Taking Care of Our Own.
In 1970, Air Force Village opened to provide excellent retirement living with access to continuing health care for retired Air Force officers and their spouses, giving priority to retired Air Force officer widows and widowers in need of financial assistance. In 2004 the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) organization to offer donors funding choices to support our core charitable mission and programs that enhance quality of life for all residents.
Blue Skies today maintains this tradition, working to fulfill the mission of assisting widowed spouses who faithfully served alongside their loved ones.
We are grateful to the Air Force Assistance Fund and Officers’ Spouses’ Clubs across the world for continuing to provide support for our core charitable mission.
AFV Charitable Fund. Support Blue Skies of Texas where the need is greatest. Your unrestricted gift allows us to identify special needs that will enhance life for our residents – including social, recreational, healthcare, and staff training.
Fellowship Fund. Widowed Air Force officers’ spouses, who, through no fault of their own find themselves in need of financial aid, can be assisted through the Fellowship Fund. This fund provides entrance fees, living expenses, transportation, health services and personal care services. Assistance is always provided in strict confidence to protect the dignity of these individuals.
Widows-in-Need Endowment. Ensures we will in perpetuity be able to provide assistance to a qualified Air Force widowed spouse.
Alzheimer’s Care & Research Center (Freedom House). This general fund supports social activities, facility enhancements, and staff training for our nationally-recognized dementia care facility and helps supply resources for our on-site childcare facility. Separate research funds support ongoing Alzheimer’s studies and a geriatric psychiatry fellowship in partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Health Care Services. Skilled nursing and short-term rehab are built on a person-centered model of care that focuses on relationships within a home-like environment. Donations to Health Care Services provide furnishings that make residents and their guests feel at home, along with medical equipment such as whirlpools, electric lifts and therapeutic devices – and such are the makings of excellence in health care.
Hospice Care. Serving residents at every level, including independent living, assisted living, skilled care and memory care, we’re dedicated to a holistic philosophy of addressing all physical, emotional and spiritual concerns while also providing attentive palliative care with an emphasis on comfort. Your gifts help us make a difference for our patients and their loved ones.
Create a legacy, reduce income tax, receive income, or make a large gift with little cost to yourself with planned giving. Consult your financial advisor about gifts such as:
- Wills or Bequests
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