VA Butler Healthcare Events Calendar
November 2019

Friday, Nov 1, 2019
Butler County Homeless Veteran Stand Down
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Tanglewood Center, 10 Austin Ave Lyndora PA 16045
 
Butler County serving homeless Veterans, service members, their families, and Butler County community members in need
 
 
 
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:45 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints!  Non-impact exercise.
 
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Fitness Class
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Wellness Center, VA Butler Health Care Center; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Health_and_Wellness.asp
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
 
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
Martial Arts Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Meditation Class
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH005
 
Veteran must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Join us for ½ hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed below.  
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
 
Monday, Nov 4, 2019
Personal Trainer available in Wellness Center
 
Time: 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before meeting with the Personal Trainer.  
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Veteran Appreciation Day
 
Location: Armstrong County VA Outpatient Clinic, 11 Hilltop Plaza Kittanning PA 16201
 
Please visit the Armstrong County VA Outpatient Clinic located at 11 Hilltop Plaza in Kittanning PA 16201 On November 4, 2019 for a day of comraderie and refreshments.  Meet the staff, have good conversation, and be thanked for your service.
 
Aqua Total Fit Class
 
Time: 10:45 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class. 
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Exercise your whole body-from the feet up and the inside out!  This class is a moderately paced cardio workout with exercises focusing on mobility, strength, flexibility & endurance.  It is perfect for increasing your confidence with everyday activities
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Mindfulness Weekly Drop-In Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH009
 
Appointment is not required.  Call 878-271-6126 for information.
 
Introduction to Mindfulness Class
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH009
 
Call 878-271-6126 to schedule an appointment or for more information.  
 
Fitness Class
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Wellness Center, VA Butler Health Care Center; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Health_and_Wellness.asp
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019
Flu Shot Clinic
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: VFW Post 894, 894 Veterans Lane Natrona Heights PA 15065
 
Flu Shots for Veterans
 
Veterans receiving a flu shot who are not currently enrolled in the Butler VA should bring copies of all DD214's in order to enroll
 
Introductory Tai Chi Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Auditorium (or alternate location when indicated)
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6459 for information and to enroll before attending classes.
 
What Is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi has been practiced for centuries, dating back to Taoist monasteries. Also known as T’ai chi ch’uan or Taiijiquan, Tai Chi was developed as an ancient Chinese martial art. Tai Chi is a widely practiced form of exercise with numerous health benefits. Tai Chi is roughly the equivalent to a brisk walk.
While there is not enough research to conclude clear benefits, studies have demonstrated Tai Chi to have potential positive effects for falls, hypertension, cognitive performance, osteoarthritis, depression, pain, balance confidence and COPD.
Tai Chi is most commonly taught as a series of slow, gentle, low-impact movements that integrate the breath, the mind, and physical activity to achieve greater awareness and a sense of inner peace and well-being.
Tai Chi is typically taught from a master to a student. It  is based on the master’s approval rather than a formal educational format with certification.  
 
Martial Arts Class
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
 
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Meditation
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH005
 
Meditation Class
Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2pm
Every Saturday at 12pm
Room 1MH005
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
Join us for ½ hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed above.
For more information, please call the Patient Centered Care Coordinator/Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program Manager at 878-271-6484
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
Personal Trainer available in Wellness Center
 
Time: 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before meeting with the Personal Trainer.  
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Fitness Class
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Wellness Center, VA Butler Health Care Center; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Health_and_Wellness.asp
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
 
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Armstrong County Community Based Outpatient Clinic
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Visually Impaired Support Group
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center (Auditorium)
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Visual_Impairment_Services.asp
 
The group meets monthly and guests are welcome to attend. Please contact Jaime at 878-271-6515 with any questions or for additional information.
 
Refinement Tai Chi Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Meet at Waiting Room #10
 
Following completion of the Introductory Tai Chi Series, we would like to invite you to the Tai Chi Refinement Class. No appointment is necessary.....just drop in at the gathering location of waiting room #10 at the Health Care Center.  Feel free to call 878-271-6459 for more information.
 
SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) classes are offered weekly on Thursdays at 11am.
 
SAIL is a strength, balance and fitness program for older adults.
 
Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness is the single most important activity adults can do to stay active and reduce their chances of falling. 
 
SAIL is an evidence-based program approved by the Administration for Community Living (ACL). 
The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's Patient Centered Care Coordinator/HPDP Program Manager at 878-271-6484.
 
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:45 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints!  Non-impact exercise.
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
 
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Martial Arts Class
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Meditation
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH005
 
Meditation Class
Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2pm
Every Saturday at 12pm
Room 1MH005
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
Join us for ½ hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed above.
For more information, please call the Patient Centered Care Coordinator/Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program Manager at 878-271-6484
 
 
Friday, Nov 8, 2019
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:45 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints!  Non-impact exercise.
 
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Fitness Class
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Wellness Center, VA Butler Health Care Center; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Health_and_Wellness.asp
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
 
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019
Martial Arts Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Meditation Class
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH005
 
Veteran must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Join us for ½ hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed below.  
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
 
Monday, Nov 11, 2019
Personal Trainer available in Wellness Center
 
Time: 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before meeting with the Personal Trainer.  
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Aqua Total Fit Class
 
Time: 10:45 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class. 
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Exercise your whole body-from the feet up and the inside out!  This class is a moderately paced cardio workout with exercises focusing on mobility, strength, flexibility & endurance.  It is perfect for increasing your confidence with everyday activities
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Mindfulness Weekly Drop-In Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH009
 
Appointment is not required.  Call 878-271-6126 for information.
 
Fitness Class
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Wellness Center, VA Butler Health Care Center; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Health_and_Wellness.asp
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
Veteran Appreciation Day
 
Location: Cranberry Township VA Outpatient Clinic, 900 Commonwealth Drive, Cranberry TWP PA 16066
 
Please visit the Cranberry Township VA Outpatient Clinic located at 900 Commonwealth Drive in Cranberry Township PA 16066 on November 5, 2019 for a day of comraderie and refreshments.  Meet the staff, have good conversation, and be thanked for your service.
 
Introductory Tai Chi Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Auditorium (or alternate location when indicated)
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6459 for information and to enroll before attending classes.
 
What Is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi has been practiced for centuries, dating back to Taoist monasteries. Also known as T’ai chi ch’uan or Taiijiquan, Tai Chi was developed as an ancient Chinese martial art. Tai Chi is a widely practiced form of exercise with numerous health benefits. Tai Chi is roughly the equivalent to a brisk walk.
While there is not enough research to conclude clear benefits, studies have demonstrated Tai Chi to have potential positive effects for falls, hypertension, cognitive performance, osteoarthritis, depression, pain, balance confidence and COPD.
Tai Chi is most commonly taught as a series of slow, gentle, low-impact movements that integrate the breath, the mind, and physical activity to achieve greater awareness and a sense of inner peace and well-being.
Tai Chi is typically taught from a master to a student. It  is based on the master’s approval rather than a formal educational format with certification.  
 
Martial Arts Class
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
 
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Meditation
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH005
 
Meditation Class
Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2pm
Every Saturday at 12pm
Room 1MH005
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
Join us for ½ hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed above.
For more information, please call the Patient Centered Care Coordinator/Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program Manager at 878-271-6484
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
Personal Trainer available in Wellness Center
 
Time: 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before meeting with the Personal Trainer.  
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Fitness Class
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Wellness Center, VA Butler Health Care Center; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Health_and_Wellness.asp
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
 
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Armstrong County Community Based Outpatient Clinic
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Flu Shot Clinic
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: 2nf floor of Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center, 353 N. Duffy Rd Butler PA 16001
 
Flu Shots for Veterans
 
Veterans receiving a flu shot who are not currently enrolled in the Butler VA should bring copies of all DD214's in order to enroll
 
Refinement Tai Chi Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Meet at Waiting Room #10
 
Following completion of the Introductory Tai Chi Series, we would like to invite you to the Tai Chi Refinement Class. No appointment is necessary.....just drop in at the gathering location of waiting room #10 at the Health Care Center.  Feel free to call 878-271-6459 for more information.
 
SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) classes are offered weekly on Thursdays at 11am.
 
SAIL is a strength, balance and fitness program for older adults.
 
Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness is the single most important activity adults can do to stay active and reduce their chances of falling. 
 
SAIL is an evidence-based program approved by the Administration for Community Living (ACL). 
The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's Patient Centered Care Coordinator/HPDP Program Manager at 878-271-6484.
 
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:45 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints!  Non-impact exercise.
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
 
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Martial Arts Class
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Meditation
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH005
 
Meditation Class
Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2pm
Every Saturday at 12pm
Room 1MH005
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
Join us for ½ hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed above.
For more information, please call the Patient Centered Care Coordinator/Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program Manager at 878-271-6484
 
 
Friday, Nov 15, 2019
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:45 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints!  Non-impact exercise.
 
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Fitness Class
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Wellness Center, VA Butler Health Care Center; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Health_and_Wellness.asp
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
 
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
Martial Arts Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Meditation Class
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH005
 
Veteran must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Join us for ½ hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed below.  
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
 
Monday, Nov 18, 2019
Indoor Cycling
 
Time: 6:15 AM- 7:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Indoor Cycling
Reduces Stress and Increases Endurance
All Fitness Levels Welcome
Reserve a bike by signing-up in the Wellness Center or call the Wellness Center at 878-271-6531.
 
You must sign-up before class! Space is limited.
 
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484
 
Personal Trainer available in Wellness Center
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before meeting with the Personal Trainer.  
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Mindfulness Weekly Drop-In Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH009
 
Appointment is not required.  Call 878-271-6126 for information.
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA - 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints! 
 
For more information, please call 878-271-6484.
 
Basic Mindful Yoga & iRest Inspired Meditation
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
This Basic Yoga Class brings focus to the Breath to assist the mind/body connection for increasing skills to manage stress and the disconnect that can occur after trauma. This yoga, specifically designed for practice in military communities, returns a sense of personal control to issues such as insomnia, anxiety and depression. Regular practice is shown to increase ability to manage daily life situations without reacting inappropriately or aggressively or disconnecting through isolation.
 
Each class is followed by a 20-30 minute period of guided meditation through deep relaxation, a connection to the energy of the mind and body moving through felt sensation and awareness.
 
Adaptive postures are always available to include every level of ability to participate
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more inforamtion.
 
Cardio Surprise
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Wellness Center, VA Butler Health Care Center; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Health_and_Wellness.asp
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
Indoor Cycling
 
Time: 6:15 AM- 7:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Indoor Cycling
Reduces Stress and Increases Endurance
All Fitness Levels Welcome
Reserve a bike by signing-up in the Wellness Center or call the Wellness Center at 878-271-6531.
 
You must sign-up before class! Space is limited.
 
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
"Coffee with the Doc" at the Armstrong County VA Outpatient Clinic
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Armstrong County VA Outpatient Clinic, 11 Hilltop Plaza, Kittanning PA 16201
 
 "Coffee with the Doc" is an ongoing event at the Armstrong County VA Outpatient Clinic where Veterans are invited to come in, join-in comraderie and refreshments, and meet the medical director for an informal gathering of Q&A and conversation.  All are invited!
 
Aqua Arthritis
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA, 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
 
This warm water recreational exercise program is designed for people with impaired joint motion. The purpose is to reduce pain and stiffness and increase joint range of motion while having fun with basic resistance movements and water walking. Beginners welcome!
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Water classes are at the YMCA at 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Please call 878-271-6484 to register before participating.
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Cranberry YMCA
 
For more information, please call 878-271-6484.
 
Introductory Tai Chi Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Auditorium (or alternate location when indicated)
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6459 for information and to enroll before attending classes.
 
What Is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi has been practiced for centuries, dating back to Taoist monasteries. Also known as T’ai chi ch’uan or Taiijiquan, Tai Chi was developed as an ancient Chinese martial art. Tai Chi is a widely practiced form of exercise with numerous health benefits. Tai Chi is roughly the equivalent to a brisk walk.
While there is not enough research to conclude clear benefits, studies have demonstrated Tai Chi to have potential positive effects for falls, hypertension, cognitive performance, osteoarthritis, depression, pain, balance confidence and COPD.
Tai Chi is most commonly taught as a series of slow, gentle, low-impact movements that integrate the breath, the mind, and physical activity to achieve greater awareness and a sense of inner peace and well-being.
Tai Chi is typically taught from a master to a student. It  is based on the master’s approval rather than a formal educational format with certification.  
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Personal Trainer available in Wellness Center
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before meeting with the Personal Trainer.  
 
Aqua Zumba
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA - 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township,PA 16066
 
Known as the Zumba “pool party,” Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Aqua Zumba blends a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Wellness Center Orientation
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 1:45 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Please call 878-271-6531 to make sure orientation will be provided on the day you are wishing to attend.
 
Meditation
 
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC - Room 1MH005
 
Join us for an hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising and philosophy.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed above.
 
Learn this simple meditation technique so you can do it anytime at home.
 
Call 878-271-6531 to sign-up for the class!
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
Cardio Surprise
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: Wellness Center, VA Butler Health Care Center; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA
https://www.butler.va.gov/services/Health_and_Wellness.asp
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
Martial Arts
 
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
All fitness levelsare welcome! 
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
Indoor Cycling
 
Time: 6:15 AM- 7:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Indoor Cycling
Reduces Stress and Increases Endurance
All Fitness Levels Welcome
Reserve a bike by signing-up in the Wellness Center or call the Wellness Center at 878-271-6531.
 
You must sign-up before class! Space is limited.
 
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Muscle Up - Water Class
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA- 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
 
Through a series of exercise with a heavy set of weights using lower reps and then repeating the same exercise using a lighter set of weights with higher reps, participants will work on sculpting their upper and lower body.
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Water classes are at the YMCA at 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Please call 878-271-6484 to register before participating.
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Cranberry YMCA
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Aqua Arthritis
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA, 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
 
This warm water recreational exercise program is designed for people with impaired joint motion. The purpose is to reduce pain and stiffness and increase joint range of motion while having fun with basic resistance movements and water walking. Beginners welcome!
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Water classes are at the YMCA at 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Please call 878-271-6484 to register before participating.
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Cranberry YMCA
 
For more information, please call 878-271-6484.
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Armstrong County Community Based Outpatient Clinic
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Great American Smokeout
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Lobby of VA Butler Health Care Center, 353 N. Duffy Rd, Butler PA 16001
 
 Information tables on tobacco cessation
 
Refinement Tai Chi
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Meet at Waiting Room #10
 
Following completion of the Introductory Tai Chi Series, we would like to invite you to the Tai Chi Refinement Class. No appointment is necessary.....just drop in at the gathering location of waiting room #10 at the Health Care Center.  Feel free to call 878-271-6459 for more information.
 
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA - 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints!  Non-impact exercise.
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
 
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 1:55 PM- 2:55 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Indoor Cycling
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Indoor Cycling
Reduces Stress and Increases Endurance
All Fitness Levels Welcome
Reserve a bike by signing-up in the Wellness Center or call the Wellness Center at 878-271-6531.
 
You must sign-up before class! Space is limited.
 
 
Friday, Nov 22, 2019
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints!  Non-impact exercise.
 
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Martial Arts
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Meditation
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Join us for an hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising and philosophy.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed above.
Learn this simple meditation technique so you can do it anytime at home.
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
 
 
Monday, Nov 25, 2019
Indoor Cycling
 
Time: 6:15 AM- 7:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Indoor Cycling
Reduces Stress and Increases Endurance
All Fitness Levels Welcome
Reserve a bike by signing-up in the Wellness Center or call the Wellness Center at 878-271-6531.
 
You must sign-up before class! Space is limited.
 
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484
 
Personal Trainer available in Wellness Center
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before meeting with the Personal Trainer.  
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Mindfulness Weekly Drop-In Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH009
 
Appointment is not required.  Call 878-271-6126 for information.
 
Living Well Group
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Retail Conference Room (beside Starbucks); Abie Abraham VA Clinic
 
Living Well Group
Chronic Illness Support
 
Chronic Disease is long term or permanent and has to be managed on a day to day basis. While each illness is unique, any unrelenting, ongoing illness can change your personal, emotional, social, spiritual, family, and work life in drastic ways. This monthly support group is for Veterans looking to make peace with a life turned upside down and learn new ideas for deeper health and wellbeing in the face of these challenges.
 
For more information, or to register for the support group, please contact:
Candice McManis, LCSW or Megan Tritt, LCSW
878-271-6032 and 878-271-6173
Candice.Mcmanis@va.gov or Megan.Tritt@va.gov
 
Living Well Group
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: Retail Conference Room (beside Starbucks); Abie Abraham VA Clinic
 
Living Well Group
Chronic Illness Support
 
Chronic Disease is long term or permanent and has to be managed on a day to day basis. While each illness is unique, any unrelenting, ongoing illness can change your personal, emotional, social, spiritual, family, and work life in drastic ways. This monthly support group is for Veterans looking to make peace with a life turned upside down and learn new ideas for deeper health and wellbeing in the face of these challenges.
 
For more information, or to register for the support group, please contact:
Candice McManis, LCSW or Megan Tritt, LCSW
878-271-6032 and 878-271-6173
Candice.Mcmanis@va.gov or Megan.Tritt@va.gov
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA - 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints! 
 
For more information, please call 878-271-6484.
 
Basic Mindful Yoga & iRest Inspired Meditation
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
This Basic Yoga Class brings focus to the Breath to assist the mind/body connection for increasing skills to manage stress and the disconnect that can occur after trauma. This yoga, specifically designed for practice in military communities, returns a sense of personal control to issues such as insomnia, anxiety and depression. Regular practice is shown to increase ability to manage daily life situations without reacting inappropriately or aggressively or disconnecting through isolation.
 
Each class is followed by a 20-30 minute period of guided meditation through deep relaxation, a connection to the energy of the mind and body moving through felt sensation and awareness.
 
Adaptive postures are always available to include every level of ability to participate
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more inforamtion.
 
Cardio Surprise
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
 
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
Indoor Cycling
 
Time: 6:15 AM- 7:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Indoor Cycling
Reduces Stress and Increases Endurance
All Fitness Levels Welcome
Reserve a bike by signing-up in the Wellness Center or call the Wellness Center at 878-271-6531.
 
You must sign-up before class! Space is limited.
 
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Aqua Arthritis
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA, 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
 
This warm water recreational exercise program is designed for people with impaired joint motion. The purpose is to reduce pain and stiffness and increase joint range of motion while having fun with basic resistance movements and water walking. Beginners welcome!
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Water classes are at the YMCA at 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Please call 878-271-6484 to register before participating.
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Cranberry YMCA
 
For more information, please call 878-271-6484.
 
Introductory Tai Chi Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Auditorium (or alternate location when indicated)
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6459 for information and to enroll before attending classes.
 
What Is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi has been practiced for centuries, dating back to Taoist monasteries. Also known as T’ai chi ch’uan or Taiijiquan, Tai Chi was developed as an ancient Chinese martial art. Tai Chi is a widely practiced form of exercise with numerous health benefits. Tai Chi is roughly the equivalent to a brisk walk.
While there is not enough research to conclude clear benefits, studies have demonstrated Tai Chi to have potential positive effects for falls, hypertension, cognitive performance, osteoarthritis, depression, pain, balance confidence and COPD.
Tai Chi is most commonly taught as a series of slow, gentle, low-impact movements that integrate the breath, the mind, and physical activity to achieve greater awareness and a sense of inner peace and well-being.
Tai Chi is typically taught from a master to a student. It  is based on the master’s approval rather than a formal educational format with certification.  
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Personal Trainer available in Wellness Center
 
Time: 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before meeting with the Personal Trainer.  
 
Aqua Zumba
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA - 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township,PA 16066
 
Known as the Zumba “pool party,” Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Aqua Zumba blends a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Wellness Center Orientation
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 1:45 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Please call 878-271-6531 to make sure orientation will be provided on the day you are wishing to attend.
 
Meditation
 
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC - Room 1MH005
 
Join us for an hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising and philosophy.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed above.
 
Learn this simple meditation technique so you can do it anytime at home.
 
Call 878-271-6531 to sign-up for the class!
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
Cardio Surprise
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
VA Butler Healthcare offers Veteran fitness classes from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA HCC. The classes are provided free of charge to our Veterans, but Veterans must pre-register before attending classes. To pre-register, contact VA Butler's HPDP Program Manager at 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
 
Martial Arts
 
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
All fitness levelsare welcome! 
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, Nov 28, 2019
Indoor Cycling
 
Time: 6:15 AM- 7:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Muscle Up - Water Class
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA- 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
 
Through a series of exercise with a heavy set of weights using lower reps and then repeating the same exercise using a lighter set of weights with higher reps, participants will work on sculpting their upper and lower body.
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Water classes are at the YMCA at 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Please call 878-271-6484 to register before participating.
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Cranberry YMCA
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Aqua Arthritis
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA, 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
 
This warm water recreational exercise program is designed for people with impaired joint motion. The purpose is to reduce pain and stiffness and increase joint range of motion while having fun with basic resistance movements and water walking. Beginners welcome!
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Water classes are at the YMCA at 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Please call 878-271-6484 to register before participating.
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Cranberry YMCA
 
For more information, please call 878-271-6484.
 
Be Active & MOVE! (BAAM)
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (EST)
Location: Armstrong County Community Based Outpatient Clinic
 
The MOVE!  Program is excited to offer a physical activity program for Veterans!
 
Contact the MOVE! office for enrollment at 1-800-362-8262 X5053
 
Refinement Tai Chi
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Meet at Waiting Room #10
 
Following completion of the Introductory Tai Chi Series, we would like to invite you to the Tai Chi Refinement Class. No appointment is necessary.....just drop in at the gathering location of waiting room #10 at the Health Care Center.  Feel free to call 878-271-6459 for more information.
 
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:45 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints!  Non-impact exercise.
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
 
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 1:55 PM- 2:55 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Call 878-271-6484 for more information.
 
Indoor Cycling
 
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Indoor Cycling
Reduces Stress and Increases Endurance
All Fitness Levels Welcome
Reserve a bike by signing-up in the Wellness Center or call the Wellness Center at 878-271-6531.
 
You must sign-up before class! Space is limited.
 
 
Friday, Nov 29, 2019
Gentle Water Exercise
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 12:45 PM (EST)
Location: Butler YMCA
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
A light cardio workout!  Increase strength and flexibility using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Gentle on your joints!  Non-impact exercise.
 
Water classes are at the Butler YMCA at 339 N Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001
 
Veterans must show Veteran ID & PA drivers license to participate in water classes at the Butler YMCA
 
Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
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Saturday, Nov 30, 2019
Choose A DVD Workout
 
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
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Walk 30 for 30 DVD
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
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Martial Arts
 
Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
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Meditation
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC Wellness Center
 
Join us for an hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising and philosophy.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed above.
Learn this simple meditation technique so you can do it anytime at home.
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
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