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VA Palo Alto Health Care System
VA Menlo Park Community Town Hall On Thursday, August 25, 2016, VAPAHCS invites you to our Community Town Hall. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about current construction projects on campus and how they will impact you.
Dementia Resource Fairs at VAPAHCS In service to our Veteran families coping with dementia, memory loss, or other cognitive impairment, the VAPAHCS Dementia Committee recently hosted its 3rd and 4th Dementia Resource Fairs at VA Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
Fabulous, Fearless and Full of Pride Raised by a gay father and heterosexual mother, Heliana Ramirez's upbringing was more than just diverse, it was the catalyst which made her stronger as an individual and launched her into a life of advocacy.
VA Palo Alto Partners with CVS Pharmacies The pilot program is a first in VA healthcare, allowing enrolled Veterans to receive a broad range of free services at 14 participating CVS pharmacies within Northern California.
Public Service Recognition Week May 1-7 is Public Service Recognition Week. We want to recognize all of our employees for what they do every day to care for our Nation’s Veterans: You make VA great and we thank you for your service!
Veterans Discuss What Matters Most On Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16), VA Palo Alto launches Letter Project to help Veterans share "what matters most" in an end-of-life discussion with their family and doctors.
Give Back to Freedom: Volunteer with VA At VAPAHCS there are more than 2,500 volunteers at any given moment, taking on tasks from helping process paperwork in order for a Veteran to receive care to keeping a Veteran company at their bedside.
April Monthly Topic: Thinking About Drinking In older adults, alcohol can trigger health problems or make them worse. These health problems include high blood pressure, ulcers, liver disease, anxiety, sleep problems, and depression.
Irish-American Heritage Month Irish-Americans and their descendants, including numerous soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen, have made tremendous contributions to the United States in countless categories.
Celebrating 90 Years of Social Workers From working with traumatic brain injury patients to helping Veterans cope with PTSD and LGBT issues, there are social workers integrated in all inpatient and outpatient care at VAPAHCS.
From the Veterans Health Administration
I am here to help, that is my gift to you. VA Audiologist Dr. Erica Bush lost her hearing as a child and understands the challenges of Veterans with hearing problems. Read her inspiring story of turning her experiences into helping Veterans.
Wanted: Half a Million More Veterans to Volunteer It's called the Million Veteran Program and we're half way there. A Veteran from Alabama became the 500,000th Veteran to voluntarily enroll in the program which may help to prevent and treat diseases.
Psychologist Led VA Team Responding to Shootings Some of America’s best doctors work for VA. We would like you to meet them. After the tragic event in Orlando, a VA doctor led a team of VA employees to help the families of the victims.
VA Employees and Vets Walk for Homeless Veterans 19,000 VA employees and 8,000 Veterans donated clothing and other items worth more than $384,000 for homeless Veterans. And took a healthy walk along the way: VA’s Annual VA2K Walk & Roll.
Talking Spiritual about Moral Injury VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
VA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Dying Veteran Emotional Last Request Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Butterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.