• Live Whole Health #131: The gift of music and movement

    Music is a gift that speaks to the heart and body. Even if you are not a dancer, you can still enjoy moving your body in gentle ways that will get your blood flowing and your muscles moving.

  • After coma and COVID, Veteran returns to festival stage

    After surviving a coma and fighting COVID-19, Veteran Jackie Williams returned to the stage at the National Veteran Creative Arts Festival.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Harry H. Hollowell

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Harry H. Hollowell, who served with the Buffalo Soldiers before serving in the Army band.

  • Veterans’ Creative Arts Festival April 20-25

    The creative arts are a form of rehabilitative treatment to help Veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities.

  • Veterans Creative Arts Festival recognizes Veterans’ progress and recovery

    VA facilities add creative arts to therapy programs to advance rehabilitation. Annual competition recognizes recovery made through therapy.

  • Live Whole Health #92 – Old time country songs

    Exercise is any activity that uses your energy to move the large muscles in your body – even dancing to some some old time country songs.

  • Veterans at home perform musical tribute to VA staff

    Veterans around the nation performed virtually in a music video to pay homage to VA health care workers on the front lines helping to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Military bands offer free online performances

    Military bands offer free online performances during the COVID-19 pandemic, which can help Veterans through this difficult time.

  • Writers inspire at National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

    The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival hopes to inspire Veterans to realize their creative potential and leave feeling healed.

  • Veteran turns his story into song

    Army Veteran Michael Peterson from Richmond VA Medical Center and nine other Veterans turned their military experiences into songs at a workshop in Nashville presented by nonprofit Operation Song.

  • Veterans stretch musical talents in the Rubber Band

    Veterans in the Rubber Band, a 20-member musical group of Vets 70 and older at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, find that it’s fun and therapeutic to write and play their own music.

  • VA volunteer harpist says “thank you and goodbye”

    During her time as a volunteer harpist at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Danielle Nam has grown as a musician and a person. She says “thank you and goodbye” to Veterans, families and staff.

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