TEMPLE, Texas — This week is the 20th annual National Women's Week, a nationwide push to encourage women to be as healthy as possible.

The Central Texas Veterans Health Center in Temple is doing just that by celebrating women veterans and giving them a chance to connect with health professionals and other resources they may not have access to on a regular basis.

"The National VA is spotlighting veterans' health programs and we have put together events that we recognize and thank our women veterans," said Ann Blunt, Women's Program Manager of Central Texas.

Each day this week, informational booths are available to answer any and all questions you may have. 

Some of the booths available have information on burial, diabetes and weight management. Refreshments are also available.

Blunt said they owe it to women veterans who served this country.

"Because they were willing to raise their hand to the national flag to defend the liberty of America," she said. "We want them to come on-board and receive the same care that we offer to the men."

"It's very important," Dorothea Goodson, a veteran, said. "A lot of times we only come once or twice a year. This allows them to focus on some other things, some other issues that you might be having."

Women's Health Week is happening every day this week from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Teague Building.

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