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Gainesville Woman Uses Yoga To Help Veterans

By on March 12th, 2015 | Last updated: March 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Cara Edwards, founder and owner of My Yoga Connection in Gainesville, teaches yoga to help ease veterans’ health ailments. She was inspired by her father, a Vietnam War veteran, because she noted improvements in his anxiety and pain after teaching him chair yoga before he passed away.

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HOPE Comes On Four Legs For Veterans

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: February 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Horses act as therapy animals for people with disabilities, special needs children and veterans with PTSD in a local program called HOPE. With recent expansions, HOPE now has funding to create an employment model to help veterans in their program to find a job.

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Lack Of Identification Remains An Issue For Homeless Veterans

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Alex Brown, a U.S. Army veteran, found himself homeless in Gainesville and ineligible for various resources due to a lack of photo identification. Missing required documents and high cost of state-issued IDs can be hinderances for disadvantaged individuals, though local organizations have created programs to address the issue.

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Transitional Housing For Veterans Offers New Beginnings

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

A local non-profit organization is helping veterans transition into their futures by echoing their selfless service done in the past.

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Local Shelter VETSPACE Aids Homeless Veterans

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

A local shelter offers a place to stay for homeless veterans and veterans overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction.

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Gainesville Veteran And Family Remember His Service in Korean War

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Remembering the Korean War, Clayton Graves said he mainly recalls the foxholes and extreme cold. It was beginning to turn into winter in 1951 when Cpl. Graves’ Headquarters Company, the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, was shipped […]

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Citrus County Health Bus Reaches Distant Residents

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 12:14 am

The Citrus County Health Department has implemented a mobile clinic program to help low-income and homeless patients get basic medical services.

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A Bark Sweeter Than The Bite: Man’s Best Friend Aids Veterans

By on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

The Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs organization held its third annual Passing of the Leash event, where disabled owners are officially paired with a service dog to help them with their specific needs.

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Marion County Public School Students Honor Veterans

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Instead of getting a day off of school, about 2,000 Marion County public school students honored veterans at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala on Monday.

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As More Come Home, Orange Lake Veterans Welcome Those From All Wars

By on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Frank Brown still recalls what it was like trying to enroll in college after returning home from Vietnam. It wasn’t easy. Many years later, he’s among a group of Orange Lake veterans who try to be more welcoming to a new generation of returning soldiers.

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