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The Success of Recreation Therapy for Veterans

24 Feb, 2016 no comments Health
The Success of Recreation Therapy for Veterans

We’ve been at this for 150 years! February is Recreation Therapy Month, a time set aside to recognize the importance of Recreation Therapy in the overall improvement of health and wellness for millions of Veterans nationwide. And it’s been around a while. Check out this article by VHA Historian Darlene Richardson: Recreational facilities and leisure activities have been important elements of Veterans’ health care for nearly 150 years—ever since the first Federal Veterans facilities were established after the Civil War. By 1875, four branches of the National Home for Disabled…