Veteran Health & Wellness Conference - AVAFest

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Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library

710 West Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX 78701

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The AVAFest Veteran Health and Wellness Conference offers information about pathways to healing through arts and the community.

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Day of Walk-ins Welcome!

Everyday, unable to quiet the demons or develop the appropriate coping mechanisms, veterans and active duty servicemen and women take their own lives. Many of these soldiers tried conventional medical methods. but for some, these "cures" just didn't work. This health and wellness conference, by and for veterans and their family members, as well as the individuals and organizations who serve them, shines a light on alternative pathways to healing.

SATURDAY -- November 2, 2019

Opening address: An introduction to the Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces Resiliency Programs with a specific emphasis on Mind Body work.

Voices From the Field: Salina Loriaux, MOS, LPC-1 and Jamie Peterson, Art therapist talk of their work with veterans, as veterans.

Keynote Address: Ron Capps, Veteran Writers Project and O-Dark-Thirty.

Healthy Cooking Demonstration by Angela Shelf Medearis, aka The Kitchen Diva, a Certified Health Outreach Worker and a food/lifestyle and entertainment columnist.

Demonstration stations allow conference goers to discover the benefits of AcraYoga, Martial Arts, Pilates, massage therapy, and more.

Information tables and health screenings by the following organization:

*Austin Public Health *Veterans Restore * Austin Integral Care *American Red Cross * Central Health *Ascension-Seton VA Navigator Information *DAV – Stand Down *Austin Honor Flight

Come experience Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Acudetox (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association).

Sunday, November 3 events cancelled. Will be rescheduled at a later date.

Parking information for Austin Central Library: Click Here.

For more information on the Veteran Health & Wellness conference, a project of Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVAFest), contact celia@artsparktx.org or call 1-866-489-8412.

Thank you to Reeve Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, and National Endowment on the Arts for helping to make this conference possible.

For information about our Veteran program:Veteran Services

For more information about AVAFest: Click Here.

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Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library

710 West Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX 78701

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