Category Veterans Homes

CalVet employee receives prestigious Outstanding Caregiver Award

by Gary Moore, Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding People who know Nicole Ellis describe her as dedicated, compassionate and caring. Those words are commonly used in reference to CalVet’s nursing staff, however, Ellis is known for going above and beyond the norm. That is why it comes as no surprise that she was […]

CalVet fills key positions at Veterans Homes, Headquarters

CalVet welcomed two new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) administrators last month, and appointed Robert Hennig to serve as the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer. Larry N. Pangilinan will oversee the SNF at the California Veterans Home – Barstow. Jay S. Caddell will serve as SNF administrator at our Yountville home. Governor Edmund G. Brown […]

Photo exhibit featured at Chula Vista Founder’s Day Celebration

by Ron Brand, Information Officer, California Veterans Home — Chula Vista This Saturday, our Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista will celebrate 18 years of service to veterans in the San Diego area. A Founder’s Day celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. The event will include live music, […]

Video: Team Depot volunteers rehab our vets home in Yountville

Our 134-year-old campus in Yountville got a makeover last week from over 200 volunteers as part of the Home Depot Foundation’s pledge to support veterans. CalVet Undersecretary Russell Atterberry was on hand to see the renovations and thank the folks from Home Depot, Tug McGraw Foundation, Solano and Napa Habitat for Humanity and the Center […]

A special day for Tug McGraw Foundation, Veterans Home of California

Last week, hundreds of volunteers turned out to make some needed improvements at our Yountville Veterans Home. They helped to upgrade kitchens, install a new batting cage at the historic Cleve Borman field, expand a chicken coop, and plant new crops at the Tug McGraw Brain Food Garden. The Tug McGraw Foundation organized the event […]

Volunteers rehab kitchens, build batting cage at Yountville Veterans Home

Say goodbye to that old, leaky sink and say hello to new appliances, countertops and cabinets! Thanks to the hard work of more than 200 volunteers from companies like Pandora, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube and many others, residents at the California Veterans Home in Yountville will soon enjoy updated kitchens in 10 domiciliaries across the sprawling […]

CalVet’s Thuy Mascorro named Woman of the Year

Thuy Mascorro, administrator of the California Veterans Home in Chula Vista, was named Women of the Year by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. She received the California State Assembly’s 80th District “Woman of the Year” Award last Wednesday, April 4. Mascorro was nominated for her work at the veterans home and in the community. She began […]

Changing Rules for Funding Recreation at Veterans Homes

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 […]

World War II veteran receives military medals decades after service

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 […]

Vino for Vets nets almost $20,000 for Ventura Veterans Home

Ventura-area businesses and residents show up every year to support veterans living at our California Veterans Home – Ventura. But last year’s turnout for the annual Vino for Vets fundraiser was larger than ever, with about 175 people attending. The end result was nearly $20,000 – delivered to the home’s administration last Thursday, thanks to […]