For the fourth consecutive year, the D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing of Annandale Village has received the prestigious “five-star” ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 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.
There is no better way to start the morning than with a fresh cup of coffee in one of Annandale’s new coffee mugs featuring artwork made by our Villagers. Coffee mugs are $12.50 each and includes shipping and handling. 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of each coffee mug purchased will be used to provide vital services to men and women with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.
Congratulations to all of our Special Olympic Teams that participated in the Area 18 Basketball Tournament at Suwanee Sports Academy. The athletes put in a lot of practice time to build up their skills and compete at a tremendous level. Annandale’s three teams brought home First Place, Second Place and Fourth Place Medals.
Annandale Village’s Jackson House Medicaid Waiver Day Program was selected as “Best Day Program” as a result of a survey amongst Region 3 Support Coordinators and Medicaid! To be recognized as the “Best Program” among hundreds of Day Programs within Clayton, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale counties is an outstanding achievement.
Southern Ballet Theatre will be performing “A Very Grinchy Christmas” at Annandale Village on Friday evening, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. The performance is an annual holiday tradition at Annandale in which the talented performers dance to the delight of attendees in the Patricia M. Brown Center for Programs on the campus of Annandale Village. This is a free event and members of the community are invited to attend this grand production.
On Thursday, November 1, the polls will close, the votes will be tallied, and one candidate for HAMerica’s Vote will have the unique honor to pucker up and kiss a pig as the winner of Annandale’s inaugural Kiss-A-Pig Campaign. Officials at Kiss-A-Pig Headquarters (Annandale Village) say it is a tight race to the finish line to see who will come out on top of this special election. “A slim margin of 146 votes currently separates the top two candidates” said Keith Fenton, Annandale’s Chief Development Officer. “With two days remaining, each vote cast and every dollar donated will determine the winner. More importantly, each dollar generously contributed will support vital programs and services for men and women with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.” Click here to cast your vote and donate to your favorite candidate.
This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Annandale Village, and to mark a new chapter in the organization’s history, Annandale recently unveiled a new dynamic web identity that better reflects who we are and what we do. “The new website captures our vision & values, our heritage, and the comprehensive range of programs and services we provide for men and women with developmental disabilities, said Annandale’s Chief Development & Marketing Officer, Keith Fenton.
At the recent Allen Langford Memorial Bocce Ball/Softball Invitational in Douglasville, Georgia, Annandale Village’s Special Olympic athletes competed in three seperate divisions. After many grueling matches throughout the day, all three teams came out on top and received first place gold medals. The athletes that participated were Scott B., Sam V., Laurie P., Larry B., Charlie S., Patricia C., Phillip G., Betty T., Eddie M., Larry H., Kim B., and Robert B.. Throughout the coarse of the tournament, Annandale Village athletes exemplified excellent teamwork and sportsmanship. With the new bocce ball court recently built by volunteer employees of Primerica, the athletes are excited about advancing their skills and competing at upcoming competitions this Fall.
On September 28th and 29th, hundreds of family members traveled across the United States to gather on the campus of Annandale Village for Family Weekend 2012. 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 focus of the weekend activities, demonstrations, performances and exhibits.