The door at the Putnam County veterans’ home is open, to those eligible – men and women who served in the military and now need a place to live. Currently, the independent-living facility has five vacancies, according to an announcement from Karl Rohde, director of the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency, and County Executive MaryEllen Odell, last Wednesday (Dec. 18).

Located in Carmel, the home provides 12 single-occupancy rooms and two shared living rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms. Residents receive food, electricity, and cable television at no cost.

To qualify for residency, veterans must have received honorable discharges, have lived in the county for more than a year, and be ambulatory and in good health.

Interested veterans can get an application from Odell’s office at 40 Gleneida Ave., Carmel. Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Potential applicants may want to check in advance for any holiday office closings. The phone number is 845-808-1001.

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