AARPNY Celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month

Posted on 11/09/20

National Veterans and Military Families Month

AARP New York is empowering Veterans, Military, and their Families (VMF) to navigate the complexities of life’s transitions by providing helpful resources and delivering unwavering commitment to those who have served our nation.

Veterans, military, and their families embody our founder’s vision: Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus believed America’s older population to be “an army of useful citizens – to serve others, not to be served.” The VMF community has dedicated their livelihood to the service of others, which is why AARP New York is committed to serving them. Throughout the month of November and beyond, AARP New York will focus on the core areas cited by the VMF community to be of highest concern. These areas include work & jobs, caregiving, and fraud prevention.

By seizing the opportunity for a comprehensive online resource for veterans’ needs, AARP New York will be distributing Veteran-focused information via our social media platforms and our state-wide AARP website. Be sure to follow us for posts supporting #VeteransMilitaryFamiliesMonth and watch the special videos!

November 10: Video “Veterans Then. Volunteers Now”
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November 11: Video “Veteran’s Day"
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Bookmark this page to view our upcoming videos or connect with us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram @aarpny


UPCOMING EVENTS
November 7, 2020
8am – 8pm (ET) - AARP Long Island Presents - Run For The Warriors
ARP Long Island is offering members and guests FREE race registrations to join our team for the upcoming 13th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors virtual race. Space is limited.
Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/RunforWarriors1107

November 11, 2020
2pm-2:15pm (ET) - OPV Facebook “Live”/Streamyard featuring Fraud Watch’s Kathy Stokes & VMF’s Troy Broussard
Program Link: https://m.facebook.com/aarpfraudwatchnetwork

7pm-9pm (ET) - World Premier Virtual Screening of “Sky Blossom”
Sky Blossom is the documentary film event of the year. Sky Blossom is a raw, candid look at the 24.5 million teens and twenty-somethings caring for a veteran parent or grandparent.
Program Link: https://aarp.cventevents.com/event/d6aa2de2-d0bc-4df2-b114-41135df41c68/summary?environment=P2&5S%2CM3%2Cd6aa2de2-d0bc-4df2-b114-41135df41c68=

November 17, 2020
7pm-8pm (ET) - “Rethinking Work for Veterans, Military & their Families” Webcast with Veteran-friendly Employers & Small Business Administration
Program Link: https://onlinexperiences.com/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:APIUTILS!51004&PageID=A2832693-68ED-4065-9A28-9818087C8F20&AffiliateData=1120VMFEmail

November 19, 2020
3pm-3:15pm (ET): VMF Caregiving Facebook “Live” featuring Amy Goyer & VA Officer
Program Link: https://m.facebook.com/groups/aarpfamilycaregivers\

10pm-11pm (ET): - AARP “Live” on RFD-TV focusing on AARP’s Free Resources & Programs for Veterans & Military Families
Program Link: https://states.aarp.org/aarplive?cmp=SNG-RDRCT-CSE-AARPLIVE-20151125


RESOURCES FOR VETERANS, MILITARY, AND THEIR FAMILIES (VMF):
• AARP's FREE Resources to Aid Veterans, Military, Their Families Amid COVID-19 Outbreak: Veterans & Military Families now have “Free Resources to Aid VMF Amid COVID-19 Outbreak” housed at www.aarp.org/veterans that aggregates health & financial links to help the VMF community during the global pandemic.

• AARP teamed up with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to offer strategies to help caregivers of military personnel and veterans tackle the most critical issues:

  • Military Caregiving Guide, a veteran-specific guide to help military and veteran caregivers tackle some of the most critical issues they’re facing because of COVID-19. Click here to download or print a copy.
  • Five Ways to Update Your Caregiving Journey, a list of practical steps caregivers can take amid the coronavirus outbreak to better protect themselves and their loved ones. Click here to download or print a copy.

AARP guidance for loved ones in a VA facility: If you have a loved one in a VA facility, ask these six questions about care during the pandemic. Click here to download or print a copy of the "Six Questions Families Need to Ask Regarding COVID-19".

Financial resources for military or veteran-owned small businesses

AARP Veteran Fraud Watch: Refresh yourself on scams targeting veterans and heed the warning signs. Sign up for free “watchdog alerts," review our scam-tracking map, or call our toll-free fraud helpline if you or a loved one suspect you’ve been a victim. Some of scams targeting veterans, military and their families are:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
NYC Resources for Veterans
Social Security benefits for military service members
The Operation HOPE program with Island Harvest

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You can find CDC’s latest coronavirus information at cdc.gov/coronavirus; AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

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