April 19, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Announce More than $1 Million for Renovations at New Hampshire State Veterans Home

WASHINGTON – As part of their efforts to support New Hampshire’s veterans, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today announced that the VA has awarded the New Hampshire State Veterans Home in Tilton more than $1 million in federal funding for renovation projects through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant program.

“This funding is a welcome investment in New Hampshire’s veterans,” said Senator Shaheen. “By renovating these core areas of the facility, the Tilton Veterans home will be able to provide improved care to our service members. I have advocated for renewed investments in our veterans facilities across New Hampshire, and I will continue to work across the aisle to ensure that every hero protecting our nation can trust that they have quality care back home.” 

“Our veterans have sacrificed bravely in defense of our freedoms, and we must ensure that they have the support they need to maintain their health and quality of life,” Senator Hassan said. “The New Hampshire State Veterans Home is integral to those efforts, and I am pleased to announce this new federal funding that will help our Veterans Home continue providing the critical care, support, and services that our veterans have earned and deserve.”

“This new federal funding will support important renovations at the State Veterans Home that are critical to getting our veterans the care they need,” said Peggy LaBrecque, New Hampshire Veterans Home Commandant. “I thank Senators Shaheen and Hassan for their continued commitment to New Hampshire’s veterans and I look forward to continue working together to make sure that our brave, selfless veterans have the support that we owe them.”

Once finalized, the federal grant will be used for renovating the laundry, kitchen, heating pumps, and wanderguard at the New Hampshire State Veterans Home.

Senators Shaheen and Hassan also cosponsored the bipartisan State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act, which was recently signed by President Trump, to enable veterans who are living in their own homes to receive certain services at their residences through state veterans homes. The Senators have also called for robust funding for State Veterans Homes in order to help provide the long-term care the nation’s veterans require.

 

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