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Helping Veterans and Caregivers: The VA REACH Program

Caregiving can be challenging. The VA REACH Program aims to serve Veterans and their caregivers by building their skills. [More]

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Gerofit - Supervised Exercise for Older Veterans

Gerofit is a supervised exercise program that improves the health, physical function and well-being of older Veterans. Gerofit is available at several VA Medical Centers. [More]

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Dr. Tom Edes - A Heart for Older Veterans

Dr. Thomas Edes will be honored by the American Geriatrics Society for his pioneering leadership in the field. He recently received the prestigious Nascher/Manning Award during the organization’s 2018 annual scientific meeting. [More]

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America is Getting Older – How is VA Responding?

Find out what a GeriPACT is, how it can help you, and how you can learn more about it. [More]

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Who Cares for the Caregivers? VA - That’s Who

Taking care of Veterans means caring for the caregiver, too. Explore the training, resources, tips and tools available through the Caregiver Support Program at the VA. [More]

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First in the Nation: Dementia Friendly Designation

What does it mean to be a “Dementia Friendly Hospital?” William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI knows. Read how their clinical and frontline staff are trained to recognize and respond to Veterans with memory deficit challenges.. [More]