Recreation and Leisure Resource Internet Links for Social Distancing Catherine Ivie: Recreation Therapist-Adaptive Sports at New Mexico VA Health Care System

I know you all are probably looking for things to do now that we are in these new times due to COVID-19. I wanted to let you know we have found resources for you. Don’t forget to stay active while social distancing. Take a walk, get out to your back yard and bird watch, plant a garden, clean a room. Take care of yourself and call your friends to check in on them. We will get through this. These are some great resources, remember to participate within your own abilities.


Upcoming SpaceX Launch

Currently scheduled for May 27, NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley, mission commander (USMC) and Robert Behnken (USAF) will be launching on a test flight aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the Crew Dragon capsule. This will be the 1st human spaceflight launch from US soil since the Space Shuttle was retired in 2011. The event will be live streamed online at http://www.nasa.gov/live and covered by major TV networks.

“NASA and SpaceX are targeting 4:32 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 27, for the launch of the Demo-2 flight, which will be the first time a commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft will carry humans to the space station. The launch, as well as other activities leading up to the launch, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock to the space station at 11:29 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 28.”

More info:

Take a Tour at Home

Virtual Tours

Live Cameras


Other Entertainment:

Home Exercises

Home Exercises: Only do exercises according to your ability!

Adaptive Adventure web programming:

Join us this week! Programs open to ALL to enjoy!

Click on the desired programs below to register. You must register to receive a link to join the program. Don't forget to join us for a special Friday Night Film on Facebook Live!

Adaptive Fitness, Education, and other activities by Disable Sports USA: https://www.disabledsportsusa.org/adaptathome/

Not Forgotten Outreach Programs:

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Meditation

Mindful Meditation

Classes are currently offered weekly to Veterans. Take any or all classes! We encourage you to take as many as you can!

DATES: currently offered on Friday afternoon

  • MARCH 20th & 27th
  • APRIL 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
  • MAY 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
  • JUNE 5th, 12th ,19th & 26th

9am – 10am, Mountain Standard Time (MST)

LOCATION: This class will be offered via telephone using a toll free number: 1-800-767-1750 with Access Code 54220#

Google Play or Apple apps:

Must download to your phone or computer

  • Headspace
  • Mindfulness coach

Other Apps

Knit and Crochet


Your local library has digital books and audio books to check out

Resources for Kids

Resources for Kids

Veteran Support

Recovery Support

NMVAHCS Chaplains Daily Motivation
Chaplains Daily Motivation - This a brief time to pause, reflect, be encouraged, and look forward. We will host a VANTS call every day of the week at noon. The Chaplain providing the daily motivation will change based on the day – but the nature of the call will always be encouraging and strengthening. You will hear from Chaplains personal stories of how God has sustained them throughout difficult times. 1-800-767-1750 participant code #55373 Starts at noon. Please consider joining us!
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