My friend Bill is a regular volunteer at senior living facilities where he conducts seminars for veterans, helping them obtain benefits from “The Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension.” Responding to Bill’s invitation to “sit in” on his seminar, I was impressed by the people in attendance who shared stories, wisdom, and their rich perspectives on life. As I sat quietly in the back of the crowd, I began to understand how difficult facing a move and transitioning to a new community can be. I began to form a plan to help this population gain access to affordable and doable moving options. What began as an “Aha!” fulfills my desire to wake up and love what I do for a living. It’s a great honor to serve you and your family.

Lilac is special to me for another reason. My Grandfather, a WWII veteran, owned a home in Overland Park, Kansas. Living alone Grandpa Henry decided it was time to sell his home. This way, he could move in with uncle Don and enjoy daily care and the enjoyment of his new great grandchild.

GrandpaBaslerWhat Grandpa Henry believed would be a simple process turned out to be a long, stressful ordeal. With my knowledge in business and real estate, my family still spent countless hours preparing his home for sale. I had no idea just how much was involved in the process of downsizing. During this time, Grandpa experienced serious setbacks and eventually a stroke.

I felt gramps deserved better and after the experience with Bill I discovered just how many seniors struggled through the sale of their home.

Grandpa Henry’s story most certainly has a happy ending ~ He fully recovered. Bill assisted my family, we sold his home and my Grandfather was awarded $2,019.00 monthly from The Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit. As for me, Lilac is the product of life experience put to action.