Buffalo EDI: Spouse and Caregiver Clinic

Buffalo EDI: Spouse and Caregiver Clinic

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Spouse & Caregiver Clinic: September 14, 2022
9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. EDT

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) invited all Western New York Veteran caregivers to the Buffalo EDI Spouse and Caregiver Clinic.

The Spouse and Caregiver Clinic took place September 14, 2022. Presentations ran from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EDT.

The Spouse and Caregiver Clinic was presented by Veterans Affairs (VA). The Clinic included specific details about VA benefits, resources, education, support, and more.

Spouse and Caregiver Clinic Schedule of Events

Time Presentation Speaker
9:00 a.m.–9:10 a.m. Welcome and National Anthem Mike Jones, Master of Ceremonies*
9:10 a.m.–9:25 a.m. VBA Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) Melissa Cohen, Deputy Director
9:25 a.m.–9:40 a.m. VBA Regional Office Donna Mallia, Director
9:40 a.m.–10:10 a.m. VHA WNY Behavioral Health Spectrum of Care: Highlighting Post-9/11 Case Management and PTSD Programs Rebecca Welch, LCSW-R, Case Management Program Manager; Shawn Gianforte, MSBA, LCSW, PTSD Programs Manager
10:10 a.m.–10:40 a.m. VA Caregiver Support Program, VA Western New York Health Care System Stephanie Anzalone, LCSW, Program Manager
10:40 a.m.–10:55 a.m. Adult Day Health Program (ADHP) Jule Tomm, LCSW, Contract Nursing Home
10:55 a.m.–11:10 a.m. Women’s Wellness Judy Sexton, Women’s Peer Support Specialist
11:10 a.m.–11:25 a.m. Center for Elder Law and Justice Jesslyn Holbrook, Supervising Attorney
11:25 a.m.–11:40 a.m. Mental Health Services, Vet Center Nancy Deganis, Readjustment Counseling Therapist
11:40 a.m.–11:55 a.m. Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY Alyssa Vasquez, Director of Community Integration
11:55 a.m.–12:10 p.m. End-of-Life Planning Services, Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chelsea Torgalski, MSW, Education Program
12:10 p.m.–12:40 p.m. Mental Health/Suicide Prevention, Veterans Crisis Line Kyle Inhofe, Acting Deputy Executive Director
12:40 p.m.–12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks From Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) Melissa Cohen, Deputy Director

*Master of Ceremonies quickly introduced each speaker.

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09/14/2022 @ 09:00 AM (EDT) to
09/14/2022 @ 12:45 PM (EDT)

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