September 2007 Table of Contents


Opening New Doors

For many people who are reluctant to re-enter the mainstream of life, participation in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a great jump-start.

My HealtheVet

VA's new Web-based tool helps veterans stay healthyand involved in their care.

A Key to Independence

Giving up independence is difficult. When you decide you need help with activities of daily living, you may not find the "perfect" attendant—but these tips from healthcare professionals may make the search and subsequent management a little easier.

Those Ol' Parking Blues!

For people with mobility impairments and other disabilities who need handicap-parking spaces, there is no question that these special areas are not a privilege but a necessity.

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PVA President's Message

Presence of PVA's president in Washington makes a strong statement: We will not allow cuts in veterans' benefits.

Reasons & Remarks

Spirit of the Games award winner "Rollin' Joe" Velasquez is the epitome of sportsmanship.

On the Job

Four of every nine disabled workers report discrimination or unfair treatment in the workplace.

Money Talks

Managing risks is an important aspect in protecting an investor's portfolio.

Just for Women

Book addresses the fact that inadequate care is a greater barrier to health than are disabilities.

Fish Tales

Twelve-mile stretch of North Platte River provides picturesque scenery and great trout fishing.

Veteran Advisor

Benefit provides assistance to vets who have a condition requiring home accessibility improvements.

Information Center

A service dog guidebook. Also: Homemade adaptations for people with disabilities, a directory for child services, and a Grand Canyon adventure DVD.


Para-Porkers compete in barbeque contest, and first phase of rec center opens at Memphis VAMC.

Sports and Recreation

Pan Pacific Trapseat Championships held on picturesque Whiskeytown Lake.

And Finally...

Husband's MS fight puts marriage vows to the test.

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