This is a special time when we both salute our veterans and give thanks to all who’ve served and sacrificed. With more than 5 million of our nearly 38 million AARP members in the military or retired from service, we’re on a mission to support veterans and their families.
While working with those who have worn our nation’s uniform, we’ve developed a deeper understanding of the unique challenges they face. In response, we’ve created free resources, tools and community programs to help them meet their challenges head-on.
For example, veterans and their families can struggle with understanding their health care options because of the complex structure of military medicine. Building on our expertise with Medicare, we’ve developed a free Health Navigator tool to help veterans and military families understand how VA health care, Tricare and other options can work together to meet their specific needs.
Likewise, caregivers for veterans face many unique challenges. Working with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, AARP created a free Military Caregiving Guide containing important, timely information that addresses the specific needs of military families.