March 17, 2016

Veterans Mental Health Conference Covered by News Channel 12

About 125,000 veterans live in Nassau and Suffolk counties, making Long Island’s veteran population the second largest in the United States. On March 15, 2016, Adelphi University hosted its eighth annual veterans mental health conference, which focused on aging veterans.

Through workshops, lectures and forums, the conference addressed issues such as accessing New York state veterans homes, assisted living, aging in place using community resources and caregiver needs.

News Channel 12 was on hand to cover the event and aired its coverage in four separate segments throughout the day on March 15th.

In an interview, a veteran who attended the conference told the reporter: “Most veterans have no idea what their benefits are. You come out of the service, you walk away from wherever you were, you go back into normal life and you’re healthy and you’re not thinking of health benefits.”

Veterans Mental Health Conference 2016 Pat Yngstrom

Pat Yngstrom, corporate veteran liaison, The Arbors Assisted Living Communities, was recognized at Adelphi’s Veterans Mental Health Conference for his outstanding service to veterans. He spoke with News 12 Long Island at the event.


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