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June is National Safety Month

June brings summer to our doorstep, along with National Safety Month. This year’s theme encourages us to “Keep Each Other Safe.” One of the best ways to keep each other safe is to “Stand Up to Falls.” Adults 65 and older are the most vulnerable to falls and falls are the number one cause of injuries and injury deaths in this age bracket. As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, more and more of us will have family, friends, and neighbors who age into this high-risk pool. Older adult falls are truly a growing problem. Although many seniors are

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ABS Franchise Spotlight

Franchise Spotlight: Wichita KS Thursday, April 19, 2018 A Better Solution’s President, Kurt Buske, had the pleasure of awarding Gus and Amy Torres, CEO/Owners of A Better Solution Wichita, KS the distinct honor of “Best Brand.” Mr. Buske recognized Gus and Amy for outstanding achievement and contribution to ABS’s brand. Their hard work is evident in their growth, they tripled in size in 2017 and moved into a new office space in Wichita Kansas from Derby Kansas, a move that has placed the agency in a more central location. Gus and Amy have dedicated themselves to the service seniors, the

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VA Benefits

VA Benefits, Frequently Asked Questions Should I Obtain Help to File a VA Benefit Claim? Filing a claim for VA disability benefits is a complicated process, even when the claims seem straightforward. Even though the VA makes basic claims forms available, we highly recommend that anyone making a benefit claim obtain assistance and guidance from an accredited attorney, claims agent or veterans service officer. The process and forms can be confusing and any information omitted or completed incorrectly can delay the process by several months. My Assisted living community referred me to someone who “helps” Veterans with disability claims. Can

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Social Workers Month

The roots of social work were well established by industry greats like Jane Addams and Eleanor Roosevelt in the early 1900’s, known as the age of reform. Social Work was slowly changing the lives of the immigrant population fresh to the new world. Churches and other religious organizations were the establishments that took charge in this local area helping those less fortunate by way of orphanages, community hospitals for the poor and ill and advocating for anyone unable to care for themselves. Today, these saint-like roles have been replaced by what we know today as social workers. I had the

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Senior Spot Light

Vincent Freda heard voices in his head that would not cease, this story he’d been carrying for decades begged to be penned. Mr. Freda grew up during the depression era in New Rochelle, NY. His mother passed when he was only 2 years old and his father had difficulty finding steady employment to support the family. His love and respect for the Jewish community grew from this difficult time in his upbringing. Mr. Freda had Jewish neighbors that showed kindness to his family by helping his father secure steady work at a synagogue and then offering him work at their

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