Category Archives: Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA)

Veterans home protocols holding COVID-19 at bay

March was a rough month for residents and staff of the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home.The first cases of COVID-19 in the mid-valley were confirmed and the first of eight deaths of patients — two of whom had been receiving hospice care associated with the disease — were recorded on March 21. Source: Veterans home […]
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Press play: The Vera opens

Affordable housing building with 203 units opens near South Waterfront with a money-saving virtual flourish. Portland’s latest affordable housing project, The Vera, had its ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Source: Press play: The Vera opens

Column: Dear Oregon Veterans, ODVA Employees, and Partners

Those of us who once wore a military uniform swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the principles upon which our nation was founded: that all people are created equal, and that everyone has the basic human right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Source: Column: […]
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Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Hosts Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony

The coronavirus pandemic has set aside many of the usual Memorial Day events this year. The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs took its observations online this morning (Monday), in what it calls its first-ever virtual Memorial Day Ceremony. Source: Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Hosts Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony . News | OPB

Live Updates: Marion, Polk Counties Approved To Reopen

A COVID-19 outbreak at the Portland Veterans Affairs hospital has infected 27 staff and seven veteran-patients, prompting the system to tighten restrictions. Source: Live Updates: Marion, Polk Counties Approved To Reopen

Oregon Veterans’ Affairs launches Educational Bridge Grant program

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is now accepting applications for a new grant program aimed at helping Oregon veterans complete their educational goals, according to a press release. The Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Program provides financial assistance to veterans who are unable to complete their education due to the unavailability of one or more […]
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Oregon Veterans’ Affairs launches Educational Bridge Grant program

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is now accepting applications for a new grant program aimed at helping Oregon veterans complete their educational goals. The Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Program provides financial assistance to veterans who are unable to complete their education due to the unavailability of one or more required classes. Source: Oregon Veterans’ […]
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Two more residents die at Oregon veterans home in Lebanon

Two more residents of the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home have died, bringing the total number of deaths at the Lebanon nursing home to six, according to the state Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Source: Two more residents die at Oregon veterans home in Lebanon

Coronavirus confirmed in 34 senior care homes as state withholds extent of exposure among residents

But the state still has not said how many cases each senior care home has. The state confirmed this week that the new coronavirus has spread to at least 34 senior care homes throughout Oregon and nearly 90 homes are under investigation for possible cases. But the Oregon Department of Human Services still has not provided basic information that […]
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New Coronavirus Case Confirmed At Oregon Veterans Home

The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new case of coronavirus at the veterans home in Lebanon on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases at the home to 19. Source: New Coronavirus Case Confirmed At Oregon Veterans Home