Presentation set in Iron Mountain
MARQUETTE — The Veterans Administration will be implementing the new VA Community Care Program on June 6, which is part of the VA MISSION Act signed by President Trump in 2018.
“Under the VA MISSION Act, Veterans can expect improvements in how we provide them community care,” said Jim Rice, Medical Center Director, in a press release. “Eligibility criteria will be different, a new urgent care benefit will be provided, and customer service will be better.”
To help explain the new program, which includes a new urgent care benefit, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting a presentation and question and answer session at 5 p.m. CT Thursday at Bay College West in Iron Mountain.
The event will be held in Fornetti Hall and is open to all veterans and their families, community health care providers, and the general public. Bay College West is located at 2801 U.S. 2.
For those who cannot attend in person, the presentation will be streamed live on the medical center’s Facebook page and will be available for later viewing.
VA medical center leadership will discuss the details of the new program, including eligibility requirements and new access standards. Officials will also introduce and provide details of the VA’s new community urgent care benefit, which allows veterans to seek urgent care at non-VA facilities.
Any questions can be directed to Iron Mountain VA Public Affairs Office at 906-774-3300, extensions 32593 or 32001.
Bridge Club to resume Friday
CURTIS — Bridge Club at the Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis will resume at 1 p.m. Friday.
Call the ECA office for more information. All are welcome to attend.
Rummage, plant sale in Skandia
SKANDIA — A Rummage and Plant Sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 9812 U.S. 41, Skandia.
Donations are welcome. Many tomato plants and perrenials available, and 50% of the proceeds will go toward the new roof at Emanuel.
For further information, call 942-7245.
MARSP to meet at Landmark Inn
MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at the Landmark Inn at noon June 11.
The Executive Director of the Trillium House, Pat Bray, will inform members and guests about its Certified Hospice Program of serving patients.
Call 486-8096 or 226-3388 for luncheon reservations by June 5.
Community dance to be held June 2
K.I. SAWYER — There will be a community dance from 1-4 p.m. June 2 at the K. I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum.
Music will be by the Hart Beats.