Nebraska, W. Iowa VA to Host Women Veterans Open House

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An event to celebrate women veterans and to share information about Veterans Affairs services and benefits is slated for June 9.

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Women veterans are encouraged to celebrate their service and enjoy fun activities.

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System will host an “Honoring the Service of Women Veterans Open House” June 9, 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Conference Room at the VA Medical Center, 4101 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, Neb.

The event features many activities to educate women veterans about what services are available for them through the VA health care system and the benefits office.

Fun activities will also include demonstrations about self-defense, healthy cooking and yoga and relaxation.

Representatives from the following VA agencies will be present: VA Regional Office-Lincoln, Vet Center, and many VA health care programs to include benefits and enrollment, nutrition and dietician services, mental health, the women’s health program, and the patient advocate.

For more information, contact Donna Higgins at donna.higgins(at)va(dot)gov or 402-995-4906.

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About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

The VA NWIHCS is a Joint Commission-accredited, level-1c facility, which consists of a tertiary medical center in Omaha, Neb., and two larger clinics in Lincoln and Grand Island – which includes a community living center – five community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) and one contract clinic. VA NWIHCS is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23), which serves an estimated veteran population of 161,000 in 101 counties in Nebraska, western Iowa, Kansas and Missouri with an estimated 593,000 annual outpatient visits, and an operating budget of $334 million as of October 2014.

For more information or media interviews, contact:

Office of Public Affairs    
Media Relations
4101 Woolworth Ave
Omaha, NE, 68105

Contact:            
Will Ackerman    
Public Affairs Director
Office: (402) 995-4719
Cell: (402) 332-6780    
Email: William.Ackerman(at)va(dot)gov
http://www.nebraska.va.gov

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