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Presentations on the VA Aid and Attendance Program for elders to take place this fall

The Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services District of the Department of Veteran Services will hold four events for elder veterans and their spouses across Franklin County this fall to highlight the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Aid and Attendance Program, which can greatly assist in caregiving services both in home and at assisted living facilities.

Presentations on the VA Aid and Attendance Program will take place on:

Monday, September 20, 2018
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Conway Grammar School
24 Fournier Road, Conway, MA

Monday, October 1, 2018
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Hawlemont Regional School
10 School Street, Charlemont, MA

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Greenfield Senior Center
35 Pleasant Street, Greenfield, MA

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Greenfield Savings Bank
282 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

Pre-screening and pre-registration are required to attend. Contact 413-772-1571.

According to an announcement from the organization: “Wartime veterans or their surviving spouses may be eligible for a significant monthly income from the VA… if he or she requires the regular aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required for everyday living.”

Member towns of the Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services District include: Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Monrose, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Plainfield, Rowe, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately.