Veterans’ Outreach in CT
Mark Halliday, Community Liaison for Assisted Living Services, has launched a veteran’s outreach program in CT. The Veterans Coffee House meets each month at the Wallingford Senior Center. The objective is to connect veterans and provide meaningful information to them in a casual environment.
The Veterans Coffee House was developed in conjunction with the Wallingford Senior Center. “I have always had great respect and deep admiration for veterans and wanted to give them a chance to get together on a casual basis,” said Halliday. “The response has been incredible. At the last event there were nearly 30 men and women of various ages.”
Attendees enjoy free coffee, pastries and muffins. “Each time we have a presentation that vets hopefully find interesting followed by a discussion,” Halliday explains. “We introduce new members to the group then they all describe their service to our country.”
Recent guest speakers at the veterans’ outreach meetings have included a Medal of Honor recipient and an attorney specializing in veterans’ affairs.
Halliday was recently interviewed by News8 WTNH about the veterans’ outreach program. You can watch the full interview here:
Future Veterans Coffee House meetings will be held as follows at the Wallingford Senior Center. The events are free and veterans of all ages are welcome.
- September 26, 10 am
- October 31, 10 am
- November 28, 10 am
For more information, please contact the office at Assisted Living Services.