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by Ron Brand, Information Officer, California Veterans Home — West Los Angeles In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, we shine the spotlight on two of CalVet’s extraordinary nurses and we salute all nurses who serve veterans in the Golden State. In 2004, Dubraka “Dee” Labovic packed her things and traveled from Serbia to Tennessee […]
by David Thielker, CalVet Homes Division Once a person’s need for food, shelter, medical care, comfort and companionship are met, the need for well-being becomes increasingly important. With anywhere from 60 to 850 aged and/or disabled veterans living in eight veterans home communities across the state, it’s essential to offer activities, celebrations, engagements, and events […]
Edward Eddings, Word War II veteran and resident at the California Veterans Home – Fresno, was honored by U.S. Congressman Jim Costa in a medal pinning ceremony on Monday, April 2. Army Pfc. Eddings was part of the 93rd AAA Gun Battalion Battery D during WWII. As with many veterans, he never followed up to […]
by Ron Brand, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – West Los Angeles Do you love your job? Is your job fulfilling your desire to serve others? If not, you may want to consider attending an upcoming job fair at our California Veterans Home in West Los Angeles. We are hiring for jobs that you will absolutely love. CalVet […]
by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Yountville World War II veteran and Holocaust survivor Paula Ross passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. She was 97 years old. Her story was unique as a woman veteran who served as a German translator during World War II and a Holocaust survivor well known for […]
by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California — Yountville The holidays are all about giving back to those in need and this year our veterans really delivered. Veterans and volunteers at the Yountville Veterans Home recently made 106 wooden toys to donate to the local CalFire/Napa County Fire Department toy drive. The toys were constructed at […]
by Courtland Jindra, California World War I Centennial Task Force co-director and amateur historian This month we enter into the final year of a worldwide Centennial Commemoration of the war that changed the world. On April 6th, 1917 the United States entered the First World War. A hundred years later, Americans have largely forgotten the […]
By Teresa Rochester, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California – Barstow Some people shy away from having their picture taken and sharing their stories, but 30 residents at the Veterans Home in Barstow did just that for #veteransdayeveryday, a social media campaign highlighting their lives and service.
by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Yountville Dan Goodman, a resident at the Veterans Home of California at Yountville, will compete next June in the largest table tennis tournament in the world. He will participate in the World Veterans Championships, taking place from June 18-24, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention […]
by Gary Moore, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding Four years ago, CalVet opened the Veterans Home of California in Redding. Since that day, the management and staff have served the men and women veterans who live at the home and their families with the greatest of care, honor and appreciation.