The Institute for Integrative Health and the TKF Foundation are proud to announce the release of the short film, A Road to Wellness, featuring the Green Road healing garden.
In the year since the Green Road’s dedication, service members, their families, caregivers and others who work on the campus of Naval Support Activity Bethesda have recorded entries expressing a panoply of human experiences.
On September 26, 2016, the Institute for Integrative Health welcomed 200 guests for the dedication of the Green Road, an outdoor healing environment for injured military service members and their families at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The Institute for Integrative Health broke ground in mid-January on the central garden of the Green Road Project, a two-acre natural healing environment for injured service members on the campus of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Service Members and veterans receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) will soon have access to a woodland oasis where they can experience the healing calm of nature to aid their recovery from catastrophic injuries and illness.
The Institute has received a $1 million grant from the TKF Foundation to create an outdoor healing space and study its impact on service members who spend time there.
Our 20 volunteers came care of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, led by Executive Director Mark Robbins. They included a dozen middle school students from Our Lady of Good Counsel School.
Volunteers from the Society for American Military Engineers’s Northern Virginia Post spent the better part of Saturday spreading it around the site.
The Green Road project site is now clear of downed timber and debris.
The TKF Foundation notified us that the Green Road has been selected as a finalist in the Open Spaces Sacred Places national grants program.