Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island, Long Island State Veterans Home & Adelphi University present the 8th Annual Veterans Mental Health Conference.
Long Island is home to a high percentage of aging veterans. The number of WWII and Korean War Veterans is decreasing rapidly, and Vietnam Veterans are now the nation’s majority. We are amidst a shift. Our aging veterans are dealing with a wide range of health challenges, financial distress, and obstacles related to benefits. In addition, those that provide care to veterans, whether an older spouse, or an adult child, face their own variety of challenges.
This conference will feature keynote speeches by local experts, workshops, forums and resource tables on the following topics:
- Accessing NYS Veterans Homes, Assisted Living
- VA Services for Older Veterans, Aid and Attendance Benefits
- “Aging in Place” using community resources, Caregivers Needs
- Legal Issues, “When a Veteran Passes Away”, Wellness and more..
Please join us as leaders discuss topics regarding the care of our aging veterans. *This year Patrick Yngstrom, Veterans Liaison for the Arbors Assisted Living and Fred S. Sganga, Executive Director Long Island State Veterans Home will receive awards for their Outstanding Service to Veterans.
The keynote speaker is Richard M. Allman, MD , Chief Consultant, Geriatrics & Extended Care Service.