|Posted:||June 3, 2016 03:00 PM|
|From:||Senator Randy Vulakovich and Sen. Jay Costa|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||State Veterans Home Week (June 12-18)|
|Please join us in co-sponsoring a resolution designating the week of June 12 to 18, 2016, as “State Veterans’ Homes Week” in Pennsylvania.
“State Veterans’ Homes Week” is designed to encourage citizens to visit the American heroes currently being cared for in one of the state’s six veterans’ homes, thank them for their sacrifices and service, and thank the staff and volunteers who provide exceptional care every day. For more than a century, the Commonwealth has tended to the needs of aging, ill and injured veterans in these state-supported homes. Under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the staff provides personal care, skilled nursing care, domiciliary care and dementia care to more than 1,600 veterans and their spouses, in Erie, Hollidaysburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, and Spring City.
Attached is a listing of events for the week at our Veterans Homes.
In 2015, SR 153 was sponsored by Senators Vulakovich, Costa, Aument, Baker, Blake, Dinniman, Eichelberger, Fontana, Greenleaf, Hughes, Kitchen, Mensch, Rafferty, Sabatina, Scavello, Tartaglione, Teplitz, White, Wiley, Wozniak, Yaw and Yudichak.
Introduced as SR386