Chicago, Ill.: On November 4, 2017, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care will release a new 116-page, comprehensive resource guide for veterans and their families at its 2017 Chicagoland Veterans Expo: Benefits and Opportunities for Veteran Families.
The expo will be held at the Presence Resurrection Medical Center Marian Conference Center located at 7435 W. Talcott Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A press conference announcing the guide’s release will take place during the expo at 11:00 a.m.
The Guide to Home, Health and Honors: Benefits and Opportunities for Chicagoland Veteran Families is written in an easy-to-follow format for veteran families seeking information about federal, state and local services. According to the author, Katie Curran Kirby, “This guide provides crucial information, but is concise and easy to use. It goes beyond the usual Veterans Affairs benefits. It offers information on public and private services ranging from medical centers and home improvement to pensions, financial assistance, wishes granted and bereavement support.”
The event’s presenting sponsor, Dignity Memorial, generously provided 4,000 copies of the guide book for distribution. A limited number of print copies will be given to veterans in attendance at the expo. The guide is also available for download at www.RainbowHospice.org/We_Honor_Veterans.
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will provide free flu shots and blood pressure screenings to veterans in attendance. Additionally, Veterans Affairs Service Officers will be on-site to help eligible veterans sign up for benefits. An expert from W.R.I.T.E. Resume Services will be also on-site to provide resume and job search consultations.
Other exhibitors will include All Chicago; The American Legion, Department of Illinois; CapTel Outreach; Catholic Charities Supportive Services for Veteran Families; CM Ministry; Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital No Veteran Dies Alone and Hospice and Palliative Care Programs, and Hines VA Foster Home; Freedom Farm for Vets; Guardian Corps of America; Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs; Illinois Northern Tier We Honor Veterans; Inner Voice; Legal Assistance Foundation; Lutheran Church Charities Kare 9 Military Ministry; Military Outreach USA; Presence Home Care; Presence Resurrection Medical Center; Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care and Rainbow Grief & Loss Services; TLS Veterans; Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County, Veterans Consultants, Inc. and more.
According to Susan Enright, Rainbow’s Interim President, “Honoring service to our country is an important component of our care for veterans. We hope that the information in our guide and at the expo will assist veteran families, and those caring for them, to locate appropriate services and more easily navigate the benefits process.”
The Guide to Home, Health and Honors was published as part of Rainbow’s commitment to the We Honor Veterans Program, an initiative of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization with the Department of Veterans Affairs, which aims to ensure our nation’s veterans have quality care at the end of life. Rainbow is a Level Four We Honor Veterans Partner, the highest distinction within the program, which less than 13% of hospices nationwide have achieved.
To learn more about Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care and its commitment to honoring veterans at the end of life, please visit www.RainbowHospice.org or call 847-685-9900.
About Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care is a 501(c)(3) offering hospice and palliative care services, extensive bereavement support programs and community and professional education to nine counties in Illinois. Visit www.RainbowHospice.org to learn more.
About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, serving over 4 million people in 11 counties. With over 150 sites of compassionate care including 12 hospitals, over 17,000 associates and more than 4,000 medical professionals, Presence Health has annual revenue of $2.6 billion.