MVH Machias Veteran of the Month: Loring Munson

Loring Munson was born in Dennysville, Maine, on April 22, 1936, to James and Eliza Munson, Loring loved growing up in Downeast Maine and grew up loving the great outdoors. Remembering many days spent with his father in fields looking for deer, he said, “One morning there was a deer in the field just after … Continued

Leading the Way at Maine Veterans’ Homes

Leading the Secure Memory Care Unit at Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris can’t be done alone. It takes a team culture of care, according to unit RN Manager Mary Hersom. Mary’s team approach led to her nomination and selection for MVH’s 2017 corporate value award, Lead the Way. Maine Veterans’ Homes Lead the Way … Continued

MVH Augusta Veteran of the Month: Norman Hodgkins

Norman Hodgkins was born December 20, 1931, in Albany, New York. He was one of three children born to Herbert and May Hodgkins.  Norman attended Colby College in Maine, and graduated with a degree in Physics in 1953.  After graduation, Norman enlisted in the Air Force, and spent a year in Wisconsin training to be … Continued

Who is Eligible for Admission at MVH?

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “am I eligible for admission at Maine Veterans’ Homes?” As an independent, non-profit organization separate from the VA, our veteran eligibility requirements were established by 108th Maine legislature to ensure we can provide the care and support our honored veterans deserve today and into the future. We … Continued

MVH Bangor Veteran of the Month: Robert Milsovic

Robert C. Milsovic was born in April 1937, in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young student he excelled at math and science, and upon graduation from high school entered the pre-med program at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned a medical degree from Pitt, where he developed a special interest in radiology. Robert married to Joan … Continued

MVH Bangor Veteran of the Month – Michael Xirinachs

Michael Xirinachs was born in New York City on April 8, 1924, and grew up in the Bronx during the Great Depression.  Immediately following America’s entry into World War II, Michael tried to enlist in the Marines, but was turned down because he didn’t make the weight requirement, and because he was only 17. Determined … Continued