Arizona State Veteran Home-Yuma Welcomes Decorated Vietnam Veteran As Home’s First Resident

81-year-old retired Major Lloyd Richard Summers
October 19, 2022

Yuma – The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) is happy to announce that Arizona State Veteran Home-Yuma officially opened their doors to Veteran residents on Wednesday, October 5th.

The home’s first resident, 81-year-old retired Major Lloyd Richard Summers was welcomed into the home by staff and representatives from Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Originally from Idaho, he spent more than 18 years serving our country in the Army.

“We began the journey to build the State Veteran Home in Yuma 5 years ago,” said ADVS Director Wanda Wright. “My vision of the facility is to have the best care for our Veterans in Yuma and to be an asset for the community. I believe my vision has come true.”

Reaching this milestone for the home has not been easy, given supply chain issues and other unforeseen delays.

“I am delighted to see the Yuma home open after so much effort has been made, through COVID and supply chain issues caused some delays,” explains ADVS Deputy Director of all Arizona State Veteran Homes, Kim Trotta. “It will be wonderful to see the first resident go through the doors of the home and know we will have the best care for him and every Veteran that lives at Arizona State Veteran Home-Yuma.

Arizona State Veteran Home-Yuma is actively accepting applications for residency. Apply today by visiting or calling our admissions line at 602-234-5678.