov | text: 781-382-5996 | call: 781-687-3199
 
 
Friday, Mar 26, 2021
Chair Yoga
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Online
 
Join us Fridays at 9:30 for an online chair yoga class
This class will offer an exploration of regular and restorative postures focusing on lengthening and strengthening muscles and fascia, and repairing the mind-body connection. This is an ALL LEVELS class. Postures can be modified to meet your unique physical needs.
 Please contact Nadene Stillings for more information: 781-687-3199 | 781-382-5996 or nadene.stillings@va.gov
 
Creative Writing Expressive Therapy (HYBRID)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Art Therapy Clinic and Virtual Meeting
 
Join us for a writing workshop & critique group focusing on CREATIVE WRITING
as a therapeutic modality. Each week we'll share writing pieces built on a specific prompt or experience. In person or Online Fridays at 1:00 
For more information, and to receive the web link please contact:
Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC 781-687-3199 | 781-382-5996 nadene.stillings@va.gov
 
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Saturday, Mar 27, 2021
Skill Building Art Therapy: Virtual
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us each Saturday for skill building art therapy. Themes will vary by month. Materials may be available for contactless pick-up. Contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC for log-in link and password: nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996
 
 
Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021
Digital Photo Art Therapy (on-line)
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us VIRTUALLY as we use digital photography to explore our environments and process our life events. Learn how to use design elements to create dynamic, thought provoking images that tell a story about who we are and how we see the world.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password contact: Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996
 
Open Studio Art Therapy (HYBRID)
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM (EST)
Location: Art Therapy Clinic & online
 
 Join us in person or online for catching up and getting creative every Tuesday evening from 5pm-6:30pm. In person space is limited--advance registration required.
 
For more information, and to receive the link/password please contact Nadene Stillings, LMHC, ATR-BC at  nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
 
 
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021
CHAIR YOGA (online)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: online
 
Join us for a 30 minute chair yoga ALL ABILITIES class. Modifications can be made for all participants. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Please contact Nadene Stillings for registration link/password: nadene.stillings@va.gov | office: 781-687-3199 | text: 781-382-5996 
 
Healthy Teaching Kitchen – Snackin’ on Veggies
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: Online via VA Video Connect (VVC)
 
Yes—you read that right: HTK classes are back! Come join our Healthy Teaching Kitchen Dietitian, Emily, for a demonstration class via VVC—Online VA Video Connect
Snackin’ on Veggies Menu:
· Spicy Kale Chips
· Zesty Onion Dip
· Crispy Baked Veggie Chips
· Green Goddess Dip
Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 1:30-3:00 pm
 
Call Tom at Nutrition Services to sign up: 781-687-2685
For recipes and other materials, please visit www.nutrition.va.gov