Pennsylvania DAV, Humana honored women veteran nursing home residents
After years of service, many aging female veterans are living out their lives in veteran nursing homes. In their twilight years, DAV continues to honor the service and sacrifice of these women veterans—many of whom confronted great obstacles while serving their country.
Recently, the DAV Department of Pennsylvania Women Veterans Committee teamed up with Humana and brought 50 essential care packages into the hands of women veterans in nursing homes throughout Pennsylvania. Women veterans from around the state worked together to deliver the packages on Veterans Day and see the project through.
“It was a great collaboration between two female veterans—Megan Regan, an Air Force veteran and Humana’s Veterans Community Executive, and myself—to recognize other female veterans in five Pennsylvania VA Homes during Veterans Day,” said Terri Lynn, an Army veteran who chairs the DAV Department of Pennsylvania Women Veterans Committee and is the state’s 2nd Junior Vice Commander. It was an awesome collaboration.”
The project, nine months in the making, was complicated by current events.
“Due to COVID, we faced many obstacles, including the devastating loss of some women veterans due to the virus,” said Laurie Reichert, Sales Marketing Support Executive for Pennsylvania, Humana MarketPoint. “It was an honor to work beside two women veterans on this collaborative project. We truly appreciate these women veterans who have given so much of themselves and sacrificed so much for our country. It’s the least we could do to show our gratefulness for their service.”
Five Pennsylvania VA State Homes received care kits:
• Gino J. Merli Veterans Center – Scranton, PA
• Hollidaysburg Veterans Homes – Hollidaysburg, PA
• Delaware Valley Veterans Homes – Philadelphia, PA
• Southeastern Veterans Center – Spring City, PA
• Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home – Erie, PA