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AWWA Thanks-For-Giving Luncheon/Presentation: Founders Humanitarian Award

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Armenian Women's Welfare Association

Armenian Women's Welfare Association: Thanks-For-Giving Luncheon

Please join us at our annual luncheon and in honoring Carolann S. Najarian, MD, for her role in helping establish AWWA Hanganak Elder Clinic, providing medical and social support for Armenian elders living alone in Nagorno-Karabagh.

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12 PM to 4 PM

Belmont Country Club
181 Winter St.,
Belmont, MA 02478
Complimentary valet parking available
Hosted by the AWWA Board of Directors
The AWWA Founders Humanitarian Award is conferred upon a recipient in recognition of their outstanding humanitarian vision and dedication to improve the welfare of Armenians less fortunate.
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AWWA 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon

AWWA Programs

The AWWA sponsors the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC), an 83-bed skilled nursing facility located in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The ANRC serves both elderly Armenians and non-Armenians alike by providing outstanding person-centered care for residents requiring short-term rehabilitation, as well as the highest quality of life for those admitted for long-term care. The ANRC has a 5-Star rating, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This score of 5 Stars is based on strong annual Department of Public Health clinical audits, generous nurse staffing ratios, and superior results on Quality Measures defined by CMS. This “5-Star" score means that the ANRC is in the top 10% of skilled nursing facilities within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Hanganak Elder Clinic (Stepanakert, Nagorno-Kharabagh, Armenia) AWWA has sponsored the Hanganak Elder Clinic in Nagorno-Kharabagh since 2004. The clinic provides medical care, food, and social support, including spiritual and community activities, to 200 elderly women and men living alone in Stepanakert, who have no other means of support. These elders have been profoundly affected by conflicts in this region, most having lost family members. Since 2014, the AWWA has also provided fuel assistance to the Hanganak NGO beneficiaries.

AWWA Mission

The Armenian Women's Welfare Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving Armenian elders and others both here and abroad through the sponsorship of meaningful elder care programs.

The AWWA Story

The story of the Armenian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA) begins in 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts. Nine first generation Armenian women came together to form a non-profit women's service organization that would focus on aiding and promoting the moral, intellectual, physical and social well-being of the Armenian people. Initially named the Armenian Patriotic Society, the women began aiding Armenian or phans through Near East Relief and shipping clothing and supplies overseas. Through collaboration with other organizations, the Society supported the educational pursuits of homeless children in the Near East and helped immigrants in the US adjust to their new surroundings.
By 1930, the Great Depression demanded that the organization refocus its energies locally. Having renamed and incorporated itself as the Armenian Women's Welfare Association, the group provided fuel, clothing, and other necessities to the Armenian community. Witnessing the growing needs of its own people, the AWWA set out to establish a home for the aged in 1934 and began various fundraising efforts to raise money for the purchase of property. In 1948, after 14 years in pursuit of its goal, the AWWA funded the first Home for the Aged in Jamaica Plain. In 1960, the AWWA built the Armenian Nursing Home, a full-care nursing facility, on the same property. The home began providing rehabilitative care in response to the needs of the community and was renamed the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in 1996.
The AWWA continues to expand its mission of caring by underwriting the Hanganak Clinic Elderly Project in Nagorno-Kharabagh and by contributing to projects affecting the well-being of the Armenian commu nity at large.
Armenian Women's Welfare Association, Inc.
435 Pond Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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