Veteran’s Affairs – March 2018

Veterans Affairs
John Ryan, VSO

VA HEALTH BENEFITS

Home Health Care

Home Health Care includes VA’s Skilled Home Health Care Services and Homemaker and Home Health Aid Services.

Skilled Home Health Care Services

These services are in-home services provided by specially trained personnel, including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers.  Care includes; clinical assessments, treatment planning, treatment provision, health status monitoring, patient and family education, reassessment, referral, and follow up.

Homemaker/Home Health Aide Services

These services are personal care and related support services that enable frail and disabled Veterans to live at home.

Family Caregivers Program

This program provides support and assistance to caregivers of Post 9/11 Veterans and Service Members being medically discharged.  Eligible Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, travel and lodging reimbursement, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan. For more information; contact www.caregiver.va.gov, or call 1-877-222-8387.

NY State President Joins with LAOH Juniors in Honoring Veterans

AOH New York State President Vic Vogel (center rear) with members of the LAOH Division #7 Juniors honoring local veterans.

 

On, Monday, November 6, 2017, AOH New York State President Vic Vogel joined Division #7 Junior girls who honored the member Veterans of the organization, along with event organizers Division #7 LAOH Vice-President Madonna Nolty and NYS LAOH Catholic Action Chair Cathy Norton Doherty. The meeting opened with the Presentation of Colors from the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Cpl. Kyle Carpenter Division, and a piper from the same group.

Proclamations were presented by Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, and New York State Senator Phil Boyle. Representing Mr. Boyle was Division 7 Member, Dennis Bennet. The recipients of the proclamations were Joseph Horton and Richard Mackey, who are both Korean War Veterans.

Also in attendance were Suffolk LAOH President Pat Cremmins, Vice-President Alice Faughnan, and Catholic Action, Cindy Haugland.

“I wish to thank all who took the time to come down and support our vets and honor them which was a long overdue thank you for many of them.” said Cathy Doherty, “It was such an honor to be among these veterans, taking time to thank them for their sacrifices and getting to know them and hear their stories. Some really remarkable and brave people. There could never be enough memorials, medals and parades to make up for what our veterans sacrificed. So, for now we simply say thank you, as we live each day in the freedom they have preserved.”

 

Veteran’s Affairs Chairman Honored at Nassau County Feis

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AOH New York State Veteran’s Affairs Chairman Jack Ryan (center) with New York State President Tim McSweeney, NY State Chaplain Fr. Henry Reid and members of the AOH NY State Board.

Jack Ryan was honored by Nassau County Feis Committee. Jack has been active with the Feis since 1975, serving as Chairman and currently serves as Treasurer. Jack is a AOH National Life Member, and has also served 2 terms as an AOH State District Director. Jack currently serves on the New York State Board as the Chairman of The Veteran’s Affairs Committee.

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Timothy McSweeney, Isabella McSweeney (medal winner, beginner reel) Mike Bryne, Nassau County Feis Chairman