VOC to open new fitness center for veterans

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Veterans Outreach Center is celebrating the opening of its new fitness center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Monday.

Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) is expanding its program offerings for local veterans by opening The Fitness Center at VOC as part of its health and wellness services.

The fitness center will provide a space where veterans can decompress, get in a good workout, and connect with other veterans. It is designed to be individualized and welcoming to veterans of all fitness levels.

“Being able to provide this service to local veterans is very important and exciting for us,” Veterans Outreach Center Executive Director and U.S. Army Veteran Laura Stradley said. “Now not only will we be able to support veterans with behavioral health, peer-to-peer support groups, housing, employment services and more, but we’ll also have a safe space for veterans to focus on their physical health. And research shows that exercise can have a tremendously positive impact on mental health.”

VOC will host a grand opening and open house Monday, April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 447 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.

The first 50 guests to arrive will receive a free gift.

More information about The Fitness Center at VOC can be found here.