Veterans SA will be attending the 2022 Riverland Field Days to connect veterans and their families in the region with services and support.
The agency recently consulted with the local veteran community inviting input on the services they wanted to meet with at the Field Days.
As a result, Veterans SA will be joined by Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling, Legacy Club of South Australia & Broken Hill, Military and Emergency Services Health Australia, Australian Partners of Defence and the Barmera RSL Sub-branch at the event at this year’s event.
The partnering organisations will provide veterans and their families in the region with direct access to advocacy services, counselling and wellbeing support, family support and concession and discount information.
Veterans SA Director, Chantelle Bohan, said that enabling regional veterans to access the services and support they need is a critical part of the agency’s strategic plan.
“We want to ensure that veterans and their families in the Riverland are aware of the support available to them as well as facilitate local access to services,” Ms Bohan said.
“Regional field days are a great opportunity to reach our community and hear directly about matters of importance, as well as connect veterans and their families with organisations that they may not be aware of.”
Recent data collected in the 2021 Census indicates that there are approximately 950 former-serving personnel in the Riverland, highlighting the importance of taking proactive steps to reach those in the region.
Veterans SA and their exhibiting partners will be located on stalls 55, 57 and 59 in the Exhibition Pavilion at the 2022 Riverland Field Days in Barmera on 16-17 September 2022.