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10/31/2018

Southwestern Veterans’ Center to Hold Open House

Ready to Provide Eligible PA Veterans with Quality Care 

Annville, PA
- The public is invited to an open house at the Southwestern Veterans’ Center (SWVC) at 7060 Highland Dr., Pittsburgh, noon to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2. The SWVC is one of six veterans’ homes operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).

“The Southwestern Veterans’ Center provides personal and skilled nursing care in a safe, secure and caring environment,” said Rich Adams, SWVC commandant. “We encourage the public to stop by to take a tour, meet our staff, enjoy refreshments, participate in activities and experience the camaraderie of living with fellow veterans.”

The SWVC provides residents with essential equipment and furnishings, complete on-site medical and pharmacy services, physical and occupational therapy, and 24-hour nursing care. The home also offers year-round recreational activities such as crafts, games, musical entertainment, shopping, trips to local sporting events, as well as other stimulating activities.

“Our Veterans have done so much through their service to this nation. I am humbled by the tremendous military history that walks through our halls every day,” said Adams. “We wish all of our veterans a Happy Veterans Day and look forward to discussing the benefits of living in our veterans homes with their families at the open house.”

Adams said if you are a veteran or the spouse of a qualified veteran with health care needs, please contact the home to discuss long-term care options available to you.

The DMVA provides residency to more than 1,300 eligible veterans and their spouses throughout the commonwealth. The other five veterans’ homes are: the Delaware Valley Veterans’ Home in Philadelphia; the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center in Scranton; the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home in Hollidaysburg; the Pennsylvania Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Home in Erie; and the Southeastern Veterans’ Center in Spring City.

For more information about admissions at SWVC, contact the admissions coordinator at 412-665-6782 or visit www.veteranshomes.pa.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT: Joseph Butera - 717-861-2178

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