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 72prosthetic devices or protecting himself or herself from the hazards of their daily environment. r Is bedridden, in that the disability or disabilities require that the ap- plicant remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment. r Is a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity. r Has eyesight limited to a corrected 5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less. Housebound This increased monthly pension amount may be added to a pension when the applicant is substantially con- fined to his or her immediate premises because of permanent disability. SENIOR RESOURCES L U X U R Y R E T I R E M E N T L I V I N G .  6   6    %01)0'%+1 '.110(%+) $  480-948-3990 4442)&+../1))1*/),)-1'., 7*3)1%/ 2%+*15%/)-' #! # ! Pet Friendly How to apply Apply for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits by writing to the VA regional office where the original claim for pension benefits was filed. If the regional office of jurisdiction is not known, the request may be filed with any VA regional office. Copies of any evidence, preferably a report from an attending physician validating the need for Aid and Attendance or Housebound care should be included. The report should be in sufficient detail to determine whether there is disease or injury producing physical or mental impairment, loss of coordination or conditions affecting the ability to dress and undress, to feed oneself, to attend to sanitary needs and to keep oneself ordinarily clean and presentable. Whether the claim is for Aid and Attendance or Housebound, the report should indicate how well the applicant gets around, where the applicant goes, and what he or she is able to do during a typical day. In addition, it is necessary to determine whether the claimant is confined to the home or immediate premises. Phoenix Regional Benefit Office U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 3333 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 (800) 827-1000 www.benefits.va.gov/phoenix SOCIAL PROGRAMS Many synagogues have seniors groups and programs. Active Adult Program@The J Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-481-7033, Fax: 480-634-4588 www.vosjcc.org/activeadults Adult Program Coordinator: Harriet Colan harrietc@vosjcc.org Providesanarrayofprogramstokeepsenioradults healthy, happy and engaged, including bridge, mahjong, classes, lectures, exercise and social groups such as Let’s Talk and Let’s Knit. 58 Jewish News