April 2020

 

 NEWSLETTER

Midway Chapter 16             

P.O. Box 1774, Salina, Kansas 67402-1774             

Issue: 4                                     April 2020                                                l

CHAPTER MEETINGS:   We had to cancel our April 10th meeting.  The safety of our chapter members and their families has never been of greater importance. Our meetings are secondary.  As most of you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is for real and has caused all of us to make changes to our lifestyle, everyday home activities, and socializing with our friends. We are in this together to fight against the spread of COVID-19. We must be flexible, cautious, and not let our guard down.  Hopefully, before our May meeting, there will be some good news nationwide on COVID-19.  We will regularly evaluate the situation and weigh our options for chapter meetings.  It is best to be safer than sorry. You all have a pleasurable Happy Easter and enjoy it.  Keep the faith and stay safe.

APRIL BIRTHDAYS:  Reid Williams, Cecil Grimsley, Richard Trow, and Cynthia A. Brinley.

 

REST HOME/SICK:  William Long in Pinnacle Park, Dorothy Armster recovering from knee surgery, and Treasurer Roger Thull is at home and has Physical Therapy appointments.  Say a pray for these individuals and keep them in your thoughts. 

 

TIDBITS OF MARCH MEETING:  Attendance drawing winner Wardene Stewart $20 Gift Card.  Guest speaker Michelle Griffin, North Central Kansas Mobility Manager in Salina, who provided in-depth information about the OCCK CityGo Transportation in Salina and 14 other counties. Her briefing enhanced the Chapter members awareness and understanding of the OCCK CityGo mission.  B. Vinyard gave the Treasurer report of a checking balance of $1150.81.

CODVID-19 GUIDANCE AT VA HEALTH CARE LOCATIONS: VHA is reinforcing adherence to the Standard, Contact, and Airborne Precautions, which include the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  Healthcare personnel evaluating or treating a patient suspected or confirmed to have a COVID-19 infection have been directed to use these precautions. VHA is heavily encouraging Veterans to call their local medical center before visiting the facility and telling them to consider using VA's telehealth and virtual care options like VA Video Connect.  VA's telehealth providers can evaluate their symptoms and provide a diagnosis and comprehensive care. 

(Source TREA Washington update 3/11/20)

SENATORS AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN DC: Contact your Senators to get on board to co-sponsor BILL S.3444 - Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2020. Ask your House of Representatives what action they are taking on this bill. The last effort by the Senate - 03/11/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. This bill adds the following diseases associated with herbicide agents: Parkinsonism, Bladder cancer, Hypertension, and Hypothyroidism.  THE TIME IS NOW! (Source VVA Chapter 809)

WHERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COVID-19: (IF YOU HAVE INTERNET ACCESS)

How to protect against coronavirus at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/prepare/prevention.html 

Handwashing video at:  https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=d914EnpU4Fo 

Isolation vs. Quarantine – Know the Difference at:  https://www.publichealth.va.gov/ncoronavirus/docs/Isolation_Quarantine_ 

Poster_prevent17-2020.pdf

(IF YOU DON’T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS) Contact your local County Health Department:

Saline County 785-826-6066

Dickinson County 785-263-4179

Ottawa County 785-392-2822

EASTER QUOTE: “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” Laura Wilder

 
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