Vets in Action Vets in Action 14 different Resources providing amazing opportunities from outdoor activities, music therapy, yoga, crafts, amputee support groups and so much more! Email: Various "see below" Website: Various "see below" Service Area: IA Serving: Veterans Description: DISCLAIMER: PLEASE BE SURE TO CONTACT EACH RESOURCE TO CONFIRM DATES AND TIMES Veterans Walking Club Join other veterans trying out various trails around the Des Moines area, for some exercise and conversation! All abilities and paces are welcome. Mondays @ 8am Contact: Joni Osmundson (515) 528-6628 Terra Lake Park 6400 Pioneer Pkwy Johnston, IA Meet down by the shelter/playground Music Therapy Jam Session If you’ve ever wanted to sing/play with other veterans, join the open music clinic! Instruments are provided and experience is not necessary! Mondays @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm Contact: Matt Lloyd (515) 699-5999 (ext. 24983) Vet Center 1821 22nd St. West Des Moines, IA Chair and Mat Yoga Beginning level yoga class with most movement in chairs. Learn about breathing techniques and relaxation. Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 2:30pm - 3:15pm Pre-registration required - call for location Contact: Jerra Buster 515-699-5999 (ext. 25228) VVC Tai Chi Form of exercise that focuses on weight transfers, balance by using slow movements and can also help relieve pain, stress and improve strength. Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm Pre-registration required - call for location Contact: Josh Mulder (515) 809-8996 Pickleball Club Pickleball is a great, new, up and coming sport for all ages! Courts are outdoors, so plan accordingly for weather! Limited equipment will be available, so please bring your own paddle if you have one. Wednesdays @ 8:30am - 10:30am Contact: Joni Osmundson (515) 528-6628 Fox Creek Park 522 NE Westgate Dr, Waukee, IA 50263 Horses Helping Heroes (H3) Outpatient Equine-Assisted Therapy This 4 week program is designed to assist Veterans in gaining life skills through interactions with a horse. Skills one may learn from equine-assisted therapy consist of emotional regulation, improved communication skills, mindfulness, and many others! Currently this is NOT a riding program. This is a 4-week program - Contact them for current schedules! Contact: Megan Trimble (515) 699-5999 (ext. 24039) Jester Park Equestrian Center 11171 NW 103rd Ct. Granger, IA 50109 Open Craft Kit Checkout In partnership with Help Heal Veterans, free craft kits will be available for veterans to check out during this time! Veterans may receive one craft per week. Fridays @ 1:30pm - 3:00pm Contact: Theresa Johnson (515) 669-5999 (ext.24938) VA Hospital - Main Lobby Amputee Support Group Although we cannot meet in person yet, please join us on the phone as we support one another and discuss the issues that affect veterans with amputations Mondays @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm Contact: Amber Krakau (515) 699-5999 (ext. 24982) VANTS Line: Call: 1-800-767-1750 Participant Code: 14987* *Be sure to reach out to Amber for current date and times. Project Healing Waters-Virtual Fly Tying Join the Project Healing Waters volunteers at they teach you this fun new skill. All materials are provided, no experience necessary. Please call or check the Facebook page for updates! Tuesdays @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm Contact: Joni Osmundson (515) 528-6628* *Be sure to reach out to Joni for Facebook information Beginner Air Rifle Whether you’ve target shot in the past or not, this class is open to all ability levels, in a safe, indoor/outdoor environment. Thursdays @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm Contact: Joni Osmundson (515) 528-6628 Jester Park Outdoor Recreation Center 12112 NW 128th St, Granger, IA Vets Riding To Live Veterans biking group is returning for another season! Rides will alternate at trails in the area. All abilities are welcome! Fridays @ 8:30am - 12:00 noon Contact: Joni Osmundson (515) 528-6628 Or Check out the Facebook Page: "Vets Riding to Live" for up to date information. Various Trails in the Des Moines Area, TBD Team River Runner Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and explore areas of the water you may have never been! Adapted kayaks and equipment are available for any ability level! Saturday @ 10:00am - 2:00pm Contact: Joni Osmundson (515) 528-6628 Or Check out the Facebook Page: Team River Runner Des Moines Location: TBD Intro to Woodturning In partnership with the Des Moines Woodturners, join us to learn the basics of pen making! Space is limited, so call to sign up and/or for more information! Wednesdays @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm Contact: Joni Osmundson (515) 528-6628 175 Ninth Street, Unit 430, West Des Moines, IA Basic Archery Archery is a fun activity for all ages! These sessions will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Space is limited so sign up early to secure your spot! Thursdays @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm Contact: Joni Osmundson (515) 528-6628 Jester Park Outdoor Recreation Center 12112 NW 128th St, Granger, IA

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