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Highlights from last week at Veterans’ Home

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:37 am

Highlights from last week:
A church service was held in the chapel on Sunday.  Monday morning social visits were held and in the afternoon the card players gathered for a game of “Pass the Trash.”
Tuesday afternoon residents gathered in the afternoon for a movie.
A Lutheran service was held on Wednesday morning and in the afternoon residents enjoyed making and eating homemade donuts in the activity room.
Bingo, pool and shuffleboard were the highlights on Thursday morning followed by a trip to the local Wal-Mart in the afternoon.
Catholic Mass was held Friday morning and in the afternoon Martha Maggard was recognized as the January 2012 Employee of the Month.
A group traveled to Vandalia on Friday evening to enjoy the fish fry at the Vandalia VFW Post.
Social visits were held Saturday morning followed by bingo in the afternoon sponsored by the Fulton VFW Post and Auxiliary #2657.
Spotlight:
Martha Maggard, C.N.A. was recognized on Friday morning as the January 2012 Employee of the Month.
She has been employed at the facility since February 1998.  Congratulations, Martha!
“Call for Volunteer” – We are looking for a volunteer that could play the piano during church service on Sunday morning from 9 – 9:30 in the chapel at the facility.
Any interested person, please contact Stacie Smithee, Director of Social Services at 573-581-1088 ext. 1265.
The next Amateur Radio Club meeting will be at the facility on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m.  Come and give your support to the men who gave so much to this country.
Alzheimer Support Group will meet on Wednesday, January 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the facility.
The public is welcome to attend.
Frequently Asked Question:
What is service connected compensation?
Compensation is payment for a disability that started or was aggravated while the Veteran was on active duty.  The amount payable depends on the degree of disability (10%, 20%, 30%…) and the number of dependents.  The Veteran’s income and assets have no effect on the amount of compensation.
Ken Gore, Veterans Service Officer at the Mexico Veterans’ Home can assist you with your benefits.
He can be reached by calling 573-581-1088 ext. 1258.