MEDVAMC Events Calendar
January 2021

Friday, Jan 1, 2021
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: MEDVAMC
 
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group: Bravely Becoming Real
A group for that offers a safe place for transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning Veterans to discuss and explore topics related to identity, relationships, military and VA culture, coming out, stigma, sexuality, health, grief, stress, current events, and many more.

When: Every Friday, 1:00 p.m.
POC: If you are interested in participating or finding out more about the group, please contact Dr. Mallorie Carroll, 713-791-1414, extension 23981.
 
 
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021
Transplant Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Transplant/Dialysis Conference Room, check-in at 3B-317.
 
Transplant Support Group
Pre and post-transplant patients, transplant support persons, and friends and family are encouraged to attend. No appointment or advanced notice required. Walk-ins are welcome!

When: Every Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to noon.
Where: Transplant/Dialysis Conference Room, check-in at 3B-317. 
POC: Group facilitator, Midge Myhre, LCSW, at 713-791-1414, ext. 26286.
 
 
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021
Palliative Care Support Group: "Finding a Path Through the Wilderness"
 
Location: First floor, Building 108A. Available at select VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
 
Palliative Care Support Group: "Finding a Path Through the Wilderness"
For Veterans living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. Meet other patients, explore individual coping and grief processes, and gain knowledge and skills to help yourselves and each other. Each session will include a rotating topic with coping skills education, as well as time for open discussion and support.
When: Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: First floor, Building 108A. Available at select VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
POC: Register with Group Facilitator, Dr. L. Alexis Correll at 713-791-1414 ext. 26948.
 
 
Thursday, Jan 7, 2021
MOVE! Weight Management Support Group
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Prime Care Clinic 2
 
MOVE! Weight Management Support Group: First and third Thursday of each month. 9:00 a.m., Prime Care Clinic 2. | Third Monday of each month. 1:00 p.m., Room 3C-115
 
Parkinson's Disease Education/Support Group (PADRECC)
 
Time: 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM (CST)
Location: Teleconference
 
Parkinson's Disease Education/Support Group (PADRECC)

When: Teleconference first Thursday of each month.
Where: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., 800-767-1750, code 39135#. 
POC: Group Facilitators Sally Samuel at 713-794-8410 or Olga Diverse at 713-794-7842 (schedule available)
 
 
Friday, Jan 8, 2021
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: MEDVAMC
 
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group: Bravely Becoming Real
A group for that offers a safe place for transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning Veterans to discuss and explore topics related to identity, relationships, military and VA culture, coming out, stigma, sexuality, health, grief, stress, current events, and many more.

When: Every Friday, 1:00 p.m.
POC: If you are interested in participating or finding out more about the group, please contact Dr. Mallorie Carroll, 713-791-1414, extension 23981.
 
 
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
Transplant Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Transplant/Dialysis Conference Room, check-in at 3B-317.
 
Transplant Support Group
Pre and post-transplant patients, transplant support persons, and friends and family are encouraged to attend. No appointment or advanced notice required. Walk-ins are welcome!

When: Every Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to noon.
Where: Transplant/Dialysis Conference Room, check-in at 3B-317. 
POC: Group facilitator, Midge Myhre, LCSW, at 713-791-1414, ext. 26286.
 
Breast Cancer Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (CST)
Location: Cancer Center
 
Surviving cancer can be physically and mentally challenging, but you are never alone. Come to a support group to share your story, hear others' experiences, and learn about your condition. Veteran-focused, confidential, and facilitated by cancer psychologist. Veterans and family members are welcome to drop in, no appointment is needed. Have a seat in the Cancer Center waiting room and you will be called back at 11 a.m.
 
Breast Cancer: Second Tuesday of every month, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cancer Center.
 
 
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021
Palliative Care Support Group: "Finding a Path Through the Wilderness"
 
Location: First floor, Building 108A. Available at select VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
 
Palliative Care Support Group: "Finding a Path Through the Wilderness"
For Veterans living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. Meet other patients, explore individual coping and grief processes, and gain knowledge and skills to help yourselves and each other. Each session will include a rotating topic with coping skills education, as well as time for open discussion and support.
When: Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: First floor, Building 108A. Available at select VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
POC: Register with Group Facilitator, Dr. L. Alexis Correll at 713-791-1414 ext. 26948.
 
 
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021
MOVE! Weight Management Group: MOVE! 101 - Introduction/Enrollment into MOVE!
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: MEDVAMC
 
MOVE! Weight Management Group: MOVE! 101 - Introduction/Enrollment into MOVE!: Second and fourth Thursday of each month. 9:00 a.m. Check in Clinic 2. For more information, please contact the Group facilitator Jordyn Forsyth at 713-791-1414, extension 26166.
 
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Nursing Unit 2A Dayroom, Room 2B-210
 
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 

When: Second Thursday of each month, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Nursing Unit 2A Dayroom, Room 2B-210.
POC: Group Facilitators Angelica Rivera, PT, Rosa Lane-Smith, LCSW, or Rose Galicia, LCSW at 713-791-1414 ext. 24034 or 27951.  
 
 
Friday, Jan 15, 2021
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: MEDVAMC
 
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group: Bravely Becoming Real
A group for that offers a safe place for transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning Veterans to discuss and explore topics related to identity, relationships, military and VA culture, coming out, stigma, sexuality, health, grief, stress, current events, and many more.

When: Every Friday, 1:00 p.m.
POC: If you are interested in participating or finding out more about the group, please contact Dr. Mallorie Carroll, 713-791-1414, extension 23981.
 
 
Monday, Jan 18, 2021
MOVE! Weight Management Support Group
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Room 3C-115
 
MOVE! Weight Management Support Group: First and third Thursday of each month. 9:00 a.m., Prime Care Clinic 2. | Third Monday of each month. 1:00 p.m., Room 3C-115
 
 
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021
Transplant Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Transplant/Dialysis Conference Room, check-in at 3B-317.
 
Transplant Support Group
Pre and post-transplant patients, transplant support persons, and friends and family are encouraged to attend. No appointment or advanced notice required. Walk-ins are welcome!

When: Every Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to noon.
Where: Transplant/Dialysis Conference Room, check-in at 3B-317. 
POC: Group facilitator, Midge Myhre, LCSW, at 713-791-1414, ext. 26286.
 
 
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021
Palliative Care Support Group: "Finding a Path Through the Wilderness"
 
Location: First floor, Building 108A. Available at select VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
 
Palliative Care Support Group: "Finding a Path Through the Wilderness"
For Veterans living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. Meet other patients, explore individual coping and grief processes, and gain knowledge and skills to help yourselves and each other. Each session will include a rotating topic with coping skills education, as well as time for open discussion and support.
When: Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: First floor, Building 108A. Available at select VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
POC: Register with Group Facilitator, Dr. L. Alexis Correll at 713-791-1414 ext. 26948.
 
 
Thursday, Jan 21, 2021
MOVE! Weight Management Support Group
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Prime Care Clinic 2
 
MOVE! Weight Management Support Group: First and third Thursday of each month. 9:00 a.m., Prime Care Clinic 2. | Third Monday of each month. 1:00 p.m., Room 3C-115
 
MOVE! Weight Management Womenís Support Group
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Womenís Clinic
 
MOVE! Weight Management Women’s Support Group: Third Thursday of each month. 10:00 a.m., Women’s Clinic
 
 
Friday, Jan 22, 2021
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: MEDVAMC
 
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group: Bravely Becoming Real
A group for that offers a safe place for transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning Veterans to discuss and explore topics related to identity, relationships, military and VA culture, coming out, stigma, sexuality, health, grief, stress, current events, and many more.

When: Every Friday, 1:00 p.m.
POC: If you are interested in participating or finding out more about the group, please contact Dr. Mallorie Carroll, 713-791-1414, extension 23981.
 
 
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
Living with Prostate Cancer Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Cancer Center
https://www.houston.va.gov/services/Support_Groups.asp#1
 
Cancer Support Groups
Surviving cancer can be physically and mentally challenging, but you are never alone. Come to a support group to share your story, hear others' experiences, and learn about your condition. Veteran-focused, confidential, and facilitated by cancer psychologist. Veterans and family members are welcome to drop in, no appointment is needed. Have a seat in the Cancer Center waiting room and you will be called back at 11 a.m.
 
Living with Prostate Cancer: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 11:00 a.m. - noon, Cancer Center.
 
Transplant Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Transplant/Dialysis Conference Room, check-in at 3B-317.
 
Transplant Support Group
Pre and post-transplant patients, transplant support persons, and friends and family are encouraged to attend. No appointment or advanced notice required. Walk-ins are welcome!

When: Every Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to noon.
Where: Transplant/Dialysis Conference Room, check-in at 3B-317. 
POC: Group facilitator, Midge Myhre, LCSW, at 713-791-1414, ext. 26286.
 
 
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
Caregiver Support Group
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Fisher House III
 
Caregiver Support Group
This monthly support group is open to all Caregivers of Veterans. The group will provide information about various VA and community resources while providing Caregivers with a time to interact and ask questions. .

When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 11:00 a.m. to noon
Where: Fisher House III (Parking is available at Fisher House III on a first come, first serve basis.)
VA Outpatient Clinics: Beaumont, Conroe, Galveston, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Texas City, and Tomball.
POC: Caregiver Support Program Coordinators: Ronda Anderson, at 713-791-1414, ext. 24757.
More information: VA Caregiver Support Program
 
Veteranís Amputee Support Team (VAST)
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Room 2A-311
 
Veteran’s Amputee Support Team (VAST)
Friends and family are welcome to attend as well.

When: Last Wednesday of each month, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Conference Room 2A-311 
POC: Bismy Joseph, Amputation Rehabilitation Coordinator at 713-791-1414, extension 28054.
 
Palliative Care Support Group: "Finding a Path Through the Wilderness"
 
Location: First floor, Building 108A. Available at select VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
 
Palliative Care Support Group: "Finding a Path Through the Wilderness"
For Veterans living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. Meet other patients, explore individual coping and grief processes, and gain knowledge and skills to help yourselves and each other. Each session will include a rotating topic with coping skills education, as well as time for open discussion and support.
When: Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: First floor, Building 108A. Available at select VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
POC: Register with Group Facilitator, Dr. L. Alexis Correll at 713-791-1414 ext. 26948.
 
 
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
MOVE! Weight Management Group: MOVE! 101 - Introduction/Enrollment into MOVE!
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: MEDVAMC
 
MOVE! Weight Management Group: MOVE! 101 - Introduction/Enrollment into MOVE!: Second and fourth Thursday of each month. 9:00 a.m. Check in Clinic 2. For more information, please contact the Group facilitator Jordyn Forsyth at 713-791-1414, ext. 26166.
 
 
Friday, Jan 29, 2021
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: MEDVAMC
 
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Questioning Support Group: Bravely Becoming Real
A group for that offers a safe place for transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning Veterans to discuss and explore topics related to identity, relationships, military and VA culture, coming out, stigma, sexuality, health, grief, stress, current events, and many more.

When: Every Friday, 1:00 p.m.
POC: If you are interested in participating or finding out more about the group, please contact Dr. Mallorie Carroll, 713-791-1414, extension 23981.
 
 
Saturday, Jan 30, 2021
Saturday COVID Vaccine Clinic for Veterans ages 75 and Over
 
Time: 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: MEDVAMC, primary care clinic, 1st floor
 
The Houston VA is holding a special COVID vaccine walk in clinic this Saturday, January 30th for our Veteran patients 75 and over in our primary care clinic on the first floor of the medical center!
 
Doors open at 8 a.m. and will remain open until vaccination limits are reached. No appointment is necessary. This is a two-dose series of vaccinations. Veterans must be available for a follow up appt for the second dose in about three weeks. Veterans can park in any visitor or Veteran parking lot and enter through our main entrance. Valet parking will not be available. Due to COVID, we have limited space in the hospital and all Veterans should come alone unless they need assistance from one family member.
 
Those wishing to be vaccinated must bring identification, wear a mask to enter the facility, maintain social distancing, and not be ill, including having any COVID symptoms such as coughing or a fever. The Houston VA asks everyone to be flexible during the vaccine process and we will provide a safe environment for all Veterans and staff as we work to distribute the COVID vaccine to interested Veterans as quickly as possible.
 
If you have a question or concern about whether you should get the COVID vaccine based on your specific medical conditions or your medical history, please contact your primary care provider for assistance. If you have general questions about this week-end’s COVID-19 walk in clinic or you are 75 years and older and would like to make an appointment to get the COVID vaccine during the week, call us at 713-794-8985.