AARP Maryland Veterans Corner Spring 2021

Posted on 04/01/21 by Nancy Carr

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NEW! Free Financial Workbook for Veteran & Military Caregivers
Now available on AARP.org/Veterans, Financial Workbook for Veteran and Military Caregivers highlights caregiving costs to help individuals track what they spend on caring for their military veteran. Understanding out-of-pocket costs allows caregivers to plan and save, which can take significant financial pressure off the household budget. Learn more.

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Report: The Pandemic’s Effect on Military Families
Pandemic Magnifies Problems for Military Families, available on AARP.org/Veterans, highlights findings from the Blue Star Families survey on the pandemic’s negative impact on veterans, active service members, and spouses. AARP served as a national outreach partner to turn out more than 500 respondents. Learn more.


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Join AARP for a National Screening of Sky Blossom

Apr. 30, 2021

8 to 10 PM EDT

Online

Sky Blossom is a raw, inspiring window into 5.4 million students stepping forward as frontline heroes. Caring for family with tough medical conditions, they stay at home doing things often seen only in hospitals. They are cheerleaders, work part time, and go to college — but also live double lives — quietly growing up as America’s next greatest generation. The filmmaker, veteran journalist and award-winning CNN/MSNBC news anchor Richard Lui says the interviews were so honest they genuinely surprised him, as they revealed insights into the lives of young people across America. Troops used to look up and say, “Here come the Sky Blossoms”—paratroopers rushing to their aid. Today, there is a new generation answering that call. These are their stories. Click here to read the story behind the movie.

This event is FREE, but registration is required. Learn more.


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COVID-19 Resources from the Veterans Administration
Did you know? Veterans and their families can connect directly with the VA to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and the VA’s vaccination process, which now includes veterans' caregivers:
Toll-free VA HELPLINE: 1-800-MyVA411 press 8 (1-800-698-2411)
On-line Website: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/

Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA.

If you’re a Veteran, spouse, caregiver, or CHAMPVA recipient, you’re now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine from VA. Sign up online, and they'll contact you when they have a vaccine for you.

*Please don't visit a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.


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For more timely information and free resources to help Veterans and Military Families, visit AARP.org/Veterans.

This story is provided by AARP Maryland. Visit the AARP Maryland page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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