St. Cloud VA to host Celebration of Caregivers

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Taking care of the Veteran you love can be an incredibly demanding job.  In the spirit of honoring those family Caregivers of our Nation’s heroes, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System will host a Celebration of Caregivers Event Friday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Auditorium (Bldg. 8) the St. Cloud VA Medical Center campus, located at 4801 Veterans Drive in St. Cloud.
VA provides a number of services to support and educate Caregivers of Veterans. Attendees can learn about these services, network with other Caregivers of Veterans, and discover tips for self-care.
This program is free and light refreshments will be served.
Caregivers of Veterans who were severely injured in the line of duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001 may be eligible for additional VA services, including a stipend and comprehensive Caregiver training.
The event is hosted by Jess Behrends, the St. Cloud Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC), who acts as a point of resource and referral for Caregivers of Veterans. She can help Caregivers access various services for their Veterans within the VA.
The VA has established a toll-free Caregiver Support Line 1-855-260-3274 and a website http://www.caregiver.va.gov to provide additional resources and support to Caregivers.   
 

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BETTY THIELEN, 88, of Big Lake was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Airport Road in Big Lake Township Thursday afternoon. (Archive photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BIG LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL have purchased hydration stations for their school and help prevent waste from plastic water bottles. Front row from left to right is Sophie Wesolowski, Emily Zinken, Erin Rootes, Mia Mielke, Destinee Schieck and Annika Holl. Back row from left to right is Erik Poffenberger, Sydney Throolin, Hailey Atwood, Cassie Walsh, Trent Ramert, Isabella Dahlen, Lexi Nau and Ashlyn Mattson. (Submitted photo).

SHERBURNE COUNTY SHERIFF Joel Brott at the Orrock Township meeting Wednesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE BIG LAKE AMBASSADORS take charge of the serving line.