Annandale Village is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated solely to providing progressive life assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injuries so that they can maximize their abilities and maintain their independence in the least restrictive environment.

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  • April 20, 2016
    One lucky winner of Annandale’s fundraising raffle package will be able to choose one of the following incredible travel packages to New York, Punta Cana – Dominican Republic, or Walt Disney World.  Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.  The drawing will be held Saturday, April 30th at Annandale’s signature event, Annandale’s Jazzy Thing.  The winner does not need to be present to win.  One-hundred percent of proceeds will help support a comprehensive range of programs and services for people with developmental disabilities. New … Continue reading ...
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  • Annandale Village signature event in Lillian Webb Park Historic Norcross Set to Host Annandale’s Jazzy Thing
    April 19, 2016
    On Saturday, April 30th, at Lillian Webb Park in Historic Norcross, Georgia more than a thousand individuals will gather together in the spirit of caring and giving to turn hope into reality for individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries at Annandale Village’s 25th annual signature event, Annandale’s Jazzy Thing. As the only nonprofit organization in the state of Georgia that provides individuals with development disabilities and acquired brain injuries a lifetime continuum of service and care, organizers say … Continue reading ...
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  • Annandale Village Receives Highest Level of Accreditation Annandale Village Receives Highest Level of Accreditation
    January 21, 2016
    Day Program Services for Individuals with Development Disabilities Recognized for Excellence Strengthening its national reputation as a model for nonprofit organizations dedicated solely to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, Annandale Village has achieved a three-year accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in recognition of its robust Community Integration/Medicaid Waiver Day Program. The accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the … Continue reading ...
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  • Extra Mile 5k Walk/Run Set for November 7 Extra Mile 5k Walk/Run Set for November 7
    October 12, 2015
    Walkers and Runners Set To Go The Extra Mile For People with Developmental Disabilities and Traumatic Brain Injuries On Saturday, November 7th at Town Center Park in Suwanee, Georgia, hundreds of runners and walkers will join together in the spirit of caring and giving to make a powerful difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries by participating in the Extra Mile 5k Walk/Run to benefit Annandale Village. With the number of individuals diagnosed with a … Continue reading ...
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  • The Bottom Line - Charities Mean Business The Bottom Line – Charities Mean Business
    September 28, 2015
    I have spent my entire professional career in the nonprofit sector, doing work that I have found intellectually and personally rewarding. All of my positions have involved some mix of fundraising, communications, marketing, or organizational development, so I have spent a lot of time thinking about the things that we do, and finding ways to explain to others how nonprofit organizations operate similarly to for-profit businesses. Nonprofits employ people, nonprofits buy goods and services from for-profits, and nonprofits are an … Continue reading ...
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  • Ford Mustang Enthusiasts Cruise North Georgia for Annandale Ford Mustang Enthusiasts Cruise North Georgia for Annandale
    September 4, 2015
    More than 300 Ford Mustang enthusiasts will join efforts throughout northeast Georgia to take part in the inaugural, Run for the Gold Pony Drive on Saturday, September 12 to benefit Annandale Village.  Mustangs, from every decade, and their owners are expected to enjoy a fun-filled day of beautiful scenery, food, games, prizes and more as they cruise from Cumming to Dahlonega to make a powerful difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. “Mustang enthusiasts … Continue reading ...
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  • Leadership Gwinnett Well Represented In Upcoming Election Leadership Gwinnett Well Represented In Upcoming Election
    June 26, 2015
    It’s official! Thirteen candidates, including the program coordinator and four graduates of Leadership Gwinnett are running for HAMerica’s Vote and the opportunity to pucker up and kiss a pig in support of programs and services for men and women with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other forms of developmental disabilities. Continue reading ...
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  • Kiss-A-Pig Campaign 12 Community Leaders Qualify and Announce Candidacy for HAMerica’s Vote
    June 8, 2015
    Candidates Vying to Kiss-A-Pig in Support of Programs & Services for People with Developmental Disabilities It’s official!  Twelve community leaders have qualified and publicly announced their candidacy for election year 2015. No, they are not running for Senate or for a seat on their local city councils. The twelve candidates are running for HAMerica’s Vote and the opportunity to pucker up and kiss a pig in support of programs and services for men and women with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, … Continue reading ...
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  • Community Foundation (CFNEG) Awards Grant to Annandale Village Community Foundation (CFNEG) Awards Grant to Annandale Village
    June 3, 2015
    On Tuesday, June 2 at the 1818 Club in Duluth, Georgia, The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia (CFNEG) presented Annandale Village a grant in the amount of $5,000 to support the expansion of facilities to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities and those that have experienced a traumatic brain injury.   In total, $160,217 was awarded to thirty-three non-profit organizations in our community as part of the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary celebration. These awards are part of the Foundation’s annual … Continue reading ...
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  • Mary Poppins Delivers a “Spoonful of Sugar” at Annandale Village Mary Poppins Delivers a “Spoonful of Sugar” at Annandale Village
    June 3, 2015
    Annandale Village had a “practically perfect” visit this week from the cast of Mary Poppins! Residents enjoyed such favorite songs as “Spoonful of Sugar”, “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, and everyone’s favorite “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. For the finale, everyone was invited to sing along with “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”. The nationally-recognized nonprofit organization serves 172 individuals with intellectual disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, as well as those with traumatic brain injuries. Annandale Village often has volunteers come to perform … Continue reading ...
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  • DSH Residents Enjoy "Frozen" Party With Elsa and Olaf DSH Residents Enjoy “Frozen” Party With Elsa and Olaf
    March 30, 2015
    Every year Pruitt Health has a service project competition within their organization. This year, Pruitt Health Hospice Atlanta, chose D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing (DSH) as the beneficiary of their service project. This year’s goal was to enhance the dining experience of residents. So, on Friday, March 20, 2015, Pruitt Health Hospice hosted The Frozen Festival. Along with Princess Elsa and Olaf, the residents of D. Scott Hudgens had the experience of dining on new table cloths and … Continue reading ...
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  • Wii Bowling League Fostering Team Spirit Wii Bowling League Fostering Team Spirit
    March 30, 2015
    Dottie B. grips the Wii controller at her side, coolly eyeing the bowling lane on the television screen in front of her. “Come on, now,” she says as she waves the remote in a forward arc. Her virtual avatar swings and releases its ball in tandem, and a camera follows it to the end of the lane where it demolishes all 10 pins. “Nice strike!” the game’s robotic announcer chirps. Dottie turns around, cracks a smile and walks back to … Continue reading ...
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  • Construction Begins On New Transitional Care Facility Construction Begins On New Transitional Care Facility
    March 29, 2015
    Construction officially began February 1, 2015 on Annandale’s newest campus facility, The Keith Keadle Center for Continued Care. The new two-story, 18,000 square foot facility is designed to meet the unique health and supportive needs of adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries experiencing a decrease in independent living skills due to aging and/or characteristics of their disability. Named in honor of Keith Keadle, a 3-year resident of Annandale Village, the Center will feature an 18-bed residential environment that … Continue reading ...
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  • New Skills Assessment Lab Opens Doors To Independence New Skills Assessment Lab Opens Doors To Independence
    March 29, 2015
    An apartment on the grounds of Annandale Village has been transformed into the Assessment of Functional Living Skills™ Lab, an exciting new facility that allows staff and consultants to see firsthand how they can best support the Villagers’ independence. Not a laboratory in the scientific sense, this is a natural environment where Villagers can demonstrate their ability to handle hundreds of daily skills, ranging from preparing meals and doing laundry to telling time and socializing with peers to play computer … Continue reading ...
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  • My Amazing Swimmer! My Amazing Swimmer!
    March 24, 2015
    My daughter, Kara, is 34 and has lived at Annandale Village since August, 2013. She has Rett Syndrome, a rare, neurodevelopmental disorder that affects girls. She is non verbal, has no self help skills, and gradually lost her ability to walk during her teen years. She now spends her days sitting, either in her wheel chair or her recliner at the D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing. But she never lost her love of water! In July, 2014, Kara … Continue reading ...
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