County VA Director to Speak on Veterans’ Benefits
CLEARFIELD – Betina Nicklas, director of Veterans Affairs for Clearfield County, and Janice Stephenson, program operations manager at the Clearfield Center for Active Living invite the public to the Center on May 17. In commemoration of National Military Appreciation Month, Nicklas will speak about various benefits available to veterans and their spouses.
The program will begin at 11 a.m., and topics to be discussed include Aid-and-Attendance (cost-of-care), claims processes, health care, and widow’s death pension. She will also present information on burial benefits, service-connected disability claims, education grants, VA home loans, and more. The Veterans Affairs (VA) office additionally provides Information & Referral for veterans and their families.
The VA is currently planning a June 5 Memorial Tour of Washington D.C. The bus tour is open to the public, and will include tours of the following memorials: WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Those who wish to make a reservation for the tour may do so at the Center that day, or may call the VA office at 765-2642.
There are no reservations needed for the program. However, those interested in having lunch at the Center, after the program, are asked to call the day before to make meal reservation. Any Clearfield County individual 60 years of age or older may contribute to the cost of the meal on a donation basis. The cost to those under age 60 is $3.00.
The Center is located in the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging building at 103 North Front Street in Clearfield. Information on this and other programs, meals, and activities is available by calling the Clearfield Center at 765-9319 or 1-800-225-8571 or visiting the CCAAA Web site.
Programs and services of the Agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc, Mature Resources Foundation, and local and consumer contributions.