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Givens Gerber Park

Givens Supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk

Givens Communities is again a sponsor and participant for the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk, to be held this Thursday (June 13) from 2-4 p.m. at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road in Asheville. This multigenerational event is free to the public and will include info about elder abuse, impacts on the community, and how …

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Partners at Gerber Park: Introducing our Mental Health Practitioners

Please give a warm Givens Gerber Park welcome to the latest addition of our clinic providers, Dr. Katherine Hyde-Hensley, PsyD. Dr. Hyde-Hensley is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and has an extensive background in evidence-based practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, women’s health, hospice, and bereavement. Dr. Hyde-Hensley will offer individual and family counseling twice a …

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Cheryl Wallen, Director of LifeMinistries earns LeadingAge Excellence in Community Service Award

Cheryl Wallen earned North Carolina’s LeadingAge Excellence in Community Service Award. This award honors those in direct service, either as employees or volunteers, who demonstrate extraordinary talent, expertise, and dedication in provision of exceptional service to residents. She accepted the award at the LeadingAge Conference in Asheville, NC on May 9th at the Grove Park …

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Celebrating our Nurses

Today is National Nurses Day which offers us a special opportunity to recognize Givens Gerber Park’s very own Cheryl Wallens and Lisa Rogers. Cheryl Wallen is the Director of LifeMinistries and has been a Registered Nurse for over three decades. As Director of Givens LifeMinistries, she works as a member of Givens Housing with Supportive …

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, so let’s talk about food! Food is essential to everyone. We love to share recipes with one another, and many of our favorite memories revolve around a kitchen table and a shared meal. Givens Gerber Park believes that food is one of the best ways we can build community- that …

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LifeMinistries Director Honored by Women of Distinction Program

Cheryl Wallen, director of Givens Life Ministries outreach, was named a winner in the Veteran VIP class of the 2024 McKnight’s Women of Distinction program, as announced today, Feb. 14. Cheryl Wallen The fourth annual class of Veteran VIPs includes top professionals in skilled nursing, senior living, and home care. The awards program is a joint effort …

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Spread the Love Week at Givens Gerber Park

Valentine’s Day can feel like a nuisance to some and celebratory to others. Whether you buy a dozen roses for a loved one, or gawk as the prices for roses skyrocket during the holiday, the day gives us a nice excuse to celebrate love in all forms and give attention to our relationships that provide …

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Nurse News: Heart Health Awareness Month

February is American Heart Month. Prioritizing your heart health is important, especially as heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Bringing awareness to heart health helps us recognize signs and symptoms of heart attacks, cardiac arrest, and other serious conditions that affect the heart. Our Community Nurse shared 10 interesting facts about …

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Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist

If you mark the change of seasons by the temperature outside, then it’s safe to say it’s “officially” winter in Asheville. High wind chill and a significant drop in temperature this week give us the excuse, permission, and/ or invitation to stay in, and stay safe. Our residents at Gerber Park have lived long lives …

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But What Is a New Year’s Resolution Really All About?

It’s that time of the year…again. The ever occurring and overly anticipated new year’s resolution. Whether you think it’s dubious or necessary, it’s hard to avoid the question from friends and family about what your new year’s resolution will be. I think the best thing we can do is reframe what we think of the …

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