Annandale Village is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated solely to providing progressive life assistance to adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries so that they can maximize their abilities and maintain their independence in the least restrictive environment.

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  • "I Am The Happiest I Have Ever Been" “I Am The Happiest I Have Ever Been”
    April 8, 2014
    Villager Describes Positive Impact of Annandale Village In Presentation to Community Leaders On March 25th at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, Diane M., a resident of Annandale Village, was asked to present a message about her journey making the transition to life at Annandale Village.  Her inspiring message gave testament to the transformative impact that Annandale’s programs and services have had on her life, and that of her peers that call Annandale “home”.  If the attendees and community leaders serving as … Continue reading ...
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  • 15 Community Leaders Announce Candidacy for HAMerica's Vote 15 Community Leaders Announce Candidacy for HAMerica’s Vote
    March 31, 2014
    Community Leaders Vying to Kiss-A-Pig in Support of Programs & Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and Traumatic Brain Injuries On Tuesday, March 25 at the Historic Gwinnett Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Georgia, fifteen community leaders publicly announced their candidacy for election year 2014. No, they will not be running for Senate or for a seat on their local city councils. They are running for HAMerica’s Vote  and the opportunity to pucker up and kiss a pig in support of programs and services for men and … Continue reading ...
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  • 5-Star Rating Yields "Best Nursing Home" 5-Star Rating Yields “Best Nursing Home”
    February 26, 2014
    The D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing of Annandale Village has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual “Best Nursing Homes”, released today.   Of more than 16,000 nursing homes in the United States, the Center ranked highest among all nursing homes in the state of Georgia, and is ranked among the top one-percent of all nursing homes in the United States. More impressively, despite the large number of nursing … Continue reading ...
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  • Annandale Village Receives Transformative Gift Annandale Village Receives Transformative Gift
    January 23, 2014
    Keadle Family Donates $800,000 in Honor of Developmentally Disabled Brother Annandale Village announced today that Steve Keadle, a Thomaston, Georgia businessman, and his wife, Sandra, have donated $800,000 to launch the second phase of its Help for Today – Hope for Tomorrow capital campaign to expand services for people with developmental disabilities and those that have experienced a traumatic brain injury. The transformative gift, among Annandale’s largest ever received, will help to fund the construction of a new transitional care … Continue reading ...
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  • Flourishing Amid Economic Downturn Flourishing Amid Economic Downturn
    January 20, 2014
    In November of 2011 Annandale Village launched its very first Capital Campaign during the slow recovery period of the economic downturn, which the world still feels the impact daily. I received dozens of phone calls and emails expressing enthusiastic support, many with slightly pessimistic postscripts; this is going to be hard, people told me. Trying to raise $2.4 million in this financial climate might even be impossible, so they said. And yes, it has been a challenge. But the difficulties … Continue reading ...
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  • Annandale Village Wish List Annandale’s Holiday Wish List
    November 19, 2013
    Is your church, community group, or corporation looking for a way to “give back” and bring a smile to someone’s face this holiday season? Cannot afford to write a check or give a cash donation? Not a problem. Annandale Village has the perfect opportunity for you or your group during this giving season! Below is a list of in-kind donations that will help our efforts to improve the quality of life experience for the residents of Annandale. No gift is … Continue reading ...
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  • Villager Spotlight: Working Towards Independence Villager Spotlight: Working Towards Independence
    November 19, 2013
    If you enjoy doing a little window shopping on Saturdays at the Mall of Georgia, you just might bump into Jay N. Jay, who is one of our most independent residents, likes to immerse himself in the community as much as possible, and shopping and catching movies at the mall are a couple of his favorite hobbies. When Jay is not at the mall, attending program events or participating in house trips to local establishments, he is busy working at … Continue reading ...
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  • Expanding Annandale’s Special Olympics Program Expanding Annandale’s Special Olympics Program
    November 19, 2013
    Annandale Village recently implemented a more extensive Special Olympics program based on the principle that participating in athletics assists individuals in developing beyond the physical conditioning of general exercise. Special Olympics participation teaches the value of teamwork, the satisfaction of working toward a goal, performance under pressure, and responding to adversity. We believe that when taught properly and effectively, athletic participation develops leadership skills, work ethic, confidence and a healthy respect for the competitive spirit. These values, along with the … Continue reading ...
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  • Nancy Boster: Serving With A Compassionate Heart Nancy Boster: Serving With A Compassionate Heart
    November 19, 2013
    Compassion: a feeling of wanting to help someone or a sympathetic consciousness of an individual’s distress, together with a desire to alleviate it.  After 19 years of working in the health and human services field, Nancy Boster still shows a high level of compassion each and every day in her position as Case Manager. In this role, Nancy manages a caseload, on average, of 40 Villagers. Case management involves everything from advocating for the Villagers to helping them navigate dating … Continue reading ...
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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Free Chapel Volunteer Spotlight: Free Chapel
    November 19, 2013
    When Clara and Ron Harris were looking for an organization for their church group from Free Chapel to volunteer at on Sundays, they instantly knew Annandale was the place. “We just knew after speaking with staff and taking a tour that Annandale was the right fit for our small group to serve. We had hoped to find a place that would give us a more hands-on opportunity to serve individuals in need and Annandale welcomed that approach with open arms,” … Continue reading ...
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  • The Oberdorfer Family The Oberdorfer Family Makes Tribute Gift in Honor of Son
    November 19, 2013
    Dynamic speaking skills, charming personality, zest for learning, endless curiosity.  These are just a few of the traits that Michael “Mike” Oberdorfer portrays on a daily basis at Annandale Village and what has made him one of the most well-known and well-liked Villagers amongst his peers and staff for the nearly three years that he has called Annandale home. Prior to moving to Annandale, Mike worked for ten years at the World of Coke and lived a fairly independent life … Continue reading ...
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  • A Day in the Life at Amy Somers Center for Continued Care A Day in the Life at Amy Somers Center for Continued Care
    October 2, 2013
    It’s 7:00 a.m. and the first shift of the day has arrived at Amy Somers Center for Continued Care. The residents are awake and eager to be assisted with getting ready for another fun-filled day at Annandale. The morning news is on the flat-screen TV in the lobby, where many residents are enjoying their morning cup of coffee, while others are eating breakfast and socializing. Two hours have passed and now it’s time for many of the Villagers to head … Continue reading ...
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  • Villagers Learn Life Skills through Art Villagers Learn Life Skills through Art
    October 2, 2013
    When you walk into the art room in the Program Center, the sights, smells, and sounds captivate you. You may think, “Wow, there are some really talented artists at Annandale!” or you may wonder, “How can I buy one of these beautiful canvases or bird houses?” The art program led by Chanelle Boscarino, is not only a creative outlet for the Villagers at Annandale, but the program teaches life skills. Residents who participate in the program learn such skills as: … Continue reading ...
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  • Family Weekend Celebrates a Village of Superheroes  Family Weekend Celebrates a Village of Superheroes
    October 2, 2013
    On September 27th and 28th, hundreds of family members traveled across the United States to gather on the campus of Annandale Village for Family Weekend 2013.  The event gave Annandale Village an opportunity to showcase our programs and services, as well as provide opportunities for learning, fellowship and recognition for the many accomplishments achieved throughout the year. Our Villagers were the focus of the celebration and played an integral part in the weekend activities, demonstrations, performances and exhibits. Our ‘Community … Continue reading ...
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  • Board Spotlight: Charles Lotz Board Spotlight: Charles Lotz
    October 2, 2013
    If you have set foot on Annandale’s campus at some point, there is a good chance you have met Charles “Chuck” Lotz, Board Chair. For nearly 40 years Chuck has been on the Board of Directors. He has firsthand seen Annandale grow from eight Villagers to over 100 Villagers. In 1973 Chuck and his family moved to Atlanta for his business with the intent of only staying a few years, but that plan changed. Now 40 years later, Chuck is … Continue reading ...
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