Veterans need extra support and guidance to make it through life, especially when they have experienced significant setbacks after returning home from faraway places. Acclimating to life as a civilian is already a complicated process, with added difficulty for seniors who struggle to get the health care and home setups they need. Lincoln ensures plenty of resources are available in the area to those who need them, so all veterans are taken care of properly in the city.
The Lincoln Regional Benefit Office, located at 3800 Village Drive, is the place to go for information. Start there first if you need to find details about how to claim benefits, where to find medical care, obtaining a loan, or finding employment or housing. The office director’s goal is to provide all veterans of Lincoln with the resources they need to succeed.
Lincoln, Nebraska is the home site for the state’s veterans services offices. The Veterans Affairs Department focuses on statewide services for all Nebraska veterans and helps them gain access to state benefits. Take a look at their website to discover available resources or learn about the benefits and services a representative may discuss with you. You can call the central office at (402) 471-2458 to speak with someone directly and ask about any recommendations they have for you based on your needs.
Veterans of Foreign Wars is one of the best national organizations to come to town. They have several posts set up throughout Lincoln to give veterans in the city plenty of opportunities to attend monthly meetings and discuss their frustrations with others who understand them well. Use the site’s “Find a Post” tool to discover all options in your area.
Meet at 2431 No. 48th St at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
At 7 pm on the second Thursday, go to 1800 Wilderness Woods Place.
Visit 2105 NE Hwy 2 on the second Wednesday of the month. Sessions start at 7 pm.
The second Wednesday of the month sees a group meeting at 3340 West A Street at 7:30 pm.
On the second Tuesday at 7 pm, stop in at 2431 N 48th St.
The Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs lists numerous events celebrating veterans. All events are public so that anyone can attend. The Lincoln VA CBOC Auditorium provides a primary spot for meet-ups. The goal is to use music to improve the health and well-being of any vets who attend. It typically runs on one Saturday per month from 11am to 1pm.
The state of Nebraska holds an annual parade for all citizens of the area to attend. It usually takes place the Saturday before Veteran’s Day, from 10 am to noon. The parade starts at the corner of Jackson Street and Mission Avenue and runs to Washington Park off Franklin Street in the town of Bellevue.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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