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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

VA2K Walk & Roll to End Veteran Homelessness

VAAAHS to Host VA2K to Promote Health & Wellness

VAAAHS to Host VA2K to Promote Health and Wellness and Support Homeless Veterans

Friday, May 10, 2019

VA employees can take a step toward better health by participating in the 9th Annual VA2K Walk & Roll event on May 15.

The VA2K is a short two-kilometer or 1.2 mile walk which takes around 20 minutes and can be easily completed during a lunch break.

The VA2K is also about helping homeless Veterans.

Event participants are encouraged to make voluntary donations. Each location has a list of suggested items to donate available for participants. These items will be collected and distributed to local homeless Veterans.  Donations are not required to participate.  Since 2011, donations of these type valued at more than $2.4 million have been raised for homeless Veterans.

Walking is a great way to start a physically active lifestyle. It doesn’t require any special skills, gym membership or expensive equipment – just a good pair of shoes.


Schedule

VA Ann Arbor Medical Center: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Activities & Refreshments:

  • Wellness Classes – Meditation (11:30am – 12pm); Yoga (12:30 – 1pm)
  • Games
  • Light Refreshments & Popcorn
  • Sports Memorabilia Raffle
  • Live Entertainment  (the INstitute of Dancers – see below)

Emmy Award Nominee Choreographer, Creative Director & Film Director Glenn Douglas Packard goes back to his roots, Pure Michigan to mentor a group of dance dreamers ranging in ages 8-23, each coming from different towns and cities of the mitten state, some traveling 2 hrs 3 times a week to get the best in dance in Michigan, to one location a big red barn in the central area of the state’s capital, Lansing, MI! Everyone bringing something unique to the floor having their strengths and weakness in different forms & techniques of dance.

http://glenndouglaspackard.com/thein/

VA Jackson Community-Based Outpatient Clinic: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Community Partners Attending:

  • Jackson Action Agency
  • VFW
  • American Legion

Activities & Refreshments:

  • Games
  • Golf
  • Baseball (guess your speed)
  • Fruit & Yogurt Bar


VA Flint Community-Based Outpatient Clinic: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Activities & Refreshments:

  • Light Refreshments
  • Activities


VA Toledo Community-Based Outpatient Clinic: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30  p.m.

Theme: “You can SPIKE Out Homelessness”

Activities & Refreshments:

  • Tailgate get-together with light lunch provided
  • Cornhole and other games
  • Live Music

T-Shirts designed by local Veteran for sale.

Find out more about the VA2K: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/va2k/


VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System North Campus Research Complex: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


 

Find out more about the VA2K: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/va2k/

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