Smoother Transitions for Veterans
Today there are nearly 23 million veterans in the United States. Many have mental and physical disabilities from injuries sustained during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Getting back to “normal life” for many can be a struggle in and of itself. Park and recreation agencies are providing vital programs for veterans with and without disabilities to improve their quality of life. Agencies are partnering with their local offices of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other community-based organizations offering recreational opportunities to veterans with disabilities.
The benefits to veterans participating in these types of programs are physical, social, and emotional. Veterans become physically stronger and better able to participate in more challe....
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