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Lovell FHCC to hold Family Caregiver Support Fair Nov. 7 in North Chicago

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Jayna Legg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Jayna Legg, 224-610-3132 or Jayna.Legg@va.gov

Nov. 3, 2017

Lovell FHCC to hold Caregiver Resource Fair for family caregivers of veterans, military members

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Lovell Federal Health Care Center Caregiver Support Program will host a Caregiver Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 7, at the North Chicago facility. The public is invited to attend.

We honor and value the many family caregivers who provide loving and unwavering support for our veteran and active duty military patients. The fair will provide information to caregivers about available resources, including respite, and it will educate staff, volunteers and others about the role caregivers play in treatment and recovery of Lovell FHCC patients.

Many community agencies will be in attendance, including the national Multiple Sclerosis Society, national Parkinson's Foundation, American Cancer Society and Alzheimer's Association. Local services at the FHCC including the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic, PTSD program, and Mental Health, also will be represented.

Lovell FHCC caregiver resources include support groups at the main campus in North Chicago, as well as at Lovell FHCC Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). For more information, contact Pam Rosentreter, Lovell FHCC Caregiver Support Coordinator, at 224-610-3472.

The fair will be in Rooms C108 and C121 in Bldg. 134 (Community Living Center). Visitors may park in the garage and enter the main/valet parking entrance, Bldg. 133EF, where volunteers will point out the way to Bldg. 134. Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center is located at 3001 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Ill.

About the Lovell FHCC: The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center is the nation's first fully integrated medical facility between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. It serves active duty military personnel, their families and veterans. Lovell FHCC, which is located in North Chicago, operates four Great Lakes Naval Station clinics and three community based outpatient clinics in McHenry and Evanston, Ill. and Kenosha, Wis.

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