Monthly Archives: January 2024

va chaplain services

Collaborating with VA Chaplain Services

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – VA Chaplain Services is another tool in your arsenal for helping care for your loved one and there are VA services that can help in the areas where you’re struggling, and your loved ones will do better as a result. Chaplain coverage is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, particularly in urgent situations or emergencies, and every VA Medical Center (VAMC)

food donations

Donation battles food insecurity in Central Texas

U.S. Army – Collecting 260 pounds of assorted non-perishable holiday related groceries, the Fort Cavazos Resource Management Office delivered food to the Food Care Center located in Killeen, TX. Spending a month collecting canned and dry goods, the team thought the donation would be great way to give back to the community during the holiday season. learn more  

telehealth services

Don’t let winter woes weigh on your wellness

VA News – It’s easy to feel like hibernating all winter, when a seasonal change can trigger significant mood shifts. It’s important to continue your health care during the winter months, however, and the VA’s many virtual care options can help. You can have video telehealth visits for physical health concerns or meet with a mental health provider, which can be especially important during winter months. learn

together we served

Preserve and share your military stories

Together We Served – A Veteran’s military service memories, captured in their own words and photographs, is one of the most valuable legacies a former service member can provide for his or her family, allowing future generations to understand and appreciate what they went through to provide the freedoms we all enjoy today. (TWS), an online community with a membership of over 2.3 million U.S. Veterans, makes it

older veteran with doctor

VA ready for growing population of older Veterans

VA News – The VA is continuing to build on its recent efforts to become the largest specialized geriatric emergency care provider in the U.S., with more than half of all VA emergency department visits involving a Veteran over the age of 65. Since starting this initiative in 2019, VA now has 67 accredited geriatric emergency departments (GED) spread out across the country, meaning that staff are dedicated to the

suicide and crisis lifeline

Don’t hesitate to have those difficult conversations about suicide

U.S. Army – Suicide behavior is universal, and it knows no boundaries. It is not a personal issue, it’s a societal issue, and it’s everyone’s business and responsibility. If you know someone who is suffering, be there. Be a good human. Put them ahead of yourself. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 calls, texts and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance

new years intentions

Veteran News – January 2024, Vol. 18, Issue 01

Another year, another chance to think about what really matters in your life. But this year, instead of resolutions, how about setting intentions? Do your 2024 intentions include making changes related to your health and well-being? Read more in this month’s Mid-Cities Medical newsletter! learn more