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Cola Wealth Advisors: "Serving our Veterans"

The Greatest Generation" we call them; those who were victorious over all that threatened our way of life in WWII. These heroes fought and in too many instances died during their service to this great nation. Today, too many of these heroes are facing a new set of challenges as they approach the final stages of life: illness, discomfort, and isolation. As a way of showing our appreciation, Cola Wealth Advisors has partnered with Homestead Hospice's veteran initiative. When most people think of hospice care, they often only envision an in-home nurse visiting throughout the week. In reality, hospice care can do so much more. Homestead Hospice provides a holistic and caring approach for those with a life-threatening illness. In addition to medical support, patients are often connected with social workers, chaplains, and volunteers to prevent isolation and offer cross-generational interaction. As a result, patients feel like an active member of society while sharing their knowledge and memories with other generations.

Led by a former veteran, our team understands the realities our retired military are forced to live in. Homestead Hospice pairs veterans with qualified candidates for some personal interactions—a few hours of quality storytelling with new smiling faces. Recently, one of our team members visited Coach John Szakacsi, a ninety-six-year-old with the spunk of someone half his age. They spent the afternoon sharing stories and tapping into the wealth of knowledge Mr. Szakacsi possesses. It is not unusual for our team members to spend a full day reminiscing and engaging with some of the great liberators of the 1940s. While it may not be all that they deserve, it is a small token to ensure they know they are and always will be appreciated.

If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities at Homestead Hospice, please visit