VA Hosting Agent Orange Town Hall in Pittsfield

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and the Pittsfield Department of Veteran Services will host an Agent Orange Veterans town hall on Saturday, March 24.

The meeting will be held noon to 3 p.m. at Reid Middle School, 950 North St. The conversation is part of an ongoing series conducted by the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in its service areas. 

The veteran community is invited to learn about Veterans Administration programs and services from VA representatives, including regional VA healthcare leadership and staff, claims representatives from the Boston VA Regional Office, and Berkshire County veteran service officers. Veterans will have an opportunity to enroll in VA health care and inquire about financial and other forms of assistance, including compensation and pension benefits.

Additionally, attendees can seek input regarding Agent Orange health issues, Camp Lejeune water contamination and receive feedback about the VA in Berkshire County, according to John P. Collins, director of VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System. 

VA Central Western Mass, based in Northampton, oversees the VA medical center in Leeds and five outpatient clinics including the VA clinic at 73 Eagle St. An estimated 2,000 veterans in Berkshire County receive care at the Pittsfield clinic.

For more information, call James Clark, director of veterans services, 413-499-9433.

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