January 25, 2017

Apps for Veterans Featured in VA App Store

Attention smart phone and tablet users!
Mobile Applications created specifically for Veterans and Health Care professionals are featured on the VA App store at the following link: https://mobile.va.gov/appstore


Please see the related blog post from VAntage Point: Official Blog of the US Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32715/for-those-who-serve-app-collection-provides-mobile-resources-for-veterans/

January 18, 2017

WBRC Gets Enchanted

A group of WBRC Veterans had the pleasure of attending the Enchanted Hills Retreat and Camp this past November.   This was the first time the WBRC attended this destination located in Napa, CA.  This visit was specifically designed for our blind and visually impaired Veterans in the Bay area.  It offered them an opportunity to exchange resources, form a comradery with each other and enjoy several recreational activities.   Activities included but weren’t limited to archery, swimming, campfires, learning about the outdoors, and partaking in delicious meals.  WBRC Veterans attended a presentation by UC Berkeley archaeological anthropology students and a session on Bird Watching as well.  It was a delightful trip for both WBRC Veterans and Staff.

January 12, 2017

WBRC and Outpatient Services Celebrate Winter Holiday Season

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the WBRC Veterans and Staff spent a day celebrating the winter holiday season. The day began with a variety of craft tables in the dining room, along with a tree to decorate. Veterans and staff alike took part in these activities, while hot cocoa and cider were served. A catered lunch was provided, followed by the WBRC tradition of singing the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” A group of carolers continued spreading cheer around the campus with ukuleles, guitars, and of course, jingle bells. The day concluded with dessert and a piano recital.
On the following day, the Visual Impairment Service Team hosted their annual holiday party at the WBRC. Attendees included local Veterans who are blind and visually impaired from the community, many of whom were former students at the center.
The WBRC Winter Celebration and VIST Holiday Party were successful and fun for Veterans and staff.
Veterans and staff create holiday crafts