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 September

Date Performance Locations Time
September 3, 2014 Luverne, Minnesota State Veterans Home 2:00pm
September 4, 2014 Fergus Falls, Minnesota State Veterans Home 2:00pm
September 5, 2014 Fargo, North Dakota VA Medical Center 10:30am
September 6, 2014 Lisbon, North Dakota State Veterans Home 10:30am
September 8, 2014 Glendive, Montana State Veterans Home 2:00pm
September 9, 2014 Miles City, Montana VA Medical Center Community Living Center 2:00pm
September 10, 2014 Sheridan, Wyoming VA Medical Center 2:00pm
September 12, 2014 Columbia Falls, Montana State Veterans Home 2:00pm
September 15, 2014 Spokane, Washington State Veterans Home 10:00am
September 15, 2014 Spokane, Washington VA Medical Center 2:00pm
September 16, 2014 Walla Walla, Washington VA Medical Center 2:00pm
September 17, 2014 Orting, Washington Soldiers Home 2:00pm
September 18, 2014 American Lake, Washington VA Medical Center 2:00pm
September 19, 2014 Seattle, Washington VA Medical Center 2:00pm
September 22, 2014 White City, Oregon VA Medical Center 7:00pm
September 23, 2014 Roseburg, Oregon VA Medical Center 2:00pm
September 24, 2014 Vancouver, Washington VA Medical Center 2:00pm
September 26, 2014 The Dalles, Oregon State Veterans Home 2:00pm
September 29, 2014 Boise, Idaho VA Medical Center 1:00pm
September 29, 2014 Boise, Idaho State Veterans Home 7:00pm

 

Month of October

Date Performance Locations Time
October 2, 2014 Salt Lake City, Utah State Veterans Home 11:00am
October 3, 2014 Salt Lake City, Utah VA Medical Center 12:00pm
October 6, 2014 Cheyenne, Wyoming VA Medical Center 2:00pm
October 7, 2014 Scottsbluff, Nebraska State Veterans Home 2:00pm
October 8, 2014 Hot Springs, South Dakota VA Medical Center 7:00pm
October 9, 2014 Fort Meade, South Dakota VA Medical Center 2:00pm
October 10, 2014 Sioux Falls, South Dakota VA Medical Center 2:00pm
October 13, 2014 Norfolk, Nebraska State Veterans Home 2:00pm
October 14, 2014 Grand Island, Nebraska State Veterans Home 2:00pm
October 15, 2014 Grand Island, Nebraska VA Medical Center 2:00pm
October 16, 2014 Omaha, Nebraska VA Medical Center Pending
October 17, 2014 Bellevue, Nebraska State Veterans Home 2:00pm
October 20, 2014 Des Moines, Iowa VA Medical Center 6:30pm
October 21, 2014 Marshalltown, Iowa State Veterans Home 2:00pm
October 22, 2014 Iowa City, Iowa VA Medical Center 10:30am
October 23, 2014 Chicago, Illinois VA Medical Center 2:00pm

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