Category Veterans Homes

Centennial Celebration: Historic Armistice Chapel in Yountville turns 100

CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani joined local dignitaries at last month’s Veterans Day ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Historic Armistice Chapel on the Yountville Veterans Home campus. Constructed in 1917 and opened in November of 1918, the chapel was originally commemorated as the Armistice Chapel following four years of fighting overseas and the […]

Five CalVet Veterans Homes named to Top 100 list

CalVet earned top-100 rankings for five Veterans Homes according to the latest article published this month in U.S. News & World Report out of 1,400 Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) in the state. The ratings identify 139 top nursing homes for the 2018-19 year. A total of 1,199 nursing homes were evaluated in this study throughout California. […]

Every Day is Veterans Day at our Barstow Home

By Teresa Rochester, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California – Barstow As the country prepares to honor veterans on Nov. 11 this year, the staff at the Veterans Home of California in Barstow have already begun to commemorate the service of the men and women who reside there. The Home launched #veteransdayeverydayii on Nov. […]

5 years and counting: Redding Veterans Home celebrates Founder’s Day

Treated to the musical renderings by the Good Time Band, staff and residents at the Redding Veterans Home celebrated their fifth anniversary this past Thursday, October 25. Home Administrator Tim Bouseman welcomed a crowd of friends and families to the Home, and introduced CalVet Assistant Deputy Secretary for Veterans Homes, Thomas Martin, who spoke to […]

Fresno veterans and staff celebrate 5th Annual Founder’s Day

Our Fresno Veterans Home celebrated their fifth anniversary this past Thursday, October 18, with a Founder’s Day celebration.  Residents and staff welcomed friends and family to the Home for a few fun activities and enjoyed special visits from US Congressman Jim Costa, California State Assembly member’s, Jim Patterson, Joaquin Arambula and Fresno County Supervisor Brian […]

Resident’s mural puts the ‘Home’ in West LA Veterans Home

Making our Home your own: Introducing a new series on CalVet Connect featuring artists, gardeners, crafters and other residents who make our eight state Veterans Homes their own in quite unique ways. Whether it’s an artist, or a singer, we’re here to share how our residents contribute to improving our Homes across California. We begin […]

New Administrator shares vision for Yountville Veterans Home

On August 28, newly-appointed Home Administrator Fred Just delivered his first State of the Home address to residents and staff at the Yountville Veterans Home. Just, who spent much of the past 15 years in the leadership ranks at Kaiser Permanente, joined CalVet and was sworn in on June 6. Since then, he’s begun working […]

Veteran Spotlight: Honoring Don Duncan, U.S. Army veteran

Veteran Spotlight:  From Los Angeles to Redding, San Francisco to Tahoe, CalVet recognizes and honors veterans all throughout California. We know that every veteran has a unique story to tell, and we want to acknowledge these great stories. Do you know someone worthy of recognition? Send us the details: PAO@CalVet.ca.gov. by Teresa Rochester, Public Information Officer, […]

NFL teams leave lasting memories for our veterans

There’s nothing better than seeing our veterans earn praise and recognition from those they admire. Several of our residents from our Northern and Southern California Veterans Homes had the opportunity to meet and share stories with some of their team’s favorite players this month during three special events. On Aug. 2, a handful of residents from […]

“Last Rosie the Riveter” visits Chula Vista Veterans Home

Elinor Otto, known as the “Last Rosie the Riveter,” visited residents at the Veterans Home of California — Chula Vista on Saturday. Otto, 98, spoke about her experience working at Rohr Aircraft Corp. in Chula Vista during World War II. Read more about her fascinating story in the San Diego Union-Tribune. CalVet operates eight veterans homes, […]