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September 25. 2013 6:00PM

New Hampshire Veterans News in Brief

VAMC plans open house

MANCHESTER — The Manchester VAMC will host an open house or new enrollment for health care on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the teaching and education conference room on the first floor.

Free blood pressure screenings will be offered and general health and wellness information will be available.

Bring a DD214 along with a government ID.

Contact Judy at 624-4366, extension 2291 for more information.

Rock the Regiment in Concord to aid vets

CONCORD — Rock the Regiment, a non-profit rock music concert to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, at Tandy's Top Shelf, 1 Eagle Square.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Rock the Regiment will feature area bands Hanging Scarlet, A Simple Complex, with special guest Charlie Farren.

The Wounded Warrior Project provides services to returning service members and their families.

Tickets are on sale now at Tandy's Top Shelf, call 934-1901; or go to http://rocktheregiment.webs.com/.

All profits will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information, contact Joe Cadrette, event director at 783-0103.

Flu clincis announced

The VAMC Manchester is planning for walk-in flu clinics for all eligible veterans.

No appointment is needed.

Here are the dates and times:

Monday, Sept. 30, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Also, the VAMC drive-through flu clinics will be available to all eligible veterans until Monday, Sept. 16, in building 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The community based outpatient clinics in Conway, Tilton, Somersworth and Portsmouth are holding a walk-in flu clinic on Sept. 30 and Oct.1 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m..

The CBOC's will also be providing flu vaccines during regular scheduled appointments this fall.

For additional information, contact Meri Robinson at 657-5395, or Kathy Sherman at 624-4366, ext 6439.

VSF grant to Nashua dental group will help veterans

NASHUA — The Veterans Support Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Greater Nashua Dental Connection.

The award will support the non-profit clinic's veterans program that provides oral health care to veterans in need.

"Over the last few years, we've seen a huge increase in veterans seeking treatment at the clinic from all throughout the state. Some are 22 years old and need specialized emergency care while some are seniors in need of affordable dentures. There just aren't enough programs to help them and we knew we had to do something," said Dee Twomey, GNDC business manager. "This grant will make a big difference to allow us to help so many men and women who have served our country," she said.

The Greater Nashua Dental Connection is located at 31 Cross St.For more information, visit www.nashuadentalconnection or call 879-9314.


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