U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski stopped at Millerâ€™s Assisted Living during her Veterans Tour through counties in her district. She arrived at Millerâ€™s on Tuesday precisely at noon and greeted the Millerâ€™s residents while they enjoyed their mid-day meal. After spending time greeting and visiting with those in attendance she then joined a group of veterans in the facility Recreation Center.
Walorski talked about the bill that has been signed into law that will begin to reform the Department of Veteran Affairs(VA).
â€śWhile in Congress I have worked with my colleagues on a number of initiatives to provide veterans with better access to the services and benefits they have earnedâ€ť, stated Walorski.
She then listened while the veterans present shared their experiences and concerns with the VA. Walorski responded to their concerns in a genuine and caring manner while her assistant took notes on problems Walorski promised to address. Walorski also reminded the veterans they â€śare not in this aloneâ€ť. Any veteran who has a problem and is not getting results was invited to call Walorskiâ€™s office and ask for help. Walorski assured them â€śthatâ€™s what we are here forâ€ť.
Jackie Walorski met with veterans at Millerâ€™s Assisted Living during her Veterans Tours. Seated left â€“ right: Veterans Larry Kreighbaum and Gary Ross; Walorskiâ€™s assistant Kristen Shatynski, and Congresswoman Walorski. Not pictured: Veterans Roy Thomas and Lloyd Bakian.