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AFAF highlight: Air Force Village

Posted 4/3/2013   Updated 4/3/2013 Email story   Print story


by Sarah Olaciregui
66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

4/3/2013 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The Air Force Assistance Fund, running now through May 3, is a way for Air Force members to help their own in times of need. In just the first week, Hanscom raised $2,486.08 toward a goal of $41,189.

There are four main charities supported by the AFAF. This week's spotlight is the Air Force Village.

Charity Spotlight: Air Force Village
Air Force Village was established in 1964 by members of the Air Force Officers' Wives' Club and Air Force leaders who wanted to offer housing and financial assistance to retired Air Force officers' widows in need. Today, Air Force Village continues to care for widowed spouses who need financial assistance and provide for their health care need, according to the website www.afvillages.org.

Air Force Village is located San Antonio. The first, Air Force Village I, has home and apartment options. The second AFVF location, Air Force Village II, has tower apartments, cottages and ranch-style homes.

Air Force Village is also a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Residents find military retirement living with an emphasis on individual well-being. The community provides on-site wellness clinics and fitness centers. Medical directors and trained staff offer healthcare on site should residents find they need routine medical care, assisted living, rehabilitation therapy, home health, skilled nursing or Alzheimer's/dementia care. Finally, Air Force Village addresses end-of-life care through Hospice Care for Heroes, offering comprehensive services to patients and their families.

In addition, Air Force Village residents enjoy the benefits of being located near Lackland AFB, Texas, and its medical facilities.

Air Force Village prides itself in never turning away a qualified widow because she is unable to pay, according to the organization's bylaws. This standard is made possible through the support of Air Force spouses' organizations, the Air Force Assistance Fund and other foundations and corporations.

For more information, visit the AFV website at www.afvillages.org or call (800) 724-5771.

Those who wish to contribute to AFAF should contact their unit point of contact or visit the AFAF website, www.afassistancefund.org, and complete the contribution form.

Hanscom AFAF installation project officers
Capt. Carmen Sowers: 781-225-4239
Lt. David Lam: 781-225-0144

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