Friendships Among LI Veterans Blossom Through New “Vets Chat” Series


american flagBudding friendships among Long Island veterans are blooming through the a new, signature “Vets Chat” club series that has been pioneered and launched by The Arbors Assisted Living Communities. Now available FREE of charge for both Arbors veteran residents and non-residents, “Vets Chat” will be held once a month at each one of its individual communities, located in Bohemia, Hauppauge, Islandia, and Westbury.

Spearheaded by The Arbors’ Veterans Liaison Patrick Yngstrom, a former Nassau County Director of Veterans Affairs and long-time Deputy Director, “Vets Chat” is designed to unite Long Island’s large veteran population within an intimate, face-to-face social networking forum that celebrates their special bond and camaraderie.

“The Arbors Assisted Living Community is proud of our veterans and the tremendous sacrifices we’ve made while fighting for our country,” says Yngstrom, who is veteran himself. “We wanted to give our veterans a comfortable, casual setting where they can feel free to share their own stories and experiences with one another and essentially spark new, meaningful friendships through their unique and special connection. ‘Vets Chat’ is our way of giving something back to the many men and women who have selflessly given of themselves and I encourage all veterans to participate.”

The Arbors will devote the second week of each month to offer its “Vets Chat” series at each of its communities, making it convenient and accessible for participation among all Long Island veterans.   Each “Vets Chat” will take place at 3:00 p.m. and feature refreshments. RSVP for each “Vets Chat” attendance is encouraged but not required. Monthly schedule is as follows:


  • The Arbors at Islandia West, 1515 Veterans Memorial Highway, Islandia, NY 11716
    Second Monday of each month; RSVP at 631-582-3600
  • The Arbors at Hauppauge, 1740 Express Drive South, Hauppauge, NY 11788
    Second Tuesday of each month; RSVP at 631-582-3334 
  • The Arbors at Westbury, 45 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753
    Second Wednesday of each month; RSVP at 516-333-6400
  • The Arbors at Bohemia: 1065 Smithtown Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
    Second Thursday of each month; RSVP at 631-567-3113
  • The Arbors at Islandia East, 1515 Veterans Memorial Highway, Islandia, NY 11716
    Second Friday of each month; RSVP at 631-232-3131