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VA Western New York Healthcare System
Voluntary Service Partnerships Throughout the year organizations and local businesses such as Hewlett Packard and the Girl Scouts of WNY partner with Voluntary Service at VA Western New York Healthcare System to support our nation’s Veterans.
50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 retired Army two-star general John Batiste was the guest speaker and New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul attended the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
The Healthy Teaching Kitchen The Healthy Teaching Kitchen (HTK) is a new initiative to provide interactive nutrition education, counseling and practical knowledge on eating better through healthy cooking.
A Veterans Perspective Vietnam Veteran Guy Allegretto Jr. is a survivor of the 77- day Siege of Khe Sanh. He shared his insight about what it truly means to be at the front lines in combat and the unbearable suffering that goes along with it.
Seeing Art in a Whole New Way! You don’t have to see to appreciate the arts! Blind veterans along with their family and staff from VA Western New York Healthcare System enjoyed a guided tour by Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Thank You VA Western New York Healthcare System would like to thank their community partners for their tremendous support in helping make this summer’s special events for Veterans so successful.
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.
From the Veterans Health Administration
I am here to help, that is my gift to you. VA Audiologist Dr. Erica Bush lost her hearing as a child and understands the challenges of Veterans with hearing problems. Read her inspiring story of turning her experiences into helping Veterans.
Wanted: Half a Million More Veterans to Volunteer It's called the Million Veteran Program and we're half way there. A Veteran from Alabama became the 500,000th Veteran to voluntarily enroll in the program which may help to prevent and treat diseases.
Psychologist Led VA Team Responding to Shootings Some of America’s best doctors work for VA. We would like you to meet them. After the tragic event in Orlando, a VA doctor led a team of VA employees to help the families of the victims.
VA Employees and Vets Walk for Homeless Veterans 19,000 VA employees and 8,000 Veterans donated clothing and other items worth more than $384,000 for homeless Veterans. And took a healthy walk along the way: VA’s Annual VA2K Walk & Roll.
Talking Spiritual about Moral Injury VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
VA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Dying Veteran Emotional Last Request Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Butterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.