VA Butler Healthcare Events Calendar
July 2019

Monday, Jul 1, 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.
 
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, Jul 2, 2019
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, Jul 3, 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, Jul 4, 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
 
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, Jul 5, 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, Jul 6, 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, Jul 8, 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, Jul 9, 2019
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, Jul 10, 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, Jul 11, 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, Jul 12, 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, Jul 13, 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, Jul 15, 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, Jul 16, 2019
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.  
 
Veteran Fashion Show
 
Time: 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: HCC 2nd Floor Lobby; Abie Abraham VA Clinic
 
The Butler VA’s Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) Recovery Team and AmeriCorps (Suit Yourself) are putting on a fashion show! The show will educate Veterans on how-to dress for formal events, interviews, work, and casual situations. Attire will be modeled by Veterans, and a reception with light refreshments will be available immediately following the fashion show.
 
Veterans, their families, & staff are invited to attend.
 
For any questions, please call 724-968-6774
 
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, Jul 17, 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.  
 
Coffee with the Quad
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Clinic, 353 North Duffy Rd, Butler PA
 
The Butler VA is still hosting its Town Hall Meetings at its main facility, but with a new flavor…

All Veterans, Families, and Community Members are invited to have a cup of coffee and chat with the Butler VA’s Leadership Team (the Quad). Share concerns, ask questions, and learn more about what is going on at the Butler VA.
 
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, Jul 18, 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
 
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, Jul 19, 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, Jul 20, 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, Jul 22, 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.
 
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
 
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, Jul 23, 2019
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, Jul 24, 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, Jul 25, 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
 
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, Jul 26, 2019
Farmers Market
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Outside of main entrance into VA Butler Health Care Center, 353 N. Duffy Rd, Butler PA 16001
 
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, Jul 27, 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, Jul 29, 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, Jul 30, 2019
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, Jul 31, 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.