Glenn Schmidt was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in September 1941. He is the oldest among his four siblings. His family has some Pennsylvania Dutch roots and a long history of farming. When Schmidt was nine years old, his father moved the family to Philadelphia, PA, which he wasn’t initially happy about. At a young age,…

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Pickleball has taken the United States by storm in recent years, captivating players of all ages and skill levels. This engaging game combines the elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, creating a unique and exciting experience. In this article, we will delve into the remarkable growth of pickleball in the US and shed light…

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  On November 10th, VCC employees had the fortunate opportunity to step away from their desks and visit the Veterans and surviving spouses whom we are honored to assist daily. A team of eleven VCC members took to the streets, connecting with ten clients in the St. Louis area, including a 96-year-old WWII Veteran and…

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    Clarence Davis, a Vietnam veteran, was born in 1954 as the second youngest of seven children in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Growing up, his father worked as a truck driver, frequently relocating the family throughout the northeastern region of the United States. As a young boy, Davis developed a love for fishing and…

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  Jim Smith was born in November of 1948 in the small town of Rayville, Louisiana. He grew up with one sister, surrounded by nature’s beauty, and developed a love for hunting at an early age. Smith grew up in town, where his father worked at a local paper mill. When Smith was a teen,…

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Veterans Care Coordination (VCC) partners with home care providers to make it easier for Veterans and surviving spouses to age at home by assisting with the screening and application process, coordination of home care, and eligibility management for the Pension with Aid and Attendance (PwAA) benefit. Established in 2011, we have assisted over 14,000 Veteran…

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According to The US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, there are currently around 167,000 surviving WWII Veterans of the 16 million Americans that served at that time. These Veterans are now in their 90’s. Many organizations and Veteran groups have made it a mission to honor these World War II Veterans from Honor Flights to…

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In January, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI-6), energy and commerce ranking member Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and 39 co-sponsors in the Senate reintroduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act. The original bill was introduced by Bob Casey (D-PA) in June of 2021 and was referred to…

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Helen Bandyke was the youngest of three daughters born in Detroit, MI. At the age of 15, she lost her mother. Since she was eight years younger than her closest sister, she was the only daughter at home. Her father was a teamster that delivered bricks for a local brickyard. Back then, teamster referred to…

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World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding Dementia. The campaign theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2022 is Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s, with the campaign message of Together, we can do so much. Currently, there are more than 50 million people in the world with Dementia. This number is…

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