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VA confirms forthcoming closing of Amherst-based Adult Day Health Care center

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Michael Mroziak, WBFO
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Buffalo is closing a suburban clinic and says it is now working with affected clients to find new arrangements.

In an email to WBFO Thursday, the VA Western New York Healthcare System confirmed it will soon shut down the Adult Day Health Care facility at the Northtown Business Center on Sheridan Drive in Amherst.

The lease at the building in which the center is housed, it was explained, will soon expire and the building itself is slated for demolition. No further explanation was given.

The center provides services including physical therapy and exercise, meals, medication management and care for patients living with dementia. The VA tells WBFO 109 local veterans are affected by the forthcoming closure and will be assisted in arrangements with another center by the end of September.

"With this transition, VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) has decided to give local eligible Veterans the choice of where they get their ADHC services," said a VA official in a written statement. "Veterans who now use VA ADHC at the Northtown Business Center will have the opportunity to receive these services through community providers closer to home, and VA will pick up the expense."

Michael Mroziak is an experienced, award-winning reporter whose career includes work in broadcast and print media. When he joined the WBFO news staff in April 2015, it was a return to both the radio station and to Horizons Plaza.
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