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Gulf Coast Village hosts Veteran’s Day Celebration

Gulf Coast Village and its sponsor Volunteers of America National Services hosted a Veteran’s Day Celebration to honor the senior living community’s 54 veteran residents. In addition to treating veterans and families to a special Veteran’s Day lunch, The Home Depot Foundation contributed $133,953 to Gulf Coast Village to support its veteran services.

Gulf Coast Village is home to the largest population of veterans in Southwest Florida as well as the Volunteers of America National Services network of over 20 senior living communities nationally. Mike King, CEO of Volunteers of America, led services at Gulf Coast Village that were streamed nationwide to honor veterans of all five military branches. All resident veterans were individually recognized and enjoyed patriotic musical selections, scripture reading and remarks from King alongside their family members and other Gulf Coast Village residents.

To honor such a large population of veterans, Gulf Coast Village was chosen as one of The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise recipients. The Home Depot Foundation has made a nationwide commitment to give back to veterans and will complete hundreds of service projects over the next few weeks in honor of Veteran’s Day. Home Depot representative Marcia Dilger announced the donation during the luncheon sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation at Gulf Coast Village held prior to the annual Volunteers of America celebration.

“We are so thankful to have Gulf Coast Village be chosen as an Operation Surprise recipient and for such a generous donation to support our veteran services,” said King. “Volunteers of America has had a long-standing partnership with The Home Depot and its volunteer programs, so much of what we do has been supported by them over the years and we are grateful for that partnership.”

For over 30 years, Gulf Coast Village has been the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. The community offers the security of knowing there is a full continuum of care when needed that includes: independent living, assisted living, specialized memory support, skilled nursing, outpatient services and home health care.

To learn more about Gulf Coast Village visit GulfCoastVillage.com.

About Gulf Coast Village

Founded in 1989, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, specialized memory support, skilled nursing, home health, rehabilitation services and Senior Choice at Home, a continuing care at home program. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information, call 239-772-1333 or visit GulfCoastVillage.com.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America National Services, a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, VOA’s ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps almost 1.5 million people in over 400 communities. For more information about Volunteers of America, visit VolunteersofAmerica.org.

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