The following veteran benefit and elder care workshops will be be offered in the area:

• 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Country Manor Personal Care Home, 170 Phillips St., Jerome.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Patriot, A Choice Community, 495  W. Patriot St., Somerset.

• 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at McCullough Place, 500 Cherry Oaks Drive, Johnstown.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Atrium, A Choice Community, 216 Main St., Johnstown.

Topics include veteran and surviving spouse benefits to help pay for care in a community or your home; the difference between assisted living care and personal care homes, memory care and nursing home care; being proactive vs reactive in your long-term care needs; importance of a power of attorney and living will; coming together as a family for your aging loved one; and choosing a community, options available to help pay for them and who regulates these communities.

Workshops are sponsored by EG Associates Group; Nancy Tavalsky, Vietnam Veterans of America; Dan Kinsella, Somerset County Veterans Affairs; and participating senior living communities.

There is no fee to attend. 

Reservations are suggested by calling 814-241-9004.

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