McLaren Lapeer Region, MVAA & Lapeer County Veterans Service Host Eastern Michigan Veteran’s Benefit Fair

McLaren Lapeer, part of statewide McLaren Health Care, in honor of those who served in the United States Military and keeping to its commitment as stewards of the community’s wellbeing, will assist in organizing the Michigan Veteran’s Benefit Fair along with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) and Lapeer County Veterans Services.

Hosted at the American Legion Post #16 on May 21 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) the event is free to attend, and those interested can register at

“We consider it part of our responsibility and role as the primary provider of health care services in this community to not only care for patients, but to actively contribute to its overall wellbeing,” said Tim Vargas, McLaren Lapeer Region President and Chief Executive Officer. “Not only are we here to provide for the men and women who served and sacrificed, but for their families as well. Providing access to engage with knowledgeable and experienced health care professionals is a worthy undertaking and one we are proud to commit to.”

Representatives from several McLaren Lapeer Region service lines will be onsite to meet and consult with veterans, including: orthopedics, neurology, emergency medicine, primary care, bariatrics, and cancer services.

Officials from the MVAA and Lapeer County Veterans Service will also host veterans to assist in housing, employment and education opportunities, applications for state and federal benefits, and assistance in obtaining military records (DD-214) among other services specific to service veterans.

“We are earnest in our effort to make it more convenient for veterans to navigate the benefits and access the resources they have earned,” said Eric Fisher, Veterans Engagement Officer, MVAA Regions 5 & 6. “It is through this free event that we are able to provide the connection to those benefits.”

The American Legion Post #16 is located at 1701 West Genesee Street (near Lincoln Street) in Lapeer. Registration for the event can be made online at Veterans and their dependents can learn more about connecting with their benefits and other resources by calling 1-800-MICH-VET.

Learn more about all services offered at McLaren Lapeer Region at

About McLaren Lapeer Region
McLaren Lapeer Region is a 222-bed acute care facility located in Lapeer, Michigan, and is the primary provider of health care services to Lapeer County and the surrounding area. McLaren Lapeer Region has received national recognition from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for clinical excellence in orthopedics, pneumonia, congestive heart failure and surgical care. The facility maintains a verified Level II trauma designation and provides comprehensive care in a 29-bed Emergency Center along with specialized services for heart, cancer, orthopedic and general surgery services, physical medicine and rehabilitation, women’s services, wound care services and sleep disorders. Learn more at

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6.6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 640-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 732,838 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 113,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at