November 14, 2020
The Michigan American Legion Department, Advocate Health Advisors, Patriot Agency and the Kent County Leadership Council Committee are hosting an event from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2020, to help veterans file claims for benefits and learn about other resources. The second annual Veterans Health and Resource Fair, to be held at the Michigan National Guard Armory, at 1200 44th St. SW in Wyoming, Michigan 49509 will provide information and resources for military veterans and their family members. Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Legion, Michigan Veteran Service Agency and other nonprofit agencies will be available to discuss veteran benefits and programs. Military veterans and family members are welcome. Veterans are encouraged to bring their discharge papers (DD Form 214). If they cannot find DD Form 214, a representative will assist them in obtaining copies. Help also will be offered for veterans who are missing service medals or badges. More information on the event contact Charlie Batizy at 616-218-5635.
November 19, 2020
Join the AARP Family Caregivers Discussion Group
Connect with nearly 4,000 other caregivers in a private group to exchange practical tips, offer support and share your family caregiving experiences. On November 19, 2020, a Facebook Live event, “Support for Military and Veteran Caregivers,” will focus on VA benefits, services and support for military caregivers. The discussion will be moderated by AARP family and caregiving expert Amy Goyer and include special guest Dr. Lynda Davis, chief Veterans Experience officer for VA. Click here to join session.
November 20, 2020
Take time to learn all you can about VA Benefits from a representative of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The free workshop session will be followed by Q&A. The workshop will take place November 20, 2020, from 2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (EST). No registration required. The workshop will be conduct via teleconferencing. You get to enjoy the workshop from the comfort of your home or office. Click here to join.
March 27, 2021
Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas will hold Vietnam Veterans' celebration March 27, 2021, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Vietnam veterans who served in the military between November 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, will be welcomed home in the Vietnam Commemoration ceremony. Veterans are encouraged to arrive early. The doors open at 10:00 a.m. Veterans and their family members will have access to one-on-to one counseling on VA healthcare and benefits as well as other state programs for veterans. The event is open to registered veterans, their families and guests. To participate in the ceremony, Vietnam veterans can register online at the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs website at http://www.veterans.arkansas.gov/ or by calling Lauren Bland at Area Agency, 870-543-6300.