Those in the role of caregiver of a veteran are invited to join the second of a five-part series of a virtual town-hall program that focuses specifically on serving older veterans.
Presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and held Wednesday, May 18 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. EST, the session will discuss several pertinent topics for caregivers, including:
- Veterans’ homes
- Senior centers
- Nutritional programs
- Abuse and exploitation of the elderly
Featuring Robert Torres, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Brig. Gen. (PA) Maureen Weigl, the DMVA deputy adjutant general for Veterans Affairs, and Travis Davis, DMVA executive director for long-term care, the virtual program will also present information about the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Caregiver Support Program.
“We are looking forward to helping older veterans safely navigate the next phase of their lives,” Weigl said in a release. “We all age, but veterans often face unique health and social challenges based on their service and sacrifice to our nation. This forum will give veterans the information they need to care for their health, protect their financial resources and live a quality life for years to come.”
Those who register for the event will have an opportunity to comment and ask questions of the three presenters using a chat feature available to attendees.
“It is important that older veterans know there are many services and programs that can benefit them, especially since we owe them a debt of gratitude and support for their invaluable service to our country,” said Torres. “That is why I am pleased that the Department of Aging is working closely with DMVA to raise the awareness of available services and supports for older veterans. I encourage all older veterans to reach out to DMVA, our department or their local Area Agency on Aging to learn about different programs and how these programs may be able to meet some of their needs.”
The remaining sessions in the series will be held throughout the remainder of the year:
- Resources for Homeless Veterans – July 13 – 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Transportation Issues Facing Veterans – Sept. 14 – 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Honoring Veterans for Their Service and Sacrifice – Nov. 2 – 5 to 6:30 p.m.
To register for the event, use the Microsoft Teams link available on the DMVA website.