Veterans 65+

Learn more about the veteran services and programs offered locally and through VAC Assistance

Veterans and Aging

The members in this category are veterans aged 65 and over. The information in the section on Seniors is applicable and is not repeated.

The community we support includes residents at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre (abbreviated hereafter as “Perley”). This is based on some of their activities that are supported by all Branches in Zone 5.

Specific Activities

We host some entertainment events intended for veteran members of a certain age and to preserve the participation to the intended participants, they are by individual invitation only.

This afternoon event typically occurs in early September. Due to space limitations and the generally small number of guests, Branch member participants are by invitation only.

Our Branch typically provides entertainment and general support at a “Happy Hour” and a “Bingo Night”, usually held in the spring/early summer.

By invitation only.

There are many retirement residences in Orleans. Our age categories are difficult to apply here because many of them accept residents from age 55. Also, due to privacy measures, many residences do not tell us how many veterans they have and/or who they are. We have a good working relationship with managers at all facilities so can know “in the ballpark” how many and who. Our main interest is in Branch members who are residents, and we know which members live in a residence, if their address has been provided to the Membership Chair. We typically visit all local residences in December and distribute comfort to each veteran resident.

Most Retirement Residences conduct in-house Remembrance Day ceremonies in many impressive ways. Often we are approached to participate in these activities, whether to simply attend, play a minor role, or organize and conduct the ceremony. The Branch position is that it cannot support so many events on top of its major resource-intensive main ceremony. Requests for individual member support need to be coordinated, and must be submitted as early as possible. We may not be able to accommodate all requests, and some events may need to occur on different days other than 11 Nov.

We typically have a Branch Service Officer participate in visits in order to remind the audience of changes to VAC or other services and to make contact with anyone who has questions or needs guidance in handling a current or new claim for support. See “Service Officer” in the Branch Executive list.

More information can be found under the “Service Officer” tab

Click the button below to go to our Branch Calendar and filter the calendar for all upcoming Seniors’ Club events.