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VA Western New York Healthcare System
Sixteen Competitions and Sixty Medals Vietnam Veteran, Jake Hipps, has been competing in sports for 16 years and won 60 medals. He encourages other Veterans to stay active and to think of competing in the National Veterans competitions.
Local Organizations Partake in Summer of Service A number of local organizations are volunteering at VA Health Care Upstate New York this summer as part of VA’s Summer of Service initiative, an initiative aimed to bolster volunteer assistance.
Meet Glenn Scott Local artist and Veteran Glenn Scott has made it his mission to help fellow Veterans struggling with substance abuse by sharing his artistic talents by donating original art work he has created.
Helping Veterans to Activities They Enjoy Irv Bartz has been volunteering at the Batavia VA Medical Center for the past 17 years escorting Veterans to and from medical appointments and activities they enjoy like going to special events like picnics.
New Volunteer Ambassador Program The daughter of a Veteran, Diane Ruszala volunteers in the new Ambassador Program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Ruszala said her father received wonderful care at the Buffalo VA before he passed away.
Veteran Lauds VA’s Tele-Quit Program When Charley Czarnecki experimented with smoking in High School, he really didn’t think much of it. Even after Army basic training, he harbored no real desire to smoke, but after serving in Vietnam, everything changed.
Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Beikirch VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program staff welcomed Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Beikirch at VA Western New York Healthcare System, Buffalo, on March 6. Mr. Beikirch was a Special Forces medic in Vietnam.
National Salute to Veteran Patients Week VA Western New York Healthcare System is celebrating National Salute to Veteran Patients February 8th - 14th, 2015. This week is to honor Veterans and encourage others to volunteer.
Veterans Tell Their VA Story Dan Frontera and Jessie Donaldson tell their VA story and why they chose to enroll in VA health care when they came back from serving overseas. They encourage other Veterans to make it their VA too.
This is My VA Dan Frontera, a U.S. Army Iraq War Veteran and a VA health care member since 2006, explains why Veterans, if not currently enrolled or using their VA health care benfits should.
From the Veterans Health Administration
VA, Communities, Helping Homeless Veterans What is a CRRC? It's a lifeline for thousands of homeless Veterans and their families. VA and local communities are partners in the effort, working together to provide needed services.
I Served in the Active Military. Yes, I'm One! Know this: If you are a woman who served in the active military service, you are a Veteran. People may think your military experience was less challenging than that of male Veterans. They're wrong.
Combat Veteran, Doctor and Now Gardener Wesley McFarland, combat Veteran, doctor for 55 years, charged his patients $3.00. Wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, he now lives in a VA Community Living Center ... and he loves it.
Golden Age Games Underway in Omaha Golden Age Games — it's all about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans ... and yes, a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
My skin itches. Is it psoriasis? What is that? Veterans who have psoriasis can easily describe the symptoms for you. It's ugly, itchy and painful. VA doctors can help Veterans treat psoriasis. Here's information on this chronic skin disease.
2015 VA Walk & Roll Sees Growth It's called the Walk and Roll when over 23,000 Veterans, VA Employees and American citizens walk a mile for homeless Veterans, raising more than $325,000 worth of donations this year.
Ten Things to Know About the Choice Program If you are enrolled in VA health care, the Choice Program allows you to get health care from non-VA doctors. Here are the answers to ten of the most asked questions about the program.
Helping Your Provider Understand Military Culture VA is offering a free online course to private sector health care professionals to help them better serve Veterans and Servicemembers. Hear from a social worker who thinks the course is a good idea.
Summer! Time to swim and picnic ... and volunteer! Across America, thousands of Americans are pitching in to help our Veterans. Learn about the “Summer of Service” and how you can volunteer at your local VA medical center ... no sunblock needed!
Relationship a Little Rocky? Time to Retreat About 20 couples learned how to strengthen their relationship during a two-day Warrior to Soul Mate retreat sponsored recently at the Salisbury VA Medical Center in North Carolina.