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Missouri Veterans’ Home

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:25 am

Highlights from the week

A church service was held in the chapel on Sunday morning.  The card players gathered in the dining room on Monday morning for a game of “Pass the Trash.”  A group of residents prepared their lunch on Tuesday in the activity room at which time they prepared brats, sauerkraut, baked beans and fried potatoes.  What a good smelling lunch it was!!  In the afternoon a Lutheran service was held and also a Virtual Honor Flight Presentation was presented.  Bingo sponsored by the American Legion Post #26 from Mexico was held on Wednesday morning and Veterans Council was held in the afternoon.  Bingo and pool were the highlights on Thursday morning.  The blackout bingo was sponsored by American Legion Post #552 from Martinsburg.  In the afternoon, a group traveled to the local Wal-Mart for a shopping trip and in the evening another group enjoyed burger night at the Mexico Elks Lodge #919.  Cinnamon rolls and coffee were enjoyed by a group on Friday morning and then the bus headed to MMA for the Cardinal Caravan event.  “Pass the Trash” was played with the card players on Saturday morning.


Alzheimer Support Group will meet on Wednesday, February 20th at 1:30 p.m. at the facility.  The public is welcome to attend.

Mark your calendar!  An American Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2013 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the facility.

Frequent asked questions

Who qualifies as a Veteran for VA benefits?

Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions.  Active service means full-time service as a member of the Army, Navy, Air force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or as a commissioned officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Current and former members of the Selected Reserves may be eligible for certain benefits, such as home loan guarantees and education, if they meet time-in-service and other criteria.  Men and women Veterans with similar service are entitled to the same VA benefits.

For additional information regarding cost of care you can contact Ken Gore, Veterans Service Officer at the Missouri Veterans Home – Mexico by calling 573-581-1088 ext. 1258.