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Public Service Recognition Week: Celebrating Those Who Serve

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2016
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The first person to set foot on the moon. The creator of flame-retardant clothing. The inventor of an early tsunami detection system. Caregivers for veterans and wounded soldiers. Your mailman. What do they all have in common? They are all public servants. More than 3 million Americans are classified as “public servants,” non-uniformed employees of Read More »

5 Services That Make Life Easier for a Veteran

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2016
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As a member of the armed forces, you served your country with honor and sacrificed much of your own personal freedom to protect others. Now that you’re retired, injured, or both, you may wonder if society has forgotten that sacrifice. The good news is that there are numerous companies and organizations out there that want Read More »

The Veterans Cafe Podcast Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2016
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VeteranAid.org was delighted to have the opportunity to have an interview on The Veterans Cafe Podcast. Wes and Tracy are the founders of The Veterans Cafe and we connected with them shortly after publishing this blog post about the best veterans' podcasts. Wes and Tracy are both U.S. veterans. Debbie Burak had a wonderful time Read More »

Celebrating Military Spouse Day

Posted in Uncategorized on May 2, 2016
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Anyone who has been in the military will tell you, it’s more than just a job that you work at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., come home, and forget about it over the weekend. Military service can affect where you live, what you do with the majority of your day, and even whether or not Read More »

Looking Ahead: How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2016
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As you begin planning ahead for the years to come for you or a senior loved one, it’s vital to understand and realistically plan for the costs of aging. And if you or your loved one has served in the U.S. armed forces, you’ll be happy to learn that you are most likely eligible for Read More »

Assisted Living vs. Memory Care: Understanding the Difference

Posted in Uncategorized on April 26, 2016
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As you or your loved one prepares for the future, it’s important to understand long-term care options. Veterans often face unique physical and mental health challenges, and, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, recent studies show that veterans diagnosed with PTSD have double the risk of developing dementia than other veterans. Exploring the range of services Read More »

How to Help Veterans Afford Your Care Facility

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2016
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As the population ages, the likelihood of senior care facilities becoming home to veterans will increase, especially in the decades to come when the post-9/11 age group begins considering their own future care. Many veterans will have injuries, disabilities, or other special needs that will require assistance in completing activities of daily living (ADLs), making Read More »

Tips for Learning the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Posted in Uncategorized on April 22, 2016
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If you’ve ever tried to make a phone call on your cell in a noisy area, or have experienced static or a bad connection, you know how challenging it can be to hear and be heard. Now imagine if, instead of day-to-day conversation, you were giving coordinates for an air strike, and the static on Read More »

Happy 108th Birthday to the Army Reserves

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2016
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April 23, 2016 marks a very special day for the U.S. Army Reserves (USAR), as it celebrates 108 years since its establishment in 1908. Together, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard make up the Army element of the Reserve components of the United States Armed Forces. Approximately 200,000 “citizen-soldiers” serve today through the Read More »

What to Do When a Veteran Has Passed Away

Posted in Uncategorized on April 14, 2016
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The passing of a loved one can be an extremely difficult, emotional time. Unfortunately, there are usually many decisions to be made and actions to be taken by the surviving spouse and/or children, especially if the loved one was a veteran of U.S. military service. While there are numerous benefits, honors, and services to claim Read More »

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