Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

Voice of the Veteran
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Hines, Building 1, Room F147, Veterans Health and Information Library
A casual group setting to share your thoughts for improvements at Hines.
Contact: Kimberly Scheer, LCSW 708-202-8387 ext. 21367
Diabetes Basics - Two Class Series
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Hines, Building 200, Basement, Room D009B
A two-day class for Veterans with diabetes. The class provides a detailed overview of diabetes. Topics include:
  • Meal planning
  • Preventing complications
  • Stress management
  • Medicines
  • Physical activity
  • Coping with the disease
Also available via telehealth at Kankakee, Oak Lawn, and LaSalle CBOCs (outpatient clinics). Your health care provider must refer you to this class.
i-Rest Yoga Nidra
Time: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM (CST)
Location: Hines Hospital, Building 228, 4th Floor, Room 4027
Join us for a guided mindfulness practice. This can help you relax and improve your sense of well-being.
Research supports the iRest practice to relieve symptoms of:
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep troubles
  • Trauma
Both Veterans and Staff are welcome! For questions, contact: 708-202-3663
If you are unable to make this session, consider the telephone option:
Thursdays, 7pm
Call 1-800-767-1750 Access code: 24953#
Please ensure that you are not driving and in a safe place when dialing in.
Recreation Therapy Open Session
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Hines, Building 1, 5th Floor, Room 5044
A weekly program that gives Veterans a chance to participate in social and leisure activities. A time to connect and socialize with other Veterans during table tennis, card games, or creative writing and art.
Contact: Recreation Therapy Program line 708-202-3631 or Lisa Wells 708-202-8387 ext. 22261
ALS Support Group
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Hines, Building 12, 3rd Floor, Speech Pathology Department
This group was designed to provide Veterans with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease), their caregivers, and family members an opportunity to exchange information, ask questions, and receive emotional support from group facilitators and other families sharing similar experiences.
Contact: Megan Light, SLP 708-202-8387 ext. 21012