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News from our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Offers Safe and Secure Residency Opportunities for Independent Living Veterans!

If you are considering a move to a safe and secure senior community that caters to independent living veterans, then the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) may be just for you!

With over 98% of our residents now fully vaccinated, AFRH continues to take extraordinary precautions against Covid-19 to ensure their health and well-being.  Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve conducted over 26,000 COVID-19 tests and maintained strict infection control measures - such as wearing face coverings, social distancing and frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing. We closely follow Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.  Learn more about how we are doing at the AFRH Coronavirus Update Page 

With locations in Washington, D.C., and Gulfport, Miss., AFRH offers a vibrant and affordable independent-living lifestyle for retired veterans who spent the majority of their duty time as an enlisted member or warrant officer.  We also now welcome retired reservists and National Guard members to apply for residency!

Experience the same camaraderie you enjoyed during your time in uniform, and join your fellow retirees in a dynamic community that also offers exceptional care and extensive services!

Rooms are currently available at both locations with no waiting period, down payment or contract required!  The monthly rate for independent living is just 46.7% of the resident’s gross monthly income or $2,050.00, whichever is less.

All residents must be able to live independently upon moving to AFRH.  We also provide advanced levels of care to our current residents as they age in place.

Many veterans choose to live at AFRH for the superior medical, dental and vision care offered, with amenities that include private rooms with a shower, three delicious daily meals prepared by licensed nutritionists in our modern dining facility, a wellness program and deluxe fitness center, movie theater, bowling center, and numerous hobby shops, clubs, and social activities.

Services include recreational activities and resident day trips, a full-service library, barber shop, beauty salon, 24/7 security, computer center, mailboxes, ATM, campus PX/NEX and convenient transportation available to local hospitals and appointments. Residents also have access to additional services such as on-site physical and occupational therapy, in-room internet and cable TV, podiatry, and counseling.

In Washington, D.C., AFRH offers residents a scenic, wooded campus just minutes from downtown - home to museums, monuments, and a host of local entertainment, sports and other cultural options. In Gulfport, Miss. AFRH offers residents a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, with an outdoor swimming pool, walking path to the beach, reflecting pool, art studio and modern media room.

Veterans who are not retired may also be eligible to live at AFRH if they have a service-connected disability of 50% or greater, or if they served in a war theater (such as in Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan) and now have an injury, disease or disability.

Married couples are welcome to apply for residency at AFRH:

  • If both individuals meet all military and other eligibility requirements in their own right, or
  • If the eligible veteran is retired and married their current spouse prior to military retirement. 

Please call us for details regarding married couples’ fees – discounts are available!
Veterans convicted of a felony or who are not free of drug, alcohol, or psychiatric problems are ineligible to become a resident.

For further information or to request an application visit https://www.afrh.gov/apply or contact the Office of Public Affairs at admissions@afrh.gov or 1-800-422-9988.


Page updated June 16, 2021