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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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