Activities & Events for the Military & Veteran Community

As a small subset of the population that spans all demographic groups, meeting others with similar backgrounds can be challenging when returning home after military service.  Surrounding yourself with positive people, learning from the experiences of peers, sharing your knowledge and experiences with others, and engaging with the community are all critical components of proper reintegration.  And it’s fun.  Register for an activity below that’s of interest to you and give it a try!


UPCOMING ONE-TIME ACTIVITIES


Broad Meadow Brook 

Family Friendly Hike & Butterfly Festival

Saturday, August 13th  12:00 p.m.

Worcester, MA

Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England.  We’ve secured a number of tickets free for Military, Veterans and their families to explore the trails, games and activities happening during the 15th annual Butterfly Festival.

Details & Registration

Soldiers to Sidelines  

Virtual Adaptive Athlete Coaching Certification Seminar

August 21st – 25th, 2022

Virtual

Join Soldiers to Sidelines for their first-ever adaptive athlete coaching program. Whether you’ve never coached a day or have been coaching for a long time there is something for you.

Details & Registration

Operation Comeback 

Veterans & Rescue Horses 

Thursdays thru August 11, 5:00 p.m.

Holliston MA

Operation Comeback pairs Veterans and currently serving Military with rescued horses.  Over six weeks, participants assist the horses in their recovery from trauma and reintegration to horse life while gaining valuable lessons and skills that may be used in their own lives.  This is not a riding program.  (Registration is now full.  Join the waiting list to be informed of any openings or future sessions).

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RECURRING ACTIVITIES


World's BEST Veterans Coffee Hour (Free)

Monthly:  3rd Wednesday

Northborough, MA

The World’s Best Veterans Coffee Hour brings subject-matter-experts to the community to speak on topics of proven value and answer direct questions from the audience.  Free coffee and breakfast pastries are picked up fresh the morning of, and there are always a lot of new faces at every session.  Sponsored in part by Easterseals Massachusetts MassVeteran.com and held at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234.

Details & Registration

Warrior Wellness (Free)

Weekly:  Tue & Thu at 9 a.m.

Westborough, MA

By Boroughs Family Branch YMCA.  Each class includes a 45 minute strength and condition workout which can be scaled appropriately for every fitness and ability level.  Come try it out! Contact Bryan for more information at bdearnley@ymcaofcm.org or call 508.870.1320, Ext. 8215.

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Veterans Food Corner & More (Free)

Monthly:  2nd & 4th Saturday

Northborough, MA

By Boroughs Cares 4 Troops (BC4T).  The Veterans Food Corner & More provides food, beverages, books, toiletries and other items to the military & veteran community free of charge. Come down, fill up a bag full of groceries and other available items, and use that money saved on the other essentials for yourself and your family.  Sponsored in part by Easterseals Massachusetts MassVeteran.com.

Details & Registration

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Disability Technology

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Women in Service

The Women in Service page highlights resources specifically intended for women with military service, explores the evolution of women's service in the military, and more.  Take a look today!

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Discover Benefits & Services

Discover the benefits and services that you've earned through your military service.  From VA Home Loans, to Chapter 115 needs-based financial assistance, to property tax exemptions, to health care...this is the place to start.  Visit the Learn page today!

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