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VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

 

MOVE! Weight Management Program


The Veterans Health Administration encourages Veterans to "Eat Wisely," "Be Physically Active," and "Strive for a Healthy Weight."

In keeping with these goals, MOVE! is a weight management program designed by the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health. The VA Preventive Care Program is designed to promote healthy living among Veterans.

Locally, there are several opportunities for Veterans to participate in MOVE! group weight management programs. Veterans must be enrolled in VA health care. Pre-registration is necessary. The eight-week program begins every two months.

MOVE! - Fitchburg
Time: Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. OR Thursday, 9 -10 a.m.
Location: Phillip J. Philbin Federal Bldg. 881 Main St., Fitchburg
Contact your Primary Care Provider for referral or Seth Maas, RD at (413) 584-4040, or (800) 893-1522, Ext. 2711.

MOVE! - Greenfield
Time: Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. OR Thursday, 9 - 10 a.m.
Location: Greenfield Outpatient Clinic - 143 Munson St., Greenfield.
Contact your Primary Care Provider for referral or Patricia Lariviere, RD at (413) 584-4040 or (800) 893-1522, Ext. 2151.

MOVE! - Northampton
Time: Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR Friday, 9 - 10 a.m.
Location: Building 1, Creative Thinking Room on the Northampton main campus, 421 North Main St., Leeds.
Contact your Primary Care Provider for referral or Seth Maas, RD at (413) 584-4040 or (800) 893-1522, Ext. 2711.

MOVE! - Pittsfield
Time: Wednesday, 9 - 10 a.m. OR 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Pittsfield Outpatient Clinic - 73 Eagle St., Pittsfield.
Contact your Primary Care Provider for referral or Seth Maas, RD at (413) 584-4040 or (800) 893-1522, Ext. 2711.

MOVE! - Springfield
Time: Tuesday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.  OR  Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.
Location: Springfield Outpatient Clinic - 25 Bond St., Springfield
Contact your Primary Care Provider for referral or Seth Maas, RD at (413) 584-4040 or (800) 893-1522, Ext. 2711.

MOVE! - Worcester
Time: Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  OR   Friday, 9 - 10 a.m.
Location: Worcester Outpatient Clinic - 605 Lincoln St., Worcester
For additional information, contact Suzanne Burchman, RD, at (508) 856-0104 or (800) 893-1522, extension 17022.

TeleMOVE! is another option for veterans who are unable to attend traditional MOVE classes. The veteran works one-to-one with a Registered Dietitian from the privacy of their own home. They answer questions and receive feedback via a Home Telehealth monitor. There are no additional fees for the program. Interested Veterans should contact their Primary Care Provider for a referral.

Download the MOVE! Coach Mobile App onto your smart phone for additional support! https://mobile.va.gov/app/move-coach-app

Other Resources

Nutrition Counseling is available at all locations (Northampton and all VA Central Western Massachusetts Outpatient Clinics).

A Fitness Center is available to Veterans who would like to increase their physical activity. The Fitness Center is located in the Recreation Hall on the main medical center campus in Northampton.  More information can be obtained by contacting Recreation Therapy at (413) 584-4040 or (800) 893-1522, x2350.

Contact Info

Location

  • VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 413-584-4040

Hours of Operation

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