LVMAC Tidbit: How to React to the Coronavirus Issue

March 20, 2020

One of the more clear-headed websites on what to do in reaction to the coronavirus (COVID-19) issue is found here.  Nothing fancy; no shtick; a good resource.  Applies no matter your health provider in the main.

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As of 20 March 2020

 


LVMAC Tidbit: New Procedures at VA Cemeteries Due to Cornavirus

March 20, 2020

It was to be expected, but now it is official:

As of 20 March, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will only conduct committal services for groups of 10 or fewer people.

But as of 23 March, committal services (including honors) will not be conducted until further notice.  Both of these announcements, especially the latter, will affect the rendering of military honors.  They are discontinued until further notice — including those conducted by The American Legion, VFW, etc.   The same is occurring de facto at private graveside services, and funeral homes are limiting presences at their facilities, as you might have read. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Wilkes-Barre VAMC Cancels March Town Halls

March 10, 2020

CANCELLED! Upcoming Community Town Halls

At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, we strive to provide our Veterans with effective healthcare in a safe and effective manner.  Although, to date, there have been only (6) positive cases of the Covid-19 identified across Pennsylvania, and NO positive cases at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, we’ve implemented precautions to help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

It is out of an abundance of caution that the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center has decided to postpone the upcoming Community Town Hall in Williamsport on March 11, 2020 and at Wilkes-Barre for March 25, 2020.  We’re continuing to closely monitor the rapidly changing  environment of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and we will update scheduling as more information becomes available.

John R. Baloga
Public Affairs Specialist
Wilkes-Barre VAMC

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As of 9 March 2020


Forward Observer: Mental Health First Aid Course Returns to the Lehigh Valley

February 24, 2020

LVMAC Poster Art 2005From the Lehigh County Director of Veterans Affairs:  “See attached flyer [click on the image to the right] for the upcoming Mental Health First Aid training on April 6. You can register using the attached or visit the website listed on the flyer. There is no cost for the training … Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Embrace the Suck. About Face!

February 12, 2020

Treatment can turn your life around.  As others. Find out the latest treatment products and expert advice.  Go to PTSD Treatment Works. Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer: Another Plug for Helping the Census Bureau

February 12, 2020

LVMAC Poster Art 2005We have already written about the need to participate in the 2020 census, individually or by working as a census taker.   The Lehigh Valley did phenomenally poorly last census to its detriment, we have been told.

So, here comes a little more information for those veterans and their friends who have the ability to stand up and assist as temporary employees of the U.S. Census Bureau — and it is not a bad deal financially for the hours worked, either. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Suffering from Military Sexual Trauma?

February 5, 2020

Lehigh Valley Health Network Wishes to Help

The Veteran Health Program of Lehigh Valley Hospital Network (LVHN) has been conducting focus groups with women veterans and service members who experienced military sexual trauma (MST). The intent of these focus groups is to learn how MST has affected their healthcare.

On 10 February beginning at 5:30 p.m., the final focus group will be held at Moravian College’s Reeves Library on the main campus.

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