Lane Closure on Avenue of the Masters
The golf maintenance facility on Avenue of the Masters has been under construction for over a year. The work is almost complete and the driveway apron coming in from Ave of the Masters needs to be repaired to correct a huge standing water problem that floods the sidewalk and street. This will require extensive lane closures on Avenue of the Masters. Get the details by clicking here.
New Rule Could Aid Veterans’ Access to Health Care for Some Traumatic Injuries
The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved new regulations to make it easier for veterans to receive health care and compensation for certain illnesses, including Parkinsonism, dementia, and depression, which have been linked to traumatic brain injury. Read the story here in the New York Times
Are you enrolled in the VA Health Care System?
All Veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA Health Care System. To begin the process, you need to complete an Application for Health Care Benefits. You can submit the form online, or you may print the form and mail it to the VA at:
VA Medical Center
Attention – Enrollment, MAS 136E
7305 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
You can get more details at this link: http://www.westpalmbeach.va.gov/WESTPALMBEACH/patients/eligibility.asp You can also bring the form to the Medical Center. The Enrollment Office is located on the first floor at the east end of the hospital. The application form is available at this link: http://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
You’ll need your DD214 to enroll… here’s how to get a copy
Military personnel records can include DD 214s/Separation Documents, service personnel records found within the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), and medical records. Military personnel records can be used for proving military service or as a valuable tool in genealogical research. You can order a copy of your DD214 from the National Archives at this link: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
West Palm Beach American Legion Riders Make Donations to VA Medical Center
On December 13, 2013, members of the American Legion Riders donated $9000 to the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center to benefit Veterans and returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. The program was conceived by American Legion Rider Frank Cook, known as “Pipes”. Cook and his wife Kathy, known as “Cookie”, contacted the West Palm Beach VA Voluntary Service, verified Veteran need, and began the first Poker Run Fundraiser in 2008. Since then the American Legion Riders have raised over $55,000, including the 2013 contribution! – See more at: http://www.westpalmbeach.va.gov/WESTPALMBEACH/features/ALRiders2013.asp
Dental Insurance Anyone?
Eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), can now purchase affordable dental insurance. The new program is a partnership between VA, Delta Dental and MetLife.
Get the details at: http://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/2013/December/Dental-Insurance-Anyone.asp
Detecting Intimate Partner Violence
Researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System, the VA National Center for PTSD and Boston University School of Medicine teamed up recently to study a quick and easy screening tool that detects if a female patient has recently experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). – Learn more at: http://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/2013/December/Detecting-Intimate-Partner-Violence.asp