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Woman on the phone.Be There
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life who is going through a difficult time.
Planetree Silver RecognitionVANJHCS Planetree Silver Recognition
VANJHCS is the first health care organization in NJ and the second VA site in the U.S. to be awarded Planetree Silver Recognition for significant advancement in patient-centered care.
Veteran Leonard Englebrook and Nurse Margaret Hogan, RN, review the use of a cell phone for Telehealth.Empowering Health with Advanced Technology
Veterans no longer have to worry about traffic or bad weather to see their health care providers for a face-to-face visit. There is another option, "TeleResponse," an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology.
Edonate hand and heart illustrationE-Donate Is Simple, Speedy, Safe
The new E-Donate service allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support online. you choose the medical center, the amount, and the account.
VA New Jersey Health Care System’s East Orange Campus has been awarded Planetree Bronze Recognition for Meaningful Progress in Patient-Centered Care. The VA New Jersey Health Care System is the first health care
Image of a man and woman standing in front of a house.VA Grants in New Jersey to help End Veterans Homelessness
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of $1 million in homeless prevention grants to the New Jersey counties of: Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean.
National Veterans Golden Age GamesNational Veterans Golden Age Games a Family Affair
Father and daughter Pete and Lori Falzarano of Stirling, N.J., have a lot in common … a strong family resemblance, pitching the first no-hitter at Watchung Hills High School (Pete in baseball; Lori in softball), and coaching each other in athletic competitions. They also live next door to each other in what they both laughingly describe as Italian family tradition.
National Mental Health MonthNational Mental Health Month
May is National Mental Health Month and it's a great time to take a look at what your local VA Medical Center and VA Vet Centers have to offer.
Nancy enjoys reading while her service dog, Shelby, takes a break. Photo by Thomas N.  Ullom, Medical Media, Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, Ohio.Honor, Courage, and Commitment: A Veteran’s Story
The first thing you notice about Lance Corporal (LCpl.) Nancy Schiliro is her beautiful eyes and the determination reflected in her bearing. She is a Marine, through and through, and always will be. She embodies the essence of this generation’s warrior spirit. Her story is inspirational.
Brian Boyce (left)Keeping History Alive
Veteran Brian Boyce has opened Major B’s General Quarters, a World War II museum and gallery, in nearby Asbury Park, New Jersey.

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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