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Hines outreach team coming to Grundy area

The Community Outreach Team from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Edward Hines VA Hospital will be in the area several times throughout April with information about eligibility and enrollment, immunizations, minor health screenings and medication reconciliation, along with additional information about alcohol awareness.

The Community Outreach Team is scheduled to visit Grundy County and the surrounding area on the following days in April:

• From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Morris American Legion Hall located at 212 W. Washington St., Morris.

• From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at the Minooka Village Hall community room located at 121 E. McEvilly, Minooka.

• From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Coal City American Legion located at 1752 E. Division St., Diamond.

• From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 in Marseilles at the Lions Club located at 511 Commercial St., Marseilles.

“Providing access and education to veterans is an important part of the GCVAC’s mission. Educating veterans so they are more aware of the benefits they are eligible for and how to access those benefits is ongoing and an important part of our mission,” said Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission. “We are very fortunate to have the Outreach Team coming to our area each month to help us and the Grundy County Veterans learn more about VA health services.”

Flu shots should still be available at these clinics for veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system. For veterans not enrolled but that are eligible, they can get registered at the outreach clinics with a copy of their military discharge document.

For information on events or programs and services available, call the Grundy County VAC office at 815-941-3152.

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