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Village at Heritage Point to host ‘We Honor Veterans’

November 7, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

Mountain Hospice will present a seminar titled "We Honor Veterans" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Village at Heritage Point.

The seminar is part of the veterans outreach efforts of Mountain Hospice. Shannon Putnam, LSW, MS, and Phoebe Mollard, RN, will present a program titled "We Honor Veterans," which will outline the unique needs of veterans, upcoming changes to health care in relation to veterans, services provided to veterans of World War II and the Vietnam era, and the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system enrollment process.

Mountain Hospice is one of five hospice organizations in the country, and the only one in West Virginia, to receive grant funding from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Veterans Administration. The "Reaching Out: Quality Hospice and Palliative Care for Homeless and Rural Veterans" grant has been instrumental in helping Mountain Hospice provide assistance and benefits to many veterans and their families. However, there are still many veterans who have not been reached and are not aware of the benefits available.

The program is open to the community at no charge. Nurses and social workers licensed in West Virginia will receive one continuing education unit (CEU) for attending. To register, call The Village at Heritage Point at 304-285-5575 by Tuesday.

Mountain Hospice is a non-profit organization serving Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Tucker counties.



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