Veteran of the Month
Avary Dimmock is VCC’s “Veteran of the Month” for July. Avary served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946.
Prior to entering the Navy, Avary was a student at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. When he returned, he graduated from law school and was a practicing real estate attorney for more than 50 years. Married for 47 years, Avary has two children, one grandchild and one great grandchild.
In retirement, Avary enjoys a fairly low-key lifestyle. A highlight of every week is Thursday, when he and a friend have lunch at their favorite restaurant, Chick-Fil-A. This tradition has been going for more than five years. And in that amount of time, they have only missed three Thursday lunches.
Recently Avary turned 91. To mark the occasion, the employees decorated the restaurant with balloons and party hats. They also made his favorite milk shake, which is no longer on the menu. The local newspaper even covered the celebration.
Avary is grateful to VCC for the wonderful care and outstanding customer service the company provides. He also loves the attention he receives from his caregiver and the ability to remain living independently at home.
Under Kyle’s leadership, Veterans Care Coordination has become one of the fastest growing senior service companies in the United States. Partnering with health care providers throughout the U.S., VCC serves more than 1000 clients in 45 states. The company currently employs more than 65 professionals.
In January 2014, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. The St. Louis Small Business Monthly also named him as one of the “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. In 2015, Kyle was selected as one of ten national finalists for the 2015 Glenn Shepard Leadership Award. In addition, in September 2013, Veterans Care Coordination was honored by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 20” small businesses in the St. Louis area, in 2014 the company was honored as a finalist for the Arcus Awards and by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for being a Top Workplace.
Kyle is an accredited claims agent by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and the Northeast Home care Conference. Kyle currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and has been previously involved with the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He resides in Lake St. Louis, Mo. with his wife and twin boys. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid tennis player.
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