Hero’s Bridge in Warrenton offers several different programs to help elderly veterans improve their quality of life. Co-founder Molly Brooks, RN-BC, CHPCA, said she “wants residents to know how important it is to support the folks who are there every day, helping these men and women stay healthy and engaged.  

Brooks said, “While our organization has built programming aimed at offering relief for caregivers, there is no replacement for the fulltime care our veterans receive from their loved ones — the daughters, wives, sons, husbands and extended family members and friends who have accepted the selfless responsibility to care for our nation’s veterans during their twilight years.  

To honor these caregivers, Aimée O’Grady, Hero’s Bridge outreach coordinator, offers profiles here of two caregivers who provide daily care for an older veteran. Read the article