Category Veterans Homes

Every Day is Veterans Day at Barstow Home

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.

Donate a wreath or volunteer to help for Wreaths Across America Day

“A Nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, by the men it remembers.” — John F. Kennedy If you’re looking for a way to honor veterans this holiday season, join CalVet and Wreaths Across America for a wreath-laying ceremony next month at our California Veterans Cemeteries […]

Yountville Veteran to Compete in World’s Largest Table Tennis Tournament

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 […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our full site. Exclusive: VA goes high-tech with Uber-like tracking center for veteran health care USA TODAY […]

Redding Veterans Home Celebrates Founder’s Day 2017

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.

Fresno Veterans Home Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary and 5-Star Rating

by Julie Cusator, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Fresno Four years ago the Fresno Veterans Home welcomed its first two residents. Today, the facility is filled with 300 residents in assisted living, skilled nursing and skilled nursing memory care. The Home also employs close to 500 employees, who provide quality care for our veterans. Our […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our full site. Napa County declares ‘new normal’ as crews beat back wildfires NAPA VALLEY REGISTER — […]

Work of Veteran Artists Showcased During Fleet Week

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California — Yountville Seventy-eight veteran artists share the limelight this week while their work is on display at San Francisco Fleet Week’s 5th Annual Veterans Art Exhibit. Service members from World War II to the present are represented, including 19 residents of the Veterans Home of […]

Eagle Scout Drew Johns makes lasting mark on Redding Veterans Home

By Gary Moore, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding Drew Johns is a high school student in Redding, Calif. And while his school mascot is a hornet, Johns has always dreamed of becoming an eagle. He recently achieved that dream, completing a major community service project that earned him the title of Eagle Scout […]

Keeping the West Los Angeles Veterans Home in ship-shape condition

Maintaining the West Los Angeles Veterans Home is no small task. It involves the upkeep and repair for a six-building, 396-bed, state-of-the-art facility, including heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical and physical condition of the buildings. The team responsible for keeping the facility in top condition is the West Los Angeles Plant Operations Team. In an […]