Givens News

Leading Age Internship Returns to Givens for Third Year

Givens Communities is again participating in the LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Internship Program with Katherine “Kate” Atwell joining team members at Givens Estates. The LeadingAge program, now in its third year with Givens Communities, is a 10-week immersive internship with a diverse pool of undergraduate and graduate students gaining real world experience in aging services. Atwell …

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Event and Walk Raises Awareness of Elder Abuse and Neglect

A crowd of more than 100 gathered for the annual Elder Abuse Awareness Walk at Carrier Park in Asheville recently to share resources, build support and increase recognition of this important societal issue. To shed light on the various cultural, social, economic, and demographic factors that contribute to elder abuse, Asheville and Buncombe County have …

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First Culinary Apprenticeship by A-B Tech and Givens Estates Proves Successful

A new culinary apprenticeship offered by A-B Tech Community College and Givens Estates, the first of its kind in the region, has announced its first successful candidate completion. Caitlyn Wright, of Asheville, concluded the apprenticeship and has earned both a Culinary Studies Certificate and a Journey Worker Certificate. The apprenticeship was launched in August 2021 …

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from the pages of givens discovery: creating photo storybooks with residents

Givens Highland Farms Healthcare Center has collaborated with 2nomi to share its residents’ experiences. 2nomi is an organization that focuses on person-centered care by creating photobooks of life stories. The greatest way to express a person’s truth and to comprehend them is via their life story. These photobooks may be utilized to get a deeper …

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Devon Gray-Hernadez to the (Wildlife) Rescue

Last week, Givens Highland Farms environmental services team member Devon Gray had an extraordinary encounter on the Black Mountain campus. While going about his duties, Devon noticed an unusual large lump in the grass. Upon closer inspection, he discovered a great horned owl in need of assistance. Recognizing the importance of seeking professional wildlife care, …

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From the Pages of Givens Discovery: Opportunity Awaits at 60 Gerber Park

As someone who knows Givens, you are familiar with our beautiful communities across Western North Carolina, where residents enjoy vibrant living and outstanding quality of life. Givens long-standing mission to enrich the lives of seniors includes those of all income levels. Shifting demographics have the 65+ age population growing dramatically. While many in this age …

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WLOS Reports on Benchmark Survey

Givens Communities earned news coverage from the local ABC affiliate WLOS-TV recently for high performance in a benchmark national survey of residential long-term care and senior housing communities and diversity, inclusion and belonging achievements. “We are so grateful to have a generous and committed partner in Givens Communities,” said Amy Upham, executive director of Blue …

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Dr. Michael Dempsey, dean and director of Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville.

MLK Youth Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Givens Communities participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Scholarship Awards program on June 1, hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville. Scholarships totaling $50,000 were presented to 15 students to support their collegiate goals. Each candidate for a scholarship had to demonstrate how they emulate “the Dream” and teachings …

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FROM THE PAGES OF GIVENS DISCOVERY: Ricky Foor Contributes to Study of remote patient monitoring

In the wake of the pandemic, telehealth quickly became an integral part of care delivery by increasing access to care. This proved to be just as effective as in-person care for many diagnoses, especially with supportive legislation providing waivers and reimbursement changes. Ricky Foor, Givens Communities Vice President of Technology, recently collaborated on an article …

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Givens Communities Recognized in LBGTQ+ Long-Term Care Equality Index

Givens Communities is now accredited for its policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered residents, visitors and employees. The achievement comes from a benchmark national survey of residential long-term care and senior housing communities by SAGE USA, an advocacy group for seniors who are lesbian, gay, …

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