April 5, 2013

O&M Supervisor Retires after 31 years in VA

Photo: Mr. Richard Ludt, O&M Dept Supervisor

Please join us in extending best wishes to Rick Ludt, WBRC Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Supervisor, who retired on April 1, 2013 after 31 years of service. 

Mr. Ludt’s dedication and commitment to providing service delivery excellence never wavered during his tenure at the WBRC.  Early in his career as the O&M Internship Coordinator, 150 Orientation and Mobility graduate students received their practicum under his tutelage. Mr. Ludt, along with fellow O&M staff members, received the Olin E. Teague Award for developing the WBRC Power Mobility Program, implemented evidenced based treatment planning, as a subject matter expert published numerous articles on low vision rehabilitation, and has been integral in the design of the new VAPAHCS Rehabilitation Center.  
Thank you, Rick for your dedication to the Veterans and for setting a high standard for the staff here at the WBRC in serving those who served.

April 1, 2013

April VIST Group Meeting Announced for Palo Alto

Image: VIST Logo

Veterans, Family Members, and Caregivers:

The Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) is pleased to announce the date for the April support group meeting for low vision, blind, and visually impaired veterans.  The group will be held at the Palo Alto VAPAHCS Hospital, Bldg. 7 Trailer C from 10:00-11:00am.

The next Palo Alto VIST group meeting will be held on: 

Thursday April 18th

The group is both informational and supportive in nature and all are welcome to attend. Each month will be a different presentation to support the community of veterans with sight-loss. Family members and Caregivers are also encouraged to come.

Question Contacts are:  

Patrick Finan, MSW
Coordinator, Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST)
VA Palo Alto HCS
(650) 852-3467

Elizabeth Jessen,
Poly Trauma VIST Coordinator/Health Science Specialist
VA Palo Alto HCS
(650) 493-5000 ext. 63431

The remaining 2013 VIST Support Group Meeting dates are as follows (3rd Thursday of every month):

April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 19