Dearborn, Michigan – If you’re a wartime veteran, surviving spouse or caregiver, there’s an often overlooked Veterans benefit available to help you cover the cost of senior housing, homecare or nursing home care. The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension benefit provides up to $1,704/month for wartime veterans, up to $1,095/month for surviving spouses and up to $2,020/month for qualifying couples.
Oakwood Common is hosting two free workshops to provide more information about how to qualify. The first workshop is from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, and the second from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24–to accommodate different schedules. Both workshops are open to the public and will be held at Oakwood Common, which is located at 16351 Rotunda Drive in Dearborn.
“We have residents here who are currently receiving this benefit to help cover the cost of care and assistance for daily living activities,” said Mary Granata, Oakwood Common’s director of sales. “We want to raise the public awareness about the Aid and Attendance benefit and make it easier for everyone, who may qualify, to apply.”
Presenting the workshop will be Beth Marshall and Dwight Cloutier from the Veteran Support Center. Representatives from Oakwood’s Senior Care Solutions will also participate, including how this benefit can apply to home care.
Attendees will receive information about how to qualify and complete the VA forms at absolutely no cost.
“The adult children of seniors often help their parents through the application process, so we encourage them to attend as well,” added Granata.
For more details and to make a reservation to attend this free workshop, call 313-253-9597.
About Oakwood Common
Oakwood Common offers one and two bedroom apartments located at 16351 Rotunda Drive, within a beautiful 29-acre retirement community that includes exquisite landscaping, nature trails and scenic views along the historic Rouge River Gateway in Dearborn. Oakwood Common apartments, available with flexible payment options, offer exceptional amenities for independent living and can be readily customized. Assisted living and a comprehensive rehabilitation and skilled nursing center are also available for those with additional needs. For more information and to arrange tours, call 800-642-4663 or visit www.oakwoodcommon.org.
About Oakwood’s Senior Care Solutions
Oakwood’s Senior Care Solutions and Oakwood Care Connection offer case management services and in home, non-medical and personal care services to support aging in place. For more information, call 866-776-1869 or visitwww.oakwood.org/