• Welcome to our Purple Heart Community
    Welcome to our Purple Heart Community
    Albert Lea Minnesota VA clinic receives a special recognition award
    Albert Lea Minnesota VA clinic receives a special recognition award

Minnesota Veterans Home Adult Day Center

Adult Day Center

Veterans Home Day CenterThe Adult Day Center, located in Building 4 on the Minnesota Veterans Home – Minneapolis campus is a Veteran-based community that allows participants to connect with other Veterans in a safe, comfortable environment. The Adult Day Center allows Participants to achieve the highest attainable level of physical, mental and social well-being – with the independence of living at home. It also provides much-needed respite – and a full array of support services – for Veterans’ caregivers.

Our Veterans deserve the very finest care. That’s why the Adult Day Center provides a broad array of therapeutic health care services – delivered by trained, highly dedicated professionals. We are committed to providing person-centered care and will customize a total program to meet your specialized needs. Then, we put your care in the hands of clinical specialists. This innovative program is only the second of its kind in the nation catering to Veterans and spouses. Listen to clients and their families speak about the benefits of participating in our Adult Day Center program on our Multimedia Page.

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  • Services

    Individual Care Services

    • Registered Nurses
    • Social Workers
    • Recreational Therapists
    • Program Assistants
    • Behavioral Health Specialists
    • Physical Therapists
    • Dietitian

    Specialized Services

    • Bathing
    • Barber Shop and Beauty Parlor

    Caring for Caregivers

    Caregivers often operate under significant stress, and our respite care can help ease their daily demands by providing a time-limited break for families or other unpaid caregivers. Participants will be cared for in a medically supported social environment, allowing caregivers to attend their other daily needs. We also provide education, resources and support groups for caregivers.

  • Dietary Menu

    The dietary menu at Adult Day Center has been developed by registered dietitians. Our menu provides Participants with balanced, nutritious meal. Just like at home, different menu options are available to accommodate the needs of our Participants.

Free Department of Mn. Application for Membership Form

Instructions for the Department of Minnesota application form:

  1. Click the icon in the lower right and print the form
  2. Complete the form and make a copy of it, or complete two forms
  3. Be sure your signature is on both copies of the form
  4. Include a copy of your supporting document.  One from this list
    1. Most recent DD214
    2. Most recent DD215
    3. WD AGO53-55
    4. General Orders
    5. Letter of Transmittal
  5. Send both completed copies of the form and the supporting document to

Military Order of the Purple Heart
Dept of MN
20 – 12th Street West, Room 163D
Saint Paul, MN 55155

6. Purple heart veteran must live in Minnesota for the free membership.

AssociateApplication MN MOPH



veterans activities in the Twin Cities metro area

Brass Bonds is a veterans activity group that brings vets together on the gun range or in the gym.  Each event ends with an informal group round table talk on mental health with a guest expert on non medicinal treatment options.
We have an adaptive group workout with the Uptown VFW 246 at Los Campeones next Saturday, only 4 spots remaining: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ballentine-bootcamp-tickets-54669096740
And a group shoot with Operation: 23 to Zero at Modern Sportsman in Burnsville next month, February 23: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/23-to-zero-south-metro-shoot-tickets-54708640015
Finally I’m personally working with Twin Cities Veterans Initiative to run this fundraising class at the same VFW Post 246 early next month: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tcvi-permit-to-carry-fundraiser-class-tickets-53188400939
Feel free to share with any fellow veteran who would be interested in coming out!  As a Marine myself, I felt that the best way to bring vets together was under the camaraderie of live fire range time or just a challenging group workout.  That hunch has been proven true over the past 3 years of events, here’s a promo we shot recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8QBj6gRkMk



Marc Holley
Owner, Atlas Defense

Women Veterans Initiative – Woman Veteran of the Year Award

Women Veterans Initiative – Woman Veteran of the Year Award

Nominations Due Feb. 23

February 23, 2019 Women Veterans Events

Nomination FormWomen Veterans Initiative (WVI) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Minnesota Woman Veteran of the Year Award! WVI is proud to again sponsors this annual award. The nominations are due on February 28th.

Please consider nominating outstanding women Veterans for this recognition. The 2019 award will be presented as part of the 2019 MDVA Women Veterans Conferenceplanned for Saturday, March 23, 2019 at YMCA Maplewood Community Center.

The 2018 Woman Veteran of the Year was Kay Bauer.

Kay was born and raised in St. Paul, MN with 13 siblings. She now resides in Coon Rapids, MN. Kay is blessed with a wonderful husband of 48 years; two awesome sons; six fantastic grandchildren, and hundreds of great friends, nieces, nephews and cousins! She joined the U.S. Navy in 1958.

U.S. Navy: 13 years Active Duty: Newport, RI; St. Albans, LI, NY; Yokosuka, Japan; Agana, Guam; Great Lakes, IL; Rach Gia, South Vietnam; Quantico, VA; US Navy Recruiting – MN, ND, SD, IA, WI, IL.

U.S. Navy: 22 years Reserve Duty: Camp LeJeune, San Diego, Bremerton, Key West, Camp Pendleton, Hameln Germany, London, England and many other areas.

35 years at Miller, St. Luke’s, United Hospital in St. Paul: mostly ICU; and taught Emergency Medical Education for all Allina hospitals and clinics, at St. Catherine University, Hennepin Technical College, Lakeview Community College and numerous inner-city day care, church, women’s shelter, etc. facilities.

Life member: VFW, American Legion, Navy Association; Navy Nurse Corps Association; Reserve Military Association; Association of Military Surgeons; VVA; Vietnam Women’s Memorial; Women in Military Service for America; Women Veterans of MN; Women Veterans Initiative; and numerous nursing and church organizations.

Kay Bauer

Holes for Heroes Ice Fishing Festival on Medicine Lake

Holes 4 Heroes

February 2, 2019

Fishing for Life will be hosting the Holes for Heroes multi-species Ice Fishing Festival on Medicine Lake Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Holes for Heroes is a prize-filled fishing tournament honoring the Armed Forces who have served our country, and their families who have sacrificed along with them. There will be great prizes, food, and fun activities for kids, not to mention great fishing! You do not have to be in the military to participate, the tournament is open to all.

Entry is free for all Veterans and their immediate family.

Non-Veteran tickets will be $10 ahead of time, and $15 at the door.

Learn more at Fishingforlife.org and register here for the event.

Fishing for Life - Holes for Heroes