Nicklas to Speak on Veterans Benefits

MAHAFFEY – Betina Nicklas, director of Veterans Affairs for Clearfield County, and Sally Hurd, center manager at the Mahaffey Center for Active Living, invite the public to the center on Feb. 6.  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.  The Veterans Affairs (VA) office additionally provides Information and Referral for veterans and their families.

There are no reservations needed for the program.  However, those who are interested in having lunch at the center after the program are asked to call the day before to make a 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 $3.50.

The center is located in the Mahaffey Fire Department Building, 958 Market St., Mahaffey.  Information on this and other programs, meals, and activities is available by calling the Mahaffey Center at 814-277-4544 or 1-800-225-8571 or visiting the CCAAA Web site at

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.

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