- Your Voice
First let me state that I agree with Mrs. Grimes that indeed “We can do better” in the healthcare provided to our “Wounded Warriors.” However, it would be shortsighted on our part as a nation to imply that the latest revelation regarding the Phoenix VA Hospital is a new occurrence within the VA Hospital system … for it is not.
The Southern Arizona VA Hospital could be the next beneficiary of a Fisher House – a facility that allows free stay for family members of veterans receiving treatment.
The City of Tucson was named one of the nation’s top 10 cities for veterans.
Thousands of studies have supported music and the arts as an unparalleled healing therapy.
Like many, I have been troubled by the reports coming out of Phoenix about our veterans dying before being seen by the VA Hospital. Even more disturbing for me, was the late response from the Obama Administration and many of our elected officials.
Sun City Oro Valley invites all the residents of Oro Valley to help support homeless veterans. Sun City is hosting the sixth-annual Sock Drive, which benefits the Homeless Veterans Program at the Tucson VA Hospital.
The Holidays are fast approaching. It’s that time of the year that many spend enjoying family, friends, feasting and all the joys of the season. It is also a time of reflection and giving thanks for all, including freedom. This is the freedom that is protected by those brave men and women of our various military branches. Each and every one of whom, when they signed up, wrote a blank check made payable to America, for an amount up to and including their lives.
As the couch-bounds’ television memories of Beijing begin to fade, Arizona’s wheelchair athletes remain pumped from the 49 total medals they brought back from last month’s 28th National Veterans’ Wheelchair Games in Omaha.
It is time to roll out those lazy, hazy days of summer. It is a time when our thoughts drift to family barbeques, vacations, and lots of fun and relaxation. As for many transplants to our sunny Tucson, it is also a time when many of them return to their former homes to wait out the summer heat in cooler climates.
I am not completely sure where I stand on the issue of government-controlled health insurance. Being a senior citizen, and a veteran, most of my healthcare needs are taken care of by the government. Since I have a military service connected disability, I receive even more complete coverage, and the VA does an excellent job of taking care of me. Let me share with you an experience, which caused me some concern however.
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
(NAPSI)—Thanks to dedicated volunteers, an organization that was created to serve blinded veterans has been able to carry out its mission and steadily expand its range of services for nearly 70 years.
Ownership of Oro Valley's top employer changed hands recently with the purchase of the 428-room Sheraton El Conquistador Resort and Country Club by a newly formed partnership of Hilton Hotels Corp. and CNL Hospitality Corp. as part of a $121 million two-hotel purchase.
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(BPT) - It could be a parent, a son or daughter, a co-worker, or a best friend. With more than 21 million American men and women over the age of 18 having served in the U.S. Armed Forces, most people know at least one person who is a veteran. But unless they are veterans themselves, most don’t understand what veterans face on the home front.
Honored by the Marana Health Center for her service to the local community, Su-Lin Trepanitis received the Veteran of the Year award at the annual Big Band Bash celebration.
Seven years ago today, on October 23, 2006, Splendido first opened its doors. As the first true continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Tucson, it filled a need then—and continues to fill many different needs in the area, with the help of the more than 400 community-minded staff and residents who work and live at Splendido.
Doing good works—as in volunteering for a charitable cause—is good for you, according to a growing body of research. Those who volunteer their time and energy for any type of philanthropic activities enjoy better physical and mental health. Studies show that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life compared to those who don’t volunteer.
Sgt. Paul Kelly drove up in front of his home on May 29, he became so overwhelmed that his head was spinning.
How much would you charge for your legs? How about your arms or your eyesight or hearing. Then after we had made a deal for these body parts and functions, how long would you wait for payment? One year? Two years? How about five years or even longer?
Splendido, an industry-leading Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), has put down solid roots in Tucson, as it has brought hundreds of jobs to Oro Valley, won multiple awards for its range of services to the 55+ community, and paid off its mortgage early - all during its first five years of operation.
A member of SaddleBrooke’s Sew Busy Cut-Ups club has become a star in community service.
Tucson chamber identifies its endorsements