veterans issues http://wamc.org en Veterans' Assistance Center Opens At State Run Soldiers' Home http://wamc.org/post/veterans-assistance-center-opens-state-run-soldiers-home <p>A new veterans’ assistance center has opened at the state run soldiers’ nursing &nbsp;home in Holyoke.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The center will provide veterans of&nbsp; all ages with help in obtaining government benefits their military service entitles them to,community referrals, and interaction with local veteran service agents The new center was praised Thursday by the Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:36:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 58340 at http://wamc.org Veterans' Assistance Center Opens At State Run Soldiers' Home The Big Read's Psychology and Impact of War Keynote Panel Discussion http://wamc.org/post/big-reads-psychology-and-impact-war-keynote-panel-discussion <p><a href="http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/bigread.php">&nbsp; The Big Read</a> is a month-long series of programs that brings together an entire community to read and discuss a single book. This November, The Big Read comes to Albany with the book <em>The Things They Carried</em> by Tim O'Brien and includes an assortment of book discussions, films, performances, and exhibitions.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51722 at http://wamc.org Help Offered To Homeless Veterans In Western Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/help-offered-homeless-veterans-western-massachusetts <p>The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is making progress in reducing the number of homeless veterans in the country. But the critical need was evident at an event Friday in Springfield Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:45:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 48944 at http://wamc.org Help Offered To Homeless Veterans In Western Massachusetts