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Veterans seeking assistance accessing Veterans Affairs-provided health care through the military-service-connected disability program have a chance to meet with a benefits expert from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Veterans TeleHealth Clinic, 2425 South Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

In addition to providing assistance with service-connected disability claims, the VA Benefits Administration is responsible for VA pensions, home loans, G.I. Bill programs and much more.

Veterans may also be eligible for VA provided health care under the Income Threshold program, or one of the Special and Limited Access Programs such as service in Vietnam.

For more information on these programs visit and click on the “Do I Qualify” button at the bottom of the page. Income thresholds changes for 2012 may not yet be reflected on the page.

As seen on PBS, this 10- part video series offers an overview of the Catholic faith. The series seeks to explore, through a global journey, the living culture of the Catholic Church. From the lands of the Bible, to the great shrines of Europe, to the shores and heartland of America, to the mysteries of Asia, to the rich landscapes of Latin America, to the beating heart of Africa – and beyond, come out and enjoy this visually stunning and educational series. Refreshment will be served, and all are welcome. For more information, go to The series starts Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s School, 414 Hyland Park Drive, Glenwood Springs.

Hospice of the Valley will provide volunteer training from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, and from from 8:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the Cooper Room at the Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs.

To ensure that all volunteers are prepared for the challenge of working with the dying, all are required to complete an orientation and training session that covers various topics such as end-of-life issues, the dying process, grief and loss communication, the physical and spiritual aspects of death and dying, as well as information about pain and symptom management.

Professional staff trains volunteers to work in areas of our organization that include administration, patient care, and support services for families and caregivers.

Call Wendy Steckler for details at 970-544-1568, e-mail or visit to read our blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Register by Monday, Jan. 16.

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