November 02,2018

V. A. Therapy Beds | LPB

Can agriculture provide therapeutic benefits to veterans? Yes, and it’s happening at the V.A. Health Care System in Pineville, Louisiana. In a one-of-its-kind partnership, the V.A. facility has joined with the Natural Resources Conservation Service of Louisiana to create three therapy gardens on the property. Veterans receiving long-term care; on-site mental health services and Alzheimer’s patients enjoy the hope that gardening brings as well as the literal fruits of their labor.


Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

A one-of-its-kind partnership between Alexandria VA Health Care System in Alexandria, Louisiana and the Louisiana Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides veterans therapy through three fruit and vegetable gardens on the property. An example of programs that work for Veterans Coming Home. More Louisiana veteran stories at veterans.lpb.org #WhatWorks

Posted by Louisiana Public Broadcasting on Thursday, November 1, 2018