Service is commonly defined as “Work that is done for others as an occupation” as well as “An act of assistance or benefit.” Honor is defined as “high respect; esteem” or “to regard with great respect.” At The Sterling Aventura, we understand that service to one’s country reaches well beyond those definitions, and we are proud to honor the service and sacrifice of our residents and other local veterans.
There are many intangible benefits to service; however, a little-known benefit called the Aid and Attendance pension is a very important tangible benefit for those veterans who require assistance with activities of daily living. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website states, “Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.” This benefit can provide up to $1,794 per month for a single veteran who qualifies; additionally, provisions for veterans with a spouse as well as surviving spouse benefits are included in the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
We are privileged to serve our veteran residents here at The Sterling Aventura. Their stories deserve to be told, their sacrifices recognized, their service honored. Our community is proud to have many veterans in residence and would like to extend an invitation to veterans in the surrounding area to attend an event to learn more about the service-related benefits they’ve earned and deserve.
The Sterling Aventura will host a Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit seminar on October 25th from 5-6:30 pm at the community. Eric Weitkamp from Freedom Partners will outline the Aid and Attendance benefit, provide information on how to apply, and answer questions about eligibility for veterans and spouses. Veterans, families and friends are invited to attend to learn more about the benefits available to them. To learn more or reserve a seat for this event, please call 305-918-0000. Thank you for your service. It will be our honor to serve you!