Most seniors and veterans these days are living on limited incomes from sources that may include Social Security, a small pension or maybe some other form of government assistance.
More than 37 million seniors and veterans are already living in poverty or just one life event away from slipping into it.
Charity Army provide a variety of social services for seniors and veterans.
Seniors and veterans can get answers regarding health insurance, food stamps and other services through these counselors.
Family Caregiver Support Programs
These programs are often offered through the government, or volunteer organizations.
Charity Army services are designed to supplement, not replace, the efforts of the family in caring for a loved one
Free Cell Phones or Discounted Phone Service
Charity Army SaveLifeLine is a program for qualifying low-income consumers designed “to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services.
Free Phone for Hearing Impaired
Charity Army service that is being funded by the FCC, called CaptionCall, provides free phones to those with medically recognized hearing loss.
Free Food Services
In addition to programs such as SNAP, there are many nutrition programs, offered by Charity Army that can provide seniors with a nutritious meal.
Free Hearing Aids
Buying a new hearing aid can run into the thousands of dollars, so it’s no wonder that seniors are hard pressed to pay for these devices. Charity Army will assist getting this device for free.
Free Legal Help
Charity Army provide free legal counseling service.
Free Medical Alert System
We have all seen the television commercial with the elderly woman in the bathroom saying, “Help, I’ve
fallen and I can’t get up!” That’s what a medic alert system is for. It is a waterproof pendant that is worn around the neck or wrist, that works in conjunction with a wireless phone attachment. In an emergency, the wearer presses the button to be connected with the monitoring service and speaks into the pendant.
Caregivers of seniors with dementia are often concerned about a loved one wandering or getting lost, especially if they are driving with dementia. There are many ways to combat this. One way is through a Silver Alert program, which is a public notification system in the United States to broadcast information about missing persons – especially seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or other mental disabilities – in order to aid in their return.
Silver Alert bracelet that will have a unique ID number and instructions for anyone who locates them to call a non-emergency police number.
Your voluntary donation to Charity Army is a gift of hope for seniors and veterans who may feel forgotten and without options. For seniors struggling to meet their basic needs, your gift is a lifeline.
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