Workshop helps vets, spouses learn about retirement resources

Oakwood Common invites wartime veterans, surviving spouses and caregivers to Nov. 29 workshop

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DEARBORN, Mich. - Oakwood Common invites wartime veterans, surviving spouses and caregivers to a Veterans Aid and Attendance workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

The free workshop helps individuals, families and caregivers learn how to seek funds to cover the cost of senior housing, homecare or nursing home care. It will be held in the Rotunda Room of the retirement community located at 16351 Rotunda Drive in Dearborn.

The Veterans 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 a married veteran.

"This workshop helps individuals learn about valuable resources and funds that may make a difference in when and where they decide to retire," said Mary Granata, director of sales for Oakwood Common.

Beth Marshall and Dwight Cloutier from the Veteran Support Center will conduct the workshop presentations. Representatives from Oakwood's Senior Care Solutions will also participate, including how this benefit can apply to home care.

For more details and to make a reservation to attend this free workshop, call 313-253-9597.

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