Vet Center van visits veterans

Vet Center van greets veterans

The Vet Center mobile van greets the Vietnam Era Veterans at the American Legion Post #23 in Shelbyville. Jose Melesio (left) addresses veterans and explains the services offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The mobile van will visit again in June.

The Vet Center mobile van greeted the Vietnam Era Veterans as they arrived for last month’s meeting at the American Legion Post 23.

Jose Melesio, a veterans outreach specialist at the Nashville Vet Center, addressed a large turnout of area veterans.

Melesio told the group about the services offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs readjustment counseling at the Vet Center. He explained how the Vet Center serves veterans and their families by providing a continuum of quality care. He noted the care includes professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations, the brokering of services with community agencies and providing a key access link between the veterans and others in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Vet Center is located in Nashville at 1420 Donelson Pike, Suite A-5. The phone number is 615-336-1220.

The Vet Center mobile van will visit Shelbyville again in June.

Vietnam Era Veterans of Shelbyville-Bedford County meets next on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post #23, 721 Kingree Road, Shelbyville. The speaker will be Charlie Williams, financial advisor at the North Main Street, Shelbyville branch of Edward Jones financial services.

For more information, call Tom Taylor at 931-684-2557.

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:21 pm