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Veterans To Be Honored At Dinner
09/28/2010

The second annual Fall Into Health Fair is just around the corner - the event, with the new name of Community/Veteran Health, Job and Education Fair, is planned for October 23 at the Seward County Activity Center.

One of the many activities planned for the day is a Veteran's dinner.

"All veterans can eat free and others are welcome to eat at the dinner for $8 per plate," said event chairperson and Southwest Medical Center Public Relations Director Nancy Kletecka. "Guests will enjoy a meal catered by Billy's Blue Duck BBQ of Liberal."

This is the first time the now annual event has included a special invitation for veterans.

"Ed Poley of Whirlwind Career Counseling for Veterans and Emergency Responders came to me one day asking advice about a health fair for veterans," Kletecka said. "Ed was familiar with our event - at that time called the Fall Into Health Fair - and was impressed with the turnout we had last year. It didn't take long before we both knew that a partnership would help us both achieve our goals."

Poley has been working to secure a guest speaker for the dinner and his efforts paid off.

"Our guest speaker will be Lori Wierma from the Wichita Veterans' Clinic," Poley said. "Lori will be speaking about keys to integrate veterans back into society and any benefits that might be available for assistance."

According to Poley the topic Wierma will be speaking to those in attendance at the dinner is very important.

"Whether someone has served in the Guard, the Reserves, or in the active military - they aren't seeing anyone for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or depression," Poley said. "Someone in Wichita told me that every Vet who goes to the VA Clinic there and in Amarillo, Texas, gets automatically screened for PTSD and depression. These are the vets who are there asking for medical assistance in other ways. Once they are identified and accept treatment for their psychological concerns - they have help. But there are many others who have not even been screened for these medical concerns."

Organizers behind the health, job and education fair are working to help the community and especially the veterans with all aspects of their health care.

The idea behind a special invitation to veterans at the annual fair is simple: "We want to say thank you for your service, welcome home, and ask what can we do for you," Poley said.

To make your reservation at the veterans' dinner, call Seward County Health Department at 620-626-3369.

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