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Media Alert: Michigan Veteran Homes to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Media Alert: Michigan Veteran Homes to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Home in Chesterfield Township

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Department of Military and Veteran Affairs (DMVA), Michigan Veteran Homes (MVH) and the Michigan Veterans Facility Authority (MVFA) Board of Directors will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly-constructed Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township at 10:00 a.m. on April 2, 2021, at 47901 Sugarbush Rd., Chesterfield Township, Michigan, 48047.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will include remarks by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general and director of DMVA, Anne Zerbe, executive director of MVH, Dave Henry, chairman of the board for the MVFA and Bryon "Kip" Brand, a retired Air Force veteran and future resident at the Home. Festivities will include a posting of the colors led by American Legion Post 4 Patriot Team Honor Guard out of Mount Clemens, Michigan.

At a total project cost of $76.5 million, with $46.1 million provided through a federal grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Construction Grant Program, construction of the Chesterfield Home for Veterans began in April 2019 and occupies 30 acres and totals 152,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art facility consists of four unique neighborhood buildings and a community center. The neighborhood buildings collectively house 128 private resident rooms with ensuite baths and feature shared living and dining spaces. The adjacent community center is the centerpiece of the Home and features therapeutic facilities for behavioral, occupational, physical and group therapy, an exam room, pharmacy, multi-faith prayer room, barbershop and salon, café bistro and gift shop. Residents will also have access to an adjacent outdoor courtyard to observe the natural surroundings the campus has to offer.

Media are requested to set-up prior to 9:30 a.m. and follow all COVID-19 protocols on-site. Limited facility tours will be available prior to 9:30 a.m. and must be scheduled in advance by contacting Michael Kroll at Facility images and video are available for download at