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Nevada Office of Veterans Services hosts women's wellness event

Nevada Air National Guard Lt. Col. JoAnn Meacham, center, gathers information during the Nevada Office of Veterans Services wellness event on June 29 in Reno. Educating women of all ages about healthy life choices was the priority of the day-long seminar.  NV ANG photo by Master Sgt. Suanne Connell (released).

Nevada Air National Guard Lt. Col. JoAnn Meacham, center, gathers information during the Nevada Office of Veterans Services wellness event on June 29 in Reno. Educating women of all ages about healthy life choices was the priority of the day-long seminar. NV ANG photo by Master Sgt. Suanne Connell (released).

RENO -- More than 50 women veterans attended the Nevada Office of Veterans Services Women Veterans Wellness Event here on June 29 at the Siena Hotel. The event was the first of three wellness events the Office of Veterans Services will host this year for women veterans. The events emphasize healthy life choices for all ages of women.

Participants had the opportunity to attend a variety of classes that focused on women's health, including stress management, healthy cooking, and "aging gracefully," which provided information on menopause, osteoporosis and other health topics for women over 40.

A financial benefits class that provided information on federal and state resources was also available.

Fitness activities included Tai Chi for arthritis and massage.

Glenna Smith of Congressman Dean Heller's office was a guest speaker and recognized the service of the women veterans. Reno vice-mayor Sharon Zadra was the guest speaker at lunch and expressed her concern for veterans affairs and thanked the veterans for their unique sacrifices.

Letters of thanks to the women veterans were read from Governor Brian Sandoval, Senator Dean Heller, Senator Harry Reid, Congressman Joe Heck and Congresswoman Dina Titus.

For information on future wellness events, call (702) 486-3830 or (702) 501-9432 or visit
 
www.veterans.nv.gov.