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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE, FRIDAY, MARCH 27- MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015 6S HOME OF THE BRAVE FACILITIES SUBMITTED PHOTO THE KOREAN WAR Veterans and Korean Service Veterans Association of Sussex County recently made a contribution to both the men's and women's Home of the Brave facilities at the American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro. Both locations are in Milford and serve as transitional hous- ing for veterans of all wars who need shelter and counseling forup to six months. More information can be found at www.homeofthebravefdn. org. Any person having served in Korea either during the war or thereaf- ter is eligible to join the Bill Cart Chapter of the association; call Jack Mc- Ginley at 302-945-0698 for more information. Shown are (I-r) Walt Koopman, programs director for the Korean War Veterans; Jesssica Finan, executive director of the HOB Foundation; Beth McGinn, chair of the HOB Foundation; and .lack McGinley, president of the Korean War Veterans. Association. Free grant fair and workshop set April 1 In order to help Delawareans writing, the grant evaluation better understand the process process and best practices for for finding and securing grant earning funding. The fair and opportunities, Sen. Tom Carper, workshops are free for partici- Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. ]ohn pants. Carney are hosting a grant fair Seating is limited for the work- and workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 shops, so registration is required p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at the to attend. MLK Student Center on the cam- For more information or to pus of Delaware State University, register for the grant fair or Dover. workshops, contact Carney's Workshops will also be offered office at 302-691-7333 or email during the day focusing on grant Relax. Sometimesyou just need a break. If you're a caregiver, it's important to take care of yourself. We bring a different level of care and companionship to your loved one along with personal care, light housekeeping, cooking and much more. When you need a break, we'll step in 24/7 to keep life moving smoothly. Call us and breathe easy. SENIORS Helping ,SENIORS ...a way to ~ and to receive For the help you want at a price you can afford F Respite care. -1 Free trial. Two hours of respite J in-home care for o Senior by a I Senior. (302) 858-7330 L Good until 04/01/15 n 2011 Seniors r~e~pmg Seniors Each ofhce ~s indeoendenflv owned and ol:;eraTed. All 1~'aclemafks are registered l~ademarks of CoraoraTe Mutual ,~esou~ces ~ne. Not a14 services are available in all a~eas Estate planning for seniors discussed at NARFE luncheon Attorney Meaghan Hudson, The first plan Hudson dis- another state need to be redone of the law office of Susan Pittard Weidman in Millville, recently told federal retirees of the im- portance of having a sound estate plan, which she said should in- clude three basic documents: a last will and testament, a general durable power of attorney, and a healthcare power of attorney. She said most people were aware of wills, but cautioned, "When you think of a will, think probate process." She said Sussex County probate requires an eight- month waiting period, and the county takes 1.25 percent of assets subject to probate. She outlined legal tools to avoid probate. Hudson was the speaker at the March meeting of Coastal Sussex Chapter 1690 of National Active and Retired Federal Employees at 1776 Steakhouse, Rehoboth Beach. Coastal Sussex Chap- ter 1690 is part of NARFE, a national organization that repre- sents federal employees, retirees and annuitants, promotes their general welfare, and provides advice and advocacy services with respect to their rights and benefits under federal and state retirement laws and regulations. Any federal retirees interested in joining the Coastal Sussex chap- ter should email Ron or Carol Weber at for information. cussed to avoid probate is to when one moves to Delaware. place assets in a revocable liv- Hudson said there's not an ab- ing trust, a legal tool that allows solute requirement to do so, but assets such as a home to pass legal issues can come up, and at directly to heirs. Trusts can of- a min'tmum, a Delaware attorney ten be settled in 30 days. Other should review the out-of-state ways to avoid probate include will to determine if there could using joint ownership with right be any problems. of survivorship for assets such Another question involved as bank accounts, because, she how best to manage assets in said,"]oint ownership trumps the light of Medicaid's financial re- will." Also, naming beneficiaries quirements for long-term care on assets like IRAs, bank ac- assistance. Hudson said one al- counts, pensions and insurance ternative is to place assets in an policies allows assets to pass irrevocable trust rather than a directly to heirs, she said. revocable trust. However, she Hudson fielded many ques- said, this must be done at least tions from NARFE members, five years before a person enters One member asked if wills from nursing home care. SUBMITTED PHO.TO ATTORNEY MEAGHAN HUDSON addresses the Coastal Sussex Chapter i690 of National Active and Retired Federal Employees at their March meeting. Lewes Senior Center & Bake Sale \ 8 am- 9 Bake Table Arts & Crafts Garage Sale White Elephant Sale Lunch For more information, call 645-9293.