This week community members can salute soldiers at the Dole VA Medical Center. Community partners from Wichita and across the state have events planned throughout the week, including a Bingo night, a visit from former NFL players, and musical performances. The events are to both salute the sacrifice of veterans and encourage community members to become involved as volunteers. “This is such a fun week to plan for our inpatient Veterans as an opportunity to be creative and think outside the box,” said Eva Gergely, Voluntary Service Chief.  “This week also allows us to work with our community partners to bring different activities to the Veterans that aren’t able to leave the facility because of their medical conditions.” A full calendar of events is listed below.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tanganyika Wildlife Park Animals Visit with Veterans 

Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00a.m

Location: Transitional Living Center (TLC)

Fort Riley 1ID Band

Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Location: Dole VAMC Auditorium

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Freddy’s Frozen Custard Treat for Veterans

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Transitional Living Center (TLC)

Heart 2 Heart Dinner

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium (TLC & Medical Foster Home)

 

Thursday, February 14, 2018

Miss Kansas meet & greet and delivers Valentines packages to Veterans

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Dole VAMC Auditorium & TLC

McConnell AFB BINGO Night

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: TLC

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Former Kansas City Chiefs Player Mike Bell & Former San Francisco 49er Player Mark Bell

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: All inpatient ward Veterans

WuShock Visits with Veterans

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: All inpatient wards

 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Pleasant Valley Church of Christ Youth Group

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: All inpatient wards

Where: 5500 E. Kellogg, Wichita, Kansas 67218

 

Voluntary Service Chief Contact:

Eva Gergely

Eva.Gergely@va.gov

(316) 316-685-2221 x57937