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Blue Star Cares Caregiver Training, Virtual

October 3, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

The caregiving team at Blue Star Families is evaluating how well an avatar-based training program can help military-connected caregivers improve their overall health and well being and provide better care to their wounded warrior. If you’re a military-connected caregiver who is caring for a wounded warrior and over the age of 18, you’re invited to […]

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Caregivers Instant Pot Event, San Antonio

September 26, 2017 by Katherine Clark

Caregivers, come learn how to save time nourishing your mind, body, and soul using the Instant Pot. Lunch, Instant Pot recipes, and taste demonstrations will be provided.

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The Healing Power of Horses

September 22, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

The Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center Hosts Military Families For A Day Of Health, Wellness, Fun & Togetherness! “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill No truer words have possibly been spoken and, if you choose to argue that point, there are nearly […]

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Caregivers Trail Ride and Horse Therapy, San Antonio

September 21, 2017 by Katherine Clark

A horse will reflect exactly what you need to see about yourself… Are you brave enough to ask? Are you strong enough to listen? Are you humble enough to learn? Join fellow caregivers for a one-of-a-kind exploration trail ride and equine therapy. For questions, please contact [email protected]

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Caregivers Coffee Chat, San Antonio

September 12, 2017 by Katherine Clark

Blue Star Families presents caregivers coffee hour. Come relax with other caregivers and enjoy a cup of coffee on us!

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CEC Coffee Chat, Alexandria

September 12, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Relax and connect with other caregivers in your community and enjoy a cup of coffee on us! Questions? Please email [email protected]

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Helping Military Children Cope with an Injured Parent

September 11, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I Do? Story by Brunella Costagliola and Dr. Jerid Fisher It was a very cold February in Minot, North Dakota and I was trying my best to put a positive spin on the -50 degrees Fahrenheit weather for my two children, who kept asking me why they couldn’t go play outside. […]

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Blue Star Caregivers Gargoyle Tour at Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

September 7, 2017 by Katherine Clark

Caregivers & Family Event: Raccoons, rattlesnakes, ghouls and … what is that thing, anyway? Explore the 200+ whimsical and fearsome gargoyles and grotesques that adorn the exterior of Washington National Cathedral. The tour starts with a visual overview of the history and function of these carved wonders, followed by hands-on arts and crafts and a […]

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Blue Star Cares Caregiver Training

September 4, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

The caregiving team at Blue Star Families is evaluating how well an avatar-based training program can help military-connected caregivers improve their overall health and well being and provide better care to their wounded warrior. If you’re a military-connected caregiver who is caring for a wounded warrior and over the age of 18, you’re invited to […]

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The 2017 Bronx VA Summit: Mental Health Recovery: Engaging the Military Family

August 29, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join BSF at the 2017 Bronx VA Summit focusing on Suicide Prevention, Family Services, and Access. You will hear about current VA partnerships that have expanded services for active duty personnel, veterans, and their families; and from clinicians, providers, veterans and caregiver organizations about their research, lessons learned, and current unmet needs in the community. This […]

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