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Honoring Senior Veterans
Nov 11, 2017 by Tracy Kelley
Explore ways to help senior veterans in honor of Veterans Day.
November 11th is Veterans Day, and it’s a day set aside to honor the men and women in the military, past and present. Many seniors are veterans, and they might not get as much recognition as they deserve. Working in elderly services, we know that every client we have who is a veteran deserves thanks for their service to our country. Find suggestions below, from MilitarySpouse.com, for honoring veterans of all backgrounds.
Ways to Honor Senior Veterans
- Visit with senior citizen veterans. Contact your local nursing homes or assisted living facilities to find veterans who would like to have visitors. Spend time getting to know him or her.
- Support American Legions, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAVs, etc. These veteran-focused organizations give veterans a voice and place to belong. Supporting these organizations supports veterans. Donate or spend money at their events, like Bingo, Parades, rummage sales, and dances.
- Contact local VA representative. Veterans services will likely be able to put you in contact with veterans who could use help, such as needing a house painted or mowing a lawn.
- Work with other veteran-focused organizations. Organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Homefront, TeamG8, Honor Flight Network, work with veterans both young and old. Donate your time and money wherever possible.
- Support Businesses and Organizations that Support Veterans. Many companies, like Home Depot and Lowes, support veterans, either through fundraising and/or services. Show your support by shopping with these businesses.
We support our country’s veterans at Comfort Keepers, from each caregiver to owner, Tracy Kelly, who said, “We get to help the hands that built America.” We believe this Veteran’s Day, and every day, is a good time to support our country’s veterans.
For more information about our team at Comfort Keepers, click here, or call us at 863-292-6199.