AARP NY Resources for Veterans and Events

Posted on 11/11/21


AARP has a long history of supporting veterans, military, and their families, including over four million AARP members today. This month, AARP launched a new tool to bring together valuable information and resources to help veterans, military families, and caregivers navigate their healthcare options.

The Veterans and Military Families Health Benefits Navigator provides New York veterans with critical information about what is required to qualify for health care benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) or Department of Defense (DoD). 

Click here to download or print a copy of this free online tool that will help veterans, their families, and caregivers:

  • Learn more about health benefits provided through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) and Department of Defense (DoD).
  • Understand how to apply and enroll in V.A. health care.
  • Identify how to get help from representatives who have experience and knowledge of the V.A.'s process for awarding benefits

AARP's Veterans and Military Families Health Benefits Navigator is also available at


Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM EST 
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The same Virtual Presentation is also available in SPANISH on Tuesday, November 9, 6 p.m.
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Veteran's Day Cooking Demo with Veteran Chef Ronaldo
In honor of Veteran's Day, you are all invited to join AARP NY for a very special Zoom session, as Chef Ronaldo – Marine Veteran and Chef, takes some of his favorite recipes and adds a healthy twist, all while sharing cooking tips and demos. You won't want to miss this special presentation! 

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Resources for Veterans, Military, and Their Families (VMF)

When you're a Military Veteran with over 40,000 organizations trying to help you, it can be hard to find the right information. AARP brings together free, valuable resources to help you navigate your options and life's transitions at

VA hotlines

  • 24/7 White House VA Hotline: 855-948-2311
  • V.A. Benefits Hotline: 844-698-2311
  • V.A. Caregiving Hotline: 855-260-3274
  • V.A. Crisis Line for Mental Health: 800-273-8255
  • V.A. Loan Center Hotline: 800-827-0648
  • Health Care Debt Relief: 888-827-4817

For more information and other resources for veterans, visit

Click here to download a copy of the AARP NY Resources List


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