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VA Finger Lakes Gerofit Ranked Number One in the Nation

Gerofit is an exercise program that promotes health & wellness for Veterans aged 65 and older.

Gerofit class

Christmas in July

The Recreation Therapy Departments of the VA Finger Lakes Health Care System (Canandaigua & Bath Campuses) and Western NY VA at Batavia, hitched their sleighs with former Miss USA Mary Therese Friel to celebrate Christmas in July with our Veterans.

Ona's Last Ride

It's never too late to make a dream come true, especially with the support of family, friends, and community


The American Legion Family Supports VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic Veteran organization, focusing on service to Veterans, active-duty members, and communities.

Multiple photo collage showing a variety of volunteers

CLC Winter Wonderland

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles, impacting our quality of life, while drawing out our most creative and passionate sides.

Five images from the CLC holiday light event, one veteran holding a santa, a hot cocoa bar, a lit path to the gazebo, snowman inflatables, and Santa with reindeer

A Lifetime of Service Deserves a Lifetime of Healthcare

Stan Sharp is a retired, U.S. Army Master Sergeant, who enlisted in 1976.

stan sharp

Soldier's Angels Home of the Brave Campaign

Celebrating Veterans Day at VA Hospitals is an activity that the Soldiers’ Angels Home of the Brave campaign has been doing nationally since 2012, including at the Canandaigua VA.

Picture of Home of the Brave team and VA Staff

2022 Staff Award of Excellence

The Canandaigua VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) Executive Committee presented its annual “Staff Award of Excellence” on August 24th to Carol Thompson, Advanced Illness Care Coordinator at the Canandaigua VA.

Carol and VAVS executive committee

The new 2022 Pact Act

The PACT Act is a historic new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.

Soldiers, with details on new Pact Act

A Heart to Help

Valerie had been searching for years on how to bring her brother Larry home.

VA Canandaigua FD