West Haven: VA Blind Center - May 4 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Service Type: 
Sponsoring Yale Group: 
Yale Veterans Association
Co-sponsor(s): 
Yale Club of New Haven
When: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00am to 1:30pm
Where: 
Connecticut VA Hospital See map
950 Campbell Ave
West Haven, CT 06516

Parking readily available on site.

Description: 
On Saturday, May 4, join the Yale Veterans Association and the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Service (EBRS) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in the 8th Annual Day of Service Event.
 
Volunteers will meet with blind veterans, plant in the Blind Center Garden, share lunch, and have the opportunity to experience some of the adaptive equipment used in blind rehabilitation.
 
Tentative Schedule:
– 9:00 - Meet in VA lobby for Voluntary Service Orientation
– 9:30 - Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Service(EBRS) Welcome & Sighted Guide Training
– 9:45 - Low Vision Simulation & Garden Planting with EBRS Students
– 11:45 - Assist Veterans in moving to Donaldson (Building 2 - 2nd floor) for lunch
– 12:00 - Pledge of Allegiance lead by Student Representative, Prayer, National Anthem
– 12:15 - Serve Veteran’s Lunch
– 1:00 - Presentation of “Certificates of Appreciation” & Closing Comments
 
 
Site Coordinator: 
Glen Gechlik, MD, ‘05 MBA