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woman on the phone#Be There
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone.
Photo of Bath VA Medical Center employees wearing red.Remember Everyone Deployed
Employees at the Bath VA Medical Center are participating in the national initiative to wear red every Friday to remember those deployed. The initiative shows support for those who are protecting us.
Image of Veteran and volunteer planting flowers.Celebrating Earth Day
Bath VA Medical Center’s Voluntary Service partnered with several volunteers from the American Red Cross and Siemens Industry to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2016.
photo of Veterans, their families, Corning Incorporated C-Vets get ready to tour the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.Vets Enjoy a Day at the Museum
C-Vets at Corning Incorporated donated their time and money to take fifteen Community Living Center residents on a guided tour of the Corning Museum of Glass and out to lunch.
photo of new Elmira VA clinic.Elmira VA Clinic Has Moved
The Elmira VA Clinic has moved. The new clinic location has convenient parking, is handicap accessible and provides primary care, behavioral health, laboratory, optometry and telehealth services.
Bath Youth Wrestling ClubYouth Group Donates to Bath VA Homeless Program
On December 8, 2015 the Bath Youth Wrestling Club donated several items to the Bath VA Homeless Program. Items included soaps, toothpaste and toothbrushes, cleaner and even a bag of change.
A photo of six staff members.“I had no idea I was traveling to England!”
The Bath VA Food and Nutrition staff created a change of menu offering Veterans a taste of England. The menu included beef Wellington, Yorkshire pudding, braised oxtail soup, quail eggs and raspberry trifle.
Jesters Motorcycle group.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.
Woman wearing a Kentucky Derby style hatResidents Play the Kentucky Derby
On Friday May 1, Bath VA recreation staff hosted their 10th Annual Kentucky Derby event for Community Living Center residents. Prizes are given for every game played for Win, Place and Show.
Veterans enjoy a pancake breakfast sponsored by the American Legion Riders Post 905.Breakfast at the Mapletree Inn
The American Legion Riders Post 905 from Springwater, NY honored Bath Community Living Center residents by sponsoring a pancake breakfast for more than 20 Veterans at the Mapletree Inn on Wednesday, April 8.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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