Tomah VA’s new health center opens new doors for veterans

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Tomah (WXOW) – Veterans swear by the idea of a life changing integrative wellness practice, and Tomah just opened their very own Whole Health Integrative Wellness Center for these men and women to enjoy.

Whole health practices suggest that you follow five steps.

  1. Look at the big picture: Identify the areas of your life that are affecting your health, then work with your team to establish strategies to address them as needed.
  2. Have a conversation: Tell your health team about your past, your needs – and most important, what inspires you to be healthy.
  3. Set your goal: Is it dancing at your son’s wedding? Going back to school? Work with your team to set the foundation of your plan.
  4. Build your health plan: Your provider and health team will work with you to identify resources and support to help you achieve your goals.
  5. Find your community: Connect with others – at home, at work, at the gym, or even far away – who can help you achieve your goals.

The grand opening ceremony kicked off with speeches given from the medical center director, a past marine, and others.

“My staff… outstanding. I didn’t feel like a number, I felt like I belonged,” Bernie Walsh, a U.S. Marine Veteran said. “It’s a wonderful thing, and like I said working in health care for seventeen years and seeing that professionalism and care made a big difference. Even in my dark state I can realize I have something valuable here and I accepted it.”

Walsh had the opportunity to cut the ribbon.

This caused the room to erupt in laughter, clapping hands, and spread the feeling of change and opportunity for men and women who deserve it most.

Immediately following the ceremony, veterans and guests had the option to try the practices currently offered at the new wellness center.

Some of the practices offered included a drum circle, suicide prevention, aromatherapy, and many more.

WQOW Staff

WQOW Staff

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