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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 Wheelchair Games and the New Annie App

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are joining together to co-present the 2016 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Salt Lake City from June 27 through July 2, 2016. The games are open to veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, or neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, who must use a wheelchair to participate in sports.

The events in this year’s Games include air guns, wheelchair basketball, track and field, archery, table tennis, swimming, and more. Wheelchair athletes from across the nation are expected to attend, but registration is limited to 550 athletes, so don’t delay in submitting your registration form. For more information, visit http://wheelchairgames.org.

In other news, the VA is currently field-testing a new phone app called Annie App, which should be available to all veterans in Spring 2016. Annie App is a text messaging service that you can use to stay on top of your health. Annie will send automated messages that prompt you to monitor your own health, and your responses allow Annie to let you know how you’re doing. Annie can also send you appointment reminders and other messages from your local VA facility. For more information, visit http://mobile.va.gov/app/annie-app-veterans

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