The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

August 6, 2013

Salisbury VA Medical Center’s Rural Health Program visits Anson County


CNHI

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 —

Wadesboro, N.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs combined efforts with other local agencies in the Wadesboro, N.C. during a Veteran Service Enhancement Fair held at Southern Piedmont Community College’s Ingram Room August 3.

More than 40 veterans attended the event, which provided area veterans an opportunity to get questions answered about health care, as well as healthy living habits.

The Salisbury VAMC Rural Health team answered questions about health care enrollment, assisted veterans with enrolling in the VA healthcare system and educated visitors on ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Members of the Veterans Benefits Administration team were also available to answer questions for those who had questions about the various VA benefits programs that are available to them.

Ted Ward, Anson County Veteran’s Service Officer, said he is thankful for all of the group’s participation in the event because they are getting veterans much needed information.

It’s important to me that resources are being brought out to the county to give those veterans the opportunity to tap into resources they didn’t know about. The rural health team and program has been a great asset for Anson County because they bring classes, they bring information, they bring all types of resources,” he said.

“The response is great every time they come here - we always have vets come out and attend any classes they provide, or even at events like today, we have lots of veterans who benefit.”