VMLC has an on-going relationship with the Arizona State Veterans Home and continue to provide the home with much needed funding for various projects. In partnership with Rebuilding America, VMLC has helped to create a wheelchair accessible library for the patients and an Alzheimer's area and patio for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Most recently, the VMLC has approved funding for four top priority projects at the home:
- BLANKET WARMERS: utilized to keep residents comfortable and promote better blood circulation.
- BIRD AVIARY: the AZ State Veterans Home treats many dementia and Alzheimer's patients and this display would provide an engaging and interactive environment to the day room on the C1 Unit.
- MEDIA CENTER FOR VETERANS: creating a media/business center for our Veterans will allow residents to utilize computers to track bank accounts, medical information, investments and more! The center will also include a printer and fax machine for residents to use.
- BISTRO RENOVATION: renovations will include addtions of handicap accessible booths and counters, window treatments for more shade as well as overall paint and redecoration.
The VMLC has partnered with the Cowgirls Historical Foundation to visit residents at the State Veteran Home. Here are the Cowgirls and VMLC members Distributing "Valentines for Veterans". The Valentines were designed by Cowgirl Nicole Bonilla. The cards were signed by individuals at various community events, and each one carried a personal message of thanks for the Veterans service and sacrifice.
VMLC Donates $5,000
VMLC President Sam Young and Vice President Rita Brock-Perini present a $5,000 check to Veteran's Home Administrator Colleen Rundell and Kristin Fray, Therapeutic Program Manager. This donation will provide clothing for the residents at “Rosie's Closet”, help to renovate the common dining room and make it more welcoming especially for our female veterans, and purchase several iPads for the use of the veterans' “technology club.”
STATE VETERANS HOME
The Ladies of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, a VMLC Partner greet a Veteran at the State Veterans' Home at a recent visit.