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You Are Invited to a Veterans Day Ceremony at Syracuse University

Join us for a recognition program honoring our veterans and service members.
DATE:

Friday, November 9, 2018

CEREMONY TIME/PLACE:

11 a.m. at Hendricks Chapel

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW:

Be our guest for a reception in the Panasci Lounge at the Schine Student Center immediately following the ceremony.
Reservation is required for the luncheon. Please RSVP by October 19, 2018.

QUESTIONS:

Call Lauren Pyland @ 315.443.5674

RSVP

 

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Darien Lake Military Discount Tickets

with military ID get into Dairen lake free and also receive up to

four family discounted tickets ($25 + tax). Click above for

information flyer.





Upcoming Schedule from Clear Path for Veterans


WOOD CARVING WITH NORM ALTMAN

WEDNESDAYS

Although our Great Room sees the most activity every Wednesday due to Canteen, our woodshop is often quite busy with Norm Altman leading wood carving sessions every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary. You do not need to register for wood carving.Arlene Pritzker, who has attended a couple of sessions, said, "I find it very relaxing and informative. ... Norm is a great instructor and the attendees are very friendly and enthusiastic about their projects. It's very enjoyable."


                              EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF CENTRAL NEW YORK HOSTS 'BLESSING OF THE DOGS'                                         OCT. 13


 The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York will host a Blessing of the Dogs with Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at Clear Path for Veterans. In honor of St. Francis, whose feast day is observed on Oct. 4, the Bishop will bless Veterans' service and support animals trained at Clear Path. The public is invited to bring their dog to participate - however you must have their proof of rabies/distemper vaccinations and the dog must be properly restrained (leash/flat collar) - or you can bring a photo or memento for a blessing.


WOMEN'S MORNING COFFEE AT CAITLYN BOM STUDIO

OCT. 19

All women are invited to join us for our next Women's Morning Coffee from 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at Caitlyn Bom Bomshell Beauty + Boudoir Experience Studio (200 S. Geddes St., Syracuse). Located in the Gear Factory, start your day with a unique space, plenty of laughing and smiles, surrounded by portrait art. Local Veteran-owned FOJO Beans coffee roasters generously provides a selection of its artisanal blends of coffees and teas.

 The Women's Morning Coffee is part of the Women Proudly Served program at Clear Path


POTTERY WITH A PURPOSE:


'MONDAY NIGHT FOOD BOWL'                                  OCT. 22 Join us for "Monday Night Food Bowl," a night of pottery with a purpose. Pottery painting is easy and relaxing; no experience is necessary. You will paint a design on a piece of fired clay, and we'll even help you use a variety of design aids. All pieces are dishwasher and microwave safe. Cost is just $35 and includes all supplies, instructions, glazing, firing and refreshments. Proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services at Clear Path.


WINGMAN PROGRAM BOWLING NIGHT OPEN TO ALL

OCT. 25Join our Wingman Peer Program for an open evening of bowling and fun 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Green Lake Lanes in Fayetteville. This event is open to all (Veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserves, Clear Path staff, volunteers, their families and caregivers). To RSVP, contact Justin Muir at Justin@ClearPathForVets.com.


MOBILE CANTEEN AT BINGHAMTON AMERICAN LEGION 1645

OCT. 25

Clear Path Southern Tier will host its next Mobile Canteen on Thursday, Oct. 25 at American Legion Post 1645 (177 Robinson St., Binghamton). Join us for a complimentary gourmet lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is open to all Veterans and their guests. RSVP to Jon at Jonathan@ClearPathForVets.com, but walk-ins are also welcome.


VA HOME BUYER COURSE

OCT. 27

Sarah Barrows and Eric Schuster of the CNY SERVICE HOME TEAM with Keller Williams Realty, Syracuse; and Matt Secor of Premium Mortgage Corp. will present a course from 1-4 p.m. about the VA home buying process. They will be covering topics such as: VA Loan Game: Myth vs. Truth; Eligibility for VA loans; and Credit concerns, requirements, ways to save and prepare for mortgage, building credit and credit counseling.



FRIENDS & FAMILY SATURDAY PROGRAMMING

OCT. 27

Our monthly Saturday program is open to Veterans and active military members along with their families and support circles. The building is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and features numerous activities throughout that time. Lunch will be served in the main dining room from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come to participate in scheduled programming, or simply come out to enjoy the day with friends.


EASTWOOD DENTAL OFFERS FREE SERVICES TO VETS

NOV. 12

Eastwood Dental Office's Dr. Joan Laura will host her seventh annual Veteran's Day offering of free services to Veterans on Monday, Nov. 12. Dr. Laura will offer a cleaning, filling or extraction at no cost on a first-come, first served basis. (Be sure to bring your proof of service.)

 

CLEAR PATH'S ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER

WED., NOV. 21

Please note: This is on Wednesday, Nov. 21 - in years past it has been on Thanksgiving Day - but this year it replaces Canteen that week.

Clear Path for Veterans will open its doors to Veterans, active duty, Reserves, Guard and their immediate families for a free, delicious meal on Wednesday, Nov. 21. We can accommodate up to 75 guests at each of four seatings: 10-11 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, noon to 1 p.m., and 1-2 p.m. We will open registration for the event some time in October..

 
GIVING PATH TUESDAY

NOV. 27

Next Jan. 3 represents eight years to the day that Co-Founder Melissa Spicer first toured the grounds that would become Clear Path for Veterans with an eye towards acquisition. This Giving Tuesday, we hope you will become a part of this legacy for Veterans by joining Giving PATH - a sustaining membership that will help us ensure that our programs and services continue to be available to thousands of Veterans in perpetuity. We will announce more as the date draws closer. Learn more and join the Giving PATH here.


ANNUAL TRIBUTE TREE CEREMONY

DEC. 13

The Tribute Tree is prominently located as you drive up to Clear Path for Veterans. The bulbs on the tree acknowledge the memory of Veterans gone and honors those who have served. Red bulbs symbolize those were killed in action and remain lit on the tree year-round. All who make or made a donation in 2018 to have a loved one memorialized or honored on The Tribute Tree are invited for a special tree lighting ceremony 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 where all those names will be read aloud. We will also be joined by the Chittenango Select Choir for a few selections following the reading of the names. You can read complete details about The Tribute Tree and find an online donation form here.



BOXING CLASSES FOR VETERANS

Every Monday and Friday

DC Boxing/Carroll Boxing is offering free boxing classes to all military Veterans. The free classes are offered on Monday and Friday evenings from 6-7 p.m. DC Boxing is located at 308 Tompkins St., Syracuse, and is a USA Boxing-certified gym. You can sign up by calling gym owner Darin Carroll at (315) 418-6574, or stop in during the boxing class.

"We have all walks of life training here," Carroll said. "If you're interested in just learning how to box or possibly want to compete, this is the place for you. We have both an amateur team and some pro boxers. We at DC Boxing are about two things - respect for each other and family - and here you will get both." 



Visit our front desk or call (315) 687-3300 to place a reservation for your preferred seating.


Recurring events at Clear Path:

CANTEEN - 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesdays
WOOD CARVING - 9 AM to Noon Wednesdays
PROJECT HEALING WATERS - 9 AM to NOON second and fourth Fridays

Clear Path for Veterans | (315) 687-3300 | www.ClearPathForVets.com



Feed Our Vets - http://www.feedourvets.org/veterans-resource-page/


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention has updated its Veteran Suicide Data Sheet for New York, release on Sept. 15 (https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/data-sheets/Suicide-Data-Sheet-New-York.pdf). An average of 20 Veterans die by suicide each day. Although Veterans constitute 8.5 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 18 percent of all deaths by suicide among U.S. adults.

 One alarming finding is New York state: The overall suicide rate is 10.6 (standard unadjusted mortality rate per 100,000 people). The overall national suicide rate is 17.0. But New York’s Veterans suicide rate is nearly three times New York’s overall rate and nearly double the national rate: 29.1.

 Clear Path for Veterans is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that acts as a single point of contact for Veterans, military members and their families by engaging, supporting and making it easy for them to connect with what they need while committing to providing a welcoming place to call home. To that end, we offer these suggestions to help prevent suicide among our Veterans:

  • If a Veteran you know is immediately at risk for suicide, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1; chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat or text to 838255 for free, 24/7 confidential support.

  • Share a self-check quiz to help a Veteran assess whether mental health treatment would be beneficial by sharing the link to www.VetSelfCheck.org.

  • If you know a Veteran facing homelessness, connect them with support by contacting the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-424-3838.

  • If you know a Veteran or a member of a Veteran’s family who is homeless or at risk of being homeless residing in central or eastern New York, contact Soldier On’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families program at 1-866-406-8449.

  • If you are concerned a Veteran you know may be misusing alcohol, opioids or other drugs, encourage them to take a confidential assessment and learn about effective treatments at www.mentalhealth.va.gov/substanceabuse.asp.

  • If you believe that a Veteran needs more social interaction, invite them to a Canteen lunch (pictured) held every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. here at Clear Path.

  • If you know a Veteran struggling to feed themselves or their family, contact Clear Path’s Peer Mentor program at (315) 687-3300 for a confidential allocation of food from Clear Path’s food pantry.

  • If you know a Veteran who is ready for but struggling to find employment, contact Clear Path’s WarriorsWorking program at (315) 687-3300 – and ask for Heidi.

  • If a Veteran has not found adequate pain management through traditional medical practices, we encourage them to compliment those practices with our multi-faceted wellness approach that includes Integrative Medicine, such as Polarity, Reiki and Auricular Acupuncture. Call our front desk at (315) 687-3300 to schedule an appointment.

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Onondaga Veterans Services - http://www.ongov.net/veterans/index.html

Clear Path for Veterans Calendar  -http://www.clearpath4vets.com/calender

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VFW Youth Scholarship - https://www.vfw.org/VOD/


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DO YOU KNOW A VETERAN THAT IS IN NEED OF A WHEELCHAIR?? The Skaneateles American Legion Post 239 has a Motorized and Manual Wheelchair that are available for use.  Please fill out the form below by 18JUNE17 and email eric.amberge@apgtech.com  


                                                  Wheelchair Request Form                                                        

Town of Elbridge Veterans Outreach Services


Outreach Coordinator:  Cyntheia  C. Meili

Phone:  1-315-572-7439

Email:  veteransoutreach@townofelbridge.com



5 Route 31, P.O. Box 568,  Jordan, New York  13080

315-689-9031

Fax 315-689-3122