LVMAC Tidbit — Team River Runner Comes to the Lehigh Valley

March 17, 2017

Team River Runner has entered the Lehigh Valley and is now an LVMAC member. Its mission is to create an environment of healthy adventure, recreation and camaraderie for healing active duty, veteran service members and their families through adaptive kayaking.

It is holding indoor kayaking training in preparation for its Spring events on 19 March, 9 April and 23 April.  For more details and the local facebook site, click here.


As of 17 March 2017

LVMAC Tidbit – VA Updates Its Suicide Report

August 2, 2016

Majority of Veteran Suicides Are 50 and Older – We Still Don’t Know Why | Vietnam Veterans of America

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VA Updates Its Suicide Report – Majority of Veteran Suicides Are 50 and Older – We Still Don’t Know Why | Vietnam Veterans of America — “Healthcare in Our Community” News and Education


As of 2 August 2016

Forward Observer — Veterans Giving Back

May 17, 2016

LVMAC Poster Art 2005In this blog site, we often write of entitlements and benefits veterans can receive.  However, as a population category, veterans contribute far more through their labors than they take from their communities.  Indeed, many veterans have the wisdom to understand the benefits of giving of themselves to improve their communities and those of others.

Below is one fine example of local, Lehigh Valley veterans trying to do far-reaching good — in this case, for the poor —  while attending to the spiritual/psychic well-being of fellow veterans.  As it happens, an effort such as this also shows the world the better side of the American people and our way of life.  Therefore, they gain for us in another way.  Thought you might be interested and, perhaps, in helping them. Read the rest of this entry »

LVMAC News — Healthcare in Our Community Press Conference

November 9, 2015

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LVMAC Tidbit — Treatment Trends Seeks Veterans Case Manager

August 31, 2015

TTI LogoTreatment Trends Inc. has a case manager for a veterans-specific treatment track which is integrated into its in- and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs.  Treatment Trends is a key, community resource for some of our most severely afflicted veterans.  If interested in the position, apply as shown in the job announcement flyer below:

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LVMAC Tidbit — Home-based Primary Care Program Begins at the Allentown VA Clinic!

December 22, 2014

va_sealAbout September 2014, the Allentown Outpatient Clinic began offering Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) according to Dr. Adelman, the new Director of the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.  He announced it during an 18 December meeting of the Veterans Advisory Group at the clinic.

The mission of HBPC is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary care in the homes of veterans with complex medical conditions when routine, clinic-based care would not be effective or practicable. Consequently, the program focuses on the frail and chronically ill who require interdisciplinary care and ensures the necessary continuity and coordination of the care occurs at home as much as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

LVMAC Tidbit — VA and Blue Star Mothers Chatting on 17 December About CHAMPVA!

December 16, 2014

va_sealAre you the spouse or child of a Veteran?  You may qualify for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of VA (CHAMPVA), which can reimburse you for doctor’s visits, mental health care, prescriptions, and many other services.  Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center would like you to know that on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 7–8 p.m. Eastern, VA and Blue Star Families (a nonprofit organization not related to Blue Star Mothers) will host a Facebook chat about VA benefits for Veterans’ spouses, dependents, and survivors.  Anyone with a Facebook account can take part and it is not too late to sign up.  The instructions follow: Read the rest of this entry »

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