Indianapolis YMCA to open first facility for veterans in US

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is preparing to open a new facility that will be the first in the U.S. to offer special services and dedicated space for veterans.

The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/2ep0yiS ) reports that the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA is expected to open on the northwest side of the city in 2018.

The facility will offer physical and occupational therapy provided by staff of the Richard Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center, as well as pain management and other counseling services. Additionally, there will be classes geared toward veterans.

Eric Ellsworth, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, says the group believes it’s a model that could be replicated across the nation.

The Indianapolis YMCA serves about 120,000 veterans who live in the area.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

 

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