Title: Great Plains PVA Descriptive info: .. Home.. Contact Us.. Advocacy.. Vet Benefits.. Sports Rec.. Fitness Center.. Housing.. NVWG.. FundRaising.. Facility Rental.. Membership.. Golf.. SCI.. Auxiliary.. Calendar.. Great Plains Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is a non-profit congressionally chartered veteran service organization that has dedicated over 40 years to helping veterans with spinal cord injuries, as well as other individuals living with disabilities across Nebraska, Western Iowa, and Kansas.. Great Plains PVA is dedicated to improving quality of life by advocating for effective healthcare, providing education, promoting equal opportunities, encouraging independence, and enhancing lifetime health and fitness.. Mission.. : To improve the quality of life of ... Great Plains PVA.. 7612 Maple Street.. Omaha, NE 68134.. 11th annual Tee Off Support Wheelchair Sports Golf Tournament.. Saturday, June 1, 2013.. Dodge Riverside Golf Club.. Tee Off - 10:30am.. Hole -in-One Contest for $10,000 Cash.. Skills Contests, Raffles, Live Silent Auctions, and more!.. Contact vazquez greatplainspva.. org for more information.. REGISTRATION FORM.. GPPVA Newsletter.. THE WHEELED HERALD.. For information on the.. Great Plains PVA.. Adapted.. Health Fitness Center.. Click Here.. Click.. Here.. to link to the National PVA Website.. PN magazine.. Sports N Spokes.. Accessible Van For Sale.. Great Plains PVA -- Where All Abilities Are Celebrated.. Facebook.. |.. Google+..
Title: PVA Great Plains Contact Us page Descriptive info: (402) 398-1422.. President.. Randy Squier.. squier@greatplainspva.. org.. Vice President.. Joe Roberts.. email unavailable.. Secretary.. Jim Toelle.. Treasurer.. Craig Enenbach.. PVA.. Enenbach@cox.. net.. National Director.. Tamara Lawter.. tlawter@earthlink.. Executive Director.. Mary Bushman.. bushman@greatplainspva.. Government Relations Director.. Amanda Vazquez.. vazquez@greatplainspva.. Director of Research Development.. Angelina Ramos.. ramos@greatplainspva.. Sports Director.. Patrick Reynolds.. reynolds@greatplainspva..
Title: PVA Great Plains Advocacy page Descriptive info: Advocacy/Legislation.. Through interaction with other nonprofit and private entities, and officials at every level of government, the Great Plains PVA strives to increase disability awareness, promote adherence, and actively seek legislative solutions so that paralyzed veterans and individuals living with disabilities are afforded truly equal opportunities.. 2011 Advocacy/Legislation Point Papers.. Advancing and protecting the civil rights of PVA members and citizens with disabilities is a vital part of our mission.. The Great Plains PVA grassroots efforts strive to:.. Ensure that PVA members and veterans have access to quality and timely health care at VA medical facilities.. Advocate for and monitor federal and state legislation and regulations that affect people with disabilities.. Serve as a resource for people with disabilities and other interested parties about civil rights for individuals with disabilities.. Advocate for accessible and affordable housing.. Create opportunities for people ... year to make a positive difference in the lives of our paralyzed veterans and all people living with disabilities.. PAW is a chance to show others that there are always opportunities available to help maximize each individuals abilities, and PVA strives to make those opportunities more prevalent and available.. Activities include:.. Information Table at Omaha VAMC, Alegent Health.. Immanuel Rehabilitation Center, and Lincoln SCI Clinic.. Pizza Luncheon with residents of Thomas Fitzgerald Veterans Home.. Spring Eggstravaganza Camp for Youths with Disabilities.. Partnerships with Disability Organizations include:.. Omaha Mayor s Commission for Citizens with Disabilities.. Nebraska Veterans Council.. Nebraska Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.. OPS Superintendant s Special Education Advisory Committee.. To find your State Senator.. Click a name below to be taken directly to your Congressman s website.. Senator.. Ben Nelson.. Mike Johanns.. Representative.. Lee Terry.. Representative.. Jeff Fortenberry.. Adrian Smith..
Title: PVA Great Plains Veteran Benefits page Descriptive info: Veteran Benefits.. Through its network of PVA National Service Officers, the PVA Veteran Benefits Department provides free assistance and representation to PVA members and other veterans seeking the health care and benefits they are eligible for.. Service Officers assist veterans in understanding and obtaining benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.. PVA provides service in the areas of Medical Services, Field Services and Appellate Services.. Medical Services Program: Monitors health care at VA facilities, conducts routine on-site VA visits and initiates on-site investigations.. Field Services Program: 58 National Service Officers (NSOs) assist veterans with benefit claims and monitor medical care at local VA facilities.. Appellate Services Program: Legal representation at the Board of Veterans Appeals for benefit claims that ... Center to their home in Nebraska.. Insures veterans VA services continue and are maintained.. Helps determine how the VA can best meet veterans needs.. Part of an interdisciplinary team that meets with veterans.. to evaluate healthcare, prosthetic (new or repairs) and in home.. service needs and assistance with activities of daily living.. Nebraska Veterans Council.. Member Organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Great Plains Paralyzed Veterans of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans, AmVets.. Council members meet quarterly.. Council receives updates from: Nebraska Director of Veterans Affairs, Nebraska VA Deputy Director, State Director of Health and Human Services Department of Veterans Homes.. Council hosts the annual Veterans Legislative Day at the State Capitol..
Title: PVA Great Plains Sports and Recreation page Descriptive info: Sports and Recreation.. Our Mission.. To improve the quality of life of paralyzed veterans and other adults and children living with a disability by developing equal opportunities in sports and recreation, especially those activities that enhance lifetime health and fitness.. Programs.. For class schedules and information call 1-402-398-1422 or 1-800-454-7782.. Personal Fitness Weight Training.. For youth or adults with physical or developmental disabilities.. Variety of adaptive equipment.. Improve strength, endurance, flexibility cardiovascular health.. Sessions available Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm.. Adapted Martial Arts Self-Defense.. Specialized curriculum teaches martial arts skills techniques.. Promotes personal traits such as respect integrity.. Builds self-esteem and an added level of personal security.. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced sessions meet weekly.. Power Soccer.. For youth or adults who use power wheelchairs.. Wheelchair guards provided.. Learn wheelchair maneuvering skills techniques.. Builds team sportsmanship and negotiating skills.. Quad Rugby.. For teens or young adults who use a manual wheelchair.. Recreational and competitive play.. Promotes teamwork and strategic planning.. High energy.. Bocce Ball.. Adapted equipment provided.. Individual or team play.. Fishing ... Wheelchair Sports Camps.. Introduces a variety of sports recreational activities.. Encourages campers to discover their full range of abilities.. Promotes confidence and fosters friendships.. Youth volunteers team up with campers in a safe, fun environment.. One day camp held twice a year at the PVA.. Arctic Adventure Camp.. For youth and young adults with developmental disabilities.. Youth volunteers buddy up with campers for the day.. Camp is held annually in December at the PVA.. Omaha All-Stars Basketball.. Sponsored by Great Plains PVA and the Ollie Webb Center.. For youth ages 6 to 21 with a variety of developmental disabilities.. Builds self-confidence, teamwork, and improved physical fitness.. Leagues are 7 to 8 weeks long and are scheduled twice a year.. Youth Summer Luau.. For youth athletes with physical or developmental disabilities.. Held annually in conjunction with Omaha s Jr.. Wheelchair Sports Camp.. An evening of live DJ music, games snacks.. Fosters friendships in a safe fun environment.. Parents are invited to stay and join in or enjoy an evening of respite..
Title: PVA Great Plains Fitness page Descriptive info: Great Plains PVA Health Fitness Center.. Where a healthy life-style begins.. To improve the quality.. of life of paralyzed.. veterans and other.. adults and children.. living with a disability.. by developing equal.. opportunities in sports.. recreation, especially.. those activities that.. enhance lifetime health.. and fitness.. Hours.. Monday - Friday.. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.. Fitness times must be.. scheduled ... Approach to a Healthier YOU!.. For youths adults with physical or developmental disabilities.. Utilizes a variety of adapted weight strengthening equipment.. Improves strength, endurance balance.. Promotes improved cardiovascular health.. Identifies enhances your personal abilities.. Casual atmosphere.. Programs promote lifetime quality health wellness.. Equipment safety orientation provided.. Doctor s Release Authorization required.. Great Plains PVA -- Where All Abilities Are Celebrated..
Title: PVA Great Plains housing page Descriptive info: PVA Apartments Accessible Housing.. Owned by Great Plains PVA.. HUD subsidized one and two bedroom units.. Open to qualified individuals who are wholly physically disabled and require the features of a wheelchair accessible unit.. You don't have to be a veteran to qualify.. Papio Valley Apartments - 16 units.. 81st Blondo Streets.. Omaha, NE.. Platte Valley Apartments - 30 units.. 104 W.. 5th St.. , Grand Island, NE.. 2007 W.. 38th St.. , Kearney, NE.. 400 S.. Welch Ave.. , North Platte, NE.. La Bonne Vie Apartments - 48 units.. No.. - 60th Hartman, Omaha, NE.. So.. - 94th Park Dr.. ,.. Plains View Apartments - 30 units.. 24th N.. Council Bluffs, Iowa.. PVA Apartments Feature:.. Roll-in Showers.. On-Site ... of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability may be discriminated against in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.. The purpose of Section 504 is to eliminate discriminatory behavior toward people with disabilities and to provide physical accessibility, thus ensuring that people with disabilities will have the same opportunities in federally funded programs as do people without disabilities.. For questions regarding.. PVA Apartments Omaha or Council Bluffs locations.. , or to request a housing application, please call 1-402-955-0414.. These properties are managed by Seldin Company.. For questions regarding the.. Platte Valley Apartments located in Kearney, Grand Island or North Platte, Nebraska,.. please call 1-712-258-3251.. These properties are managed by Midstates Development..
Title: PVA Great Plains NVWG page Descriptive info: National Veterans Wheelchair Games.. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games began in 1981 and is the world s largest annual wheelchair sporting event.. 2012 National Veterans Wheelchair Games.. Richmond, Virginia.. GPPVA member Tamara Lawter.. throwing the javelin at the 2008 Games.. Athletic Events include:.. Air Guns.. Archery.. Basketball.. Bowling.. Field Events*.. Hand Cycling.. Motor Rally.. Nine Ball.. Slalom (obstacle course).. Softball.. Swimming.. Table Tennis.. Track**.. Trapshooting.. Weightlifting.. * Includes Discus, Javelin, ... is eligible for care at a.. VA facility, and who uses a wheelchair for sports competition due to.. a spinal cord injury, certain neurological conditions, amputations or.. other mobility impairment.. GPPVA member Tamara Lawter at the 2005 Games.. GPPVA member Mark Linquist teamates at the 2006 Games.. GPPVA member Craig Enenbach.. at the 2006 Games.. For more information on the National Veterans Wheelchair Games you can visit.. www.. wheelchairgames.. va.. gov..
Title: PVA Great Plains Donations page Descriptive info: Fundraising.. Donations.. The Great Plains Chapter PVA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.. Donations are.. tax deductible.. If you would like to make a donation, you can drop it off or mail it to:.. Car donations are also accepted.. Wine Roses.. Six wine tastings.. Hor D oeuvres.. Roses for the ... in Aksarben Shoppes.. (72nd and Pacific, Omaha).. Proceeds fund the Ladies Auxiliary Virginia Tom Pierce Memorial Scholarship.. providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have a disability themselves.. or have a parent with a disability.. Thank you to everyone who helped make the last three years a success!..
Title: PVA Great Plains Facility Rental page Descriptive info: Facility Rental Opportunities.. The Great Plains PVA is a 17,400 square foot handicapped accessible facility that hosts the Chapter s main office, management offices for PVA Apartments and the Great Plains PVA Health Fitness Center.. In addition, there are 6 spaces for rent including a full size gymnasium, banquet facilities and conference rooms.. The facility can be rented 7 days a week for a variety of activities including:.. Banquets.. Training Seminars Meetings.. Wedding Receptions.. Church Services.. Small and Large Parties.. Youth Group Activities.. Sports Practices.. Support Group Meetings.. Vendor Markets.. Family Reunions.. Rental ... Full Service Kitchen with Ice Machine.. Outside Picnic Area.. Extra Amenities:.. Great Plains PVA Building Attendant on site during your event.. Complimentary use of PVA tables and chairs.. You choose your own catering service.. Decorate how you want.. Alcoholic beverages allowed ONLY for weddings with required security.. Refundable deposit if no damages occur.. Two large parking lots.. Spacious restroom facilities complete with lockers and showers.. For information on facility rental fees, contact Angelina at 402-398-1422.. All rental proceeds go for direct programs and services to our members and other.. youths and adults with disabilities..
Title: PVA Great Plains Membership page Descriptive info: Great Plains PVA Membership.. The Paralyzed Veterans of America is a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946.. The Great Plains PVA, chartered in 1971, is one of 34 PVA Chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico.. To become a PVA member, an individual must be a veteran of the U.. S.. armed forces who has experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction and has paralysis in more than one limb.. Lifetime membership is FREE.. If you would like a Membership Application mailed to you,.. call Amanda at 402-398-1422 or fill out the form to the right.. and mail to: Great Plains PVA, Attn: Amanda,.. 7612 Maple St.. , Omaha, ... the Great Plains PVA Adapted Health Fitness Center with a personal trainer.. Updates on legislation directly affecting the lives of people living with disabilities.. The National PVA Veterans Benefits Department provides assistance and representation before the U.. Department of Veterans Affairs, free of charge, to veterans with SCI/D, and their eligible dependents.. Great Plains PVA newsletter the Wheeled Herald.. National PVA publication Sports Spokes.. National PVA publication PN.. Participate in Great Plains PVA Sports Recreation programs free of charge.. Access to specialized health fairs, seminars and vendor expos addressing the special needs of individuals living with a disability.. Invitations to chapter sponsored events.. Free use of the Chapter s Resource Library..