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Genesee County Department of Veterans Services

Genesee County Department of Veterans Services Genesee County Veterans Services All veterans should know what benefits they have available to them. Please feel free to email, call or stop in for more details.

Veterans Services in Genesee County has Veteran Service Officers that are Nationally accredited to file claims on behalf of veterans to the VA. A claim can range from filing for a service-connected disability, health benefits, pension/survivors pension, education benefits and burial benefits. We also have 2 grants available in our office for eligible veterans, veterans' spouses and surviving spouses of veterans who find themselves in need of emergency help.

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Hats off to you Davison Heating and Cooling for not only taking care of your employee but taking care of a Veteran ❣ ❤🤍💙
04/07/2022

Hats off to you Davison Heating and Cooling for not only taking care of your employee but taking care of a Veteran ❣ ❤🤍💙

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04/07/2022

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Good day! Let us know if you want to have coffee with a VSO!
04/06/2022

Good day! Let us know if you want to have coffee with a VSO!

04/04/2022
Genesee County Veterans Services is a proud sponsor of Wheelin Team 457 Ray & Roger do A mazing Events for Veterans alon...
04/02/2022

Genesee County Veterans Services is a proud sponsor of Wheelin Team 457 Ray & Roger do A mazing Events for Veterans along w Disabled Children & Adults. ❤️🤍💙 We Thank You 🇺🇸

We applaud Lieutenant Macy & Deputy Graham for what they do for Seniors in our County❣
04/02/2022
Genesee County Sheriff's Office spreads awareness of elder abuse in the community

We applaud Lieutenant Macy & Deputy Graham for what they do for Seniors in our County❣

Downtown Flint, Mich -- Throughout the country crime has skyrocketed during the pandemic and that includes elder abuse. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office has a Lieutenant that specializes in these sorts of cases. I spoke with her about the different forms of elder abuse and how you can protect you...

04/02/2022

It’s National Pet First Aid Awareness Month: Keep Your Pet Safe
You Are Your Pet’s First Responder

Are you prepared to provide first aid to your pet if needed? April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. This means there’s no better time than the present to learn the basics of pet first aid. Learning some first aid tips and preparing a pet-ready first aid kit could save your pet’s life. What should all pet parents know in case of an emergency?

1. Prevention is Always the Best Option
In a perfect world, pet parents would never need to perform first aid. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Luckily, there are preventative measures every pet owner can take to help keep their pet safe, healthy, and out of danger.
Here are some preventative steps we recommend you complete this month:
•Place all potential poisons out of your pet’s reach.
•Do not skip your pet’s preventative medicines like flea, tick, and heartworm medications.
•Walk your yard and remove any potentially dangerous items (shovels, trowels, hoes, insecticides, etc.).
•Do not skip your pet’s annual or bi-annual exams.
•Always provide your pet with fresh water, especially on walks.
•Create a shaded place for your pet to relax in the backyard.

2. Know How to Respond to Heatstroke
As the weather warms, the cases of pet heatstroke and heat exhaustion increase. If you notice your pet showing the signs of heatstroke (red gums, disorientation, excessive panting, vomiting, loss of consciousness), follow these steps:
1. Remove your pet from the heat.
2. Call your veterinarian right away.
3. Do not dip your pet in cold water or give them aspirin.
4. Let your pet drink cool water.
5. Wrap them in a damp towel or dip them in room temperature water.
6. Head in to see a veterinarian immediately.

3. Learn to Respond to Pet Injuries
No matter how cautious you are, there is a chance your pet may experience a serious injury. Whether it’s a broken bone, burn, or severe cut, you can prepare by knowing what to do in these situations.
Excessive Bleeding:
1. Muzzle your pet and restrain them with a blanket. Even the sweetest, calmest pet can panic and react negatively when injured. Wrapping your dog or cat in a towel or blanket can help keep them still and controlled.
2. Press a clean piece of gauze or cloth wrap over the wound. Apply firm pressure. Monitor after three minutes to see if the wound started to clot.
3. Call your veterinarian imminently.
4. For extreme bleeding, tie a tourniquet between the body and the wound, follow the steps listed above and come in immediately.

A Possible Bone Break:
1. Use a muzzle and swaddle your pet to prevent excessive movement.
2. Place your pet on something you can use as a stretcher: an ironing board, bulletin board, etc. Place a blanket over your pet and ask someone else for help keeping your pet still if possible.
3. Call your veterinarian

Burns:
• Chemical burns should be flushed with a lot of water
• Heat burns are best treated with icy water, followed by an ice compress.
• Take your pet to the veterinarian. They will likely need an antibiotic.

4. Prepare a Pet-Ready First Aid Kit
If you have a first aid kit for use on people, it likely has peroxide, gauze, gloves, and bandages. This means you only need to add a few things to make your first aid kit pet ready. We recommend adding:
• Tweezers
• Dishwashing soap
• Towels
• A flashlight
• Styptic powder
• Saline eye solution
• A muzzle
• Wound wrap

If you are ever unsure if your pet needs veterinary care, please give call your veterinary. We are happy to chat about the situation and provide you with our best judgment regarding your pet’s emergency or non-emergency vet care.

2. Call your vet right away.
3. Do not dip your pet in cold water or give them aspirin.
4. Let your pet drink cool water.
5. Wrap them in a damp towel or dip them in room temperature water.

6. Head in to the veteranry immediately.
3. Learn to Respond to Pet Injuries
No matter how cautious you are, there is a chance your pet may experience a serious injury. Whether it’s a broken bone, burn, or severe cut, you can prepare by knowing what to do in these situations.
Excessive Bleeding:
1. Muzzle your pet and restrain them with a blanket. Even the sweetest, calmest pet can panic and react negatively when injured. Wrapping your dog or cat in a towel or blanket can help keep them still and controlled.
2. Press a clean piece of gauze or cloth wrap over the wound. Apply firm pressure. Monitor after three minutes to see if the wound started to clot.
3. Call us and bring your pet in ASAP.
For extreme bleeding, tie a tourniquet between the body and the wound, follow the steps listed above and come in immediately.
A Possible Bone Break:
1. Use a muzzle and swaddle your pet to prevent excessive movement.
2. Place your pet on something you can use a stretcher: an ironing board, bulletin board, etc. Place a blanket over your pet and ask someone else for help keeping your pet still if possible.
4. Call your vet

Burns:
• Chemical burns should be flushed with a lot of water
• Heat burns are best treated with icy water, followed by an ice compress.
Bring your pet in. They will likely need an antibiotic.

4. Prepare a Pet-Ready First Aid Kit
If you have a first aid kit for use on people, it likely has peroxide, gauze, gloves, and bandages. This means you only need to add a few things to make your first aid kit pet ready. We recommend adding:
• Tweezers
• Dishwashing soap
• Towels
• A flashlight
• Styptic powder
• Saline eye solution
• A muzzle
• Wound wrap

Come Train Tomorrow 1p ❤🤍💙
04/02/2022

Come Train Tomorrow 1p ❤🤍💙

04/01/2022
Next Wednesday! Put it in your calendar!
04/01/2022

Next Wednesday! Put it in your calendar!

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04/01/2022

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Until they all come

Don't forget to wear Red today❤🤍💙
04/01/2022

Don't forget to wear Red today❤🤍💙

We are Very excited about this event❤️🤍💙 VAAA is Also a Genesee County Veterans Services Stand Down 2022 Sponsor🇺🇸
04/01/2022

We are Very excited about this event❤️🤍💙 VAAA is Also a Genesee County Veterans Services Stand Down 2022 Sponsor🇺🇸

Senior Power Day - Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 9am -2pm! Join us at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad for a socially/safely distanced event where attendees can fill up their VAAA bag with information and “swag” from State and Local Legislators and vendors representing a vast range of services from health care to financial planning and government agencies. Attendees will also enjoy lunch to-go and outdoor entertainment.

Tickets are available at your local senior center, Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission and Valley Area Agency on Aging!

❤️🤍💙A few weekends ago the 5 of us had a great evening at a resource event for Militarily Appreciation at USA Hockey Are...
03/31/2022

❤️🤍💙A few weekends ago the 5 of us had a great evening at a resource event for Militarily Appreciation at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth. We ran into our HAP friends & Blue Star Service Dogs🐾

03/31/2022

Coffee ☕️with a VSO
Foster Coffee
Downtown Flint
615 Saginaw Street
Wednesday April 6th
10a - noon
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03/25/2022

As Deputy Barney Fife, he was so inept he had to carry his bullet in his pocket... But Don Knotts was a veteran of the Second World War, who was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with 4 bronze service stars), Army Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Badge (with Carbine Bar) and Honorable Service Lapel Pin. He was born on this day in 1924.
We salute you. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Genesee County Veterans Services would like to THANK Vern's Collison & Glass Along with their Entire Family for Sponsori...
03/24/2022

Genesee County Veterans Services would like to THANK Vern's Collison & Glass Along with their Entire Family for Sponsoring Genesee County Veterans Stand Down❤🤍💙

Small Business Highlight: Vern's Collision and Glass
Learn more about this local business at vernscollisionandglass.com

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03/24/2022

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MPNA will be hosting an Easter egg hunt for children April 16 @ noon at the community clubhouse. All are welcome. Donations of candy in advance would be appreciated.

If you trust me with your pain; I will never look away❣
03/24/2022

If you trust me with your pain; I will never look away❣

On Friday WE wear RED❤️🇺🇸❤️🤍💙
03/24/2022

On Friday WE wear RED❤️🇺🇸❤️🤍💙

It's RED Friday. Don't forget to wear Red today.

Out in the community! Grand Blanc Senior center!
03/23/2022

Out in the community! Grand Blanc Senior center!

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03/20/2022

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03/20/2022

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03/18/2022

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Project Brotherhood Resolve director Joseph Gemayel honored for his dedication to help local veterans! If you haven’t looked into this incredible non-profit, check it out! Lots of opportunities to be involved. Volunteer work, sponsorships, etc. any questions please reach out and I can help get you some answers.

03/18/2022

Address

1101 Beach Street, 2ND FL
Flint, MI
48502

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 11:45am
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 11:45am
Friday 8am - 11:45am

Telephone

(810) 257-3068

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If there are any VETS who will be alone for the Holidays and need something, Please message me. My group also will send Christmas Cards. Just need Info.
Thank you Veterans for your Service!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
Come and Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The American Legion with Post 294 in Swartz Creek on Friday, June 15th. Department Steve Striggow is our guest speaker. Call John at 810-919-8417 for tickets and reservations.
Are you able to provide transportation for a veteran's spouse to attend Dr. appointments?
Hi! I am a reporter at WNEM TV 5 in Flint. I'm doing a story about how some Vets are not getting the benefits they deserve (because of some glitch with the VA) I was wondering if anyone on here is affected. Please message me if so. Thanks!
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