News from Western New York Healthcare System:
On Friday, March 1, 2019, veterans with disabilities will be treated to a fun day of skiing as part of VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Recreation Therapy activities and hosted by the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program at Holiday Valley Ski Resort in Ellicottville, New York. The ski program will kick-off from the Tannenbaum Lodge at Holiday Valley. Veterans enrolled in VA health care are welcome to participate and can register by calling 716-862-6814.
Ski passes and equipment are generously donated by Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program at Holiday Valley. Disabled veterans can take part in stand up or adaptive skiing at no cost.
“This is a great partnership and winter activity for Veterans,” stated Pamela Kaznowski, Recreation Therapy Supervisor. “Recreation therapy offers so much to improve quality of life. This could be a Veterans’ first experience in winter sports and a day of camaraderie with fellow Veterans, giving them the inspiration to take their rehabilitation to a higher level.”