Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center Holds Open House, Showcases Renovations

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Ready to Provide Eligible PA Veterans in Need with Quality Care

ANNVILLE, Pa., Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to an open house at the Gino J. Merli Veterans'

Center (GMVC) located at 401 Penn Avenue, Scranton, on Sunday, January 7, from 1-4 p.m. GMVC is one of six state veterans' homes operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).

"The Gino Merli Veterans' Center provides skilled nursing care in a safe, secure and caring environment, and we are particularly excited to show off newly refurbished nursing units that are ready to be filled with eligible veterans and their spouses," said Jim Miller, commandant of GMVC. "We encourage the public to stop by to take a tour, meet our staff, enjoy refreshments, participate in activities and experience the camaraderie of living with fellow veterans."

The GMVC provides residents with essential equipment and furnishings, complete on-site medical and pharmacy services, physical and occupational therapy, and 24-hour nursing care. The home also offers year-round recreational activities such as crafts, games, musical entertainment, shopping, trips to local sporting events, as well as other stimulating activities.

"If you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran and have healthcare needs, please contact our staff to discuss long-term care options available to you because of your service," added Miller.

The DMVA provides residency to more than 1,300 eligible veterans and their spouses throughout the Commonwealth. Our other five veterans' homes are: the Delaware Valley Veterans' Home in Philadelphia; the Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home in Hollidaysburg; the Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Erie; the Southeastern Veterans' Center in Spring City; and the Southwestern Veterans' Center in Pittsburgh.

For more information about admissions at GMVC, contact the admissions coordinator at 570-961-4348 or visit www.dmva.pa.gov/stateveteranshomes for more information.

MEDIA CONTACT: Joan Nissley, 717-861-8720

 

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

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