ILS Support Groups
NEURO-QUEER SUPPORT GROUP– BRIDGES & Rockland County Pride Center are collaborating to offer the Neuro-Queer Support Group for individuals who fall under the Neurodiversity spectrum (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Mental Health, etc.) who are also queer self-identified. Thursdays at 2:30 PM
We look forward to having healthy and meaningful discussions!!!
If you have any questions, feel free to email BRIDGES staff members Carlos Roman at [email protected] or Peter Duffy at [email protected]
ANXIETY RELIEF AND MEDITATION SUPPORT GROUP– Learn to deal with anxiety and stress through mindful breathing and mental imagery. The power of breath can directly affect your physiological state of our bodies. Join us to learn simple techniques on how to control your breath! For more information, contact Chrystelle Wade at [email protected] or visit the Wellness Facebook page. Fridays at 11:30 AM
SCI, NEURO, & AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP– Community discussions for individuals living with mobility impairment or a similar disability. For more information, contact Matthew Castelluccio at [email protected]. Wednesdays at 3:00 PM
COMMUNITY SOCIAL SUPPORT GROUP– Participate in fun activities and talk about mental health. For more information, contact Chrystelle Wade at [email protected]. Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 PM
Register online for any of the support groups by clicking here.
Vet to Vet
VETERANS WALIKING CLUB- Wednesday, December 9, at 9:30 am, in the Palisades Center. Meet in front of BRIDGES located on the 2nd Floor. The Mall’s stores and businesses open at 10
am. Masks are required while in the mall. Walks will take between 45 minutes to an hour. Join fast pace groups, slow pace groups or walk at your own pace. Just get walking!
COOKING WITH THE CORPS- Wednesday, December 9, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm This is a
virtual cooking class via zoom with Chef Chris Martinez, USMC Retiree who studied at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, NY. He’ll be making Butterscotch candy and will send ingredients for the recipe ahead of the event to get ready for the class. Zoom Meeting ID: 721 0587 432, Passcode: 0794 #. Contact Izzy Quintana at email [email protected]. for further information
QIGONG EXERCISE GROUP- Every Thursday from 9 am to 10 am via Zoom. Session is led by Norman Galinsky , MFA who has more than 36 years of study, practice, and teaching of Chinese healing and martial arts. Gentle, meditative exercises based on the cultivation and refinement of Universal Life Energy known as Qi. Exercises aim to reduce pain, stress, and anxiety while improving physical fitness, vitality and immune functionality. If you interested in attending or have further questions, contact Veteran Outreach Coordinator Izzy Quintana at [email protected]
TAPPING EMOTIONAL GREEDOM TECNIQUES (EFT)- Every Friday at 10 am via Zoom. Session is led by EFT Master, Jondi Whitis. Commonly referred to as ‘Tapping,’ EFT uses a unique combination of ancient Eastern and Western medicine to bring together an efficient mix of mindfulness, brief exposure, neural re -consolidation and simultaneously uses the somatic, to down-regulate the nervous system by using the body’s meridian energy (Qi) system. It’s a fast way to feel better and we’ll teach you to simply use your own fingertips to Tap upon just a few of the body’s acupressure points, while focusing upon an issue you’d like to change for the better.
Meeting ID: 841 3981 8795 ; Passcode: 338649
To register, contact Sharon Bailey, Veteran Outreach Administrator, at [email protected]
GENTLE YOGA- Date and time varies by week. December 11 from 5 pm to 6 pm. If you interested in attending or have further questions, contact Veteran Outreach Coordinator Izzy Quintana at [email protected] for future meeting times. Instructor Mira Stangl is a 500 hour Yoga-Alliance Certified Teacher With Extensive Training in PTSD and Restorative Yoga.
Weekly Support Groups
WELLNESS & RECOVERY VETERANS & FIRST RESPONDERS SUPPORT GROUP – Every Monday from 2 pm to 4 pm via conference call. Session is led by Sharon Bailey, LCSW. You can call in with your name or stay anonymous. Dial in # 425-436-6393, access code 114029 #.
MENTOR SUPPORT GROUP – Every Tuesday from 10 am to 11:30 am via conference call. Session is led by Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Flore Raphael. Geared for Vets who have taken the Military Behavioral Health Course. Dial in # 701-802-5101, access code 486170 #.
VETERAN PEER SUPPORT GROUP – Every Thursday from 10 am to 11:30 am via conference call or virtual via Zoom. Session is led by Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Chris Martinez. Geared for Veterans of all eras and branches. Zoom meeting ID: 7210587432 and passcode: 0794 #. If using conference call via telephone, dial 929-205- 6099. When prompted, enter Zoom meeting ID: 7210587432 and when prompted again, enter 0794 #
CREATIVE WRITING SUPPORT GROUP– Every other Wednesday starting September 30th from 3 pm to 4:30 pm via Zoom or BRIDGES main office Session led by Bill Hohlfeld who currently teaches composition and literature courses in the English department at Rockland Community College. To register, contact Sharon Bailey, Veteran Outreach Administrator, at [email protected]