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Bruce McCandless Veterans Community Living Center in Florence celebrates 40th Anniversary

posted Nov 9, 2016, 1:23 PM by Nicole Grabowski - CDHS
DENVER (November 8, 2016)—The Veterans Community Living Center at Florence will celebrate its 40th Anniversary of caring for America’s heroes at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.

The event will feature local and state officials speaking about the historical significance of the facility and its care for veterans, their spouses and Gold Star families in the Southern Colorado area.

The center, established in 1976, is named after local Florence military hero Bruce McCandless.

Media is invited to tour the center, meet with residents, attend the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Memorial Stone unveiling and join the silent walk in honor of our veterans. 

Florence Mayor Keith Ore will read a proclamation celebrating November 11, 2016, as John Ferretti Day, a Navy veteran who has lived at the Veterans community center for 36 years. 

“Veterans Community Living Center at Florence has been serving the southern Colorado area for more than 40 years,” said Aaron Termain, VCLC Director for the Colorado Department of Human Services. “Its 40-year mission is a testament to the unwavering commitment of the people of Colorado who support our nation’s service members. That same commitment continues today.”

Bruce McCandless is the second oldest nursing center in the state, serving only veterans, veterans’ spouses and Gold Star families. Florence VCLC provides long- and-short-term care, rehabilitation care, hospice and respite care.
Nicole Grabowski - CDHS,
Nov 9, 2016, 1:23 PM