AARP Mississippi is inviting all veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Richland Community Center, 410 East Harper St. in Richland, MS. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served.

The event will feature information about caregiving, financial security, fraud prevention and other topics important to veterans. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also will be available to answer questions. AARP seeks to bring together veterans of all eras to discuss accessible resources.

With nearly 6 million members who are veterans, AARP is committed to aiding them in the transition from successful military life to effective civilian life. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 veterans resided in Mississippi. AARP is working to become a go-to source for help and information for veterans and their families.

“We salute and honor everyone who has served our great country,” said AARP Mississippi State President Bettye Taylor. “Whether it’s advocating on Capitol Hill or providing caregiving resources, we’re helping veterans face their unique challenges so they can discover their real possibilities.”

To RSVP, please call 1-877-926-8300. To learn more about how AARP aids veterans and their families, visit


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