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IUPUI sponsors Warrior Wellness Day activities for veterans


November 7, 2012

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As part of a week-long celebration honoring our nation’s veterans, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is sponsoring Warrior Wellness Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Nov. 7) at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. Various campus and community units will be on hand to provide information and services for veterans and their family members.

The Indy Mobile Vet Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will perform free wellness checks and provide information about health benefits available to service men and women. The mobile unit is parked outside the Campus Center.

Veterans, service members and active duty personnel are also invited to come and learn about campus and community initiatives designed to assist in the overall well being of members from the Armed Forces. Information tables are set up in the Campus Center atrium.

Representatives of Horses for Heroes will be on hand to discuss equine-assisted activity and therapy programs tailored to address specific issues faced by veterans who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or who face physical, emotional and psychological challenges.

The School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences at IUPUI will collect donations for the Veterans’ Wellness Fund which supports free programs for U.S. veterans who need post-rehabilitation physical activity to sustain wellness and promote independent recovery.

The Indiana University School of Medicine will provide information about the school’s partnership with first lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces initiative in committing to train physicians to meet the unique health care needs of veterans and their families.

IUPUI Veterans Week 2012 continues Thursday with an Armed Forces Appreciation Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room 450 of the Campus Center.