Category Veterans Homes

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, […]

Veterans Home residents offer thanks to emergency responders

The residents of our Redding Veterans Home made time this week to show their appreciation for all of the first responders working on the front lines of the Carr Fire, which has consumed more than 121,000 acres. “We are so thankful for the hard work and dedication of our first responders.  They have truly gone […]

CalVet closely monitoring the Carr Fire

Calvet is closely monitoring progress of the Carr Fire and its potential impacts on the Veterans Home of California — Redding and the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. We will update this page as new information becomes available. 11:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 As of this morning, Cal Fire is reporting the Carr Fire […]

Lancaster TV Station Spotlights Veterans Home

Our Lancaster Veterans Home was recently featured on local cable access channel, LTV, as part of the City of Lancaster’s True Community project. We’re proud of the excellent quality of care and friendly environment that the Lancaster home provides for its 60 residents. Watch the video to learn more. CalVet provides housing and care for about 2,200 […]

Remembering the late Philip Stern, renowned photographer and World War II veteran

Philip Stern was best known for his iconic images of Hollywood celebrities, such as James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, and jazz greats, including Billie Holiday, Harry Belafonte and Duke Ellington. The new book, “Snapdragon,” reveals a lesser known part of Stern’s life, providing first-hand accounts of his experience as a World War II combat photographer […]