Transportation to VA hospital
As a public service for veterans in need of transport to the Albuquerque Medical Center, Socorro Disabled American Veterans Commander Paul Drake has authorized a two- to three-month trial to determine if a transportation project can be self-sustaining.
To this end, a six-seat van has been purchased and will run Monday through Thursday. The trips will leave Socorro DAV (200 N. Fifth St.) at 7 a.m., and return from Albuquerque beginning at 2 p.m.
A 10-day advance notice and a small voluntary contribution are requested, and appreciated.
Volunteer drivers to date include Jack Duffy, Peter Romero, Leonard Clapes and Charlie Hartwell.
For more information, call 575-838-1094. If necessary, leave a brief message, name and number for a return call.
Coming up at the library
On Tuesday, June 22, beginning at 2 p.m., Richard Epstein will present a program on creating your own stories. There will be lots of audience participation.
On Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m., local story teller Kate Burleigh presents family friendly stories for all ages.
For more information, contact Jeanne at 575-835-1114.
Cancer Services family retreat
Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Family Cancer Retreat is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-26, in Glorieta.
This free program provides New Mexico’s adult cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones with tools and information they need to manage the treatment and survival process.
Sessions on treatment options, navigating the health care system, palliative care, meditation, family communications, nutrition, using the internet effectively and a variety of other topics will be offered.
Space is limited, so interested families are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
To receive an application packet go to www.cancerservicesnm.org, or contact Mike at 505-239-4239.