• Teaching VA caregivers wheelchair tai chi for Veterans

    Tai chi master Zibin Guo teaches the quiet martial art to a group of VA caregivers. They will work as a team to develop programs for Veterans to engage in wheelchair tai chi.

  • VA Home Based Primary Care improves quality of care for Veterans

    Home Based Primary Care, or HBPC, is a health care program unique to VA that offers primary care to patients in their home.

  • Salem VA Medical Center: The history and future of “a great monument”

    Salem VA Medical Center celebrates it's 85th year delivering exceptional health care to those that have Borne the Battle.

  • Leo LaCasse survived three crash landings and evaded 4,000 enemy troops during World War II

    Some of our nation's greatest treasures aren't places, they are people. Leo LaCasse currently resides at the Salem, Virginia VA Community Living Center and will turn 99 this 4th of July. Leo is a decorated war hero who served in the Army Air Corps, flying 35 missions over occupied countries, and has survived three crash landings and received over 13 medals, including the Legion of Honor Medal, France's highest honor.

  • VA keeps 69-year-old hiker on the Appalachian Trail by providing care along the way

    “I hike somewhere every year trying to do 2,000 miles per summer and when I get into a hike, I like the way my body feels.” said the 69-year-old Army Veteran.

  • The right place at the right time: 14-year-old gets emergency help from VA staff

    Thanks to the fast response by Salem VA Medical Center staff, a 14-year-old boy received the emergency medical treatment he urgently needed after a fall while hiking.

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