Thank you note from Nortport for Post Visit on 12/10/2016

Department of Veterans Affairs
Medical Center
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768

January 5, 2017

Mr. Jamew O'Neill, Commander
Merrick Post 1282
160 Merrick Road
Merrick, NY 11566

Dear Mr. O'Neill and the Members of the Merrick Post 1282.

On behalf of the Recreation Therapy Service, Veterans and staff at the Department of Veteran Affairs, Northport, New York, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your members for the wonderful donation of gift cards and canvas bags.

Well, you asked me what the Veterans wanted, I asked them, and after giving you the details of their requests, the donation was delivered on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Veterans will be informed of this donation when they are being used per event at the Larkfield lanes or Elwood Theater. These gift cards will enhance the opportunities for the Veterans to engage in leisure recreation in the community.

The canvas bags will be given to newly admitted Veterans at the bi-monthly "New Resident Tea" implemented the first and third Wednesday of each month. These bags will be filled with an assortment of goodies to include items such as word search books, toiletries, monthly calendar and newsletter, etc.

Your commitment and dedication to the Recreation Therapy Service and the well being of all our Veterans is greatly appreciated.


Susan Pisano, MS, CTRS
Chief, Recreation Therapy Service

Pisano, Susan, Letter to Merrick Post 1282, American Legion. 5 Jan. 2017. TS.


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