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.
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.