MVH Machias

Near the easternmost point of the U.S. proudly stands Maine Veterans’ Home in Machias. Built on the campus of Down East Community Hospital and surrounded by blueberry fields and nature trails, our home provides an active atmosphere for assisted living, memory care and respite care for veterans.

Recent Posts

Herb Hallowell: Army Veteran, Yodeler and Dancer

Author: MVH Machias
Posted: March 09, 2020
Category: Maine Veterans of the Month

Like many Mainers in the early to mid-1900s, Ira “Herb” Hallowell grew up working on the family farm. Alton and Rachel Hallowell, along with Ira and his three...

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Vietnam Veteran Finds Joy in Volunteering at MVH

Author: MVH Machias
Posted: February 25, 2020
Category: Maine Veterans' Homes News

When Dallas Ward moved Downeast nearly five years ago, he was surprised to find a place that cared exclusively for Veterans and their families – Maine Veterans’ Homes...

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Navy Veteran Recognizes Importance of Service

Author: MVH Machias
Posted: February 20, 2020
Category: Maine Veterans of the Month

On Nov. 24, 1924, Poughkeepsie, New York residents Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Converse were blessed with the youngest of eight children, Muriel.

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Veteran: From Cattle Farmer to Coast Guard

Author: MVH Machias
Posted: January 04, 2020
Category: Maine Veterans of the Month

Eldridge “Prid” Dowling was born on May 19, 1920, in the small town East Machias, the second oldest of four brothers and two sisters, of George and Iva Dowling. It...

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