MURFREESBORO, TN — Recognizing women as the fastest-growing group within the Veteran population, the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is hosting its second annual Women Veterans Wellness Event from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will be held at the Murfreesboro Army National Guard Post at 2350 on Armory Drive.

This year TVHS will focus on its new Whole Health approach to care. TVHS is one of the VA’s 18 flagship sites for that program, which takes a holistic look at the many areas of life that can affect a Veteran’s health — the work environment, relationships, diet, sleep patterns, and more. Suicide prevention and intimate partner violence awareness will also be emphasized.

“Our goal is to build relationships with women Veterans and partnerships with community agencies that support women Veterans in Rutherford County,” said Carolyn Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. “We’re building on the success of last year’s event, and we hope to have more women Veterans, their families and community stakeholders attend to help us continue to improve our services.”

This event is free and open to all Veterans and their families, regardless of VA enrollment status. There will be plenty of food and entertainment for all. To find out more, contact Meguel Wade at (615) 225-5585 or Connie Gallon at (615) 289-6791.

TVHS is an integrated tertiary health care system comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Campus, as well as more than a dozen community-based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky. TVHS provides ambulatory care, primary care, and secondary care in acute medicine and surgery, specialized tertiary care, transplant services, spinal cord injury outpatient care, and a full range of extended care and mental health services.