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Veterans Care Recognition

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently around 240,000 surviving WWII Veterans. These Veterans are now in their 90’s. Many organizations and Veteran groups have made it a mission to honor these World War II Veterans from Honor Flights to the World War II Memorial in D.C. to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. What does it mean to “honor” someone? Meriam Webster defines it as to regard or treat (someone) with admiration and respect. Those who served in WWII, like all military personnel, deserve to be treated with admiration and respect. How? By understanding and supporting them through their current stage of life.

An elderly woman once said, “it took me longer to turn 16 than it did to turn 85”. Most older people would agree. As someone enters this stage in life, it often comes with many changes. Changes they or their family may not be prepared to confront. Here are five common issues older adults may encounter[1]: 

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