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Dedication, open house set at new Post Falls state veterans home

 
November 8, 2022

The newest Idaho State Veterans Home, at 590 S. Pleasant View Road, Post Falls, will be dedicated with a ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, November 11. The ceremony had been scheduled to take place outside, but due to the current weather conditions will be moved indoors. There will be a limited capacity of 170. Admittance will begin at 1:40 p.m. and is on a first come basis.

Street parking is available or a parking lot behind the facility can be accessed from 1180 Clearwater Loop.

Due to limited capacity for the ceremony, the public is encouraged to attend the facility Open House afterwards from 3 to 5 p.m.

For the ceremony, Governor Brad Little will be in attendance and will read a Veterans Day Proclamation. The keynote speaker will be Post Falls resident Len Crosby, who is a Vietnam Veteran, Silver Star and double Purple Heart recipient. Special guests will include former Idaho Governor Butch Otter, Post Falls Mayor Ron Jacobson, Idaho Veteran Affairs Commission members, along with other local dignitaries and business professionals.

Idaho Division of Veterans Services broke ground and began site work on the Veterans Home in late 2020. Full time construction commenced in April 2021, and a publicly attended “topping out” ceremony was held in August 2021 when the final steel beam of the frame was hoisted into place.

The Post Falls Veterans Home is a 64-bed skilled nursing facility which has a centralized community center, chapel, therapy room, dining room, sports bar with big screen televisions, multiple common areas and a canteen. The facility also includes a common food preparation area, a laundry facility, maintenance supply areas, a covered pickup and drop-off area, and parking for 90 vehicles.

Two State Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) from the Office of Veterans Advocacy will have offices in the building. Their job is to help all area veterans, their family members and survivors pursue federal and state benefits they have earned through their military service. These State VSOs are currently located at the Kootenai County Veteran Services Office. State VSO’s will move but the County VSO will remain at the 120 Railroad Ave location in Post Falls.

To submit a pre-admission application to the Post Falls Veterans Home or the other homes in Boise, Lewiston or Pocatello, click here.

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