News from county executive on Putnam County Veterans Residence openings:
Honorably discharged veterans, male or female, in good health who have resided in Putnam County for more than a year, are eligible to apply for residency at the Senator Vincent Leibell Putnam County Veterans Residence. The Veterans home, which was opened in 1998, is an independent living facility and applicants must be ambulatory in order to qualify.
“At this time, there are five openings at the Veterans home,” said Putnam County Director of Veterans Service Agency Karl Rohde.
Located on Drew Lane off Drewville Road in Carmel, the residence can house up to 12 veterans. The comfortable house offers 12 single occupancy rooms as well as two shared living rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms. Food, electricity, and cable television are provided at no cost to the residents.
“This is a wonderful home for our veterans to enjoy,” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “It’s close to downtown Carmel and within easy access to Brewster. It also offers the best natural surroundings that make Putnam so unique.”
Putnam County veterans interested in applying for a room can obtain an application at the Office of the Putnam County Executive, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. For further information, call (845) 808-1001.