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    Your Veterans Benefits – CONTENT BY JUDY

    If you served in the military and have an honorable discharge your level of VA benefits varies according to a whole lot of factors. When you served. Where you served. How long you were in. Plus, other details.

    But the good news is there is someone out there waiting to help you figure out which benefits you are entitled to.

    And I used the word “entitled” because they are your benefits. You earned them by serving and you deserve them.

    And remember things are always changing. So, if you asked about your VA benefits when you first got out or five years ago. Even last year. Ask again because lots of factors have changed.

    I mentioned having an honorable discharge and even that has been relooked at.

    Also depending on your service, you might be entitled to things someone else doesn’t get. Or they get something you can’t get.

    And regardless there is help out there for all veterans.

    Depending on where you live is where you need to go. A great starting point is the VA website and it’s super easy to find. VA.gov. Go to the website and poke around. Its jam packed with information for you.

    Check with your Senior Center and Town Hall. They can point you in the right direction. Call your Senator and Representative they can help as well.

    Here in Connecticut each town has a Veteran Representative trained to help all veterans. There are VA clinics and VA hospitals. Plus, a growing number of Veterans Coffeehouses.

    Ask for guidance. Stop in talk with the folks. Share your story.

    Remember to visit VA.gov for the website.

    Make some phone calls!

    They are waiting to help you!!

    Wednesday, September 25th- Bus Trip to the Thimble Islands

    ​SENIOR CENTER DAY TRIPS
    Open to Non-Residents if there is availability.
    Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 surcharge.

    When registering for any of the trips listed below, you can sign up yourself and one other person only. Payment is due upon registration. Please stop by the Senior Center office.

    Senior Center Day Trips use a bus from the Center for transport to and from the destinations.  Number of seats very limited.

    Departure time: 9:30am

    Return time: around 4:00pm

    Sep 25th – Due to our large wait list from this previous trip, we will again offer an 11am cruise of the Thimble Islands located in Branford. Lunch will be afterwards at the U.S.S. Chowder Pot. Departure from the Senior Center at 9:30am. Return time around 4pm. Trip fee is $18pp. People on our current wait list will have first priority.  

     

    Wednesday, September 11th- Bus Trip to Slater Memorial Museum and Caddyshack Restaurant

    ​SENIOR CENTER DAY TRIPS
    Open to Non-Residents if there is availability.
    Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 surcharge.

    When registering for any of the trips listed below, you can sign up yourself and one other person only. Payment is due upon registration. Please stop by the Senior Center office.

    Senior Center Day Trips use a bus from the Center for transport to and from the destinations.  Number of seats very limited.

    Departure time: 9:30am

    Return time: around 3:00pm

    Join us for a guided tour at the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT and see what a gem we have in our backyard. Afterwards, we’ll lunch at the Caddyshack Restaurant located at the Norwich Golf Course.

    Thursday, November 7th- Day Trip to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA.

    Departure time: TBD

    Return time: TBD

    When registering for any of the below trips, you can sign up yourself and one other person only. Payment is due upon registration. Please stop by the Senior Center office.

    DAY TRIPS Registration begins on the dates noted below. Register as soon as you can. Trip counts are required a month in advance to determine if we have the minimum number for a trip to run. Detailed flyers available for all Day Trips. 


    Travel back in time with us as we enjoy a morning, guided tour of Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA. Enjoy this 200 acre outdoor history museum with time after lunch (lunch included) in the afternoon to wander and explore. Trip fee is $102. A lot of walking. Registration begins Sep 3rd.

    Sunday, November 24th- Day Trip to Newport Playhouse & Cabaret

    Departure time: TBD

    Return time: TBD

    When registering for any of the below trips, you can sign up yourself and one other person only. Payment is due upon registration. Please stop by the Senior Center office.

    DAY TRIPS Registration begins on the dates noted below. Register as soon as you can. Trip counts are required a month in advance to determine if we have the minimum number for a trip to run. Detailed flyers available for all Day Trips. 


    Start your holiday celebrations with a murder mystery romp at the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret for their rendition of “A Christmas Cactus”. Always a good time and a great way to take the stress out of the holiday season. Lunch is included. Trip fee is $80pp. Minimal walking. Registration begins Sep 3rd.