Friday, May 27, 2005

"Ft. Independence"

At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, soldiers are re-learning basic living and coping skills after being injured in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Fort Independence is a mock apartment set up in the hospital's occupational-therapy department to train newly disabled patients how to cook, get around an apartment safely, clean, and other skills they need to relearn to live alone after being discharged from the hospital." (source)
The soldiers are re-creating what life will be like when they leave Water Reed by preparing meals, making beds and doing laundry --and instructors are making sure they are learning to do all these things safely.
This is a great article from DefenseLink.mil, complete with pictures.

Also, on the subject of aiding injured soldiers readjust to civilian life --Please check out Fisher House's website if you haven't already. This is a GREAT cause!

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