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.
At a ribbon cutting cermeony on Friday, September 28, Annandale Village celebrated the completion of 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. Attendees of the ceremony were provided a personal tour of the new facility, including those that will call the Amy Somers Center for Continued Care “home”. The ribbon cutting ceremony kicked off a full slate of activities for families and residents for Annandale’s annual Family Weekend celebration.
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association recently designated Annandale’s Chief Nursing Officer, Annmarie Clark, as a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN). The CDDN is the only certification program for registered nurses specializing in the field of developmental disabilities. With this certification, Annmarie becomes the only Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse in the state of Georgia. Founded in 1992, the DDNA is committed to advocacy, education, and care for nurses who provide services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sixteen community leaders are vying for the opportunity to pucker up and kiss a pig in support of programs and services for men and women with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Vote for your favorite candidate by making a tax-deductible donation to Annandale Village. Each dollar donated equals one vote. The candidate with the most votes received by “InHOGuration Day”, November 1, 2012 will be named the winner of Annandale’s 2012 Kiss-A-Pig Campaign. To learn more or to vote for your favorite candidate, CLICK THE PIG.