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Veterans' Health Week

Veterans’ Health Week (VHW) this year was held from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th October 2016.

This year's theme was Social Connection.

The week was an opportunity for veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families to participate, connect and influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends.

Events and activities

DVA partnered with Ex-service organisations’ (ESOs) and community groups to deliver a program of fun and interactive events and activities at a local level.

More than 300 events and activities were held, including family fun days, cooking competitions, mental health first aid sessions, fitness challenges, health expos, community walks and BBQs.

DVA would like to thank all VHW event organisers for making VHW a success, for supporting members of their local community, and for promoting healthy lifestyles, in particular the benefit of staying socially connected.

Veterans’ Health Week 2017

Next year’s theme will be Physical Activity. Dates for VHW will be confirmed in early 2017. The Information Resource Kit, event guide, funding application and other documentation to assist event organisers will be provided by April 2017.

Where can I go for more information?

For more information call 133 254 or, for Regional callers: 1800 555 254 and ask to speak with your nearest Veterans’ Access Network office or contact the VHW team via e-mail to: vhw@dva.gov.au

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