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June 11, 2018 - 10:30 am
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Being healthy doesn't just happen.  It takes work:  nutrition, fitness, wellness, and mindfulness.  

 

Benefits

VA Health Benefits  Apply here if you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable.

VA Health Benefits for family members Under certain circumstances, family members of veterans are eligible for health benefits. Using these programs may reduce or eliminate your cost for medical supplies, office visits or prescriptions.

VA Health Benefits for women veterans Each VA Medical Center has a Women Veterans Program Manager who is designated to advise and advocate for women veterans.

VA Dental Benefits 

MyHealtheVet  Scheduling appointments, managing healthcare and prescriptions

 

Fitness

Here are some fitness programs that support veterans and military:

CrossFit - search for an affiliate near you.

GoRuck - rucking for fitness and community

SealFit

SoldierFit 

Team RWB - connecting veterans through fitness and social events

 

Nutrition

VA Nutrition Services  VA offers nutrition and diet services for veterans and their families.  You can register with a nutritionist or dietician at your local VA to help with these chronic issues.

Federal resources for military and veteran families if you need food assistance.  Don't go hungry.  Ask for help.

 

TBI

Brainline.org This website is a great source for everything TBI related (as well as PTS) such as news, personal stories and information for veterans and their families. 

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center  Part of the US Military Health System, 22 locations that promote state-of-the-science care from point-of-injury to reintegration for service members and veterans.

Make the Connection Real veterans share their stories, symptoms and resources

VA National Center for Traumatic Brain Injury

VA What is TBI?

 

Wellness 

Chiropractic

American Chiropractic Association Information sheet for veterans on how to get chiropractic care covered by VA

Patriot Project Helping to provide chiropractic care to military, veterans and their families.

VA Chiropractic Care Information Sheet

 

Meditation

TM for Veterans Using meditation to overcome trauma

 

Yoga

Connected Warriors Teaching trauma conscious yoga to veterans

Veterans Yoga Project Free yoga classes for military, veterans and their families teaching mindful resilience.

VetOga Teaches yoga, meditation and healing arts to military, veterans and their families.

Warriors at Ease Resources on how yoga, meditation and mindfulness soothes and heals PTS in veterans

Yoga for Vets Supporting veterans, one breath at a time.  Includes a map to help you find yoga classes near you.

 

Wounded Warriors

Building Homes for Heroes gifts mortgage-free homes that meet the needs of the men and women who have selflessly served our country. These homes not only help to remove the family's financial burden, they help to restore the individual's freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life.

Disabled American Veterans is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.

Hearts of Valor is a network of people caring for wounded, ill or injured service members, created and maintained by Operation Homefront.

Homes for Our Troops is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

Impact A Hero provides immediate and ongoing support, in the form of opportunities and resources, for our severely wounded, post 9/11 combat veterans, their families and caregivers.Impact A Hero.

National Resource Directory is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.

Purple Heart Homes provides housing for Service Connected Disabled Veterans that is substantial in function, design, and quality fit to welcome home the fighting men and women of America.