Get a healthy start this year with VA

Kicking off the new year with new health goals? VA wants to help you reach them. With the growing availability of well-being programs, VA is offering care private insurance often doesn’t cover.

This includes recreational therapies, like the one that led Aubrey, an Army National Guard Veteran, to a renewed passion for skiing. After suffering a spinal cord injury while in the service, Aubrey was hesitant to try sports again. That changed when her recreational therapist urged her to attend the National Disabled Veteran Winter Sports Clinic. She hasn’t looked back.

“I loved skiing before I was injured, and now I’m able to go out there and have a blast doing it, just a little differently,” Aubrey says. “It gave me a chance to come out here, learn new things, realize life didn’t end after my injury.”

Visit Explore.VA.gov for more on VA health care for information on all VA benefits.

Editor’s Note: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release.

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