The Southern Utah Veterans Home
The Veterans Administration has built and opened a large Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah. The address is 160 N. 200 E., Ivins, Ut. 84738. The phone number is 435-634-5220.
The facility is being run by Jacqueline Peterson, State Officer. The Nursing home was dedicated on 23 May 2013. It opened its doors as of June 1, 2013. The first resident was Wilbur Johnson, 85, He was in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years.
The facility is totally self contained, spread out over several acres of land. The land was donated by a farmer who lives in Ivins. Thank you!!!!!!! It has several large rooms for meetings, and gatherings of all kinds The residence facilities are composed of nine large buildings, each wing will hold 12 veterans, and or veteran and spouse. That makes a total of 108 rooms. Each building is self contained with living quarters, library, dining room with windows looking out into the inner patios. Each room has a wall hinging flat screen TV. The meals are served to the rooms.
The state of Utah Department of Veterans affairs allows any qualified Veteran who has a disability of 70 per cent or more to live at this facility at no charge. All other qualified Veterans will have a monthly payment for their room. However; the Veterans Administration is paying a full one half of the total monthly payment.
All members of the Elks Lodge #1743, as well as all Veterans organizations and any Veteran are invited to come and visit the Veterans of the home. You should make reservations ahead of time to insure that the Veterans will be expecting you, as this is a protected facility
On April 28, we went to the Ivins Veterans Nursing home. We took ice cream and cake with some musical entertainment; everyone that attended had a great time.
Our nursing home visits have started back up, our veterans so enjoy it when we visit them. If at anytime any of you would like to volunteer and go with us, please let me know; I can tell you from experience it is very rewarding,
I am always looking for new ideas to do for these deserving veterans. Please contact me if you have any ideas. I am thinking about a bowling party for the veterans at no cost to them.
This is the start of a new year. Let's make sure that our Veterans are never forgotten. They put themselves out there for us, so let’s not forget that. If you know of a veteran that may need some kind of help, please contact me. Our committee is all about helping veterans; let them know help is only a phone call away.
Judy Cooley, Veterans Chair