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Rolling fun into a day’s work

Life can be a circus at the Oregon Veterans’ Home, and that is a good thing for residents, who get to enjoy social time and entertainment. Above, Murray Kaufman, an Army veteran, sits back to enjoy a conversation and snack with visitors.

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Life can be a circus at the Oregon Veterans’ Home, and that is a good thing for residents, who get to enjoy social time and entertainment. Above, Murray Kaufman, an Army veteran, sits back to enjoy a conversation and snack with visitors.



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Lois Foust, spouse of a veteran, tries out a new hairstyle.

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Gene Koch, a Navy veteran, shows off his new “stache.”

Lend OVH a helping hand

The Oregon Veterans’ Home invites community members to support former military personnel and their spouses by donating items from the following “Wish List:”

•   Newspaper Subscriptions (The Dalles Chronicle offers a discount for subscriptions purchased for residents.)

•   Woodworking supplies

•   Individually packaged snacks: microwave popcorn, cookies, doughnuts, flavored coffee creamers and soda pop

•   Toiletry items (unused): aftershave, lotion, hairspray, shampoo & conditioner

•   CD players/radios (portable), music CDs

•   DVD/Blu-Ray players

•   Sweatpants: sizes M / L / XL / 2XL / 3XL & 4XL (sweatshirts not needed)

•   Large dominoes

•   Birthday supplies (balloons, string, signs)

•   Large-piece puzzles (under 300 pieces)

•   Gardening supplies

•   Trivia books

•   Batteries, (AA, AAA, C, D)

•   Phone cards

•   Non-alcoholic beer (O’Doul’s, Coors Cutter, etc.)

•   Electric razors

•   Hearing aid batteries

•   Travel documentaries

•   “Forever” postage stamps

Every day is a party for the 15 employees who organize events, outings and activities for residents of the Oregon Veterans’ Home...

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