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Givens Gerber Park

Teresa Stephens, VP of Givens Affordable Communities, receives Outstanding Woman in Nonprofit Leadership Award

It is an honor to announce that Teresa Stephens, VP of Givens Affordable Communities, has won Asheville’s Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Woman in Nonprofit Leadership Award for 2022. Teresa was among many nominees- consisting of successful and innovative businesswomen and leaders in Asheville. The award was presented November 3rd at the WomanUP Celebration. Teresa exemplifies …

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Givens Communities Sponsor Blue Ridge Pride Festival

Givens Communities is a proud sponsor of the Blue Ridge Pride Festival. This past year, we were able to come together in support of the LGBT+ community and its allies by participating in the parade and having a booth throughout the festival event. Staff, residents, and friends of both came together to represent Givens Communities. …

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What is your plan? Pt. 2

Earlier this month, Jill made the case for the importance of having a housing plan. In this article, she’ll guide you through the first decision for the plan. She’ll suggest some questions you should answer to identify and plan for any gaps between your current situation and future potential needs. You have a lot of …

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What is your plan? Pt. 1

The Plan You Shouldn’t Live Without One thing that can make aging difficult is refusing to accept it. This isn’t suggesting that people sit on the porch in a rocking chair and wait for the end to come. It means acknowledging changing abilities, recognizing future needs and creating plans to live the best possible life. …

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Blue Ridge Honor Flight 2022

We are excited to share with everyone an experience one of our residents recently had. Mr. Gambrell was invited on the Blue Ridge Honor Flight. It has been over 47 years since he last visited Washington.        “April 23rd I was able to participate in the Blue Ridge Honor Flight from Asheville to Washington D.C. …

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MEET KIMBERLY “KIMY” STATES, RESIDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

Name: Kimberly “Kimy” States Department: Supportive Services Position: Resident Services Coordinator Number of years employed by Givens Gerber Park: I started at Givens Gerber Park on March 14th, 2022. What attracted you to working at Givens Gerber Park? I have always heard positive reviews about the Givens Communities and thought it would be a great …

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Amazing and Simple Mustard Glaze

We all have our own secret recipes, but this one is so simple and compliments so many dishes! Before we get to this famous secret, Ms. Baker shared a quick background story about how she was known as the mother to invite over for a meal when her children were growing up. When her children …

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Meet Enid Kathalynas, Social Work Intern

Name: Enid Kathalynas Department: Supportive Services Position: Social Work Intern What school do you attend? I’m presently registered at Mars Hill University. How long will you be interning with Givens Gerber Park? I will be interning with Givens Gerber Park from January 2022 to May 2022. What attracted you to Givens Gerber Park? What attracted …

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Delicious French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup, Soupe à l’oignon in native French, is a great way to warm up during the winter, as well as make your taste buds dance! Mrs. Gladie Nordsell, one of our residents, gave us one of her favorite recipes to share. She hopes you enjoy!   1/2c     unsalted butter 2tbsp   olive oil 4c …

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