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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital


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5th Annual Truman VA/Vet Center Bike and Car Show, September 15 from 10am to 2pm at Truman VA Hospital5th Annual VA and Vet Center Bike and Car Show
Join Truman VA and the Vet Center for the 5th Annual Bike and Car Show on Saturday, September 15 from 10am to 2pm. Cars and bikes can be registered for a $10 donation, but entry into the event is free.
Elderly couple driving, thumbnail image.Keeping Safe on Our Roadways
Driving a motor vehicle is the most common form of transportation for older adults. It connects them to services they need to remain independent. However, as we age, we slowly lose skills needed to be safe drivers.
photograph; Bob 37 lbs heavier on left and Bob 37 lbs lighter on rightGet Fit with MOVE!
Navy Veteran Bob grew up the heaviest of his three brothers. His memory as a young boy of dreading shopping because he had to wear the “husky” style. Find out how Bob overcame his weight and managed to lose 37 lbs.
Image; Coming together for better health and helping homeless Veterans, 8th Annual VA2K, May 16 from 11am to 1pm at Truman VA Lot AWalk and roll your way to physical actvity in May
Truman VA will host the 8th annual VA2K walk and roll from 11am to 1pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The event promotes a short 1.2 mile walk, which only takes 20 minutes to complete. The theme is the 1950s.
Image; Alcoholic drinks lined up with a line below stating How much is too much?How much is too much?
Drinking alcohol can have benefits (relaxation, social interactions, taste), but it is also associated with a wide range of variety of risks, like interactions with medications. Find out how much drinking is too much.
Image; hand holding beer and another hand refusing with words Thinking about your drinking.Thinking About Your Drinking
Our ideas and beliefs about alcohol consumption are usually learned from family and cultural experiences. Many people are surprised when what they assumed was a normal pattern of alcohol consumption may be alcohol abuse.
Image; Go Furhter With Food, National Nutrition Month 2018Go Further With Food Month
Are you a person who wants to “Go Further with Food,” but are unsure how to put advice into practice and make healthier options at home? If so, then join us for a new cooking classes at Truman VA starting in March.
Image; Roy Bemiss, a U.S. Air Force Veteran in front of the Veterans for Healthy Living signsBe an Active Participant in Your Health
Roy decided to get into better physical shape because he was tired of looking in the mirror and seeing someone with too much weight in his face, belly and hips. “I made up my mind that it was time to just do it.”
Image; Fruits and a scaleStrive for a Healthy Weight
Many Veterans have questions about the best way to achieve a healthier lifestyle through weight loss. However, losing weight often can be difficult to achieve. Read on for tips on how to facilitate weight loss.
Image of a man and woman fighting with a Christmas tree in the background.Coping with Difficult People During the Holidays
Having to socialize with difficult people can add stress to your holidays. Things will go better if you have a plan to stay in control and take care of yourself during family get-togethers. Find out tips to help.

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