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Media Alert: Michigan Veteran Homes to Host Open House at New Home in Grand Rapids

Media Alert: Michigan Veteran Homes to Host Open House at New Home in Grand Rapids

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 an open house for the newly-constructed Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids from 3-7 p.m. on July 22, 2021 at 2950 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49505.

Construction on the new Home began in April 2019. Funding for the project came from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs State Home Construction Grant Program, which contributed $40.9 million, and the state of Michigan, which covered the remaining $22 million for a total project cost of $62.9 million. The state-of-the-art facility, which will serve 128 veterans and dependents in need of skilled nursing care, occupies 153,000 square feet and consists of four unique neighborhood buildings and a community center.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for our community members, veteran service organizations and other stakeholders to take a 30-minute tour of the new Home," said Tiffany Carr, community engagement coordinator for the Michigan Veteran Homes. "Although our current members and their families have had the opportunity to tour the new Home, we felt that it was also important to provide our community partners with the opportunity to see what we've been working on. We're looking forward to the chance to meet with those curious about the new Home, as well as provide information about admissions, volunteer opportunities and other ways the community can help support our Heroes."

The new building is designed to provide care in a more "home-like" environment rather than the older more institutional setting that used to exist. The neighborhood buildings contain private resident rooms with ensuite baths and feature shared living and dining spaces. The adjacent 33,000 square foot community center is the centerpiece of the Home and features therapeutic facilities for behavioral, occupational, physical and group therapy, an exam room, chapel, barbershop and salon, café bistro and gift shop. Residents will also have access to outdoor courtyards which will allow them to observe the natural surroundings the campus has to offer.

Carr is requesting those interested in touring the Home to RSVP by July 19, 2021 at or to email her at