Re-Creation, USA

• Re-Creation, USA is an enthusiastic troupe of talented young volunteer performers. Help Hospitalized Veterans is proud to help sponsor their tours.

• The troupe provides near-daily variety stage shows at VA medical centers and veterans nursing homes nationwide.

• Founded in 1976 by Hugh Brooks, Re-Creation began touring for the USO and Veterans Affairs medical centers soon after. Today, the troupe performs more than 300 shows annually, touring VA facilities in all 50 states.

• Performances range from variety-show song and dance to classic childhood music. To hospitalized patients, this live entertainment provides tremendous therapeutic value.

• The dedication of these young people, as they lift the spirits of America’s hospitalized veterans, is truly inspiring.

 

Following is from a recent Re-Creation newsletter ~

Re-Creation receives performance requests from over 250 facilities nationwide annually, asking for another show.

“When are you coming back?” “Can we schedule now?” “How long must we wait?”

This is evidence that our work has an impact, but we realize that our mission is far greater than the one day per year we are able to spend at each facility.

HHV's CEO, Diane Hartmann with ReCreation performers at Lady Lake, Florida performance

HHV’s CEO, Diane Hartmann with ReCreation performers at Lady Lake, Florida performance

And the effects of Re-Creation’s visit are felt weeks, even months after the group has gone. “Even though the Re-Creation show was more than three weeks ago, we still have veteran patients talking about it and asking when they’re coming back. Thank you for your efforts!”

So for those who have compromised quality of life, limb, emotions, talents, dreams and aspirations…all to follow the call of duty, all to secure our freedom…well, “every veteran, every day” is the least we can do.

We will press on in privilege.

Jay Muller, President
Re-Creation, USA, Inc.
To learn more about Re-Creation click here.

Following is Re-Creation’s schedule of upcoming VA and state veterans home performances. If you would like to attend a VA show, please contact either the Recreation Therapy or Voluntary Services department of your local facility for details. For nursing home performances ask for the Activities Department. Dates and times may change without notice.

Month of July

Date Performance Locations Time
July 8, 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center 2:00pm
July 9, 2014 Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania State Veterans Home 2:00pm
July 10, 2014 Spring City, Pennsylvania State Veterans Home 2:00pm
July 11, 2014 Coatesville, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center 7:00pm
July 15, 2014 Vineland, New Jersey State Veterans Home 2:00pm
July 16, 2014 Lebanon, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center 7:00pm
July 17, 2014 Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania State Veterans Home 2:00pm
July 18, 2014 Altoona, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center 2:00pm
July 28, 2014 Caribou, Maine State Veterans Home 2:00pm
July 29, 2014 Machias, Maine State Veterans Home 2:00pm
July 30, 2014 Bangor, Maine State Veterans Home 2:00pm
July 31, 2014 Togus, Maine VA Medical Center 2:00pm
July 31, 2014 Augusta, Maine State Veterans Home 7:00pm

 

Month of August

Date Performance Locations Time
August 2, 2014 South Paris, Maine State Veterans Home 2:00pm
August 4, 2014 Scarborough, Maine Veterans Home 2:00pm
August 5, 2014 Tilton, New Hampshire State Veterans Home 2:30pm
August 6, 2014 Manchester, New Hampshire VA Medical Center 7:00pm
August 7, 2014 White River Junction, Vermont VA Medical Center 2:00pm
August 8, 2014 Bennington, Vermont State Veterans Home 2:00pm

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