Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72some of Arizona’s Centers for Inde- pendent Living (CIL) provide non- emergency transportation to medical appointments, jobs, social activities and CIL-related events. Some CILs also offer travel training, where seniors can learn the overall transit system and how to use public transportation so that they can be more independent in the community. Seniors may be required to pay for transporta- tion services; however, travel vouchers might be available to help defray costs. The Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council lists the CILs in the state (including Arizona Bridge to Indepen- dent Living, see listing below) on its website, azsilc.org. Contact the CIL in your area about the availability of trans- portation services. Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) 5025 E. Washington St., Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-256-2245, Fax: 602-254-6407 Toll-free: (800) 280-2245 TTY: 602-296-0591 Public Transportation Various communities offer public transportation, such as buses, Ride Share, route-based shuttle services, door-to-door pick up services and Dial- a-Ride. City or county governments can provide information. The major public transportation resource in the Greater Phoenix area is Valley Metro, which provides ser- vice and transportation options for all residents. Phone: 602-253-5000; TTY: 602-261-8208 VA benefits The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides payments to help veterans and their survivors who require the“aid and attendance”of an- other person or who are housebound. Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension may be eligible for these benefits, which are paid in addition to a monthly pension. They are not available to those who are ineligible for a VA pension. Since the Aid and Attendance and Housebound allowances increase the pension amount, people who are not eligible for a basic pension because they exceed the income limit for a pen- sion may be eligible for a pension at these increased rates. A veteran or sur- viving spouse may not receive Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits at the same time. Aid and Attendance The Aid and Attendance (A&A) increased monthly pension amount may be added to a monthly pension if the applicant meets one of the following conditions: r Requires the aid of another person in order to perform personal func- tions required in everyday living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, attend- ing to the wants of nature, adjusting BE BE BE BELONG...The Time is Now! Independent and Assisted LivingCommunity 8300 E. McDowell Road Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480.970.6400 www.mcdowellvillage.com Isn’t it time you BELONG to McDowell Village and see what Senior Living is meant to be? WELCOMED SPOILED HOME SENIOR RESOURCES Community Directory 2017 57