Happy 112th Birthday to Army Veteran Lawrence Brooks
birthday to the nation’s oldest WWII Veteran! Lawrence Brooks, a
patient at VA New Orleans, marked his 112th birthday on September 12.
received the hospital’s 20,000th COVID-19 vaccine. After the injection,
Brooks was overjoyed, exclaiming, “I finally got it!”
His advice to those who ask his secret to longevity: “Serve God and be nice to people.”
VA supports providers who
help prevent Veteran suicide
is committed to supporting community health care providers who treat
Veterans at risk for suicide through the Suicide Risk Management
Consultation Program or SRM.
program offers free consultation, support, education and resources that
promote best practices to providers working with Veterans at risk for
“We want all providers to feel supported and confident in their treatment decisions," says Georgia Gerard, an SRM team expert.
Finding a new voice after cancer
battling throat cancer and undergoing a life-changing surgery to remove
his voice box, Army Veteran Arthur Daniels found a new voice.
got his voice back when his surgeon placed a small opening between the
trachea and the esophagus. VA offers Veterans a range of devices to help
"I tell other Veterans that it will be fine,” says Daniels. “We just drive on.”
Ready to make a lifestyle change? Try VA MOVE!
Healthy living isn’t one-size-fits-all. Read about Army Veteran Herb Mitchell's successful weight loss story to learn why.
you’re ready to embrace a healthier lifestyle habit, try MOVE! It’s a
16-week weight management and health promotion program designed to
improve the lives of Veterans. Every VA medical center has a dedicated
MOVE! Coordinator who is available to assist you.