As part of an ongoing commitment to provide resources and support for family caregivers of those caring for aging loved ones, Senior Concerns will present a community seminar on “Veterans Benefits That Can Help Aid in the Cost of Caregiving ” on Monday, April 13 2015, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.

This informative seminar, led by veteran and caregiver Bill Hutton, will focus on the myriad benefits available to Veterans, Dependent Indemnity Compensation, pension and compensation claims, and Veterans’ Homes.

Bill Hutton enlisted and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1965-1969, and was assigned to the Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, Third Marine Division during his tour of duty in Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam, he was wounded three times. Bill was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart medal with second star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. In 1969, Bill joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department where he served for 35 years.  Bill is a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) and has held every leadership position, including National Commander. MOPH was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all combat wounded veterans and active duty men and women who have received decoration. In addition to his service to our country, Bill is a full time caregiver for his wife who suffers with cognitive and physical impairments.

Seating is limited. To make a reservation, please contact Senior Concerns at 805-497-0189. Light refreshments will be served. A donation of $10 is requested to cover the cost of program materials.

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