Managing Arthritis: Tools and Tips for a Better Life

Arthritis can be challenging, but there are many tools and strategies to help you manage it effectively. Our Community Life Plan Nurse shares some valuable insights: Consider Physical Therapy: Personalized plans to improve mobility and reduce pain. Medication: Proper management can significantly alleviate symptoms. Lifestyle Changes: Diet, exercise, and stress management play a crucial role. […]

Juneteenth Celebration Includes Events, Learning

This week, Givens Communities is a platinum level sponsor of 2024 Juneteenth Celebration events and activities presented by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County. Juneteenth recognizes when, on June 19, 1865, and two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news the […]

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Be proactive and practice good brain health! Here are some resources that our Life Plan Community Nurse would like to share: Read about ten healthy brain habits by clicking here. Lean about dementia by clicking here. Need to talk to someone about your loved one or friend so you can feel more confident when caring […]


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 […]

Celebrating Pride Month at Givens Communities!

June is Pride Month, a time to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. At Givens Communities, we proudly stand with those striving for civil rights, equitable treatment, and inclusion. Our Mission Our mission, Creating Community, Empowering Lives, is brought to life through the collective strength of: Givens Estates Givens Highland Farms Givens Gerber Park Givens […]

Congratulations on Using Your First QR Code! 🎉

We’re thrilled you’ve scanned the QR code and made it to our Learn First blog! This is a big step in staying connected and informed. Now that you’re here, feel free to explore our other posts to keep learning and stay engaged. Keep up the fantastic work, and happy reading!     How to Access […]

Amazing Day of Team Building!

We had an amazing team-building workshop at Charles D Owen Park in Swannanoa this week! The day was filled with fun, learning, and camaraderie as we enjoyed the company of Givens Home First and Givens Communities team members. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn fun facts about each other and strengthen our bonds. One […]

Meet Paula Kelley: Local NC Guardian and Care Management

As we journey through the complexities of aging, having the right support system can make all the difference. We’d like to shine a spotlight on a local resource dedicated to empowering seniors: NC Guardian and Care Management (NCGCM), Paula Kelley. Meet Paula Kelley: A Local Champion for Senior Care Paula Kelley, with her background in […]

Difference Between Givens Home First and Givens Choice

Givens Communities is committed to providing exceptional care and support for seniors, ensuring they have access to the services and programs that best meet their needs and preferences. In 2023, Givens launched two new programs, Givens Home First and Givens Choice, that offer unique approaches to senior living. Let’s explore the key differences between these […]

Welcome to our New Dementia Friends!

Dementia Friends

Today marks a special milestone as five members of Wood Assisted Living at Givens Estates join the Dementia Friends community, embracing a deeper understanding of dementia and taking proactive steps towards creating a more compassionate world. At Givens, we’re dedicated to fostering awareness and support for individuals living with dementia. Several team members have received […]