A new program aimed at connecting veterans in outlying communities with veteran benefit programs 'Visiting Vets' will make its debut Friday, May 12, at 10:30am at VFW Post 2492 in Imlay City. The program will feature an overview of benefits available to veterans and their families, including service connected disability compensation, pension and VA health care among others.
Lapeer County Veterans Affairs Director Ed Ronders and Veteran Service Officer Denise Owen will be on hand to answer questions and start the claims process for veterans seeking VA assistance. The Visiting Vets is part of the Lunch and Learn Program. Lunch will be served during the event.
“We’re delighted to launch this program and reach out to veterans in the outlying areas of Lapeer County,” Ronders said. “We realize some vets have difficulty in traveling to our office in Lapeer. This is an opportunity to connect with them and to help them file claims.”

A second 'Visiting Vets' program will be held at Post 2492 Wednesday May 17 at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
There is no charge for either Visiting Vets program but registration is required. To register, please call (810) 667-0256.