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The VA Maryland Health Care System Offers Tips for Senior Citizens and Older Adults to Spring into Shape
Date:3/9/2010

aging Veterans. The VA Maryland Health Care System’s GRECC was activated in 1992 under the leadership of Andrew P. Goldberg, MD, also director of the Division of Gerontology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). It focuses on research in an array of areas including obesity and insulin resistant diabetes, aerobic and resistive exercise training, neuromuscular mechanisms in rehabilitation, and neurocognitive function in aging and chronic disease, muscle biology and sarcopenia, among other topics. The Maryland GRECC programs enhance clinicalcare provided to older Veterans by using interdisciplinary teams working together to integrate patient education and conduct research.

The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and outpatient care to veterans at two medical centers, one community living and rehabilitation center and five outpatient clinics located throughout the state. More than 52,000 veterans from various generations receive care from the VAHMCS annually. Nationally recognized for its state-of-the-art technology and quality patient care, the VAHMCS is proud of its reputation as a leader in veterans’ health care, research and education. It costs nothing for Veterans to enroll for health care with the VA Maryland Health Care System and it could be one of the more important things a Veteran can do. For information about VA health care eligibility and enrollment or how to apply for a VA medical care hardship to avoid future copayments for VA health care, interested Veterans are urged to call the Enrollment Center for the VA Maryland Health Care System, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-800-463-6295, ext. 7324 or visit www.maryland.va.gov.

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