Planning to Be a Caregiver for a Veteran or Service Member

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023
From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST

Online Event

Contact: AARP VA
This event is part of AARP's Nationwide Virtual Community Center.

This event is full.

Gain an understanding of the role of caregiving for a veteran and how to plan for the responsibilities you’ll take on.

About the Event

Being a caregiver for a military service member or veteran likely will be one of the most important - and challenging - roles you will ever have. Your caregiver journey may take different paths, depending on whether the person you care for is active duty, retired, ill, wounded or disabled. It may start with occasional errands and medical appointments, and progress to managing medications, preparing meals, assisting with daily bathing and dressing and handling financial matters.

No matter where you are in the journey, having a good road map will make the process easier. This session will delve into five key areas:

  • Starting the conversation about care
  • Forming a caregiving team
  • Creating a plan
  • Seeking support
  • Finding ways to care for yourself, too

You will be able to connect with other caregivers, exchange advice and learn about resources available. When registering, please provide your home address and we’ll send you a complimentary copy of AARP’s Military Caregiving Guide and the AARP Financial Workbook for Veteran and Military Caregivers: A Practical Guide Focused on Health, Housing, and Money Management.  

How to Join 

Please note that you must be signed in to your account or create an account to register for events. AARP membership is not required. Please do not opt out of event-related email, as you will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom prior to the event. 

Explore other free online Caregiving classes. Contact AARP Virginia at for more information. 

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