Planning for Getting Older: Is it Ever Too Early?


More than half our nation’s Veterans are over age 65. Many Veterans do not know about all of their options, if or when the time comes. VA’s website for elder Veterans and their family caregivers details home and community based services, residential settings and nursing homes and provides valuable Worksheets for Veterans and family members to guide them in the process of making shared decisions with their VA health care providers and social workers. Continue reading

No-cost flu shot options for Veterans


Flu season is here, and getting your flu shot has never been easier. Remember that getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect yourself, as well as your loved ones, against the flu virus. This year, enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system have several options to get a seasonal flu shot. VA offers more options, easy access, and seamless records – the choice is yours. Continue reading

Rockford Detachment 083 2015 Marine Corps Birthday Ball

The Rockford Detachment 083 Marine Corps League will host the 2015 Marine Corps Birthday Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 7 at Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. The event will include a buffet dinner, a ceremony and awards, and live music and dancing. Complimentary beer and wine will be served all evening. Cost: $45. Continue reading

Evanston Vet Center Veterans Day Program 2015

Join the Evanston Vet Center in celebrating and paying homage to our “Nation’s Finest” the men and women who are wearing or have worn the uniform of a United States Military Service Member.
Light refreshments will be served. Date/Time: Friday, November 6th, 2015 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Location: Evanston Vet Center. RSVP no later than November 04, 2015 Continue reading