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 that allow them to stay sharp of mind and involved in spirit.

One of the hallmarks of our California Veterans Home system is the incredible community support we receive and the wide range of activities available for our veterans. Because we have veterans at varying levels of care, we work hard to ensure that there are activities available to suit all of their interests and ability levels.

Recreational and entertainment offerings range from an in-house library of books, movies and magazines to excursions to state parks, ball games and performances. While the most popular activity in…

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