Local veterans of all ages are invited to attend a gathering to meet other veterans, enjoy donuts and coffee, engage in fellowship while developing camaraderie with other veterans from all branches of service. Army, Navy, Marine and Airmen veterans all join in the discussions and activities. Let’s also not forget our Coast Guard and National Guard patriots who have served. They all are a band of brothers and sisters who have represented our nation honorably.
You will learn about community resources available to help our local veterans with consumer issues, financial, insurance, income advice, including other pertinent information concerning your benefits.
There is a local canteen in Charlotte at the VA Medical Center 3506 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28208, telephone 704-329-1300. Also, at 4808 Chesapeake Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216, telephone 704-394-4177. The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) mission is to provide quality service, value and convenience to veterans and VA employees.
You will find coffee service, healthy vending machines, dining, canned beverages, specialty drinks, and much more. The VCS celebrated their 60th year anniversary this past August. The organization has 180 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico to serve our veterans.
At the Levine Senior Center there is a monthly meeting on the first Thursday of every month held between 9:00 am to 10:00 am. This years schedule going forward includes the following dates for 2017. February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7.
The Levine Senior Center is located at 1050 DeVore Lane, Matthews, NC 28105. The meetings are sponsored by AARP, BBB, and the Levine Center. For more information, please contact Kim Henderson, Director of Consumer Education Programs, Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont. She can be reached at 704-927-8623 or e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org.
So if you are a veteran and would like to meet other veterans to enjoy some free refreshments and good conversation while educating yourself on what services are available to you for your service, come join others who have gained from the information provided. There are always different subjects being discussed for your benefit.