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ADRC to hold workshop about veterans, families’ needs

Monday, October 08, 2018

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Capital Area, a CAPCOG program, will conduct a workshop educating regional organizations that provide services and benefits supporting active-duty military, veterans and their families. The Military Veteran Peer Support Network will lead the workshop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 at CAPCOG, 6800 Burleson Road Building 310, Suite 165 in Austin.

“Many active-duty military service members, veterans and their families may be unaware of benefits and support that are available to them, and often there is a communication disconnect between them and those offering the services,” said Vivian Harris, ADRC coordinator. “Workshop attendees will learn more about the communication differences and recognizing particular needs that service members may not even recognize themselves.”

The ADRC is the region’s primary connection between older adults, individuals with disabilities and community-based organizations servicing them, so it strives to ensure those organizations are addressing veterans’ needs properly. The workshop will inform attendees about military culture; common physical and behavioral health challenges; treatment options; and resources for service-members, veterans and their families. It also teaches how to be an effective mentor.

> Register for the workshop.
> Learn more about the ADRC.

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