News at Givens Highland Farms

Our Community’s Giving Tree

The story begins in 2016 with a large white oak tree that grew on the grounds where the homes of Meadowmont now stand. Executive Director Ken Kramer discerned that the tree could be harvested and cut into boards that would be kiln-dried. The collective vision was that someday somebody would use the lumber for special … Continued

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Givens Communities announces its Board of Directors has appointed a new CEO

Givens Communities announces its Board of Directors has appointed a new CEO

Kevin Schwab will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer beginning August 30, 2021.

Kevin Schwab will follow current President and CEO Ken Partin, who will be retiring after 40 years of outstanding leadership and faithful service to the organization, 30 of which were spent as Givens’ CEO.

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Covid-19 Update March 17

Date: Tuesday March 17, 2020 Although Givens Highland Farms has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus known as COVID-19, we did learn yesterday of the first reported case in Buncombe County from the Health Department. We will implement protocols and adjust as necessary to keep residents and team members as protected as possible. Effective Wednesday, … Continued

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Environmental Sustainability

The Dining Services Department provides our residents with a variety of delicious and healthy options through innovative menus and fresh ingredients. Under the skillful guidance of our Executive Chef Susan Davila, Dining they are increasing efforts to reduce our environmental impact and to create a number of sustainability programs. The programs we are most proud … Continued

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Thanksgiving Day

There’s nothing quite like this joyous time of the year and being with loved ones with the smell of a Thanksgiving meal wafting in the air. This year, we had 234 people (exactly 117 guests and 117 residents!) who joined together for fellowship and a glorious meal prepared by our talented Executive Chef and Dining … Continued

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