Givens News

Reaping Benefits From a Senior Living Community Garden

Gardening is considered among the best activities for seniors, with physical, mental and social benefits. Research shows gardening lowers blood pressure, provides low impact exercise, improves dexterity and motor skills, and relieves stress. A good example of all those benefits can be found at Givens Highland Farms in Black Mountain. The gardening group at this …

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Variety of Skills, Talents and Roles Make Up Careers in Senior Living

Givens Communities is a regional workplace of choice, committed to fostering an inclusive and meaningful environment for team members. A nonprofit senior living organization of four distinct campuses across Western North Carolina, with Givens Estates in Asheville, Givens Highland Farms in Black Mountain, Givens Great Laurel in Waynesville and Givens Gerber Park in south Asheville, …

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Givens Communities Warns of Summer Scams That Target Seniors

Fraud targeting older adults remains a big problem, according to the latest report from the North Carolina Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Americans lost some $3.2 billion as victims of fraudulent activity last year. Givens Communities recognizes the ongoing threat, especially to seniors and particularly with online scams, and provides advice to avoid financial loss or identity …

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Givens Career Growth Program Off to a Successful Start

This week, Givens Career Growth Program, a comprehensive performance strategy developed to support professional development of team members at Givens Communities, celebrated its inaugural success. “In the senior living field in the past, the avenues for professional growth and development have – far too often – been limited,” said Kevin Schwab, CEO of Givens Communities. …

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Nurse Aide Trainees Walk for Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention

The Givens Communities Nurse Aide Training Program is currently underway with its fourth cohort of students. Created in late 2022, this “earn while you learn” program brings new team members onboard for a 10-week training program. Students spend part time in class learning the North Carolina State Nurse Aide curriculum, and part time working in …

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Sponsorship by Givens Communities Boosts Local Juneteenth Celebration

This week, Givens Communities is a platinum level sponsor of 2024 Juneteenth Celebration events and activities presented by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County. Juneteenth recognizes when, on June 19, 1865, and two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news the …

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Givens Communities Sponsors World Elder Abuse Awareness Walk

Givens Communities is again a sponsor and participant for the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk, to be held this Thursday (June 13) from 2-4 p.m. at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road in Asheville. This multigenerational event is free to the public and will include info about elder abuse, impacts on the community, and how …

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June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month and Givens Communities stands with those who strive for civil rights, equitable treatment and inclusion. Givens mission is “Creating Community, Empowering Lives” and accomplished through the collective strength of Givens Estates in Asheville, Givens Highland Farms in Black Mountain,  Givens Gerber Park in south Asheville, Givens Great Laurels in Waynesville, and aging …

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Givens Communities Designated as Recovery Friendly Workplace

Givens Communities is now designated as a Recovery Friendly Workplace in North Carolina, indicating the nonprofit senior living organization’s support of health, wellness and team member safety at work and home. The Recovery Friendly Workplace Program helps companies and organizations create a culture that breaks down the stigma often associated with the disease of addiction, …

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