A new integrated mental health complex in Surrey aimed at helping veterans with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and rehab is getting some extra funding from a local Legion and charity.
Thanks to Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88, the future of mental health for veterans and first responders looks a little brighter.
The Royal Canadian Legion Maple Ridge Branch 88 together with the Earl Haig Society has gifted the Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation (LVVRF) a total of $600,000 to initiate the ongoing mental health, PTSD, technologies and rehabilitation research within the Legion Veterans Village Centre for Clinical Excellence.
The Lokomat machine aims to improve the mobility of those with neurological and brain injuries. Now a fifth device in the province will be installed at the Legions Veterans Village next year. But as Kylie Stanton reports, the life-altering machine is already improving lives.
The Lokomat is the world‘s leading robotic medical device that provides highly repetitive and the most physiological gait training – especially to severely impaired patients.
The Legion Foundation BC/Yukon Command, the charitable giving arm of the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, is partnering with Physiotherapy + Rehabilitation to bring the Lokomat® robotic gait training technology to the Legion Veterans Village (LVV).