Local Veterans are gathering this month for a two-week-long culinary arts kitchen skills and writing residency at Mt. Sequoyah. The grant-funded "Cafe Novice" course is being taught by professional chefs, food writers and digital artists, who will gather this Sunday evening, November 20th for a communal feast prepared by Veterans for Veterans. The public is also invited.
Several dozen Veterans from across the South, as well as staff from Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, spent a week together training to be drum circle facilitators. Drum circles are trending at VA’s across the country, under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Whole Health initiative.
Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks several years ago began to implement the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Whole Health Initiative. Two key providers explain how the paradigm is slowly being infused.
Dr. Shereef Elnahal, the new Undersecretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, hosted a virtual roundtable with reporters last week to share his broad vision for improving Veterans health care across the country.