Our Veterans selflessly served our country and now, many of you are asking what you can do for them. At this time, when coronavirus has become a reality in our state, Maine Veterans’ Homes is doing everything it can to keep our Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents safe and healthy. Based on guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, we have decided to restrict visitors from entering our buildings. This is a precautionary action to help protect our residents who are at the highest risk for contracting the coronavirus.
Our residents immensely enjoy visits from the public, events and outings. However, based on CMS guidance we have stopped all such activities. To ensure that our residents stay engaged and that their spirits remain high, we have increased approved activities and are working on ways for our residents to stay connected with their loved ones (via phone calls, video chats, emails, etc).
While some have asked to drop off letters, cards and care packages to our residents, instead we have created areas on our website where the community can post cards and special messages to residents in our Homes as a way to brighten their days. We have also included pictures that your children and grandchildren can color and return to us digitally, that we will print and give to our residents. Take a picture of the artwork and post it in the comments, snap a shot of your little one coloring too, if you’d like. You don’t have to use the coloring pages below; you can create your own masterpieces as well. We will share these with our residents and staff.
If you care to donate something to the Homes, we have set up a way for you to make a monetary donation that the Home can use to purchase items.