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South Carolina's Greatest Generation

Posted by Joe B. Nester on February 10, 2015 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The greatest American generation is rapidly fading into history. There were 16 million Americans involved in World War II and today less than 855,000 remain alive. On an average 492 World War II veterans die each day, 180,000 per year. In South Carolina there are approx. 13,749 living World War II veterans. It will not be long before the last veterans of World War II are gone and with them the memories, experiences and eye witness accounts of the battles and of the brave men and women that sacrificed everything for the freedom we enjoy today.


The time remaining to honor these heroes is running out. Honor Flight South Carolina has been on a mission since 2007 to provide World War II veterans an opportunity to see their National WWII Memorial in Washington DC. The organization with the help of generous corporate and private money has been able to provide free one day trips to Washington for over 1600 veterans so far.


If you have never experienced an honor flight first hand or seen a flight return to Columbia Airport after the one day tour of the war memorials, you have missed a patriotic spectacle guaranteed to give you goose bumps. Hundreds of people gather in the main terminal at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to honor and welcome back the World War II heroes with a roaring reception of patriotic music, honor guards, veteran organizations, flag waving and cheering.


The next flight scheduled for Columbia is Wednesday May 13th. There is speculation that this could be the final flight out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Agapé Senior is urgently seeking any and all veterans that have not yet had this opportunity to get in touch with our Veteran Advocate, Jennifer Kistler @ 803-960-1703 or email her at jkistler@agapesenior.com for more information on this important event.

 



VA Aid and Attendance Seminar in Lexington, SC

Posted by Amy Quenneville on October 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

VA Aid and Attendance Seminar at Lexington Assisted Living Facility on November 13th, 2014.

 

What is Aid and Attendance? The Veterans Administration through the Improved Pension Plan offers the Aid and Attendance benefit. This benefit allows for Veterans and surviving spouses requiring regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, or other activities of daily living (ADL) to receive additional financial assistance to help pay for the costs associated with Assisted Living, In-Home Care, and Nursing Home Care.

 

Are you wondering: Who is Eligible? What are the Qualifications? Are surviving spouses of Veterans Eligible? Do you have to have been wounded in battle? What are the maximum benefit amounts?

To find out the answers to these questions and more please contact Amy Quenneville, Senior Solutions Advisor at 803-212-5276 or call 1-800-411-Agape (1-800-411-2427).

 

VA Aid and Attendance Seminar at Harbison Assisted Living Facility

Posted by Amy Quenneville on September 30, 2014 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

VA Aid and Attendance Seminar at Harbison Assisted Living Facility on October 7th, 2014

 

What is Aid and Attendance? The Veterans Administration through the Improved Pension Plan offers the Aid and Attendance benefit. This benefit allows for Veterans and surviving spouses requiring regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, or other activities of daily living (ADL) to receive additional financial assistance to help pay for the costs associated with Assisted Living, In-Home Care, and Nursing Home Care.

 

Are you wondering: Who is Eligible? What are the Qualifications? Are surviving spouses of Veterans Eligible? Do you have to have been wounded in battle? What are the maximum benefit amounts?

To find out the answers to these questions and more please contact Amy Quenneville, Senior Solutions Advisor at 803-212-5276 or call 1-800-411-Agape (1-800-411-2427).

 

 

Manning SSA hits the streets to begin Promotion of aid and Attendance seminar

Posted by P/truesdale on July 11, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Agape Hospice of Manning is announcing its Aid and Attendance Seminar on September 18th at the Council On Aging located in Manning. We will have our seminar at 3pm. Light refreshments will be served. This Seminar will provide information on funds available to veterans. You are invited to come if you are or know a veteran. This seminar will last approximately one hour, but the information you recieve will be invaluable. For questions please contact the Manning office at 803-433-1355.

Agape Senior Exhibits at the 2014 SC Synod Assembly May 29th - 31st

Posted by Amy Quenneville on June 1, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Agape Senior is exhibiting at the 2014 SC Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Assembly held May 29 – 31, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC. The Assembly has 650 individuals registered for the event this year. The SC Synod is one of 65 Synods of the ELCA which includes 153 congregations in the SC Synod. God’s purpose for the people of the SC Synod is joining neighbors, serving boldly, loving all, through Christ. They have four missional priorities and one of them is to “Engage congregations and the synod in addressing issues of education in their communities”. Agape Senior is exhibiting to promote “addressing issues of education in their communities” by offering these educational opportunities; VA Aid and Attendance seminars, Dementia education, Volunteer Opportunities and our Speaker Bureau to their congregations.

Agapé Senior Appoints New Veteran Benefits Advocate

Posted by Jennifer Kistler on May 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Agapé Senior- Columbia, SC- After five years with Agapé Senior, I have gladly embraced my new role as our company's Veteran Benefit Advocate. Agapé serves many veterans and their families daily through many of our services such as, assisted living, post-acute care, physician services, and hospice.


South Carolina has a population of over 150,000 veterans over the age of 65 that can greatly benefit from fully understanding their VA Benefits. One of the must underutilized benefit is the Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension. This amazing benefit can truly be a life saver for veterans and their surviving spouses to help pay for home care or assisted living.


Last year we educated to over 70 different groups across the state on Aid & Attendance benefits. This year we have increased the number of Agapé presenters, many of them are veterans themselves.  Therefore, we will be able to multiply the number of Veterans Aid & Attendance seminars we host across the state.


Understanding this benefit can be confusing and overwhelming if families try to tackle it on their own. If you or someone you know needs information on this important Veterans benefit, contact me to learn more. Plus, find out about a seminar in your area or scheduling one jkistler@agpapesenior.com or (803) 960-1703.


In addition, I will be more than happy to direct you to your local county Veterans Affairs Office.


I truly look forward to serving the veterans and their families in South Carolina. Agapé Senior loves our veterans!

 

Agape Senior Supports Our Veterans

Posted by Amy Quenneville on March 31, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Agape Senior supported the West Columbia Veterans Fair held at Brookland Baptist Church, West Columbia on Monday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. Agape Senior shared information on the Veterans Aid and Attendance Program and Volunteer Opportunities with Agape Senior. There was great participation by the community and business leaders to say “Thank You to Our Veterans for their Service”.

Santee Circle Community Church Hosts Agape VA Seminar

Posted by Mfloyd on March 11, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Agape Senior hosted an Aid & Attendance seminar for Veterans and their spouses today at the Santee Circle Community Church in Moncks Corner. Over 50 attendees learned more about this benefit and the information they can gather to apply for it.

 

For more information about hosting a Veterans Aid & Attendance seminar, please contact Agape Senior at 843-553-7122.

Agape Senior Presents VA Aid and Attendance Benefit to Brookland United Methodist Church "Young and Heart" Group

Posted by Amy Quenneville on February 28, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Agape Senior presents VA Aid and Attendance Benefit program to Brookland United Methodist Church’s ‘’Young at Heart” Senior Group on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to approximately 32 seniors. We had many veterans and surviving spouses of veterans in the group. We had many questions from our audience to learn more about this “largely unknown” benefit. This pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional financial assistance to help pay for the cost associated with assisted living. For more information about this benefit, please call 1-800-411-2427.


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