STOW — Haven Homes welcomed on Tuesday representatives of Serenity Hospice who honored residents Monica Caine and Robert E. Johnson for serving their country in the Army and Navy, respectively.

Denise Czech-Dydo, community liaison for Serenity Hospice, led a program to honor these veterans and to say, "Thank you." Each veteran received a commemorative pin and a certificate of appreciation.

Caine is a retired nurse from St. Mary's, Pa., who moved to the Cleveland area when the U.S. Army assigned her to Cleveland Clinic in 1945. Johnson is originally from Rock Creek where, at one time, he was the village's the mayor. Both Caine and Johnson have family living in Kent.

Haven Homes, a 16-bed privately owned assisted living center located at 3605 Marsh Road, has been home for both veterans for several years. Recently, Serenity Hospice partnered with Haven Homes to offer hospice services to its residents.

Serenity Hospice is a full-service hospice agency providing specialty nursing services, spiritual care services, social worker services and volunteer services to residents of Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina, Wayne, Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas counties.