Givens News

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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The “Luv 2 Quilt” group shared both love and quilts with eight families, each receiving an individualized quilt in a moving presentation, held recently at the Givens Estates Chapel. Joanie McGee, an Estates resident and co-leader of the group, explained their efforts as “what quilters always do, offer comfort, warmth, and love – with a …

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This is National Skilled Nursing Care Week

The theme for this year’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week is “Cultivating Kindness,” inspired by the many acts of kindness that happen in skilled nursing care centers every day. Research has found that practicing compassion and kindness not only can improve health and well-being but can also strengthen human connections and bonds. Givens Communities team …

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Givens Highlights Caregivers During Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Its purpose is to raise awareness of mental health and how essential it is to overall health and wellbeing and there are resources available to address your mental health. Givens Communities is taking the opportunity this month to emphasize the importance of caregivers to take care …

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May is Older Americans Month, Recognizing Senior Opportunities

Givens Communities will embrace the month of May as Older Americans Month, an observance led by the Administration for Community Living, a federal agency that supports older adults through research, education, and innovation. “It is important to think about how we age and opportunities for fulfillment, health and happiness,” said Geoff Cantrell, public relations director …

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Givens Estates Resident and Community Leader Doubly Honored

Civic leader, business innovator, community benefactor and Givens Estates resident Oscar Wong was awarded both the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine and the Distinguished Citizen Award in a ceremony attended by more than 400 people at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, May 3. Wong is the founder of Highland Brewing and was …

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