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A roundtable discussion has been held in Danbury about Veterans Health Administration services.  5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty met with others at the Danbury War Memorial Monday about how to most effectively combat drug and alcohol addiction amongst veterans.

 

Among the speakers at the meeting were Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Connecticut, Yale University faculty members, the Chief of Community Based Outpatient Clinks and a Readjustment Counselor from Danbury Vet Center.  Members of the Connecticut National Guard and veterans were also in attendance.

 

Esty then made a stop at the United Way of Western Connecticut to talk about the services they provide, and to hear their concerns about possible budget cuts.  Esty also took a tour of the New Fairfield Senior Center, and spoke to seniors there about their concerns.

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