Pandemic. COVID-19. Social distance. These are all terms we wish we didn’t know. And, as you’ve heard, geriatric adults are at increased risk for coronavirus.

We could all use some good news these days. VA’s Geriatrics and Extended Care website has been refreshed and updated. It is a one-stop resource for Veterans and their caregivers.

Visit www.va.gov/Geriatrics to find:

COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 outbreak has the potential to increase stress and anxiety, both because of the fear of catching the virus and because of uncertainty about how the outbreak will affect us socially and economically. VA’s PTSD website offers resources to help manage stress and improve your well-being.

Key Website Topics

Subscribe to Receive Monthly Emails

If you choose to subscribe through the gov.delivery system, you will receive monthly emails that feature topics of interest to help you age well and connect with VA and community resources.

You provide your email address to receive updates that you request. The system also allows you to set subscriber preferences. And it’s easy to unsubscribe, if desired.

Help spread the word about what VA can do for our older Veterans, those who care for them, and Veterans with extended care needs.

Please stay safe and stay healthy during these challenging times.


Sherri DeLoof is a licensed master social worker and program analyst for VA’s Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care. Taryn Oestreich is a master in public health, master certified health education specialist and research health science specialist for the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

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5 Comments

  1. Tonja Sutton July 18, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Please give ALL Veterans the services they need. Veterans have sacrificed for our lives.

  2. Woodrow Curry July 15, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Keep up the fight

  3. Paula Minger July 15, 2020 at 10:15 am

    How about giving our Elder wounded veterans equal safety of a Home Caregiver Congress and BIG 6 VSOs got POST 9/11 in 2010?

    Today 90% being paid up to $3400 extra for a wife or GF to be their Caregiver claim “PTSD”

    The expansion to elder vets is held up by the IT Clause Congress placed one the Mission ACT.

    The V.A. needs to fight for us

    • Tonja Sutton July 18, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      I agree with Paula Minger!

      • Cherry Sanders July 24, 2020 at 1:25 pm

        I agree with Paula Minger. There is so much stress with a veteran with PTSD.

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