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People Raising Their Hands During a Public MeetingPublic Scoping Meeting:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hosts a public scoping meeting inviting comments from Veterans, stakeholders, government agencies, and members of the public for a site-specific environmental assessment (EA)
Gun SafetyGun Safety
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide prevention program office has developed an outreach video to emphasize the importance of taking precautions at home when a firearm is present.
A Veteran shows off his artistic side during a class put on by volunteers from the Arts in Healing project.  Photo by Robley Rex VAMC Staff Photographer Tom Downs.Healing With Art
Local artists volunteer their time providing artistic treatments for modern maladies. Public Affairs Specialist Laura Schafsnitz introduces us to an organization called Arts in Healing.
A group of Southern Indiana Veterans from various organizations have banded together in order to help Veterans in need.Hustlin' for Dough
A group of Southern Indiana Veterans from various organizations have banded together to help Veterans in need. Public Affairs Specialist Laura Schafsnitz tells us how Kentuckiana Task Force hustles for some dough.
Wintery weather conditions at the Louisville VAMC. Photo by Louisville VAMC Staff Photographer Thomas Downs.Don’t “Slip Up” with Winter Season Safety
A Louisville VA employee treads lightly as he makes his way into the Medical Center. Wintery weather conditions with high amounts of precipitation have made traversing sidewalks and parking lots a slippery situation.
Blind Veterans Holiday PartyBlind Veterans Holiday Party
On December 13th, Robley Rex’s Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST) coordinators partnered with several local organizations and VA employees to put on a holiday program, luncheon, and give away for blinded Veterans.
The new West Entrance at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center.New West Entrance is Now Open!
New West Entrance is Now Open! We are excited to announce that the new West Entrance is now open to pedestrian traffic and provides easy access to the main building (Building 1).
Veteran Centered Living Fall 2013 IssueVeteran Centered Living Fall 2013
Veteran Centered Living is a new quarterly magazine, published by the Department of Veterans Affairs MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9). Copies are available at the Louisville VAMC or you can view it online.
A portion of the front page cover of the Summer 2013 issue of Veteran Centered Living.Veteran Centered Living Summer 2013
Veteran Centered Living is a new quarterly magazine, published by the Department of Veterans Affairs MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9). Copies are available at the Louisville VAMC or you can view it online.
On June 7, Veterans at the Robley Rex VA were treated to dozens of doughnuts.National Doughnut Day
On June 7, Veterans at the Robley Rex were treated to dozens of doughnuts, provided by the Salvation Army in recognition of National Doughnut Day. The treats were graciously served by the Salvation Army.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A man uses an iPad at a tableHelp with Concussions in Veterans' Hands Today
Knowledge learned by VA in treating Traumatic Brain Injury helped develop Concussion Coach, a mobile app with tools to assess symptoms and help with coping strategies.
A smiling woman counts change to a man at a kitchen counterHelping Veterans Find and Keep a Home
Occupational therapist Sarah Scalia assesses Veterans (105 so far) to ensure they are able to maintain the affordable housing provided them through the HUD-VASH program.
A woman and a man talk and point to a brochurePeer Specialists Held in High Regard by Veterans
Peer specialist program: Veterans who have recovered from mental illness serve as role models for other Veterans. Veterans will connect better with those who have experienced the same things.
Runners start a race on a trackHow Can I Live a Healthier Life?
Take charge of your health care. It’s never too late to get back on track and start taking steps towards a healthier you by getting informed, developing healthy habits, and enrolling in health care.
yoga poseStudy to Help Women Vets Coping with MST
VA to launch study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction this year to determine if it can help relieve symptoms of PTSD in women vets who have experienced military sexual trauma.
The face of a manWhy Slow Down?
Four hundred Veterans are participating in the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. It’s the world-leader in adaptive winter sports for Veterans, active duty servicemen and women with disabilities.
A man with a prosthetic leg and his son work out on exercise ballsWeight Loss for Those with Disabilities
Veterans and others with disabilities can lose weight through a program that involves phone calls and a Web-based remote coaching tool. The approach is low-cost and effective, say researchers.
Woman holds up an image of the food pyramidCan Good Nutrition Save Your Life?
VA wants to help you get in shape, think about nutrition, live longer and have a healthy, energetic life. VA registered dietitians are here to assist you with your nutrition and health concerns.
Face of a woman Veteran with a shirt that reads Live FreeVeterans Tell Their Stories
At the VA in Madison, Wis., the life histories of patients are written down and included in their medical charts. This gives caregivers a better understanding of the human being they are treating.
Team USA Paralympics athletes parade with a US flagVeterans Compete in 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
Veteran Paralympians are incredible role models. They share the same passion as Olympians to excel in their sport and inspire those who share the unique experience of representing America at the games.

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