‘No Veteran Dies Alone’ Program Honors Veterans, Enriches Volunteers

Dr. Marcos Montagnini, medical director of the palliative care program at the VA Health Care System in Ann Arbor

The “No Veteran Dies Alone” program is part of a national effort to train volunteers to provide companionship and assistance at the medical center to veterans who are at the final stages of their lives. Locally, the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System has been running the program for over a year in which time it has served approximately 20 veterans who chose to participate.

Read what volunteers have to say or learn more about the program at:

http://www.heritage.com/articles/2012/01/16/ann_arbor_journal/news/doc4f0efeb35557d535269232.txt?viewmode=fullstory

If you’re in the VA area and would like to participate, contact the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System at 1-734-845-3467.

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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