Aging

World War II veteran Gerry Bennett, 92, plays cards with Gloria Estrello, a volunteer with the Choose Home Senior Corps program.
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The VA pilot program places federally-backed volunteers in the homes of veterans to help with cooking, cleaning and other low-skill tasks.

At a medical foster home near San Antonio, caregiver Tiffany Graves (left) sets out art supplies for Rose Witherspoon, a World War II veteran.
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For thousands of elderly veterans, long term care means living in a nursing home or institutional care setting. But some have found a much homier option.

Participants in Oxnard Family Circle's Adult Day Healthcare program get transportation to and from home on weekdays.
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The number of veterans in the VA healthcare system who are 70 or older is expected to grow 30 percent in the next eight years.