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Marianne Pinkham | BDN
Marianne Pinkham | BDN

LUNCH AND VETERANS; HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED
KEEPING THE PROMISE, DISCOVER THE LEWISTON VET CENTER
WITH NANCY LAFFIN AND JERRY SHORT, OUTREACH SPECIALISTS
AT
SPECTRUM GENERATIONS COASTAL COMMUNITY CENTER

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street in Damariscotta will host its Wednesday Lunch and Learn program on November 9, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Following the luncheon Nancy Laffin will discuss the history behind the Vet Center program, how they help Veterans, and what makes them different from the rest of the VA. Jerry Short will also be present to introduce the Mobile Vet Center initiative. He will have the Lewiston RV on site for those that would like to see it. Make sure to bring all of your VA and Veteran related questions with you to ask these two knowledgeable VA employees.

Nancy Laffin is a 4 year US Army Veteran and has been serving Veterans for 3 years in the Vet Center program. She has been a Veteran advocate since she returned to Maine from Active Duty by serving as the UMaine Veterans Association President, actively participating in the American Legion, and working with Veterans to make sure they are receiving all their benefits.
Veterans wear your uniform, cap, insignia or bring a memento from the time you served to the Center’s annual “Honoring Those Who Have Served” Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, November 9 and have lunch on us.

Advanced Luncheon Reservations are required. Chef Perry’s entrée of the day will be meatloaf with gravy. Please call 563-1363 by noon a.m. on Monday, November 7 to make your luncheon reservation. $5.00 per person for luncheon guests over 60 years of age. All others $6.00. Can’t make it to lunch? Community members are always welcome to attend the Center’s Wednesday Learn portion of the day’s Lunch and Learn program, which will begin at approximately twelve -noon.

Come to the Center’s November 9 honoring those who have served luncheon and learn more about the Lewiston / Auburn VA Clinic which opened in April 2010. Take this opportunity to tour the Vet Center’s community outreach vehicle, 38-foot motor coach, which has been maximized for multi-use applications by adding portable exam tables that can be configured within the existing confidential counseling areas to provide limited primary care capability.

VETERANS, SHARE YOUR STORIES
Veterans, family and community members, in honor of Veterans’ Day 2016 please come to the Coastal Center, 521 Maine Street in Damariscotta for a hot beverage and sweet treat. Share your stories, photographs, scrapbooks, uniforms, and memories. On Thursday, November 10 at 9:30 a.m. let us hear the story of “Why and When You Served”. Help us make this a special time of remembrance and a time to give our thanks as we guard your legacy and honor your service to our country and freedom.