Annandale Village is fortunate to be located in suburban Atlanta, where communities are close-knit, safe and caring. Annandale is part of this community fabric that offers each resident an opportunity to be a part of community life and not just be in the community. Residents enjoy their local community daily through shopping, banking, dinner and movie outings, sports and recreation opportunities. Many residents volunteer in their community and are active members of local churches and synagogues.
The Recreational Activities Program provides each Villager the opportunity to participate in community integrated activities based on their individual skills, interests, physical abilities, level of socialization and therapeutic benefits. Our goal is to promote quality of life experiences and self-determination in such areas as social skills developmental, cultural enrichment and utilization of community resources.
A Community Life Calendar is published and posted monthly, listing all on- and off-campus activities. Below is a sample of some of the opportunities available for Villagers each month. These opportunities continue to grow, providing Villagers with the greatest opportunities available.
VILLAGER CLUBS AND COUNCIL
Villagers elect a 6-member council annually. The council consists of a President, Vice-President, Sergeant at Arms, Secretary, Chaplain, and Human Rights Committee Representative. Council members serve as the voice for Villagers, communicating their interests and concerns. Council members meet weekly with senior managers, and hold monthly Village meetings every first Thursday.
Villager Human Rights Committee
The Humane Rights Committee reviews potential human rights issues. Monitors human rights assurance aspects of the organization, and train and advocates for human rights.
Kiwanis Aktion Club
Is the first Georgia-chartered Kiwanis Action Club chapter for adults with developmental disabilities. Members meet once a month with representatives from their originating parent club Duluth Kiwanis. Members coordinate with the Department of Family and Children Services to provide items, such as Easter baskets and school supplies for children in their program, and hold periodic can drives for local co-ops and other volunteer projects.
Annandale Village Spinners Bike Club
Provides the opportunity to cycle on and off-campus on stationary, three-wheel adaptive and two-wheel road bikes.
The Red Hats Society
A global society of women that supports and encourages women in their pursuit of fun, freedom, fulfillment, and fitness. Through the Red Hats Society, Village women (50+) take part in social activities throughout the local area.
Weekly discussions on various topics and social outings for the amazing men of Annandale Village.
Monthly outings with Sundance Therapy clients to enhance community reintegration skills.
Driving Magic is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic and recreational equine – assisted activities for adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Driving Magic focuses on therapeutic carriage driving and horsemanship programs for both ambulatory participants and those needing wheelchair accessibility. Equin-assisted activities are proven to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development, eye-hand coordination, positive effects on centrifugal force, as well as, improved development of cognitive skills.
Pat-a-Pet is a pet facilitated activity and therapy program designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to benefit from contact with friendly and loving animals. Pat-a-Pet provides trained and certified animals to engage with Annandale’s residents. Research has shown that interaction with animals can significantly improve human’s physical and emotional health. Put as simply as possible, pets make people feel good and they help healing happen.
Annual events such as the New Year’s Eve Party, Valentine’s Day Party, Fourth of July Celebration, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, are just some of the ways we have fun here at Annandale Village.
Annandale Village offers non-denominational services on Sundays at our on campus chapel. Villagers have the opportunity to attend religious services off campus, with transportation provided by Annandale Village.
Provides haircuts and styling on-campus.
Residents have the opportunity to take trips off-campus to sporting events, cultural events, local fairs, concerts, tours, shopping, and other venues and events in the local metro Atlanta area.