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Site of Future West Tennessee State Veterans Home Announced

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 10:00am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, Department of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Debra Payne and Department of General Services Deputy Commissioner John Hull in partnership with Tennessee State Veterans Home Executive Director Ed Harries formally announced the site of the future West Tennessee State Veterans Home today at 11293 Memphis Arlington Road in Arlington.  Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and Representative Ron Lollar (R-Bartlett) support the milestone announcement made in their district.

“More than 214,000 Tennessee Veterans are over the age of 65 years old, which is 42 percent of our state’s Veteran population,” Grinder said.  “We are fortunate to have four existing Tennessee State Veterans Homes, but we know more of these high-quality resources are needed to serve our aging Veteran population.  Shelby County has the largest Veteran population in the state which exceeds 56,000 Veterans.”

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