Whole Health For Life - Syracuse VA Medical Center
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Syracuse VA Medical Center

 

Whole Health For Life

Whole Health is a holistic look at the many areas of life that can affect your health — your work environment, relationships, diet/exercise/ sleep patterns, and developing a plan to reach your identified goals, together with your health care providers and a VA Whole Health Coach.                                     

Syracuse VA Whole Health:

  • For program questions, call 315-425-4400 ext. 53839
  • To schedule an appointment with a coach or for a class/workshop: 315-425-4400 ext. 57485 

Binghamton VA Outpatient Clinic Whole Health:

  • For program questions, call 315-425-4400 ext. 53839
  • To schedule an appointment with a coach or for a class/workshop: 315-425-4400 ext. 57485

Rome VA Outpatient Clinic Whole Health:

  • For program questions, call 315-425-4400 ext. 53839
  • To schedule an appointment with a coach or for a class/workshop: 315-425-4400 ext. 57485

VA Whole Health for Life Programs

VA’s new model of whole health care is designed to help Veterans achieve and maintain their best all-around health and well-being. Whole Health (WH) Coaches & Peers are available to support Veterans in making sustainable, healthy lifestyle behavior changes. Individual or group coaching available, telephonically or via telehealth. Click here https://www.va.gov/patientcenteredcare/to learn more about the whole health approach.

Syracuse VA Whole Health

  • For program questions, call 315-425-4400 ext. 53839
  • To schedule an appointment with a coach or for a class/workshop: 315-425-4400 ext. 57485

Monday classes:

  • M.O.V.E. (for weight loss):  10-11am, room B447 (by appointment and walk-in)
  • Yoga (for improved balance/pain mgmt., stress reduction, flexibility, weight loss):  11am -12pm, VA Auditorium (walk-in)
  • Taking Charge of Your Health and Life (9 sessions/at VWRC/2nd fl): 1 – 2:30 pm (by appointment)

    Tuesday classes:

    • Whole Health Orientation (Get an overview of the Whole Health Program): 1 – 2 pm, room B905 (by appointment)
    • Working your back Yoga: 1- 2pm, room S500A (walk-in)
    • Yoga: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, VA Auditorium (walk-in)

    Tuesday Wellness Workshops: (4 week sessions) :

    (Speak to your Whole Health Coach or RN at 315-425-4400 ext. 53839 for dates & times)
    Workshops are available on a walk-in basis & via tele-health for Rome/Binghamton participants..

    • Family, friends & Co-workers: Learn more about how communication skills and relationships affect health and wellbeing.  
    • Mindfulness/Power of the Mind: Learn how to use your mind to improve your health and wellbeing.  
    • Spirt and Soul:  Learn about how spirituality affects our wellbeing.
    • Surroundings:  Learn how environmental things (exposures, workplace, diet, posture/exercise, state of mind, etc.) can affect health and wellbeing.
    • Personal Development: Learn how to get the most enjoyment out of each day. 
    • Recharge/Mindfulness: Learn techniques for stress reduction, energy restoration and how to be more mindful.
    • Food & Drink: Coming Jan 2020 Learn more about how communication skills and relationships affect our overall health and wellbeing.  

    Wednesday classes:

    • Moving your Body (for improved balance/pain mgmt., stress reduction, flexibility): 1-2pm, VA Auditorium (walk-in)
    • Qigong (for improved balance/pain mgmt., stress reduction, flexibility): 4:15 - 5 pm, room S-500A (walk-in)
    • Chair Yoga 11 am -12 pm, room S-500A (walk-in)
    • M.O.V.E.: 10 am – 11 am, room B447 (by appointment and walk-in)
    • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (at VRWC/2nd fl) (for stress reduction): 1 – 2 pm (walk-in/check in at desk)

    Thursday classes:

    • Qigong: 10 – 11 am & 11 am- 12 pm, room S-500A (walk-in)
    • Taking Charge of Your Health and Life (9 sessions/at BHOC, 620 Erie Blvd): 11 am – 12:30 pm (sign in at desk/appointment only)
    • Whole Health Orientation: 10 – 11 am, room B905 (by appointment)

     Pain Management Treatments:

    • Acupuncture (Monday & Friday only, Dr consult required)
    • Reiki (Friday, by appointment only) 315-4400 ext. 57485
    • Massage (Coming soon, Dr consult required)
    • Whole Health Nutritional Consult (Dr consult required)


    Rome VA Clinic Whole Health

    • For program questions, call 315-425-4400 ext. 53839
    • To schedule an appointment with a coach or for a class/workshop: 315-425-4400 ext. 57485

    Qigong – gentle exercise involving movement ,breathing and mindfulness

    Yoga – stretching exercises to build flexibility, relax the body, increase balance and stamina. Chair yoga also offered

    Reiki – energy healing that promotes relaxation, may reduce pain and anxiety

    Original Strength – a movement program that re-teaches the body to move the way it was designed to move, helps restore reflexive strength and stability

    Tuesday classes:

    • REIKI: 8 am-10 am, room 1049 (by appointment only)
    • Introduction to Mindful Awareness Class, 4 sessions@ 1x weekly, 1-2:30pm, room 1039, (by appointment only)

    Wednesday classes:

    • YOGA: 3:15-4:15 pm, basement conference room (walk-in)
    • BFA (Auricular Needling): 1-2 pm, room 1049 (sign up at front desk)

    Thursday classes:

    • Whole Health Orientation Class: 9-10 am, appointments or walk-ins, basement conference room
    • Taking Charge of My Life & Health Group/6 sessions, 1x weekly: 10:30 am -12pm, room 1039 (by appointment only)
    • REIKI:  1 -3 pm, room 1049 (by appointment only)
    • QIGONG: 2-3 pm, basement conference room (walk-in/sign up at front desk)
    • Original Strength: 10 am -12 pm, basement conference room (sign up at front desk)
    • BFA (Auricular Needling): 9 -10 am, room 1049 (sign up at front desk)

    Pain Management Treatments:

    • Acupuncture ( Friday only, Dr consult required)
    • Reiki (Tues/Thurs, by appointment only)
    • Massage (Coming soon, Dr consult required)
    • Whole Health Nutritional Consult ( consult required)

    Binghamton VA Clinic Whole Health

    • For program questions, call 315-425-4400 ext. 53839
    • For question about classes call 607-772-9100 ext. 54548
    • To schedule an appointment with a peer coach or for a class: 315-4400 ext. 57485

    Monday classes:

    • Massage (by appointment only)

    Thursday classes:

    • Massage (by appointment only)
    • Mindfulness group: 10:30 am to 12 pm, room 115 (walk-in)

     

     

     

     

    Contact Info

    Location

    • Syracuse VA
      Rome
      Binghamton

    Contact Number(s)

    • 315-425-4400 Ext. 53839

    Hours of Operation

    • 8:00am to 4:30pm
      8:00am to 4:30pm