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Service Officers Report: The seminar at Cantigny talked about the care-giver program and the care -givers support line at Hines V.A. Hospital.
Hines has a Veterans Outreach program for those who have been incarcerated. If a veteran notifies an officer while incarcerated, he may be eligible for visitation and assistance from persons in the Veterans Outreach program. Law enforcement officers can be provided with training on how to react with incarcerated vets. DuPage County has a DuPage County Veterans court that deals with veterans who have gotten into trouble.
There is a Hines V.A. Hospital Advocacy group which deals with any issues a veteran might have with their health care (Phone 1-708-202-2716).
If you find you are having memory health issues you can contact Hines. You must get a referral from your primary care physician for an assessment.
For a listing of
Illinois State V.A. benefits available please check the website:
Community Relations Report: The Jesse Brown facility will be participating in a job training program for homeless vets. They will provide
7-10 individuals who will be chosen for the program. The Jesse Brown Center needs winter coats and jeans.
There will be a fundraiser at Pilot Pete's in Schaumburg on December 11th.
New Business: Dujardin Elementary will have a Veterans Day luncheon and a ceremony to honor our veterans.
The Post packed 100 boxes of supplies (cookies, toiletries etc.) to be sent to the troops.
Good of the Order: If you live in the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center area and need a walker, wheel chair or other items, contact them. There is no cost for these items.
Membership: An online App for your smart phone,VFW mobile recruiter is available for those wishing to join VFW Post 7539. Go to the App store and get the App. Make sure you put in our Post number 7539 to join.