Aging Council Releases Guide to Military Veteran Benefits

The National Council for Aging Care has released a guide to help aging military veterans navigate their benefit options.

The U.S. is seeing a growing number of seniors who are also armed services veterans. The current median age for living Americans who served in the Korean War is 69. The Vietnam veteran population makes for a new crop of seniors with special needs – including medical issues that sometimes do not present until years later. The latest U.S. Census brief puts the number of veterans over 65 at over 12.4 million.

If you have served in the military during wartime, chances are that you’ve taken advantage of education programs, career resources, and home loans available to you. But while those life issues may be behind you, there is a host of other resources to know about in your retirement years.

The online guide covers a range of benefits available to veteran seniors including:

  • Pensions
  • Life Insurance
  • Geriatric and Extended Care Services
  • Burials

To learn more visit The National Council for Aging Care’s Guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options.

Learn more about innovative initiatives targeting aging adults at the 2017 MACo Winter Conference session “H2H: Building the Bridge from Hospitals to Homes.” The session will be held from 3:00 – 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 6.

The MACo Winter Conference will be held December 6-8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “The Power of Partnership.”

Learn more about MACo’s 2017 Winter Conference: