Providence Calendar
October 2017

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
Gloria Gemma Foundation Resource Table
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Canteen, basement of the main hospital building, 830 Chalkstone Ave.
 
The Gloria Gemma Foundation is returning to the Providence VAMC Oct. 5, 2017, from
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Canteen, basement of the main hospital building, 830 Chalkstone Ave.
 
The Gloria Gemma Foundation is a nonprofit organization that:
- Embraces cancer patients and their caretakers, families, and friends
- Provides free support, education and wellness services to anyone impacted by cancer
- Enhances the quality of life for cancer patients and their families by helping to ease their physical, emotional and spiritual pain
- Guides the public to reduce the risk of cancer diagnoses through education and community outreach
- Inspires hope, faith, strength, courage, and determination in our community
 
 
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
Blood Drive
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: 5th Floor Auditorium
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Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 11 for the next blood drive at the Providence VA Medical Center.
 
The blood drive will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 5th floor auditorium of the main hospital building, 830 Chalkstone Ave.
 
Please roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life! Blood collected at Rhode Island Blood Center drives will go towards treating children with leukemia, automobile accident victims and patients needing organ transplants. Our donations give hope to patients and their families.
 
PLUS -- FREE PIZZA FOR ALL DONORS!
 
Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license or another form of identification when you donate.
 
Hope to see you there! You can make an appointment at http://www.ribcdonor.org/index.cfm?group=op&hlc=0182&hostlookupcode=0182
 
If you have questions about being able to donate, please call 401-453-8307 or visit :  http://www.ribc.org/giving-101 for facts and frequently asked questions.
 
 
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017
Martha's Vineyard Veterans Expo
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: American Legion Hall, 47 Martin Rd., Vineyard Haven, MA
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Oct. 14, the Providence VA Medical Center will participate in the Martha’s Vineyard Veterans Expo at American Legion Hall, 47 Martin Rd., Vineyard Haven, Mass., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with the Providence VBA Regional Office and Vet Center. Attendees will be able to enroll for VA health care and benefits, receive Massachusetts state benefits information and meet with local Veterans service organizations. There will also be a VA benefits briefing and a joint VAMC/VBARO Veteran town hall meeting, and Veterans enrolled with VA health care can get a free flu shot!
 
 
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Veterans Employment Resource Fair
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Classrooms 1 & 2, 5th Floor, Main Hospital Building, Providence VAMC, 830 Chalkstone Ave.
 
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE FAIR
 
Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Classrooms One and Two, Main Hospital Building
Providence VA Medical Center
830 Chalkstone Ave.  Providence, RI
  • Connect with local employers
  • Explore employment opportunities
  • Reach your career goals
For questions or further information, contact:
Kimberly at (401)273-7100 ext. 3009 or
Dana Senay-Miranda (401) 525-2521
 
 
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017
Cape Cod Veterans Expo
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Dennis-Yarmouth High School, 210 Station Ave, Yarmouth, MA
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Oct. 21, the Providence VA Medical Center will participate in the Cape Cod Vets Expo at Dennis-Yarmouth High School, 210 Station Ave, Yarmouth, Mass., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with the Providence VBA Regional Office and Vet Center. Attendees will be able to enroll for VA health care and benefits, receive Massachusetts state benefits information and meet with local Veterans service organizations. Veterans enrolled in VA health care can also get a free flu shot!
 
 
Friday, Oct 27, 2017
OSDRI Fall Coat Giveaway for Veterans
 
Time: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: HPACT Clinic, Trailer 37, PVAMC Campus, 830 Chalkstone Ave.
 
The Providence VAMC will host Operation Stand Down Rhode Island’s fall coat giveaway for Veterans 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the Homeless Patient-Aligned Care Team clinic, Trailer 37 on the Providence VAMC campus, 830 Chalkstone Ave. in Providence.
 
Items include…
  • Coats& Jackets
  • Hats & Gloves
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Jeans & Pants
  • Other Cold-Weather Clothing
  • Door Prizes
 
Veterans Town Hall Meeting
 
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: 5th floor auditorium of the main hospital building, 830 Chalkstone Ave. in Providence.
 
The Providence VA Medical Center and the Veterans Benefits Administration's Providence Regional Office are hosting a joint Veterans town hall meeting from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Providence VAMC.
 
Leadership from the Providence VAMC, VBA RO and the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs will provide updates and respond to questions from the audience during the meeting, which will be in the 5th floor auditorium of the main hospital building, 830 Chalkstone Ave. in Providence.