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Veterans Symposium Focuses on Alternative Therapeutic Approaches

Event registrations are due by June 5

The Third Annual Western New York in Support of Veterans symposium, co-sponsored by Headway of WNY, Catholic Charities and People Inc. will be held on Wednesday,  June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. The  symposium titled, “Be There, Be Proud – Helping Current and Former Service Members and their Families Find Peace,” is a free event geared towards veterans and service providers.

The symposium features a keynote speaker and four panelists covering a variety of holistic topics, including the benefits of art therapy and yoga. Stephen McCloskey of Project Emeritus and The Alpha & The Omega Retreat Inc. is the keynote speaker. 

Panelists include: U.S. Army Colonel James Becker, Reintegration specialist, VA Western New York Healthcare System; Annette M. Romeo, certified EFT practitioner, Veteran’s Stress Project; Kimberly Warner, LMSW, EMDR Trained Tragedy Assistance Program Services for Veterans; and Wendy Guyker, PhD, University at Buffalo, Yogis in Service.

The event will also include a holistic themed fair featuring a variety of Western New York practitioners of alternative therapeutic approaches.

Registrations are due by June 5. For more information, email or call 716.408.3100. Lunch will be provided.

Headway of WNY, a not-for-profit agency and an affiliate of People Inc., provides support groups, trainings and educational programs to both survivors and caregivers of brain injury. Headway of WNY is a support and advocacy agency for persons with brain injuries and other disabilities and the Regional Resource Center/Single Point of Entry for the New York State Department of Health’s Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver and the Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver. For more information, go to or call 716.408.3100.

People Inc., a not-for-profit health and human services agency, provides programs and services to more than 12,500 people with special needs, their families and older adults throughout Western New York and the greater Rochester region. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. To learn more, go to, follow People Inc. on Facebook or Twitter @PeopleIncNews.

Catholic Charities Vision Military program offers supports and services to veterans and military families through direct services and collaboration with local agencies throughout Western New York. Current or former military members, veterans and their families can present a need at any community-based office of Catholic Charities. For more information, go to or call 716.877.8822.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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