NATIONAL SALUTE TO VETERAN PATIENTS WEEK 2016 - Canandaigua VA Medical Center
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Canandaigua VA Medical Center

 

NATIONAL SALUTE TO VETERAN PATIENTS WEEK 2016

Photography of Don and Fred participating in a drawing activity shared by a Volunteer and Recreation Therapy

From Left to right: Don and Fred participate in a drawing activity shared by a Volunteer and Recreation Therapy. The drawings Veterans composed were made into greeting cards and mailed to their families for the holidays. Veterans are continuing to draw and enjoy this activity.

By Voluntary Services and Recreation Therapy at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Volunteer your time to show your appreciation to Veterans

National Salute to Veteran Patients Week is an opportunity to share and encourage citizens from our communities to become involved and learn about the services provided to Veterans at VA facilities.

Community Living Center residents and structured outpatient programs participate in many activities coordinated through recreation therapists and volunteers. Activities are an important part of resident’s physical and mental health.  Veterans enjoy life more when they are physically and socially active.  

Anita Maybe’s father, Don, is a resident of the Golden Memories Community Living Center and she is very happy with the activities provided at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center.   

Her father enjoys all of the activities and says, “You have to do it or lose it.”  Veterans enjoy life more when they are physically and socially active.

That is why staying active and engaging Veterans is an important component of the recreation and leisure activities at the Community Living Centers. 

Residents of the Golden Memories Community Living Center started taking part in directed drawing, suggested and coordinated by a volunteer and Ms. Lynsey Buckner, a VA recreation therapist.

At first Veterans were hesitant to being to draw. Once they got started they created cards their families and friends cherish and they have not stopped since. 

Anita’s dad sent her a Christmas present and she said, “The cards were a big surprise and lovely. The drawing activity was a good and creative idea. It was a different than some of the activities they do. Her dad enjoys all of the activities at the facility.” said Anita.

National Salute to Veteran Patients gives every American the chance to thank Veterans for our freedom and this year you could decide to volunteer at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center or Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic.

You can make a difference in the lives of a Veteran by volunteering.  Find out more at http://www.canandaigua.va.gov/giving/index.asp

 

 

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