Legion Veterans Village – Lokomat
The Legion Veteran’s Village Project, a new Centre of Excellence for Veterans & First Responders focusing on rehabilitation, post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health. It will also be an Innovation Centre for Rehabilitation, offering clinical rehabilitation services, research and the delivery of health care programs, services and trauma counselling for PTSD and mental health. Led by BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, with the Whalley Branch 229 and the Lark Group, the facility is currently under construction in Surrey, British Columbia with the anticipated completion date by 2022.
The BC/Yukon Command Legion Foundation has raised $250,000 towards the purchase of a Lokomat machine for Legion Veterans Village. A Lokomat is a highly specialized piece of medical equipment which will provide invaluable assistance to Veterans and First Responders who have suffered mobility injuries. It works by retraining the brain to reactivate muscles so the injured can learn to walk again.