Category Veterans Homes

Veterans’ love story sparks interest on Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and two Chula Vista residents recently showcased that sentiment to a national audience thanks to a segment on NPR’s Morning Edition podcast late last week. The Daily Mail, Brides.com, LGBTQ Nation and Story Corps each shared the story of John Banvard, 100 and Gerard “Jerry” Nadeau, 72, who have been together nearly […]

Find a Job to Love at a California Veterans Home

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 […]

CalVet Honors Paula Ross, World War II Veteran and Holocaust Survivor

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 […]

New California Law Establishes LGBT Bill of Rights

A new California law establishes a Bill of Rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents of long-term care facilities, including California’s eight Veterans Homes, which provide residential and long-term care services to about 2,200 veterans and their spouses. Senate Bill 219 makes it unlawful for any long-term care facility to deny admission, transfer […]

Veterans Home Staffer Makes A Stellar Discovery

Last week, CalVet staff member Dana Patchick, of the California Veterans Home in Los Angeles, was featured in the February edition of Astronomy Magazine for a stellar sighting. Patchick located a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus, and was credited with the discovery.  That find earned him naming rights for what is now Patchick 5 (Pa […]

CalVet receives inspirational ‘Veterans First’ digital prints

A golden eagle, 13 red and white stripes, a matching number of stars and a simple, two-word slogan – “Veterans First” – has come to epitomize James Jungroth’s deep appreciation for veterans in America. It’s a simple ideology, to put veterans first in life, but it’s one that Jungroth takes great pride in and it’s taken […]

CalVet to Update Residency Requirements for California Veterans Homes

CalVet is in the process of updating the rules for admission eligibility at our eight California Veterans Homes. The current regulation, Section 501.2 on eligibility determination, was written when California operated only one veterans home. Today, CalVet provides housing and care for about 2,200 veterans, spouses, domestic partners, widows and widowers at eight homes in […]

Veteran Portraits Capture the Spirit of the Greatest Generation

World War II veterans who live at the West Los Angeles Veterans Home have been memorialized in pen, pencil and paint. There are a lot of ways to honor veterans. But, for two Southern California artists, the best way they knew how was through painting — capturing the history, the images and the stories of […]

Yountville Veterans build hand-crafted toys for tots

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 […]

Ventura and Los Angeles-area County Veterans Service Offices Stand Ready to Assist Veterans in Fire-Impacted Areas

While multiple fires devastate communities throughout Southern California, there are a number of County Veterans Service Offices (CVSOs) still open, ready to assist veterans. CVSOs typically help veterans to obtain local, state and federal benefits, and assist with filing claims. They can also provide information about CalVet home loans and insurance. If you have a […]