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Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Discuss New Veterans Home in Walla Walla

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.-- Washington State Veterans Affairs staff will be meeting with veterans and the public to discuss building a new state veterans home on the campus of the Walla Walla VA Medical Center.

Patients had to be transferred out of the old Walla Walla nursing home because the building was aging. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs wants to build a new one.  They want it to have 80 beds and many programs. Alfie Alvarado, Deputy Director of Washington State Veterans Affairs, says she wants it to include, "Long term care, which would be maintenance care, and then rehabilitation care, which is like medical care, and potential of adult daycare."

6,500 veterans in three states use the veterans medical center in Walla Walla.

Tuesday's meeting is open to everyone, and it will be from 1:00 until 2:30 in the afternoon at the Walla Walla Armory on South Colville Street.

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