Known as one of Georgia”s best community homes, Annandale at Suwanee, Inc. (or Annandale Village) was founded in 1969 by Dr. and Mrs. Maxwell Berry. This top-notch facility serves as a community for adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury, encouraging them to reach personal a complishments, maximize independence and achieve responsible community living in a safe, supportive environment.
Recognizing these individuals” needs, the organization offers a wide variety of innovative programs in arts, academics and recreation. “Our Jackson House Day Program is an exemplary Medicaid Day Waiver Program. With the opening of the Jackson Caf## in 2010, our villagers participate in all aspects of running the business from shopping for supplies to selling their products,”# says Adam Pomeranz, chief executive officer of Annandale Village. The job skills learned in the caf## promote independence and are valuable tools necessary for community employment. The facility also provides programs for families who have young adults with autism that are unable to attend public school.
During tough economic times, Annandale Village has never had to stop hiring, moving forward and fulfilling their mission. “Our admissions have increased, bringing our residential census to 97 while our skilled nursing and assisted living facility are at capacity with a waiting list,” said Pomeranz. This demonstrates that Annandale Village conquers obstacles head-on in successfully supplying services to adults with developmental disabilities.