Wounded Warrior Transitional Housing
Wounded Warrior Transitional Housing at Vinson Hall Retirement Community was established in 2011 to help some of the many thousands of young, wounded veterans who have returned home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq requiring a special kind of care and support in an environment that is well suited to their unique needs.
Located in an idyllic McLean, VA location, and home to nearly 200 military officers and government employees, Vinson Hall Retirement Community, supported by Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation, is uniquely situated to support wounded warriors’ physical, mental, and emotional healing.
After three years of planning and raising funds, Wounded Warrior Transitional Housing at Vinson Hall welcomed its first wounded warrior in the fall of 2013. Having received a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after being wounded in Afghanistan, Corporal Eduardo Panyagua moved into our one bedroom apartment with his service dog Max. Cpl Panyagua was in the midst of the medical board process, and his wife was attending graduate school at Yale University. During the time he lived at Vinson Hall, he developed many lasting relationships, and often participated in resident activities and outings. He happily called Vinson Hall his home. Corporal Panyagua retired from the United State Marine Corps in December 2013 and in January 2014 joined his wife in New Haven, Connecticut to attend college as a business major.
While all renovations are complete, NMCGRF continues to raise funds to support the monthly expenses associate with this program so we can continue serving wounded warriors like Cpl Panyagua. You can support the project by making a making a tax-deductible gift now or by participating in our upcoming events.
Resident Assistance Fund
In striving to meet the needs of all of our residents at all levels of care as they age in place, NMCGRF Residents’ Assistance Fund supports veterans and seniors who have outlived their resources. Doing so allows these residents to continue to maintain a quality of life that is dignified, secure, and filled with meaningful experiences and relationships.
Research and Technology
In keeping with our vision, NMCGRF supports Vinson Hall Retirement Community in developing community partnerships and innovative models for senior living, wellness and health preserving programs. We regularly partner with institutions of higher learning, hoping that the lessons learned will improve the lives of seniors at VHRC and everywhere. We strive to be innovative in all that we do and embrace new technology. Support of Research and Technology at NMCGRF ensures that we can continue to offer state-of-the-art programs and equipment to support and enrich the lives of seniors and veterans.