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Ribbon Cutting for Northern Nevada State Veterans Home
The premiere and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Northern Nevada State Veterans Home (NNSVH) is scheduled for December 17, at the site in Sparks.
The new skilled care facility for veterans, their spouse and Gold Star parents will begin at 4:30 p.m. The event will culminate at 6 p.m. with Governor Brian Sandoval cutting the ribbon to the new facility.
“We’re going from “sagebrush to service" in just 18 months!" Governor Brian Sandoval said during the July 17, 2017 ground-breaking.
The design and concept of the veterans home will offer the highest level of skilled care, but it will not feel like a hospital or institution. The 102,000 square foot facility will have 96 beds and feature a host of amenities. Veterans will have their own private room and share a den, living room and kitchen with 15 other residents.
A “Town Hall" will have a restaurant, coffee bistro, sports bar, therapy gym, beauty/ barber shop, general commissary store as well as parade grounds for military and patriotic ceremonies. Additionally, the “Town Hall" will serve as a gathering place and hub for area veteran service organizations and other veteran support or advocacy groups.
There are an estimated 80,000 veterans living in northern Nevada. The new facility will allow veterans in need of this type of care to stay closer to home, near their family, friends, and community. Currently, many northern Nevada veterans are being sent out of state, such as Utah and California to receive skilled care.