National Salute to Veteran Patients Week 2015 - Canandaigua VA Medical Center
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Canandaigua VA Medical Center

 

National Salute to Veteran Patients Week 2015

Photo of Veterans planting spring flowers in pots.

National Salute to Veterans Patients Week provides additional activities to honor Veterans.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Canandaigua VA Medical Center is celebrating National Salute to Veteran Patients February 8th - 14th, 2015. This week is to honor Veterans and encourage others to volunteer. Voluntary Service is hosting events and activities for inpatients and outpatients including food, musical entertainment, and distributions of Valentine’s Day cards.

Last year, 638 volunteers at the Canandaigua VA donated 55,845 hours. It is not too late for individuals or groups to join other volunteers at Canandaigua VA to show appreciation and honor Veterans. There are many volunteer opportunities available including: patient escorting, making reminder appointment phone calls, helping Veterans with computer skills, acting as a friendly greeter, providing relief for caregivers, giving friendship or just lending an ear to listen. To learn more visit http://www.canandaigua.va.gov/giving/index.asp or to become a volunteer at the Canandaigua VA call (585) 393 - 7759.

Being a volunteer has many benefits including making new friends, boosting happiness, flexible hours, coffee and cookie socials, a free meal for 4 or more hours of volunteering, enhancing your resume, exploring  careers in health care and free flu vaccine and TB testing.

On behalf of Veterans we would like to thank all of the individuals, Veterans’ groups, military personnel, civic organization, businesses, schools, local media, celebrities and sport stars who volunteer their time to work with Veterans.

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