VA New England Healthcare System
VA New England Adaptive Summer Sports Clinic
Approximately 50 disabled Veterans gathered in Rhode Island July 18 through 21, 2016, for the Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, a Department of Veterans Affairs special rehabilitation-related sporting event for Veterans enrolled in VA New England Health Care.
Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of the Providence VA Medical Center, hosted the event, which was organized by the VA Boston Health Care System.
"The Summer Sports Clinic can be a life-changing event for both the Veteran participants and the volunteers," said MacKenzie. "The clinic helps new participants change their focus from activities they perhaps thought they couldn't do anymore, to the wide range of things they can do with the right equipment and a willingness to learn, and builds camaraderie as more experienced participants share the challenges they've overcome."
Read the full article on the Providence VA Medical website.