Hero’s Bridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving older veterans, has implemented four new programs for veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization recognizes that veterans older than 65 are traditionally an isolated segment of the population. “We quickly minimized our face-to-face visits but increased our phone visits with veterans to avoid potential exposure to the virus and re-evaluated our programs to see how we could continue to serve them,” said Molly Brooks, co-founder and president of Hero’s Bridge.
Brooks is also a registered nurse who works full time for a regional health care organization. One week after at-home orders, Hero’s Bridge implemented the following programs to make sure the veterans they serve continue to receive care. Read more.