The Golden West community celebrates and thanks all of our residents who served in the U.S. military.
We currently have more than 20 veteran residents who contribute to our Golden West community every day by sharing their historic life experiences and hard-earned wisdom, whether it’s with our staff, other residents, fellow veterans or members of the local community. We are grateful for their stories, which teach us history; their attitudes, which teach us respect, and their sacrifices, which teach us the value of service.
Of the former and current service members who live in Boulder County, most of them served in the Vietnam Era, according to American Community Survey statistics. To our great fortune, our county is home to numerous resources for veterans, including the Boulder County Veterans Services Office, which submits claims for benefits to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans and their dependents.
Whether they fought in World War II, Korea or Vietnam, served domestically or in the reserves, or were members of the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, our Golden West community remains deeply grateful to our U.S. veterans. This November, we encourage you to take the time to honor veterans in Boulder County and beyond by:
Donating to a veterans’ organization
Many of the nonprofits which serve U.S. military veterans and/or current service members accept public donations. This list of organizations compiled by the U.S. Defense Department features hundreds of groups that need your support.
Volunteering on behalf of veterans
The American Legion, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Home Depot Foundation and your local VA hospital always need volunteers for their outreach programs. You can also contact your local VA office to find out how to help local veterans directly or take a day to volunteer at a local soup kitchen that serves homeless veterans.
Connecting with a veteran
Ask your loved one about their service and listen to their stories. You can also send a veteran you know a letter or email that recognizes their service, or send a note to the closest military base or office, like the U.S. Army recruiting office in Boulder or the Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora.
At Golden West, our staff strive to honor the service of our veterans every day. If you or someone you know is a U.S. military veteran in search of affordable senior living in Boulder, call (303) 444-3967 to learn more, or visit gwboulder.org to schedule a tour of our open studio apartments. Happy Veterans Day from Golden West!