Veterans

Helping Veterans Heal Through Arts And Humanities

Oct 9, 2019
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Many military veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries, and various traumas related to military service. The number of active military and veterans who have seen combat is on the rise as is the suicide rate for our military members once they are back home. Traditional post-war treatments have met with varying degrees of success.

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In-home care health services can allow seniors to live comfortbaly in their homes as they age. 

Jennifer Bass, Client Services Coordinator at Always Best Care Senior Services, talked about how in-home care services allow an older adult to age in place.

Aging in place is the ability to live in one’s own home safely and independently regardless of age and income.

Some basic in home care services Bass mentioned are the changing of bedsheets, meal preparation and assistance getting in and out of a shower. Bass clarified that the services does not include medical care.

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The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, in concert with Baton Rouge Music Studios, and the National Endowment for the Arts, announces two newly-scheduled workshops designed to provide veterans with the opportunity to learn the craft of songwriting. The Songs of Survivors workshops will be led by professional educators, songwriters, and touring musicians. The first two workshops, held in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, helped veterans tell their stories through music.

American Legion 100th Year Anniversary

Jun 21, 2019
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The American Legion will be celebrating its 100th year anniversary.

There will be free food and veterans will attend and interact with the public and recount stories of their time in the service.

The event will be located at the American Legion Hall on 401 Forsythe Avenue in Monroe, LA from 10:00am-5:00pm on July 4, 2019.

The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, in concert with Baton Rouge Music Studios, and the National Endowment for the Arts, announces two workshops designed to provide veterans with the opportunity to learn the craft of songwriting. The Songs of Survivors workshops will be led by professional educators, songwriters, and touring musicians.

 

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Finding Solace Counseling is teaming up with Always Best Care Senior Services of Monroe to host Chennault Aviation & Military Museum's Annual Veteran's Day Event Saturday, November 10 from 3-6 p.m.

Delta Veteran's Expo and Celebration (DVEC) not only celebrates Veterans Day in the community, but also showcases opportunities for veterans in the Northeast Louisiana area. More information about the event is available here.

Free Flu Vaccine Available to Veterans

Oct 11, 2018
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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, including the VA Outpatient Clinics in Monroe, Louisiana; Texarkana, Arkansas; and Longview, Texas will offer flu shots to enrolled Veterans during scheduled clinic appointments and in special walk-in flu shot clinics as outlined below.  There is no charge for the flu shot and Veterans are reminded to bring their VA identification card.

 

Overton Brooks VAMC (Shreveport) Walk-in Flu Clinic (no appointment needed)

Every Wednesday - October 3 to November 14 from 1-3 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana has dedicated a monument to the families of people who died in the line of duty during military service — and the veteran who has pushed for such monuments nationwide will celebrate his 95th birthday in Louisiana.

The National World War II Museum will hold a reception and celebration Tuesday for Hershel "Woody" Williams, who won the Medal of Honor as a Marine on Iwo Jima during that war.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum has a veteran of the war in the Pacific as its new board chairman.

C. Paul Hilliard, 93, is the first World War II veteran to be appointed board chairman for the museum, which opened in 2000, the museum said Monday.

The oil and gas executive joined the board in 2006 and, as chair of its collections and exhibits committee, oversaw the initiative to digitize artifacts and make them available online, according to a news release. He also has spent years on the board's executive committee.

VA To Hold Monroe Town Hall Event For Local Veterans

Aug 21, 2018
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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) will host a Town Hall and outreach event on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, from 5-6 p.m., at the Monroe VA Clinic, 1691 Bienville Dr., Monroe, Louisiana 71201.

 

Veterans and their families, congressional and senatorial stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations, local media partners, and other organizations in our community are invited to attend.

 

This Town Hall is an opportunity to provide information, answer questions, and strengthen our relationship with our Veterans and community partners.

 

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