Veterans need extra support and guidance to make it through life, especially when they have experienced major setbacks after returning home from faraway places. Acclimating to life as a civilian is already a tough process, with added difficulty for seniors who struggle to get the health care and home setups they need. Omaha 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.
Douglas County Veterans Services provides assistance to all residents. Visit the facility at 1111 S 41st St or give them a call at (402) 444-7180 to discuss the ways they can help. County, state and federal benefits are all possible. You just need help filing the forms to ensure you can get access to all those you deserve.
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 Omaha 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 3434 McKinley Street at 7 pm on the second Monday of the month.
At 9 am on the second Tuesday, go to 5914 Center Street.
Visit 3605 N 147th Street Suite 106 on the first Saturday of the month. Sessions start at 7 am.
The first Thursday of the month sees a group meeting at 8904 Military Rd at 7 pm.
On the third Tuesday at 7:30 pm, stop in at 5083 So 136th St.
Post 2704 sits at 4830 So 21 Street. Go there on the fourth Wednesday of the month around 7 pm.
You can meet at 7 pm on the third Friday each month at 3302 Leavenworth Street.
The city of Omaha and state of Nebraska each do their part to honor all veterans in the area. Nebraska puts on a Veterans Parade in Downtown Bellevue starting at 10 am. The Omaha Zoo offers a Veterans Recognition Day, giving free admission to active and retired military members and their families. A free weekend at the KROC Center is also possible thanks to the many freebies businesses give out in an effort to celebrate veterans in Omaha.
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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