Givens News

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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From the Pages of Givens Discovery: A Message from Kevin Schwab

Dear Friends, Last month officially marked the beginning of spring, even though it did not want to show up at times. Yet, with patience and determination, it pushed through winter’s last grasp, and I can sense the upcoming changes. I eagerly anticipate greener fields, warmer air, and revitalized vigor. We held a leadership retreat in …

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Annette Coleman Presented Rosa Parks Award

Annette Coleman, an engaged and valuable member of the Board of Givens Communities for many years, was honored at the third annual Rosa Parks Awards Celebration, presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County and hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. A community leader and a …

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‘Transformations: A Celebration of Resiliency and Generosity’ Highlights Givens’ Philanthropy

On behalf of the Givens Communities Board of Directors and Senior Leadership, the Givens Philanthropy Department is delighted to celebrate significant accomplishments at each community in our Givens philanthropy report for 2020-2022. “Transformations: A Celebration of Resiliency and Generosity” reminds us that achievements during 2020 to 2022 were made possible by a unified commitment to …

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