News at Givens Highland Farms

Givens Highland Farms Nominated for Young Professional Awards

Three young leaders from Givens Communities are among nominees for the inaugural PROpel AVL Awards, which celebrate local professionals under 40 who have not only excelled in their respective fields but have also demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, and mentorship. Josue Molina, Director of Independent Living Sales and Marketing; Jessie Bosshard, Executive Director of Givens Home … Continued

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We’re Now an Active Partner in International Council on Active Aging

Givens Communities, including its Givens Highland Farms campus in Black Mountain, has successfully applied for and been granted membership in the International Council on Active Aging, an association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports organizations and professionals that develop wellness environments and services for adults over 50. Among the services provided is … Continued

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Givens Welcomes New Director of Philanthropy

Dear Residents and Team Members, I am thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Givens Philanthropy Department. Please join me in welcoming Jennifer Clarkson Soster as our new Philanthropy Director. Jennifer is a non-profit professional with more than 25 years of progressive development and leadership experience in all facets of advancement, including campaign planning … Continued

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Givens Highland Farms Supports Age Diverse Employment

Givens Communities recently signed the AARP Employer Pledge, further demonstrating a commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. “We celebrate differences and believe that together we are a stronger, more united organization because of it,” said Christian Grunder, Human Resources Vice President. “We recognize the value of experienced team members and a commitment to … Continued

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Leading Age NC Celebrates Givens Outstanding Achievements

LeadingAge North Carolina is thrilled to announce that Givens Communities members of our association were prominently featured in McKnight’s Senior Living 2024 Women of Distinction! Please join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of the following individuals: Jessie Bosshard, Executive Director of Givens Home First and Christian Grunder, VP of Human Resources at Givens Communities have been named among … Continued

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FALL 2023 CLASS OF NURSE AIDE TRAINING PROGRAM HOLDS DECEMBER GRADUATION

On Dec. 22, Givens Communities celebrated successful completion of the Fall 2023 Nurse Aide Training Program class with pomp and circumstance, excitement, and plenty of pride. With family and friends, residents, and future colleagues in attendance, a ceremony was held at the new Brookside Commons Assembly Room at Givens Highland Farms in Black Mountain. Five … Continued

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Givens Highland Farms High Rankings in CCRC Report Earn High Praise

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – CARF International – has publicly congratulated Givens Highland Farms and Givens Estates for outstanding performance in the recently released “America’s Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities 2024” by Newsweek. Newsweek partnered with global research firm Statista to spotlight outstanding achievements of 250 top-tier CCRCs. Givens Highland Farms, located in … Continued

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Givens at Top of Rankings of Retirement Communities for 2024

Givens Communities earned top spots, including a number one in the state – in Newsweek’s inaugural “America’s Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities 2024” rankings. Givens Highland Farms in Black Mountain ranked 7th statewide and 40th nationally, while Givens Estates in Asheville was ranked 1st in North Carolina and 13th in the country, out of more … Continued

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Black Mountain News Covers Brookside Apartments Opening

Karrigan Monk, a reporter with the Black Mountain News, recently provided coverage of our Givens Highland Farms expansion project, two years in the making. Brookside, the senior living community’s newest apartment neighborhood, was completed Oct. 31 and residents started moving in Nov. 1. A special open house and welcoming ceremony was held Nov. 21, with … Continued

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