Veterans and Senior Housing Issues

Veterans and Senior Housing Issues:

Veterans and seniors are two of the most vulnerable communities. Veterans of all ages deal with PTSD, suicide, and difficult reintegration into community. Often drug use, alcohol, smoking and poor health care decisions are untreated, especially in small communities. Seniors, especially in nursing homes, often do not have family close by as support. Hence both groups require NGO’s with local resources and outreach on daily or frequent basis. State funds for meals on wheels, senior centers who do daily contacts, church, hospital, and veteran groups, etc. to perform these minimal welfare tasks should be available.