Celebrate Veterans this November with AARPNY!

Posted on 10/18/22 by Andre Hidalgo

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AARPNY is proud to observe National Veterans and Military Families Month with free seminars, events and resources that include: Family Caregiving, Work/Jobs & Re-Careering, and Fighting Fraud. AARP stands with its NY veteran members, non-members, allies, and partner organizations year-round. AARP's commitment to the Veterans, Military, and Families reflects our core belief in every individual's dignity, worth and potential.

Join us this month for a series of FREE educational, practical, and fun programs.

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1. Tuesday, November 1 | Learn about Hope For The Warriors services.  (VIRTUAL)
11 AM - 12 PM

Join Hope For The Warriors and learn how this national organization provides comprehensive support programs for veterans, service members, and military familiesIn addition, AARP NY will share information about Operation Protect Veterans and how to avoid Common Scams Targeting Veterans & Military Families — and How to Stay Safe.

  • Every participant will receive via email
  • FREE AARP Military Caregiving Guide PDF
  • FREE AARP Health Benefits Navigator PDF
  • FREE Watchdog Alert Handbook: VETERANS EDITION on fraud and scams

Register: https://events.aarp.org/HopeForTheWarriors

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2. November 3, 10, 17, and December 1 | SBDC and AARP Marketing Boot Camp (VIRTUAL)
11 AM - 12 PM

Join AARP NY and the SBDC for a Series of Virtual Workshops on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship!

Whether you are a veteran small business owner or transitioning military service member, you know firsthand that owning or starting your own small business means finding solutions to unexpected challenges. That means leveraging your life experience, professional skills, and dedication. That's why AARP New York proudly presents a series of FREE virtual workshops from New York's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Farmingdale State College.  AARP members and guests are invited to join us in any of the workshops below FOR FREE.

Please register to reserve your spot!  All workshops will be presented virtually Thursdays through a Zoom meeting from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and will last one hour.

  • Every participant will receive via email a list of AARP's FREE Veteran & Military Spouse Job Center resources.

- Thursday, November 3, 2022 | Networking to Build, Grow and Brand your Business
Learn the secrets of networking to propel you forward to success and increase your brand awareness among consumers and colleagues.

- Thursday, November 10, 2022 Embracing Your Inner Salesperson Workshop
Lessons in this workshop include cultivating a positive mindset, building trust, initiating new business relationships, negotiating, and self-awareness to counter procrastination.

- Thursday, November 17, 2022 | Digital Marketing Workshop
In this workshop, we'll discuss the importance of your business's logo, how to optimize your Google My Business Map, why online reviews are important, and whether your website is user-friendly.

- Thursday, December 1, 2022 | You've Got a Social Media Account: Now What?
This session will walk you through how each major social channel works, what to write about and how to make your social communications work to spread the word about your business.

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3. Sunday, November 6, 2022 | Long Island Run for the Warriors 5K Run/Walk (IN-PERSON)

AARP Long Island is proud to sponsor the Hope For The Warriors in-person 5k run on November 6, 2022, at the Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon on Long Island.  There will be 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies.  Race Time is 10 a.m. The event is rain or shine. 

4. Friday, November 11, 2022 | NYC Veterans Parade IN-PERSON

AARP New York is proud also to sponsor the NYC Veterans Parade.  AARP NY staff and volunteers will be present and march at this year's annual event.  The parade will take place in its traditional home in NYC across 5th Avenue from 26th Street to 46th Street. 

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5. Friday, November 11, 2022 | Bay Street Sip & Sing VIRTUAL Program featuring SONGS OF FREEDOM: 5 PM

AARP Long Island proudly presents a virtual, interactive, FREE sing-along series, Sip & Sing, hosted by Bay Street Theater. AARP members and guests are invited to join us every Friday at 5:00 p.m. EST from September – December.  In addition, on Friday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day, please join us for a special SONGS OF FREEDOM virtual program.

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6. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | MHAW Empower Half Hour/Self-Care for the Caregiver (VIRTUAL) 11:30 AM - 12 PM

Join AARP Long Island and the Association of Mental Health & Wellness on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for a special presentation on Self-Care for the Caregiver.  November is Family Caregivers Month. This workshop will address strategies for self-care for the Caregiver.  Being a military or veteran family caregiver likely will be one of the most important and challenging roles you will ever have. Your caregiver journey may begin in various ways, depending on whether the person you care for is on active duty, retired, ill, wounded, or disabled. Learn how to take care of yourself.

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7. Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Learn more about your earned benefits with the NYS Division of Veteran Affairs (VIRTUAL) 11 AM - 12 PM

Too often, Veterans and Military Families are unaware of the full measure of the benefits, services, and resources available to them under their military service. New York State's Division of Veterans' Services has a network of accredited Veterans Benefits Advisors statewide. The latter provides free representation to all Veterans and Military Families in claims and appeals for federal and state Veterans' benefits. This workshop provides an overview of many of these benefits — and, in the process, dispels several prevalent myths that too often prevent Veterans and Military Families from receiving what they rightfully earned.  Please join Benjamin Pomerance, Deputy Director for Program Development, from the New York State Division of Veteran Services, for an important virtual seminar.  Register here and receive a confirmation email with a link and code to join our presentation.  WebEx platform.

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8. Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | Learn more about working jobs with the New York State Department of Labor Veteran's Program (VIRTUAL) 11 AM - 12 PM

Join us to learn more about the NYS Department of Labor's Priority of Service for veterans, our Veterans' Program with designated veteran staff, and our key partnerships.  They can help you with career exploration, finding job leads, resume writing, successful interviews, and getting back to work.  They can also assist you with transitioning from one job to another if that's what you are looking to do!  All services are available to anyone and offered at no cost. Learn more today. Register here and receive a confirmation email with a link and code to join our presentation. Zoom platform.

Thank you all for your service!

We look forward to seeing you virtually or in person!

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