The serving area will provide nutritious meals once residents have moved into the spacious living quarters at the nursing home for veterans.
into nursing homes at this time,” said Steve Murray, spokesman
for the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
The department has, however, hired a maintenance supervisor
who is in training right now.
“We are still advertising for and interviewing people for
key positions,” he said. ”Finding them has been our greatest
The nursing home, which is split into two wings flanking a
main building that includes a central lobby and administration
areas are almost ready for use. The main building, known as
the Heroes Center, will include space for physical therapy, a
beauty salon and barbershop, a cafe, chapel, and the home’s
kitchen and dining area.
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area, is 95% complete, so rooms, offices and specialty
Veterans can also enjoy the St. Lucie Room — a multipurpose
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room containing art and artifacts relevant to the
Veterans within a 75-mile radius can apply, and veterans in
other state nursing homes with family on the Treasure Coast
can ask to be moved to the Copas home in Port St. Lucie.
Although applications were set to begin in the spring, that,
too, has been delayed with no new date set yet.
The home is named for Sgt. Ardie Ray Copas, a Fort Pierce
native who was killed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War
while saving the lives of four soldiers. He was just 19 years
old. He was posthumously given the Medal of Honor in 2014
by President Obama. It was accepted by his daughter, Shyrell