Alaska VA Healthcare System Events Calendar
April 2021

Thursday, Apr 1, 2021
Early Recovery Skills for Substance Abuse
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (AKST)
 
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Length varies by each person’s progress with the addiction team.
  • Must contact Corrie Dreher for ATP screening appointment at 907-273-4011.
 
Virtual Yoga Classes - Stretch & Strengthen
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/720990328766373/
 
Stuck at home? Why not try one of our free virtual yoga classes?
 
Relax & Restore Wednesday @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strengthen Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Our yoga classes are now available through VA Video Connect, just set up an appointment to be sent the link!
 
Contact Jurileen Fex at 907-257-5425 or Jurileen.Fex@va.gov
 
Depression and Anxiety Management Class
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Learn how to manage anxiety and depression
 
  • 4-session class by VA Video Connect on Thursday 2:00-3:00 p.m. with Ian Carpenter. Contact your provider or your health team.
 
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (AKST)
Location: Domiciliary
 
Learn to manage chronic conditions and life issues
 
  • 8-week group sessions every Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the atrium. Contact Dr. Jayson Hsieh for enrollment at 907-273-4020.
 
SMART Recovery Support Group
 
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (AKST)
 
  • Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. with addiction team staff.
  • Staff should contact Corrie Dreher.
 
 
Friday, Apr 2, 2021
Motivation Toward Recovery
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
 
  • 10-week course on Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. with Kelley Russell.  No referral needed, contact 907-273-4011 for questions.
 
Wise Warriors
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone
 
Offer support and skills to develop Suicide Prevention Safety Plans
  • Weekly drop-in group every Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. by telephone with Rebeca Chace. Call Julie Moth at 907-375-2111.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Friday 1:00-2:00 p.m. with Jill Duke and Camille Irvine.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
 
Monday, Apr 5, 2021
Job Club (Anchorage)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
Location: WebEx
https://www.alaska.va.gov/services/Vocational_Rehabilitation.asp
 
Class on resume writing, job seeking, overcoming employment barriers, interview techniques, guest speakers, employers and more
For questions, call Charles Gorman at 907-273-4044 or Theodore Thompson at 907-273-4072.
 
Tobacco Addiction Awareness & Recovery
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
 
  • Mondays 3:00-4:00 p.m. with Jill Duke. 
 
  • Any questions call 907-273-4011.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m. with Deedee Brandeberry.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
 
Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021
Early Recovery Skills for Substance Abuse
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (AKST)
 
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Length varies by each person’s progress with the addiction team.
  • Must contact Corrie Dreher for ATP screening appointment at 907-273-4011.
 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD 101
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
 
Offers understanding of PTSD symptoms and treatment options
  • Tuesday 10:00-11:00 a.m. by telephone with Katherine Green. Contact your provider for referral.
 
PTSD Symptom Management
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
 
Learn why PTSD develops and how to cope with it
  • 8-week group session on Tuesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. with William Boyles. Contact your provider for referral.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Tuesday 3:00-4:00 p.m. with Jill Duke and Camille Irvine.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
Understanding Anger Group
 
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone
 
About understanding how anger relates to past and present experiences and learning to change
 
  • 9 sessions on Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. by telephone with Rebecca Young.  Call 907-257-4830 to check when a new cycle starts.
 
 
Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021
Problem Solving Support Group
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (AKST)
 
Learn to overcome obstacles and reach own goals
  • Every other month on Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m. by VA Video Connect with Susan Guillory. Contact your provider for referral.
  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. by VA Video Connect with Ann Hutcheson. Contact your provider for referral.
 
 
Wednesday Prayer
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone 1-800-767-1750 Code 38210
 
Chaplain Service
Provides religious and spiritual support
  • Wednesday prayer 12:00-12:30 p.m. at 1-800-767-1750 code 38210.
  • Chaplain is available at Anchorage clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in Room 1B-162.
  • Chaplain is available at the VA Domiciliary on Monday and Tuesday in Room 1A-125.
For questions, email Stephen.Zachary@va.gov.
 
CogSMART
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone 1-800-767-1750 Code 93901#
 
Learn to improve memory and problem-solving
  • 10-12 sessions on Wednesday 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 1-800-767-1750 Code 93901# with Jayson Hsieh and psychology intern.
  • Staff to first contact Dr. Hsieh at 907-273-4020.
 
Weekly Tobacco Cessation Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/380562029597821/
 
Join the Weekly Tobacco Cessation Group on VA Video Connect!
This is a 4-session group open to all Veterans considering quitting tobacco.
 
Topics covered:
- Your reasons for wanting to quit
- Barriers to quitting
- Handling triggers and cravings
- Effects of nicotine on your body
- Health benefits of quitting
- Medications to help you quit
- Planning for quit day
- Stress management
-Staying tobacco free
 
How do you participate?
Call 907-257-4854 to get scheduled!
 
Questions? Contact one of our facilitators:
Michael Frazier, PharmD, 907-257-3727
Jill Duke, Ph.D., 907-257-4854
 
Gender Identity Support Group
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect or Telephone
 
Discuss gender identity, resources and coping skills
  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. by telephone or VA Video Connect with Jessie Kullberg, LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator.  Contact provider for referral or call 907-257-4888.
 
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Learn to manage pain and improve quality of life.
  • 10-week session on Wednesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. by group VA Video Connect with Jill Duke and Kelley Russell. Call 907-257-4854.
 
Virtual Yoga Classes - Relax and Restore
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/720990328766373/
 
Stuck at home? Why not try one of our free virtual yoga classes?
 
Relax & Restore Wednesday @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strengthen Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Our yoga classes are now available through VA Video Connect, just set up an appointment to be sent the link!
 
Contact Jurileen Fex at 907-257-5425 or Jurileen.Fex@va.gov
 
 
Thursday, Apr 8, 2021
Early Recovery Skills for Substance Abuse
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (AKST)
 
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Length varies by each person’s progress with the addiction team.
  • Must contact Corrie Dreher for ATP screening appointment at 907-273-4011.
 
Virtual Yoga Classes - Stretch & Strengthen
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/720990328766373/
 
Stuck at home? Why not try one of our free virtual yoga classes?
 
Relax & Restore Wednesday @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strengthen Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Our yoga classes are now available through VA Video Connect, just set up an appointment to be sent the link!
 
Contact Jurileen Fex at 907-257-5425 or Jurileen.Fex@va.gov
 
Low Vision & Blind Support Group
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (AKST)
 
Provide support for low vision and blind Veterans
  • Group support on second Thursday of the month 10:30-11:30 p.m. Call Laura Kabatt-Kennedy at 907-375-2187.
 
Depression and Anxiety Management Class
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Learn how to manage anxiety and depression
 
  • 4-session class by VA Video Connect on Thursday 2:00-3:00 p.m. with Ian Carpenter. Contact your provider or your health team.
 
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (AKST)
Location: Domiciliary
 
Learn to manage chronic conditions and life issues
 
  • 8-week group sessions every Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the atrium. Contact Dr. Jayson Hsieh for enrollment at 907-273-4020.
 
SMART Recovery Support Group
 
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (AKST)
 
  • Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. with addiction team staff.
  • Staff should contact Corrie Dreher.
 
 
Friday, Apr 9, 2021
Motivation Toward Recovery
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
 
  • 10-week course on Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. with Kelley Russell.  No referral needed, contact 907-273-4011 for questions.
 
Wise Warriors
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone
 
Offer support and skills to develop Suicide Prevention Safety Plans
  • Weekly drop-in group every Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. by telephone with Rebeca Chace. Call Julie Moth at 907-375-2111.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Friday 1:00-2:00 p.m. with Jill Duke and Camille Irvine.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
 
Monday, Apr 12, 2021
Job Club (Anchorage)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
Location: WebEx
https://www.alaska.va.gov/services/Vocational_Rehabilitation.asp
 
Class on resume writing, job seeking, overcoming employment barriers, interview techniques, guest speakers, employers and more
For questions, call Charles Gorman at 907-273-4044 or Theodore Thompson at 907-273-4072.
 
Tobacco Addiction Awareness & Recovery
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
 
  • Mondays 3:00-4:00 p.m. with Jill Duke. 
 
  • Any questions call 907-273-4011.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m. with Deedee Brandeberry.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
 
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
Early Recovery Skills for Substance Abuse
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (AKST)
 
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Length varies by each person’s progress with the addiction team.
  • Must contact Corrie Dreher for ATP screening appointment at 907-273-4011.
 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD 101
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
 
Offers understanding of PTSD symptoms and treatment options
  • Tuesday 10:00-11:00 a.m. by telephone with Katherine Green. Contact your provider for referral.
 
PTSD Symptom Management
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
 
Learn why PTSD develops and how to cope with it
  • 8-week group session on Tuesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. with William Boyles. Contact your provider for referral.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Tuesday 3:00-4:00 p.m. with Jill Duke and Camille Irvine.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
Understanding Anger Group
 
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone
 
About understanding how anger relates to past and present experiences and learning to change
 
  • 9 sessions on Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. by telephone with Rebecca Young.  Call 907-257-4830 to check when a new cycle starts.
 
 
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021
Problem Solving Support Group
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (AKST)
 
Learn to overcome obstacles and reach own goals
  • Every other month on Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m. by VA Video Connect with Susan Guillory. Contact your provider for referral.
  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. by VA Video Connect with Ann Hutcheson. Contact your provider for referral.
 
 
Wednesday Prayer
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone 1-800-767-1750 Code 38210
 
Chaplain Service
Provides religious and spiritual support
  • Wednesday prayer 12:00-12:30 p.m. at 1-800-767-1750 code 38210.
  • Chaplain is available at Anchorage clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in Room 1B-162.
  • Chaplain is available at the VA Domiciliary on Monday and Tuesday in Room 1A-125.
For questions, email Stephen.Zachary@va.gov.
 
CogSMART
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone 1-800-767-1750 Code 93901#
 
Learn to improve memory and problem-solving
  • 10-12 sessions on Wednesday 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 1-800-767-1750 Code 93901# with Jayson Hsieh and psychology intern.
  • Staff to first contact Dr. Hsieh at 907-273-4020.
 
Weekly Tobacco Cessation Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/380562029597821/
 
Join the Weekly Tobacco Cessation Group on VA Video Connect!
This is a 4-session group open to all Veterans considering quitting tobacco.
 
Topics covered:
- Your reasons for wanting to quit
- Barriers to quitting
- Handling triggers and cravings
- Effects of nicotine on your body
- Health benefits of quitting
- Medications to help you quit
- Planning for quit day
- Stress management
-Staying tobacco free
 
How do you participate?
Call 907-257-4854 to get scheduled!
 
Questions? Contact one of our facilitators:
Michael Frazier, PharmD, 907-257-3727
Jill Duke, Ph.D., 907-257-4854
 
Gender Identity Support Group
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect or Telephone
 
Discuss gender identity, resources and coping skills
  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. by telephone or VA Video Connect with Jessie Kullberg, LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator.  Contact provider for referral or call 907-257-4888.
 
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Learn to manage pain and improve quality of life.
  • 10-week session on Wednesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. by group VA Video Connect with Jill Duke and Kelley Russell. Call 907-257-4854.
 
Virtual Yoga Classes - Relax and Restore
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/720990328766373/
 
Stuck at home? Why not try one of our free virtual yoga classes?
 
Relax & Restore Wednesday @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strengthen Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Our yoga classes are now available through VA Video Connect, just set up an appointment to be sent the link!
 
Contact Jurileen Fex at 907-257-5425 or Jurileen.Fex@va.gov
 
 
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
Early Recovery Skills for Substance Abuse
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (AKST)
 
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Length varies by each person’s progress with the addiction team.
  • Must contact Corrie Dreher for ATP screening appointment at 907-273-4011.
 
Virtual Yoga Classes - Stretch & Strengthen
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/720990328766373/
 
Stuck at home? Why not try one of our free virtual yoga classes?
 
Relax & Restore Wednesday @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strengthen Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Our yoga classes are now available through VA Video Connect, just set up an appointment to be sent the link!
 
Contact Jurileen Fex at 907-257-5425 or Jurileen.Fex@va.gov
 
Depression and Anxiety Management Class
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Learn how to manage anxiety and depression
 
  • 4-session class by VA Video Connect on Thursday 2:00-3:00 p.m. with Ian Carpenter. Contact your provider or your health team.
 
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (AKST)
Location: Domiciliary
 
Learn to manage chronic conditions and life issues
 
  • 8-week group sessions every Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the atrium. Contact Dr. Jayson Hsieh for enrollment at 907-273-4020.
 
SMART Recovery Support Group
 
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (AKST)
 
  • Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. with addiction team staff.
  • Staff should contact Corrie Dreher.
 
 
Friday, Apr 16, 2021
Motivation Toward Recovery
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
 
  • 10-week course on Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. with Kelley Russell.  No referral needed, contact 907-273-4011 for questions.
 
Wise Warriors
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone
 
Offer support and skills to develop Suicide Prevention Safety Plans
  • Weekly drop-in group every Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. by telephone with Rebeca Chace. Call Julie Moth at 907-375-2111.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Friday 1:00-2:00 p.m. with Jill Duke and Camille Irvine.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
 
Monday, Apr 19, 2021
Job Club (Anchorage)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
Location: WebEx
https://www.alaska.va.gov/services/Vocational_Rehabilitation.asp
 
Class on resume writing, job seeking, overcoming employment barriers, interview techniques, guest speakers, employers and more
For questions, call Charles Gorman at 907-273-4044 or Theodore Thompson at 907-273-4072.
 
Tobacco Addiction Awareness & Recovery
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
 
  • Mondays 3:00-4:00 p.m. with Jill Duke. 
 
  • Any questions call 907-273-4011.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m. with Deedee Brandeberry.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
 
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021
Early Recovery Skills for Substance Abuse
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (AKST)
 
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Length varies by each person’s progress with the addiction team.
  • Must contact Corrie Dreher for ATP screening appointment at 907-273-4011.
 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD 101
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
 
Offers understanding of PTSD symptoms and treatment options
  • Tuesday 10:00-11:00 a.m. by telephone with Katherine Green. Contact your provider for referral.
 
PTSD Symptom Management
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
 
Learn why PTSD develops and how to cope with it
  • 8-week group session on Tuesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. with William Boyles. Contact your provider for referral.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Tuesday 3:00-4:00 p.m. with Jill Duke and Camille Irvine.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
Understanding Anger Group
 
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone
 
About understanding how anger relates to past and present experiences and learning to change
 
  • 9 sessions on Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. by telephone with Rebecca Young.  Call 907-257-4830 to check when a new cycle starts.
 
 
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
Problem Solving Support Group
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (AKST)
 
Learn to overcome obstacles and reach own goals
  • Every other month on Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m. by VA Video Connect with Susan Guillory. Contact your provider for referral.
  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. by VA Video Connect with Ann Hutcheson. Contact your provider for referral.
 
 
Wednesday Prayer
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone 1-800-767-1750 Code 38210
 
Chaplain Service
Provides religious and spiritual support
  • Wednesday prayer 12:00-12:30 p.m. at 1-800-767-1750 code 38210.
  • Chaplain is available at Anchorage clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in Room 1B-162.
  • Chaplain is available at the VA Domiciliary on Monday and Tuesday in Room 1A-125.
For questions, email Stephen.Zachary@va.gov.
 
CogSMART
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone 1-800-767-1750 Code 93901#
 
Learn to improve memory and problem-solving
  • 10-12 sessions on Wednesday 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 1-800-767-1750 Code 93901# with Jayson Hsieh and psychology intern.
  • Staff to first contact Dr. Hsieh at 907-273-4020.
 
Weekly Tobacco Cessation Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/380562029597821/
 
Join the Weekly Tobacco Cessation Group on VA Video Connect!
This is a 4-session group open to all Veterans considering quitting tobacco.
 
Topics covered:
- Your reasons for wanting to quit
- Barriers to quitting
- Handling triggers and cravings
- Effects of nicotine on your body
- Health benefits of quitting
- Medications to help you quit
- Planning for quit day
- Stress management
-Staying tobacco free
 
How do you participate?
Call 907-257-4854 to get scheduled!
 
Questions? Contact one of our facilitators:
Michael Frazier, PharmD, 907-257-3727
Jill Duke, Ph.D., 907-257-4854
 
Gender Identity Support Group
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect or Telephone
 
Discuss gender identity, resources and coping skills
  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. by telephone or VA Video Connect with Jessie Kullberg, LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator.  Contact provider for referral or call 907-257-4888.
 
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Learn to manage pain and improve quality of life.
  • 10-week session on Wednesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. by group VA Video Connect with Jill Duke and Kelley Russell. Call 907-257-4854.
 
Virtual Yoga Classes - Relax and Restore
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/720990328766373/
 
Stuck at home? Why not try one of our free virtual yoga classes?
 
Relax & Restore Wednesday @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strengthen Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Our yoga classes are now available through VA Video Connect, just set up an appointment to be sent the link!
 
Contact Jurileen Fex at 907-257-5425 or Jurileen.Fex@va.gov
 
 
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021
Early Recovery Skills for Substance Abuse
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (AKST)
 
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Length varies by each person’s progress with the addiction team.
  • Must contact Corrie Dreher for ATP screening appointment at 907-273-4011.
 
Virtual Yoga Classes - Stretch & Strengthen
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/720990328766373/
 
Stuck at home? Why not try one of our free virtual yoga classes?
 
Relax & Restore Wednesday @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strengthen Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Our yoga classes are now available through VA Video Connect, just set up an appointment to be sent the link!
 
Contact Jurileen Fex at 907-257-5425 or Jurileen.Fex@va.gov
 
Depression and Anxiety Management Class
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Learn how to manage anxiety and depression
 
  • 4-session class by VA Video Connect on Thursday 2:00-3:00 p.m. with Ian Carpenter. Contact your provider or your health team.
 
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (AKST)
Location: Domiciliary
 
Learn to manage chronic conditions and life issues
 
  • 8-week group sessions every Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the atrium. Contact Dr. Jayson Hsieh for enrollment at 907-273-4020.
 
SMART Recovery Support Group
 
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (AKST)
 
  • Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. with addiction team staff.
  • Staff should contact Corrie Dreher.
 
 
Friday, Apr 23, 2021
Motivation Toward Recovery
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
 
  • 10-week course on Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. with Kelley Russell.  No referral needed, contact 907-273-4011 for questions.
 
Wise Warriors
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone
 
Offer support and skills to develop Suicide Prevention Safety Plans
  • Weekly drop-in group every Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. by telephone with Rebeca Chace. Call Julie Moth at 907-375-2111.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Friday 1:00-2:00 p.m. with Jill Duke and Camille Irvine.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
 
Monday, Apr 26, 2021
Job Club (Anchorage)
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
Location: WebEx
https://www.alaska.va.gov/services/Vocational_Rehabilitation.asp
 
Class on resume writing, job seeking, overcoming employment barriers, interview techniques, guest speakers, employers and more
For questions, call Charles Gorman at 907-273-4044 or Theodore Thompson at 907-273-4072.
 
Tobacco Addiction Awareness & Recovery
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
 
  • Mondays 3:00-4:00 p.m. with Jill Duke. 
 
  • Any questions call 907-273-4011.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m. with Deedee Brandeberry.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
 
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021
Early Recovery Skills for Substance Abuse
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (AKST)
 
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Length varies by each person’s progress with the addiction team.
  • Must contact Corrie Dreher for ATP screening appointment at 907-273-4011.
 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD 101
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
 
Offers understanding of PTSD symptoms and treatment options
  • Tuesday 10:00-11:00 a.m. by telephone with Katherine Green. Contact your provider for referral.
 
PTSD Symptom Management
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
 
Learn why PTSD develops and how to cope with it
  • 8-week group session on Tuesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. with William Boyles. Contact your provider for referral.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Tuesday 3:00-4:00 p.m. with Jill Duke and Camille Irvine.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.
 
Journey Through Grief and Loss
 
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Room 1D161 Anchorage Clinic
 
Learn how to cope with grief and loss with William Boyles
  • Join group support every fourth Tuesday 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Room 1D161. Any questions call 907-257-4854.
 
Understanding Anger Group
 
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone
 
About understanding how anger relates to past and present experiences and learning to change
 
  • 9 sessions on Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. by telephone with Rebecca Young.  Call 907-257-4830 to check when a new cycle starts.
 
 
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021
Problem Solving Support Group
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (AKST)
 
Learn to overcome obstacles and reach own goals
  • Every other month on Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m. by VA Video Connect with Susan Guillory. Contact your provider for referral.
  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. by VA Video Connect with Ann Hutcheson. Contact your provider for referral.
 
 
Wednesday Prayer
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone 1-800-767-1750 Code 38210
 
Chaplain Service
Provides religious and spiritual support
  • Wednesday prayer 12:00-12:30 p.m. at 1-800-767-1750 code 38210.
  • Chaplain is available at Anchorage clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in Room 1B-162.
  • Chaplain is available at the VA Domiciliary on Monday and Tuesday in Room 1A-125.
For questions, email Stephen.Zachary@va.gov.
 
CogSMART
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone 1-800-767-1750 Code 93901#
 
Learn to improve memory and problem-solving
  • 10-12 sessions on Wednesday 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 1-800-767-1750 Code 93901# with Jayson Hsieh and psychology intern.
  • Staff to first contact Dr. Hsieh at 907-273-4020.
 
Weekly Tobacco Cessation Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/380562029597821/
 
Join the Weekly Tobacco Cessation Group on VA Video Connect!
This is a 4-session group open to all Veterans considering quitting tobacco.
 
Topics covered:
- Your reasons for wanting to quit
- Barriers to quitting
- Handling triggers and cravings
- Effects of nicotine on your body
- Health benefits of quitting
- Medications to help you quit
- Planning for quit day
- Stress management
-Staying tobacco free
 
How do you participate?
Call 907-257-4854 to get scheduled!
 
Questions? Contact one of our facilitators:
Michael Frazier, PharmD, 907-257-3727
Jill Duke, Ph.D., 907-257-4854
 
Gender Identity Support Group
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect or Telephone
 
Discuss gender identity, resources and coping skills
  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. by telephone or VA Video Connect with Jessie Kullberg, LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator.  Contact provider for referral or call 907-257-4888.
 
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Learn to manage pain and improve quality of life.
  • 10-week session on Wednesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. by group VA Video Connect with Jill Duke and Kelley Russell. Call 907-257-4854.
 
Virtual Yoga Classes - Relax and Restore
 
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/720990328766373/
 
Stuck at home? Why not try one of our free virtual yoga classes?
 
Relax & Restore Wednesday @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strengthen Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Our yoga classes are now available through VA Video Connect, just set up an appointment to be sent the link!
 
Contact Jurileen Fex at 907-257-5425 or Jurileen.Fex@va.gov
 
 
Thursday, Apr 29, 2021
Early Recovery Skills for Substance Abuse
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM (AKST)
 
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Length varies by each person’s progress with the addiction team.
  • Must contact Corrie Dreher for ATP screening appointment at 907-273-4011.
 
Virtual Yoga Classes - Stretch & Strengthen
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
https://www.facebook.com/events/720990328766373/
 
Stuck at home? Why not try one of our free virtual yoga classes?
 
Relax & Restore Wednesday @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strengthen Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Our yoga classes are now available through VA Video Connect, just set up an appointment to be sent the link!
 
Contact Jurileen Fex at 907-257-5425 or Jurileen.Fex@va.gov
 
Depression and Anxiety Management Class
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Learn how to manage anxiety and depression
 
  • 4-session class by VA Video Connect on Thursday 2:00-3:00 p.m. with Ian Carpenter. Contact your provider or your health team.
 
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM (AKST)
Location: Domiciliary
 
Learn to manage chronic conditions and life issues
 
  • 8-week group sessions every Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the atrium. Contact Dr. Jayson Hsieh for enrollment at 907-273-4020.
 
SMART Recovery Support Group
 
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (AKST)
 
  • Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. with addiction team staff.
  • Staff should contact Corrie Dreher.
 
 
Friday, Apr 30, 2021
Motivation Toward Recovery
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
 
  • 10-week course on Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. with Kelley Russell.  No referral needed, contact 907-273-4011 for questions.
 
Wise Warriors
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (AKST)
Location: Telephone
 
Offer support and skills to develop Suicide Prevention Safety Plans
  • Weekly drop-in group every Friday 11:00-12:00 p.m. by telephone with Rebeca Chace. Call Julie Moth at 907-375-2111.
 
MOVE - 16 Week Group Session
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (AKST)
Location: VA Video Connect
 
Goes over weight management options
 
Must have attended introductory class first.
  • Friday 1:00-2:00 p.m. with Jill Duke and Camille Irvine.
  • Call 907-257-4720 for more info.