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November 16, 2018

Veterans, are you missing out?

Every year, millions of senior veterans miss out on a benefit that could help them pay for much needed care. It’s called Aid & Attendance (A&A), and for qualifying veterans

June 8, 2018

New Scams on the horizon

…Fake charity scams are nothing new, and the Veterans Affairs Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service warnes that veterans of the armed forces are partuclarly vulnerable. The scammers reportedly offer…

November 8, 2015

Portraits of old hands tell stories + more from the week online

…Also on the policy front… Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders introduced a bill last week that would give veterans, people with disabilities and seniors an emergency payment of about $580…

June 8, 2014

WW2 vet escapes from retirement home and heads to France – and more picks from the week online

…to meet a busload of other veterans headed to the events. Staff at The Pines, meanwhile had contacted the police; according to Britain’s Daily Mail, they were “extremely worried –…

February 25, 2019

Looking for money? Find it here.

…where the policyholder lived or died or where the insurer is headquartered. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has contact information to get you started. Survivors of military veterans can…

May 27 | 10:00am4:00pm

Memorial Day

…battle, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. There are observations at different times throughout the metropolitan area to honor to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In Central…

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day – The Wall of Faces

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (more here) operates a virtual Wall of Faces – a web page dedicated to honoring and remembering every person whose name is inscribed on the…

April 4, 2013

Florida Seniors Fight Ban on Internet “Sweepstakes” Cafes

…75 cents – was proposed in “swift reaction” to last month’s scandal surrounding Allied Veterans of the World, a nonprofit organization that operated multiple Internet “sweepstakes” cafes throughout Florida. While…

January 25, 2019

Cut the Clutter with ease

…Army that will pick up certain items for donation (always call and check their policies) but another national organization to consider is Pickupplease.org, which specifically helps veterans. Learn more here….

May 4, 2017

How VR Could Break America’s Opioid Addiction

…penguins and snowmen. Over the past ten years or so Hoffman and his colleagues have shown in several trials, including on army veterans burned by explosive devices in Iraq and…

December 27, 2016

A WW2 Vet Revisits the Town He Liberated — Without Leaving Home

…home for veterans where he now lives to feel as if he were actually back in that small French town, in a room with local schoolchildren who were singing for…

February 8, 2013

Top 5 Dating Sites for Seniors

…makes it easy The profile is a straightforward mix of multiple-choice questions and paragraphs, without much glitz or glamour. Downside Online dating veterans may miss the extra features that other…

August 30, 2019

Back to school…voluntarily

…the star pupils at her local Osher Lifelong Learning Institute—known fondly as OLLI by the veterans. It’s a nationwide program, now offered at 124 locations, for people age 50 and…

June 3, 2019

Q&A: Greta Schiller, director

…the interviews with the WW 2 veterans. Greta Schiller: When Andrea approached the research, she started to look for information with a different eye, going through the margins. She’d look…

December 23, 2016

These Tech Products Might Make a Difference for Seniors   

…participants could actually understand. The result: a user-friendly manual for veterans over 65, and by extension a model for a clear, easy to understand instruction manual for anyone of any…