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Veteran Affairs to Host Dental Clinic, Medical Screenings

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer

Veterans will have access to free medical help on Saturday in Rocky Hill Veterans Home.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will host the Stand Down program on its campus in Rocky Hill.The event will be from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stand Down is a one-day resource and service fair where Connecticut Veterans have access to a full dental clinic, medical screenings to include cardiac and oncology, eye and hearing exams, and many other support services such as housing, employment, education, and legal assistance; all at no-cost to Veterans.  This year, there are more than 90 agencies and organizations participating in the event with close to 200 volunteers registered to assist.

Commissioner Connolly said, “Stand Down is the Department of Veterans’ Affairs signature event of the year for Veterans in Connecticut. I am so proud of the entire Department’s dedication, teamwork, and months of coordination and grateful for the many organizations that are providing their services and making Stand Down 2015 the best yet.”

Last year, more than 1,100 Veterans attended Stand Down with 70 agencies and companies providing information, donations, and services.

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