Many St. Louis senior living communities are dedicated to honoring and supporting their veteran residents and families through various programs and events. One common supportive resource offered by senior living communities is support groups for veteran residents. These groups:
- Encourage camaraderie and social support
- Assist veterans’ health
- Promote veteran awareness
All veteran senior citizens are invited to join veteran support groups. Veteran support groups at senior living communities are offered to those of any gender, any era, branch of service, or type of discharge.
Encouraging Camaraderie & Social Support
Veteran support groups at St. Louis senior living communities encourage to share, support, and identify with other veterans. Veterans share their personal stories and experiences in order to discuss their unique perspective as a veteran. By connecting with other veterans through these experiences, these groups promote camaraderie among residents in a non-judgmental environment.
Assisting Veterans’ Health
As a specific group of people, veterans have unique needs that other senior citizens may not share. Senior support groups at St. Louis senior living communities help identify these needs to provide:
- Access to veteran benefits resources
- Referrals for veteran benefits
This assistance helps ensure each resident is treated with the highest level of compassionate care.
Promotes Veteran Awareness
It is important that veterans are recognized for their great service to our country. Veteran support groups at senior living communities recognize and pay tribute to veterans through a number of different programs, including:
- Honor Flight
- Veterans History Project
- Veteran pinning ceremonies
- Veterans Hall of Fame
- Memorials and Salutes
In addition, senior living communities in St. Louis assists veterans in support groups with requesting military service records