The condo development in Surrey will include a center for the treatment of veterans and first responders

“We are getting closer every day to serving our veteran community at our new facility. Hopefully, by next November 2022, we will be able to hold our first Remembrance Day ceremony in the new Legion Veterans Village.” – Tony Moore, president of the Whalley Legion 229 branch.

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Experts in post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health and rehabilitation will run a dedicated center treating veterans and first responders at an exclusive condo development in Surrey that is on track to complete its first phase by the end of next year.

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The Royal Canadian Legion BC / Yukon Command, Whalley Legion Branch 229 and Lark Group are building in the Legion Veterans Village (LVV) in central Surrey.

They recently said that the housing market share of the development, marketed as Parc Centrale, with 171 one- and two-bedroom units, was sold out.

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Phase 1 of the LVV building will include a Center of Clinical Excellence for PTSD and Mental Health and an Innovation Center for Rehabilitation. There will be programs and services focused on clinical rehabilitation services, health care programs, trauma counseling and services for post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health. There will also be a focus on training and research towards new practices, interventions and technologies involving robotics and advances in neuroscience.

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It will also house a new facility for Whalley Legion Branch 229.

The centers will be run by names including Ryan D’Arcy, a Simon Fraser University neuroscientist and researcher and professor, who holds the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation BC Leadership Chair in Multimodal Technology for Healthcare Innovations.

Others include: Venu Karapareddy, psychiatrist and founder / director of Actum Health, specializing in PTSD, mental health and addictions and is a clinical assistant professor at the University of BC; and also Ashok Krishnamoorthy, medical director and head of the psychiatry department at Richmond Hospital.

Debbie Green will act as your Chief Operating Officer. She is an accountant and advocate for veterans and brain injury issues who has been instrumental in the ongoing rehabilitation and recovery of her husband, Canadian war veteran Trevor Greene, who suffered a devastating brain injury acquired in Afghanistan.

“We are getting closer every day to serving our veteran community at our new facility,” said Tony Moore, president of Whalley Legion Branch 229.

“Hopefully, by next November 2022, we will be able to hold our first Remembrance Day ceremony in the new Legion Veterans Village.”

Reference-vancouversun.com

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