“Veterans Helping Veterans” Event To Be Held At The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Queens
WHITESTONE, N.Y. (Nov. 14, 2017) — With Veterans Day celebrations just around the corner, veteran residents at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Queens plan to give back to their fellow brothers and sisters in arms by hosting a unique “Veterans Helping Veterans” event Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the facility, which is located at 157-15 19th Ave in Whitestone, NY.
The event will begin at 2:00p.m. with a patriotic flag-raising ceremony to pay tribute to American veterans who served their country honorably during war or peace time. A veteran certificate ceremony will be presented by State Assemblymen Ed Braunstein. Former members of the army, navy, marines, air force and coast guard will then assemble care packages containing sought-after items such as lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, chap stick, and antibacterial hand wipes for soldiers currently in the field.
Veterans at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Queens extended the invitation to veterans from Brandywine Assisted Living, to join drafting personalized handwritten letters of encouragement to include in the packages that will be distributed to military members in the field via Military Reserve Centers.
“This event means a lot to our residents,” said Chloe Hodgson, Director of Recreation at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Queens. “They are excited to have an opportunity to give back to the men and women who are currently serving our country so courageously.
“Studies show that one of the most effective forms of assistance for former military members is vets helping vets,” she added. “That’s because being in the military creates a sense of camaraderie between service members that continues for decades after the military service is complete. Veterans are extremely motivated to help fellow services members because of the special bond they share.”
For more information, call Hodgson at (718) 746-0400 or email CHodgson@TheGrandHealthcare.com.