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Southwestern Veterans’ Center to Hold Open House

Annville, PA - The public is invited to an open house at the Southwestern Veterans’ Center (SWVC) at 7060 Highland Dr., Pittsburgh, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The SWVC is one of six veterans homes operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).

“The Southwestern Veterans’ Center provides memory 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 comradery of living with fellow veterans.”

The SWVC provides residents with essential equipment and furnishings, complete on-site medical and pharmacy services, physical, speech 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.

Adams said if you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran and have health care needs, please contact the home to discuss the 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’ and 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

MEDIA CONTACT: Joseph Butera - 717-861-2178

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