San Diego Retirement Community Supports Veterans

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St. Paul’s Villa is San Diego Retirement Community which appreciates its Veteran residents

San Diego Retirement Community Veteran PresentationOn Tuesday, September 13th, St. Paul’s Foundation Board Member and Retired Navy Commander, Yolanda Emery, spoke with St. Paul’s Villa (A San Diego Retirement Community) Residents about her experience as a woman in the military. Yolanda served during the Vietnam War. Yolanda engaged retired military and other guests in attendance about females in the armed services. St. Paul’s Villa has one female Veteran Resident and 34 male Veterans, many of whom served in WWII. According to data from the 2009 American Community Survey, 1.5 million Veterans in the United States and Puerto Rico were women.  Women represented about 8 percent of the total Veteran population in 2009.

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation estimates that approximately 11,000 military women were stationed in Vietnam during the conflict. Nearly all of them were volunteers, and 90 percent served as military nurses, though women also worked as physicians, air traffic controllers, intelligence officers, clerks and other positions in the U.S. Women’s Army Corps, U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marines and the Army Medical Specialist Corps.

veteransgraphAs women Vietnam Era Veterans approach their mid-sixties, it is important to understand the impact of wartime deployment on health and mental outcomes nearly 40 years later. A study focused on Vietnam Era Women’s Health, to be managed by VA’s Cooperative Studies Program, is projected to cost $5.6 million.  The VA does not pay for the Veteran’s rent, which usually includes basic services. However, the VA may pay for some of the extra services the Veteran may need in an Assisted Living Community.

Per statistics from The National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS), the state of California has one of the highest per capita number of Veterans and specifically Veterans over the age of 65. In 2015, San Diego County had one of largest percentages of Veterans in the state of California.

St. Paul’s Villa is a San Diego retirement community. Located in the Banker’s Hill area of San Diego, St. Paul’s Villa offers assisted living and memory care. Villa Residents benefit from living in their own private apartment with the comfort of knowing that 24-hour services are available. Hospice agencies are welcomed to augment the personal care services provided to Residents of Villa, a premier San Diego retirement community, when appropriate and short-term respite stays are also available.

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