The Somers family has helped Annandale purchase its first bus, and even a horse barn. But its latest gift, in the name of daughter and sister Amy, is its most substantial. At a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, March 2, Annandale celebrated The Amy Somers Center for Continued Care with residents, dignitaries and other officials. The one-story assisted living facility, which will support 16 residents in private and semi-private rooms, was funded through a $2.1 million capital campaign that began in November. “We wanted to do something substantial for Annandale Village because they’ve done so much for us, and for Amy,” said Lisa Jackson, the sister of the facility’s namesake. “We wanted to do something in honor of Amy.”
Annandale Village is one of the top 100 best places to work in metropolitan Atlanta, according to results of a survey published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). The list of Top Atlanta Workplaces recognizes the best employers in Atlanta, the ones that make it a priority to create better workplaces for their employees. Award winners are based on an AJC anonymous survey completed by employees of metro-area organizations earlier this year to measure their experiences and find out what they really think about their organizations. “Annandale Village employees are very excited about this recognition,” saysAnnandale’s Human Resources Manager, Shirley Nicely.
The Pinnacle Small Business Awards presented by Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) are among the Gwinnett Chamber’s most prestigious awards. The Pinnacle Awards represent the driving force behind the community’s best small businesses and non-profit organizations. At the May 6th event, Annandale Village was honored to receive the Pinnacle Award for top nonprofit organization in Gwinnett County. The non-profits honored at the luncheon were selected based on board of directors strength; staying power; growth in employees/volunteers and budget; innovation of service; response to adversity, and overall contribution to the community.