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Town Hall Meeting For Veterans and Their FamiliesTown Hall Meeting For Veterans and Their Families
Veterans and their families are invited to participate in a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) town-hall meeting designed to hear directly from Veterans and their families...
Robley Rex VAMC Announces Public Meetings January 15th.  The meetings are at 1pm and 6pm; will focus on the draft environmental analysis, and allow for public comment.Environmental Assessment for Replacement VAMC
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the availability of a Draft Site-Specific Environmental Assessment (EA) for the new Robley Rex VA Medical Center. VA proposes to construct and operate......
The Robley Rex VAMC Angel Tree.  Thanks to donations from our phenomenal community partners, more than 129 homeless Veterans and 30 Veteran families received a little bit of extra cheer this holiday season.Message to the Community
The Robley Rex VAMC Voluntary Service Team says thanks to community partners, groups, and individuals who’s donations helped Veterans in need this holiday season. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Veterans Town Hall Meeting at the Robley Rex VA Medical CenterTown Hall Meeting for Veterans and Their Families
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robley Rex VA, will host a town hall meeting for Veterans and their families to improve communication with, and hear directly from Veterans about their VA healthcare.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Community Group PosterVeteran Community Group
Beginning December 1st there will be a bi-weekly LGBT community group providing a safe space to discuss life issues, situations and overall well-being. Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday each month.
Safe Patient Handling Poster ThumbnailSafe Patient Handling Equipment
The mechanical lifting equipment in our hospital is here to help move our patients as safely as possible. Lifts also help reduce injuries among our caregivers. If you or your loved one needs help getting up or around....
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness MonthNational Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. Please join the Robley Rex VA Medical Center on Tuesday, November 18th to help raise awareness and learn more about this disease.
National White Cane Day - Recognized October 15thNational White Cane Day - Recognized October 15th
National White Cane Day is celebrated on October 15th. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. The White Cane symbolizes blindness and independence.
The Robley Rex VAMC Flu Fighter Team stands by waiting to dole out free flu shots to Veterans at the VAMC.  The Flu Fighter Team is roving the campus and the clinics giving free flu shots to Veterans in an effort to combat the nasty virus.Robley Rex VAMC Flu Fighters Combat the Flu
Fall is a beautiful time of year; the leaves change, the weather becomes cooler, and the kids are finally back in school. But alas, along with autumnal fun, comes a sickening beast called the flu.
Veterans Attend a Job Fair hosted by the Robley Rex VAMC Compensated Work Therapy program in downtown Louisville September 18.  166 Veterans took the opportunity to apply for jobs at companies located throughout the region.Back To Work
Over 25 employers from throughout the Louisville area are going the extra mile to hire Veterans by participating in a Job Fair hosted by the Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC) Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Sign in front of the garden with the words the healing ground dedicated July 2012Planting Cabbage on Earth Day in a Healing Ground
Hundreds of Veterans have found a safe haven for dealing with a variety of issues in a Walla Walla VA “Healing Ground” garden. Thinking about things with the “clarity of fresh air.”
Veteran Charles Yeager standing next to his award winning muralVeterans and Medical Centers Celebrate Earth Day
Veterans are seeing green as they join VA Medical Centers across the country in a variety of programs to celebrate Earth Day initiatives that help the planet and create a healing environment.
woman reading labels in the grocery storeDo You Know How Much Salt is in that Soup?
With K-rations, you ate what you got. Today, Veterans can make smart decisions about the food they put in their body. Here’s a quick and easy summary of how to read those Nutrition Facts Labels.
92-year-old volunteer Orville Swett World War II Vet Says Volunteering Keeps Him Alive
Ninety-two-year-old Orville Swett, a retired optician, has been volunteering at the VA eye clinic in Daytona Beach for 25 years. His job? Adjusting glasses for Veterans who visit the clinic.
Volunteer Kay Arnold sitting in a banquet roomDedicated Volunteers Serve Veterans for Decades
Volunteering: the ultimate exercise in democracy. We may vote in elections once a year, but when we volunteer, we vote every day for the kind of community we want to live in.
Karen Duddy, Occupational Therapy Supervisor, and Veterans Bill Armstrong  and Olester McNary participate in Doc Talk- a game in which Veterans learn to better communicate with health care providers.How Occupational Therapy Works for You
VA's occupational therapists help Veterans participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities and occupations. Read on to learn how they do it.
older couple doing stretching excercisesNational Public Health Week - Five Days to Health
Veterans, how many times do you exercise per week? Immunizations up to date? When was the last time you got tested for HIV? Here's VA's “Five Days to Health” challenge to help build a healthier you.
A psychologist counsels a coupleGoal: Satisfying Sexual Relationship
Many Veterans struggle with sexuality in their relationships. Two VA psychologists assert that a satisfying sexual relationship strengthens the whole family and it needs to be addressed.
veterans participating in downhill skiing Winter Clinic World-Leader in Adaptive Sports
VA's annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic has significantly changed the lives of thousands of disabled Veterans, reminding them of the wonder life still has to offer.
person grabbing a door handle for entryRehab Veterans volunteer for four-week lock down
Unique approach to rehab. At the Topeka VA, a new voluntary alcohol and drug rehab program called 'Fresh Start' requires patients to commit to 30 days of intense therapy in a locked unit.

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