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‘Earn While You Learn’ Nurse Aide Program Offered

Givens Communities is now offering a 10-week Nurse Aide training program, with the motto “Earn While You Learn.” This unique program is designed to support staffing for Givens Communities and create a direct pathway from training to career for team members. In a dual-role position, trainees will take the N.C. Nurse Aide I curriculum with all tuition, …

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WLOS reports on historic mill in Marion purchased by Givens

(WLOS) — A nonprofit organization has purchased a historic mill in McDowell County with the intention of turning it into affordable housing. A press release from Givens Communities says the Asheville non-profit purchased the Clinchfield Mill, located at 56 Branch Street in Marion, North Carolina on Dec. 21, 2022 after receiving a $3 million grant …

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Sallie and Naomi Kale: First Residents Continue to Inspire the Givens Mission

Givens’ first residents, Naomi and Sallie Kale, were twins who moved to Givens in May, 1979.  The Kale sisters had worked in the mills of Gastonia, NC, all their lives. They dutifully cared for their parents and grandparents and worked through vacations to earn enough to tithe to their church.  Despite years of hard work, …

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Karen Bauer: Leaving a Legacy

“My nursing career has spanned 4 fulfilling decades but now being the Givens LifeMinistries community nurse for our affordable communities is the capstone. The residents have allowed me to become a part of their “family”. I am honored to have their trust and to be able to help them through various rough patches in their …

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Spiritual Ministries: A Catalyst for Personal Growth

An interview with Barbara Turner, Givens Estates resident since June 2018 Barbara Turner, a Givens Estates resident since June 2018, enjoys an active life with fascinating stories, perspectives, and an impressive resume, including teaching high school and working as a neuroscientist and medical educator. She is also a trained chaplain in the Jewish faith. Her …

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