Veterans’ health, resource fair set

To be followed by VA Town Hall Meeting

Staff report

Wilmington Veterans Post 49 announced they are sponsoring an afternoon of information and opportunities for all veterans on Wednesday, Sept. 30. It will be held at the Post at 140 E. Locust St. in Wilmington from 3-6 p.m., followed by a VA Town Hall Meeting.

The Chillicothe VAMC, co-sponsor of the event, will have their “Mobile Health Unit” on sight to perform free wellness screenings for all veterans. In addition to the medical staff, there will be an eligibility team to answer questions and register eligible veterans for VA Health Care.

The Clinton County Veterans Service Commission will be available to assist in filing VA Benefit claims and issuing “Clinton County Veterans I. D. Cards” to all area veterans who present a copy of their Discharge or DD-214. These cards may be used to receive discounts on products and services from many businesses in Clinton County.

Southern State Community College Veterans Program and the University of Cincinnati Office of Veterans Programs and Services will be available all afternoon to discuss financial assistance and educational opportunities for veterans at their respective institutions.

“Ohio Means Jobs” and the Ohio Veterans Program Manager for Region 7 will be on hand to advise veterans of current job openings and direct them to employers. Disabled and disadvantaged veterans will be able to speak with the state’s local employment specialist from Ohio Job and Family Services and a number of local employers looking for veterans have also committed to participating in the event.

Clinton County Council on Aging will have a presence during the Fair to explain the various programs they offer that augment VA benefits some veterans are currently receiving or may be receiving in the future.

Pharmacists from the Wilmington Kroger, a supporting presenter, will be there to highlight their prescription and immunization programs for the veterans who presently receive no or partial VA health care.

Veterans are encouraged to bring a copy of their DD-214 to establish eligibility for the many services and benefits offered by the participants.

There will be various gifts for all veterans attending, while supplies last.

To be followed by VA Town Hall Meeting

Staff report