Senior Veterans

Senior Veterans


Mission: VetCheck

Many senior veterans struggle with isolation; COVID-19 has made this problem worse. To bridge the social isolation gap created by the pandemic, DVS and the Mayor's Office of ThriveNYC, launched Mission: VetCheck. Through this initiative, volunteers make support calls to connect to veterans and provide information about essential public services, including free meals, COVID-19 test site locations, and mental health resources.

Volunteer with Mission: VetCheck. Volunteers will need a phone and computer to make the calls from home and connect veterans to resources.

Request a supportive check-in call from a trained volunteer

 

Food Services

DVS works with Hello Fresh, the New York State Division of Veterans' Services, and local veteran organizations to provide free meals to New York veterans experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how you can request food directly from DVS.

 

Health Insurance

Find federal, state, and local options for health insurance coverage.

 

Job Training

The NYC Department for the Aging's Senior Employment Program has placed New Yorkers over the age of 55 in jobs in data processing, administrative work, customer service, security services, airport services, home care, and more.


Legal Services

Veterans, age 60 and older, can contact Volunteers of Legal Services for help with:

  • obtaining life planning documents that are essential to protecting their legal rights and health care decisions
  • Last Will and Testament
  • power of attorney
  • health care proxy
  • landlord-tenant issues
  • access to benefits
  • general civil legal advice and referrals

To request legal services, call 347-521-5725 or email jpenkoff@volsprobono.org. Leave a message with your name, phone number, and the best days and times you can be reached.

 

Transportation

The NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) offers transportation services for New York City residents who are 60 years old and older. For transportation services enter your information in DFTA's contact form.

 

One-on-One Support

Get one-on-one support from DVS or connect to a Veteran Service Organization that specializes in your needs