7 Ways to Help a Veteran During the Holidays

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2015
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7 Ways to Help Veterans During the Holidays; VeteranAid.org

While the holidays for many can be a time for family, festivities, and happy memories, for veterans it can be a particularly trying time. Older veterans may be spending the holidays in a nursing home or have few family members or friends remembering them during the season. Younger veterans may be recovering from an injury Read More »

Travel Deals for Retired Military and Selected Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on December 16, 2015
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Travel Deals for Retired Military and Selected Veterans; VeteranAid.org

A lot of us dream of travel after retirement but most of us don’t follow through. A 2011 poll of retirees found that 2/3 traveled less or the same amount as they did before retirement, in part due to the cost involved. There are plenty of resources for frugal travelers, but there are a few Read More »

Happy Birthday to the National Guard!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2015
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Happy 379th birthday to the National Guard; VeteranAid.org

Today, on December 13, 2015, the National Guard celebrates its 379th birthday. The military organization we know today as the National Guard was born from a direct declaration on December 13, 1636.  On this date, the Massachusetts General Court in Salem, for the first time in the history of the North American continent, established that all Read More »

My application was denied. Should I appeal?: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2015
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Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ; VeteranAid.org

This is a question that comes up often in the VeteranAid forums. If you are filing an application for the Aid and Attendance benefit for yourself or your loved one and the award of the benefits is denied, it is an unfortunate situation to be presented with. Here is our best advice to navigate you through Read More »

Senior Benefits for Veterans’ Spouses

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2015
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Getting by can be hard as you age. You thought you’d set plenty away for retirement, but there are more expenses than you’d expected, and health care seems to eat up more of your budget every year. It can get pretty disheartening. If you’re struggling to cover all the costs of life as you age, Read More »

7 Outstanding Professional Athletes who Served in the Military

Posted in Uncategorized on December 7, 2015
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7 Outstanding Professional Athletes with Military Ties; VeteranAid.org

The connection between excelling in the military and in the sports arena are obvious. Hard work, dedication, and an unrelenting drive serve you well in both. Below are seven military vets who went on to break records and make an impact in the sports world after honorably serving their country. Jackie Robinson Legendary baseball player Read More »

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Posted in Uncategorized on December 7, 2015
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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day; VeteranAid.org

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is celebrated every December 7th and is meant to remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. On August 23rd, 1994, the United States Congress designated December 7th of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It Read More »

How to Afford Assisted Living

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2015
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The costs of senior care can be staggering. But when you need it, you need it. A move to assisted living rarely feels optional. Most people would prefer to stay in their homes if given the option, but as the needs of a senior increase and the burden put on caregivers becomes unsustainable, you have Read More »

3 Fun Activities to Do With Your Grandchildren

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2015
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3 Fun Activities to do with your Grandkids; VeteranAid.org

It’s been said that being a grandparent allows you all the good parts of parenting – the love, the snuggles, the smiles – without the more unsavory parts – the disciplining, the late nights, and the constant monitoring. After all, you’ve paid your dues in the trenches of parenthood; now is the time to relax, Read More »

6 Great Veteran-Focused Charities to Support

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2015
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6 Veteran Charities to Support; VeteranAid.org

If you’re looking for reputable, veteran-focused charities to support, a great starting place is an online watchdog organization like Charitywatch.org. This site audits charities from a wide range of interests and causes, then rates them based on criteria such as the percentage of funds raised going directly to charity, transparency of records, governance benchmarks, and Read More »