Senior Veterans

The 2015 White House Conference On Aging (WHCOA). The WHCOA is holding regional forums across the country soliciting input & ideas. The regional forums are co-sponsored by AARP and coordinated with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations. The Regional Forum in Boston is scheduled on May 28th 2015. Participation is by invitation only but the event will be webcast live. When: Thur  ... Read More



Category: Senior Policy , News & Events , Boston , Senior Health , Senior Veterans , LGBT Seniors

It is that time of the year for everyone, especially seniors and children to get a flu shot. Getting a flu shot really early in the season may not protect you towards the end of the flu season, especially if the season is long.  CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends getting a flu shot by October.   photo credit: USACE Europe District via photopin cc   Eac  ... Read More



Category: News & Events , Senior Health , Resources , LGBT Seniors , Senior Veterans , Wellness and Fitness

In the United States, according to ACL (Administration for Community Living), about 5 million older Americans are reported to be victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. However, it is believed that for every reported case, a whopping 23 cases go unreported. With 10,000 people turning 65 each day in the United States, the problem of elder abuse continues to grow.   What is Elder Abuse?   ... Read More



Category: Resources , Caring and Caregiving , Senior Veterans , LGBT Seniors

Three essential questions to ask - to ensure the company you choose has a strong set of core values.   1. Communication. Will I be able to easily communicate with the personal attendant and have continued access to my case manager? This is the core of our approach. We believe that you should never feel there is a lack of control or communication with your personal attendant. For this  ... Read More



Category: Resources , Living Options , Senior Veterans , LGBT Seniors , Caring and Caregiving

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit can provide 10 to 20 hours a week of free personal care services for veterans and their spouses. Long Term Care May Be the Greatest Crisis Veteran Seniors Will Face.  Long-term care can be very expensive. The Veterans Administration (VA) has programs to address this need.   Source: National Archives and Records Administration. Retired WWI  ... Read More



Category: Resources , Senior Veterans

What is the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit? Aid and Attendance (A&A) is a tax-free non-service connected disability pension. Unlike a service connected pension, this pension must be used to pay for un-reimbursed ongoing medical expenses.   Three requirements to qualify for Aid and Attendance: Military Service Medical Need Meet Income and  ... Read More



Category: Resources , Senior Veterans