Congressman DeFazio announces $1.7 million grant for Lebanon Veterans Home

Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced Tuesday, Oct. 26, that the Department of Veterans Affairs will award a grant totaling $1,738,100 to construct an activities room for the memory care unit at the Lebanon Veterans’ Home.

“I have long believed that it is our obligation to properly care for the men and women who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces,” DeFazio said. “Memory care facilities require accommodations that can’t be provided by normal assisted living facilities. These funds will help improve quality of care for the residents of the Lebanon Veterans’ Home by expanding their activities room for the memory care unit – helping senior veterans struggling with memory disorders stay active.”

Kelly Fitzpatrick, director of ODVA, which owns the state’s two veterans’ homes, said the ODVA is grateful for the grant.

“This funding will improve the quality of life for our honored residents in Lebanon at a time when they need hope and support,” Fitzpatrick said. “We truly appreciate the strong partnerships that ODVA has with USDVA, Congressman DeFazio and the entire Congressional Delegation in working toward our shared goal: ensuring Oregon veterans and their families have access to the full range of their earned, life-changing benefits and resources.”