Pinning Ceremony Brings Together Veterans and the Community

By Montecito Journal   |   April 19, 2022
WWII veteran Irwin Bendet, of the U.S. Navy, with County Supervisor Das Williams (masked) looking on

The Friendship Center and VNA Health recently co-hosted a Veteran Pinning Ceremony this past week honoring 14 veterans at the Friendship Center in Montecito. This is a rare and special treat because typically pinning ceremonies are scheduled for one veteran privately. VNA Health has made a special exception to “Come to Seniors” at the Friendship Center as a group event to honor them. For more than a century, and through every crisis, VNA Health has been here caring for our community and is here to sustain the continuum of care at home and ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our community. Friendship Center offers engaging activities that promote socialization, well-being, and a sense of community for aging adults in a safe environment. The center provides respite, support, and education for their caregivers, enabling them to achieve balance in their lives.  

Heidi Holly, Friendship Center Executive Director, shares part of a photo display with local veteran Manny Vasta

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