SCHAS to held Veterans Outreach next Friday

Senior Citizens Home Assistance will have its Veterans Outreach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the Tennessee Army National Guard Armory in Russellville. Pictured from left: Carolyn Thompson (U.S. Navy), Paul Morrow (U.S. Army), Lyle Doty (U.S. Navy veteran from World War II), Bill McBride (U.S. Army) and Greg Skinner (U.S. Army).

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service will resume its Veterans Outreach event next week.

The event, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the B. Carroll Reece Tennessee National Guard Armory, located at 5255 East Andrew Johnson Highway in Russellville.

“We have different vendors who come in, such as the Disables American Veterans, the American Legion and employment services,” Executive Director Tina Deering said. “There will also be nursing services present.”

Since 1970, SCHAS has served around 180 families in Hamblen County with homemaker services, doctor’s appointment, personal care, respite services and much more.

“Most of all we just love them,” Deering said. “However, some of the elderly has been forgotten, some don’t have family left.”

Deering started a food pantry for the community five years ago. The pantry is not limited to SCHAS customers, but for anyone who needs food. The event will have information about programs for veterans and their spouses, but anyone is welcome to attend. There will be food, fun, fellowship and door prizes will be given away.

For more, call 423-586-2359 (office) or 423-231-7533 (cell).