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Veteran’s Expo offers support services Tuesday in Auburn

Event set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Auburn Oaks Care Center
By: Megan Moore Journal Correspondent
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Veterans, come on down. Auburn Oaks Care Center is holding a veteran’s expo today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the event veterans will receive, “information for health care services and different living tools they might need as they age,” said the director of communications for Auburn Oaks Care Center, Elizabeth Sands.
Invitations were sent out to the Placer County veterans lists, as well as the senior community, said Sands. Spouses and guests are also welcome; the event is open to the public, she added.
“There will be U.S. senior vets on site to counsel on benefits, as well as basic health care, dental care and vision checks on site,” Sands said.
American Medical Response will be on site to perform vitals checks, she added.
An assisted living center is also participating and there will be resources to help veterans understand their medical insurance options, said Sands.
“I think it’s great because the veterans really deserve what they can get in the way of services,” said Phyllis Ingmire, a volunteer at the Forgotten Soldier Program, a local veteran non-profit. A lot of times veterans come home and don’t know they have post-traumatic stress disorder, she added.
“The problem is getting the word out,” she said.
A lot of times the older community doesn’t think they need the services, Ingmire said.
“It’s always good to go and see what programs they are entitled to,” she said.

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Veterans' expo
When:
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25
Where: Auburn Oaks Care
Center, 3400 Bell Road, Auburn
Telephone: (530) 888-6257