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Support our Veterans at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines

A terrain therapy garden outside of Central Iowa’s Veteran’s Hospital in Des Moines will provide an abundance of benefits for our hospitalized Veterans. The therapy garden will assist recovering veterans in achieving their rehabilitation goals and have a positive impact on the overall well-being of veterans, visitors and staff.

By providing an outdoor rehabilitation space, it will ensure the success of Veterans when transitioning into independent community living. The garden will encompass a variety of terrain elements including river rock, mulch, sand, gravel, pavers and uneven steps; all surfaces faced in the community on a daily basis.

The Therapy Garden will provide rehabilitation in a safe outdoor environment for Veterans to practice a variety of skill sand encourage hospitalized Veterans to engage in life’s activities again. It will include areas such as gardening, golfing, shuffle board, and other areas for enjoying the outdoors again.

To learn more, visit the website Donations to this project may be sent to Mary Steinbach Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Hospital Chairman 901 7th Ave. NW Waverly, Iowa 50677