Annandale Village is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated solely to providing progressive life assistance to adults with intellectual 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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  • Leadership Gwinnett Well Represented In Upcoming Election Leadership Gwinnett Well Represented In Upcoming Election
    June 26, 2015
    It’s official! Thirteen candidates, including the program coordinator and four graduates of Leadership Gwinnett 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 women with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other forms of developmental disabilities. Continue reading ...
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  • Kiss-A-Pig Campaign 12 Community Leaders Qualify and Announce Candidacy for HAMerica’s Vote
    June 8, 2015
    Candidates Vying to Kiss-A-Pig in Support of Programs & Services for People with Developmental Disabilities It’s official!  Twelve community leaders have qualified and publicly announced their candidacy for election year 2015. No, they are not running for Senate or for a seat on their local city councils. The twelve candidates 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 women with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, … Continue reading ...
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  • Community Foundation (CFNEG) Awards Grant to Annandale Village Community Foundation (CFNEG) Awards Grant to Annandale Village
    June 3, 2015
    On Tuesday, June 2 at the 1818 Club in Duluth, Georgia, The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia (CFNEG) presented Annandale Village a grant in the amount of $5,000 to support the expansion of facilities to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities and those that have experienced a traumatic brain injury.   In total, $160,217 was awarded to thirty-three non-profit organizations in our community as part of the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary celebration. These awards are part of the Foundation’s annual … Continue reading ...
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  • Mary Poppins Delivers a “Spoonful of Sugar” at Annandale Village Mary Poppins Delivers a “Spoonful of Sugar” at Annandale Village
    June 3, 2015
    Annandale Village had a “practically perfect” visit this week from the cast of Mary Poppins! Residents enjoyed such favorite songs as “Spoonful of Sugar”, “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, and everyone’s favorite “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. For the finale, everyone was invited to sing along with “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”. The nationally-recognized nonprofit organization serves 172 individuals with intellectual disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, as well as those with traumatic brain injuries. Annandale Village often has volunteers come to perform … Continue reading ...
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  • DSH Residents Enjoy "Frozen" Party With Elsa and Olaf DSH Residents Enjoy “Frozen” Party With Elsa and Olaf
    March 30, 2015
    Every year Pruitt Health has a service project competition within their organization. This year, Pruitt Health Hospice Atlanta, chose D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing (DSH) as the beneficiary of their service project. This year’s goal was to enhance the dining experience of residents. So, on Friday, March 20, 2015, Pruitt Health Hospice hosted The Frozen Festival. Along with Princess Elsa and Olaf, the residents of D. Scott Hudgens had the experience of dining on new table cloths and … Continue reading ...
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  • Wii Bowling League Fostering Team Spirit Wii Bowling League Fostering Team Spirit
    March 30, 2015
    Dottie B. grips the Wii controller at her side, coolly eyeing the bowling lane on the television screen in front of her. “Come on, now,” she says as she waves the remote in a forward arc. Her virtual avatar swings and releases its ball in tandem, and a camera follows it to the end of the lane where it demolishes all 10 pins. “Nice strike!” the game’s robotic announcer chirps. Dottie turns around, cracks a smile and walks back to … Continue reading ...
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  • Construction Begins On New Transitional Care Facility Construction Begins On New Transitional Care Facility
    March 29, 2015
    Construction officially began February 1, 2015 on Annandale’s newest campus facility, The Keith Keadle Center for Continued Care. The new two-story, 18,000 square foot facility is designed to meet the unique health and supportive needs of adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries experiencing a decrease in independent living skills due to aging and/or characteristics of their disability. Named in honor of Keith Keadle, a 3-year resident of Annandale Village, the Center will feature an 18-bed residential environment that … Continue reading ...
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  • New Skills Assessment Lab Opens Doors To Independence New Skills Assessment Lab Opens Doors To Independence
    March 29, 2015
    An apartment on the grounds of Annandale Village has been transformed into the Assessment of Functional Living Skills™ Lab, an exciting new facility that allows staff and consultants to see firsthand how they can best support the Villagers’ independence. Not a laboratory in the scientific sense, this is a natural environment where Villagers can demonstrate their ability to handle hundreds of daily skills, ranging from preparing meals and doing laundry to telling time and socializing with peers to play computer … Continue reading ...
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  • My Amazing Swimmer! My Amazing Swimmer!
    March 24, 2015
    My daughter, Kara, is 34 and has lived at Annandale Village since August, 2013. She has Rett Syndrome, a rare, neurodevelopmental disorder that affects girls. She is non verbal, has no self help skills, and gradually lost her ability to walk during her teen years. She now spends her days sitting, either in her wheel chair or her recliner at the D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing. But she never lost her love of water! In July, 2014, Kara … Continue reading ...
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  • Annandale Village Eyes $3 Million Mark With Annual Signature Event Annandale Village Eyes $3 Million Mark With Annual Signature Event
    March 24, 2015
    Duluth Festival Center Set to Host 23rd Annual Annandale’s Jazzy Thing On Saturday, April 25th, at the Festival Center in Duluth, Georgia more than a thousand individuals and community business leaders will gather in the spirit of caring and giving to turn hope into reality for individuals with intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Organizers of Annandale Village’s annual signature event, Annandale’s Jazzy Thing, say the event is primed to reach a significant milestone in its 23-year rich history. “For … Continue reading ...
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  • Annandale's Skilled Nursing Center Receives 5-Star Rating Annandale’s Skilled Nursing Center Receives 5-Star Rating
    February 23, 2015
    Nearly a third of the nation’s nursing homes are getting lower scores on the government’s five-star quality scale, a reflection of tougher standards for ratings used by nearly 1.5 million consumers to assess care at more than 15,000 facilities. Yet, Annandale Village’s D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing was once again awarded the highly coveted 5-Star Rating.  As a result, U.S. News & World Report recently named the Center as the highest rated nursing home in the state of … Continue reading ...
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  • Annandale Village Establishes $1,000,000 Agency Endowment Fund Annandale Village Establishes $1,000,000 Agency Endowment Fund
    December 17, 2014
    Agency Fund Created in Partnership with the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia to Provide Perpetual Support for Individuals with Development Disabilities On Tuesday, December 9th at the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia’s Board of Directors meeting, the holiday giving spirit was abundant as Annandale Village’s Chairman of the Board, Charles Lotz, announced that the nonprofit organization will be partnering with the foundation by establishing a $1 Million agency endowment fund. Thefund, created to provide perpetual support for individuals with intellectual … Continue reading ...
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  • Annandale Village Honored by Wells Fargo through ‘Days of Giving’ Annandale Village Honored by Wells Fargo through ‘Days of Giving’
    October 27, 2014
    Annandale Village was honored by Wells Fargo with a $1,000 grant at the Days of Giving celebration in East Atlanta on Oct. 21. Annandale Village was among 44 groups chosen by the bank’s team members for the recognition in East Atlanta. The donation helped push total giving to more than $1.5 million across Georgia since the program’s beginning six years ago. “We can do so much with this and we appreciate Wells Fargo’s gift,” said Keith Fenton, Annandale’s Chief Development … Continue reading ...
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  • Suwanee Girl Gives Truckload of Donations to Annandale Village Suwanee Girl Gives Truckload of Donations to Annandale Village
    October 25, 2014
    Article Courtesy of Gwinnett Daily Post When 11-year-old Lindsay Kahren found out about her donation project for school, she immediately wanted to help Annandale Village. But she took her class project to a whole new level on Friday, when she donated a whole truckload of goods to the nonprofit. Kahren is a fifth grader at Level Creek Elementary in Suwanee and a student in the focus program, where she was assigned the community service project. “Every year the fifth graders … Continue reading ...
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  • Belk Charity Day benefiting Annandale Village Belk Charity Day benefiting Annandale Village
    October 16, 2014
    ATTENTION SHOPPERS: Annandale Village is participating in the Belk Charity Sale on Saturday, November 8 from 6–10am! Can’t make it? Items can be reserved in-store at all Belk locations beginning Sunday, October 26! Tickets are $5 and can be redeemed for $5 off your first purchase. Discounts up to 70% will be offered on tons of items including apparel, accessories, home items & rarely discounted brands! Buy your ticket now by calling 678-765-4830 or emailing michelle.hackett@annandale.org 1 ticket per person, … Continue reading ...
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