National Association of Senior Veterans

National Association of Senior Veterans, Inc. (NASV) is a 501c3 non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Florida in 2008. NASV was organized for the purpose of providing direct assistance regarding better living and health services for American Senior Veterans and their surviving spouses by operating a veteran’s support center.

Sorting through papers and VA bureaucracy can be overwhelming to many elderly veterans and their spouses. Elderly veterans in particular, have special needs to consider. First, the veterans are not aware of benefits for which they-or- their spouses are eligible. And the process can be complicated with finding old documents/paperwork, getting new paperwork, and overcoming numerous bureaucratic obstacles. The process without help can take months and years for claims to make their way through the VA. Patience- and- plenty of time is needed, something that many of the elderly veterans don’t have. NASV’s charge is to help guide the vets through the complicated paperwork and appeals system of the Veterans Administration quickly and efficiently. Vets matter to all Americans. We owe our country’s freedom to our veterans and their families. It is a debt that we all are responsible. That debt doesn’t stop when the war is over- it continues from one generation to the next. God Bless America! God Bless our troops! God Bless our Veterans!

It is with great pride that we are able to help our nation’s veterans and families get the benefits that they so richly deserve. The appreciation that we receive from the veterans that we help may seem like a small thing to some people but to our staff, it is the greatest payment that anyone can receive.

Important Veteran Websites, VetSuccess, eBenefits, VA for Vets, National Resource Directory

On the VetSuccess.gov website, you can conduct customized job searches, access resources to help you create a resume and cover letter, and find useful tips and suggestions to help you succeed in a job interview.  We created VetSuccess.gov as a one-stop shop for Veteran employment, and hope you’ll visit and take advantage of the resources that are available.  Click the VetSuccess graphic to visit the VetSuccess Homepage.

eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.

eBenefits offers:

  • A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account
  • A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits
  • Click the above graphic to visit the eBenefit Homepage.  (secure)

VA honors the sacred pledge that Military Service Members and Veterans have made to protect our nation. As part of VA’s mission to provide world-class services for the men and women who sacrifice so much for us, we created a dedicated career support program just for them: VA for Vets.

Today, VA is more committed than ever to helping Veterans thrive. VA for Vetsworks to turn this vision into reality by offering Veterans the tools they need to launch or advance their civilian careers at VA.

The most thorough military skills translation and career matching services for Veterans seeking employment.

  • Professional development and deployment lifecycle support for current Veteran and Military Service Member employees.
  • Online training and personalized services for the supervisors, HR professionals, hiring managers and coworkers who work with our Veteran employees each and every day.

Come see how VA for Vets is connecting Veterans to the information, tools and resources they need to succeed.

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.

It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including

For help finding resources on the site, visit the How to Use this Site section of the NRD.

The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. Information contained within the NRD is from federal, state and local government agencies; Veteran and military service organizations; non-profit and community-based organizations; academic institutions and professional associations that provide assistance to wounded warriors and their families.

 

AFA 3rd Annual Veterans Fun Run

Race Proceeds: The Air Force Association (Paul Revere Chapter) is sponsoring a 10K and 5K road race with all the proceeds going to deployed military members and their families from the local community.

For more information please see: http://www.afafunrun.com/ or click the AFA Logo above.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time: 7:00 AM: Registration & Check-In Opens
8 AM –  Ceremony Begins
9:00 AM – 10K Start
9:15 AM – 5K Start
Where: VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730
Course: 10K: 6.2 Miles out and back
5K: 3.1 Miles out and back
Who: Open to all ages. Runners and Walkers!
Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $30. Includes race t-shirt, medallion, and more! (Note: Lin-Mark Adds On A Small Processing Fee For Credit Card Payments). T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who register before October 31st. The Entry Fee for day-of registration will be $35.

 

Race Fees

10K $30.00
5K Run $30.00
5k Walk $30.00

DONALD J. WAKEFIELD – RIP BROTHER

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”  – Thomas Campbell

OBITUARY / FUNERAL NOTICE

NAME OF DECEASED  Donald J. Wakefield
DATE OF DEATH  October 17,2012      DATE OF NOTICE : October 23,2012

Lunenburg:  Donald J. Wakefield 65 of Lunenburg,MA. , passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday October 17,2012 with his family at his side.

Donald was born on January 28,1947 in Saco , Maine the son of  Elmore and Orilla(Downer) Wakefield and was raised in Maine. He attended and graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1965.  Donald  enlisted in the U.S Army in 1966 and served in the Vietnam War . He was honorably discharged in 1969. 

Donald worked as the night supervisor for  Steel Fab for 32 years and the seven years at Ranor Steel retiring in 2012. Don was an accomplished wood carver and he attended many classes at Wood Carver’s Plus. He loved flower and vegetable  gardening , vacationing in Maine with family, and baking bread with granddaughter Michaela.  He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.

He was a life member of  the National VFW, and the Vietnam Veteran’s Chapter 116 in Leominster,MA.

Donald is survived by his wife of 43 years Cheryl (Provencial) Wakefield,  his  daughter Michelle A. Wakefield of Fitchburg,MA., five brothers, Elmore Wakefield  Jr. of Grantham, N.H., Harold Wakefield of Fargo, AZ., Steven Wakefield of Kennebunk, Maine, Gerald Wakefield in Hawaii, and Kenneth Wakefield in South Carolina, one sister Theresa  Baggenstoss of Minnesota,  his granddaughter Michaela and several nephews and nieces.

A funeral service with Military Honors will be held on Friday October 26,2012 at 2:30p.m. in the  Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St. Winchendon, MA.  There are no calling hours .

LAVERY   CHARTRAND & ALARIO  FUNERAL HOME
99 SUMMER STREET
FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS 01420-5760
(978)-342-4712
Our web site is WWW.LCAFH.CO

firebase116.org sends our condolences to Donald’s family and friends.  He is a Hero that will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  RIP Brother.

The Mass Vets Advisor

The Mass Vets Advisor: Benefiting Veterans and their families

“A portal and search tool guiding veterans to a comprehensive data base
of state of Massachusetts and federal benefits and programs.”

MassVetsAdvisor.org strives to serve the nearly half-million Veterans living in Massachusetts, and their Families, as a bridge to the many benefits that they have earned in defense of our nation. It is an easy to use website that helps Veterans and their loved ones find the services and programs that they deserve. By combining state and federal benefits information into one tailored online search, Veterans and their Families now have access to one stop shopping for all of their needs. Access to financial, education, and housing benefits that once took hours to research, resulting in dozens of phone calls, meetings, and frustration, are now just one click away on MassVetsAdvisor.org.

The Mass VetsAdvisor is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.

This Web site is a guide to anyone searching for benefits and programs for Veterans and their family members. The data is comprehensive and currently provides search results from Massachusetts and Federal resources, listing only the benefits and services the Veteran is qualified for, and, where available, an “action plan” to apply for the benefit. Users will be able to print, email, save, or forward the action plan to his or her Veterans Services Officer. Our goal is to refine and expand this site over time to improve the quality of the information and to increase the knowledge and use of benefits, programs, and services to Veterans and their families.

The Mass VetsAdvisor was funded through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) State Broadband Initiative program, and is maintained by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services.

For more information, visit http://www.massbroadband.org/Usage/veteran.html, or email [email protected].