Breaking Ground on the Future of the Veterans’ Home in Holyoke

Breaking Ground on the Future of the Veterans’ Home in Holyoke

On Monday, August 14, 2023, the Commodore Builders | Walsh Brothers joint venture celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Veterans’ Home in Holyoke, the first step in reimagining the home that will meet the current and evolving needs of area veterans. The new, state-of-the-art facility will provide long-term care services to these veterans with the honor, dignity, and respect that their military service deserves.

For more than seven decades, the Veterans’ Home in Holyoke has been a beacon for Veterans in western Massachusetts. The eight-story building’s program will include upgraded clinical spaces for dental care, social services, and a 30-bed dedicated memory care floor, as well as a brand-new 40-person Adult Day Health Program (ADHC). The ADHC will serve Veterans living in the community with social activities, companionship, and recreation, as well as providing support for daily activities.

The Commodore | Walsh joint venture will work with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) to transform the existing building into a 350,000-gsf healthcare facility featuring 234 long-term care beds and a sensory-rich environment.

Construction will be phased to minimize disruption to the veterans, staff, and surrounding community. Substantial completion of the new building is anticipated by late 2026, with site restoration and final completion anticipated by summer 2028.

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