Senior Moving:

At some point, nearly every family will face a time where a move or downsize for an elderly loved one is unavoidable. For many in this stage of life, it is not uncommon to see folks that have lived in the same home for the last 30 to 50 years. Not only is it emotional leaving behind all the memories and experiences in the home, but when it comes to decluttering, downsizing, and cleaning out, it is completely overwhelming and incredibly stressful. If your in a situation where you could use some assistance with that process, resources are available to help you!


Planning for the future and being prepared when it comes to important documents like a Financial and Healthcare Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Basic Will are VITAL! Choosing the right attorney while trying not to break the bank can be a daunting task. While some will continue to postpone this important step, other’s will try to draw up documents on their own which can lead to problems down the road. Locally owned and operated,┬áBeckers Sowden Law Firm, specializes in estate planning. Owner, Amanda Sowden, has your best interest at heart and offers affordable packages for documents that are important to have in place.

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Veterans benefits provide those who have served their country, as well as their spouses, financial assistance during their retirement years. Veterans who are at least 65 years-old* and who served during war time (though not necessarily in actual combat) may be eligible for financial assistance through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) that can be used to help pay for care. Spouses and surviving spouses of wartime veterans are also often eligible. Veteran’s benefits are a wonderful resource and is a big financial relief for many families.

Assistance from the VA is “means tested,” which means that only people who seem to genuinely need these benefits will receive an award. It also means that benefits are determined based on the applicant’s income, assets, and needs.


  • Surviving Spouse: $1,149
  • Single Veteran: $1,788
  • Married Veteran: $2,120
  • Veteran Couple: $2,837

VA benefits can be complex initially. The good news is that the local VA office has some amazing individuals who are ready to help!