New partnership will provide support groups for veterans with cancer in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Veterans with cancer support groups will be held at the former Gilda’s Club of Rochester. It’s a new partnership with the Veterans Outreach Center and the Monroe County Veterans Service Agency.

The program is aimed at providing emotional support programs for those struggling.

“Every day, we have multiple veterans coming into our agency that need assistance with doing increases in their benefits or figuring out their VA health care for cancer,” said Nicholas Stefanovic, the Monroe County Veterans Agency director. “We are not health care professionals at the VSA. We are service officers.”

Veterans are already looking forward to it. They say having this close-to-home program will connect them to a support group with people going through the same struggles they are.

The Cancer Support Community of Rochester will hold its first Veterans with Cancer Support Group on November 29th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at their facility located at 255 Alexander Street in Rochester. Future support groups will then be offered every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7 p.m.