Headway of WNY

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Veterans Events Bulletin

Upcoming Community Events and Opportunities

  • Dentistry Smiles on Veterans - Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8 am - 3 pm. A Day of Free Dental Care! Dental screenings, cleanings, restorations, extractions, and repairs. UB Dental Clinic, Squire Hall, South (Main St.) Campus. To schedule an appointment, please contact: 716-829-2780, appointments are required as space is limited. All Veterans are eligible.

  • 17th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Homeless Veterans or Veterans in Need - Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11:00am - 1:00pm. VA WNY Healthcare System, Food Court in Basement, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY. For information contact Jennifer Gernatt, 716-862-6790. Donations submitted to: VHAWNY, Voluntary Service, GPF 1807, Thanksgiving Dinner.

  • Santa Claus is coming to town, December 2, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00pm. Join Vets H.E.R.D. and the George F. Lamm Post along with the Post Auxiliary for a joyous afternoon to celebrate the Christmas Season. Contact Jack Michel at 716-435-7210, Judy Bacon at 716-689-2775 or Nancy Savarino at 716-207-0230

  • Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., Equal Justice For All in partnership with VA WNY Healthcare System. Legal services for low-income, homeless or disabled Veterans who may benefit from civil legal advocacy in housing, public benefit, family, or disability law. Mondays, 8:30am-4:30pm, Room 107-C; Thursdays, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Room 309A

  • Employment Program to train Veterans in REALTY. This is a new initiative by a local real estate agency and Erie County Clerk's office on military veterans becoming real estate agents. Metro Roberts Realty will pay 100% for start-up expenses to get a license to sell real estate, including licensing classes and other expenses. In all, cost could exceed $3,000.

  • Veteran Warrior Workout (Free) - Bi-weekly Saturday mornings @ 8:45am. Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203 (entrance to gym is on Clinton St.). For additional information, please call Michael at 716-898-0110 x144.

  • Earned Stripes Program: Any veterans interested in becoming a NYS High School Sports Official or Umpire, check website: pdcl@roadrunner.com for more information. Earned Stripes will cover the first year cost of becoming certified.

  • Albright Knox Art Gallery – “Connecting Veterans through Art”- Participate in guided tour followed by hands-on art experience. To register contact Karen Duval (716) 270-8249 or kduval@albrightknox.org

  • Combat Theatre Women’s Group- 1st and 3rd Thurs of each month 6-7:30 at the Vet Center 2372 Sweet Home Rd, Suite1. For more info call Delcey Pulvino 716-862-7350

  • Boys/Girls Club (www.bgcbuffalo.org) - free to military families throughout NYS, they offer after school child care with educational programming. 716-825-0023.

  • American Legion Riders – Leek Preserve (provides handicap-accessible camp environment and therapeutic outdoor activities like hunting and fishing). Service members and their families have the opportunity to stay at this site for Free and also use the facilities for their enjoyment. For more information, please contact Oswayo, PA 16915, at 410-322-4610 or www.leekpreserve.org.

  • Earned Stripes Program: Any veterans interested in becoming a NYS High School Sports Official or Umpire, check website: pdcl@roadrunner.com for more information. Earned Stripes will cover the first year cost of becoming certified.

  • Military Operation Com - supported by the ECMHA and meet at the VOC (Veteran One Stop Center) a children's program and adults develop coping skills/self confidence and resilency. Twice a month on Fridays, more information call Mary at ECMHA (mcparlane@erieha.org or 716-886-1242 ext. 126) or Jess at 716-640-3258 (jesslafalce@yahoo.com).

  • Greyhound - www.greyhound.com offers 10% off for families, $198 round trip anywhere in the US for military.

  • Warrior to Soul Mate Workshops - Now available in Buffalo and Batavia VA WNYHealthcare System by the Cahplain Service 125P. Call 716-862-6307 to register for this workshop/retreat being conducted for couples in order to reclaim relationships (marriage enrichment). 

  • Support and Family Education (SAFE) - Workshop for family members of Veterans offered every other Friday at the VA Medical Center 10AM - 12PM. For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Wahlig 716-862-7473 (FREE Program). 

  • Statler Center Classes and Scholarship - A variety of on-site & distance learning classes for Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring 2018. Class topics include: business fundamentals, hospitality, and telecommunications. Full tuition scholarships available. Contact Elizabeth Schmidt at (716) 888-4638.

  • Veteran Yoga - Every Tuesday at 5:30pm at the Veteran One Stop, 2nd Floor. FREE

  • Veteran Equine Therapy - Equi-Star, Inc. One Saturday per month, FREE! Must RSVP with Rachel Couch 716-898-0110 ext. 108 or wearedwyer@vocwny.org. Transportation available from Veterans One Stop to 2199 Fuller Road, Burt, NY  14028

  • Free Smoke Alarms – American Red Cross. Contact PeralieMae Hargoat 878-2356 or pearllemae.hargo@redcross.org, she will make the arrangements to install them anywhere.   

  • Veterans and Military check http://www.lawhelp.org/ny. Type in zip code in Veteran/Military section of website. Check for specific areas of law. Lawyers are available to answer your questions. You may also call 315-781-1465

  • Free tickets to sporting events, concerts and family activities. http://www.vettrix.org

  • Hearts Apart.org - Free Family Portraits for deploying soldiers contact 716-553-8595

  • NYSDM (special renewal of drivers licenses) http://www.dmv.ny.ove/armdforces.him#vetstat . The word VETERANS will be printed on your photo document (license, permit or non photo ID)

  • If you know of other Veterans events that could be added to this bulletin, please send us an email at support@headwayofwny.org or call

  • 716-408-3100 with details.

  • Thank you!


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