“Our Veteran Resident Council has organized a R.E.D. Shirt Friday to allow residents to support veterans and soldiers from around the world," said recreation director Vie Van Noy. "Supported by President Stan Snow, all of our residents now have R.E.D. Shirts to wear alongside our staff. This collaborative effort is just one of the many reasons the Southern Utah Veterans Home team is so passionate about what we do to help and provide a better quality of life for all veterans.”
The R.E.D. Shirt movement is recognized and celebrated across the nation. R.E.D. The program was created in 2006 to show support and appreciation for those that serve our country in the armed forces. In just nine years, the movement has grown to include support from hundreds of organizations, and tens of thousands of individuals.
Remembering Everyone Deployed by wearing R.E.D. every Friday, is a unifying experience for our communities that let’s our servicemen and women know their sacrifices will not go unnoticed, and that we stand together in our support of their efforts and unwavering dedication to our country.
“Our goal is to support our veterans, not just locally, but on a global scale,” said administrator Jerry Olson. “This Friday we are looking forward to standing together in a show of solidarity, in support of and appreciation for all that our military is doing today, and the dedication that so many veterans have given throughout history.”
“This Friday we would like to invite our community to join us for R.E.D. Shirt Friday. Our staff and residents will all be in red, and really want to make a statement of appreciation by including R.E.D. Shirt Friday community supporters to join us for our official R.E.D. Shirt Friday photo this week,” said Van Noy.
The Southern Utah Veterans Home puts people first and was founded on the principles that recognize the worth of every individual. SUVH's success depends upon the ability to create and maintain a nurturingenvironment where individuality is promoted and dignity is preserved.
SUVH provides patients the most affordable, high-quality services for all recognized Utah veterans, spouses and surviving spouses who require short term rehab or long term nursing home care as defined by the VA or Medicare and as certified by a physician.
Admissions are overseen by a team process available seven days a week that includes the administrator, director of nursing, medical director, admission’s coordinator and other staff members needed to support a successful transition into the Southern Utah Veterans Home.