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Nonprofit that serves adults with disabilities expanding

SUWANEE -- A local nonprofit organization that serves adults with mental and developmental disabilities has been given the green light to expand programs and services.

The Georgia Department of Community Health recently approved Annandale Village's certificate of need application for an expansion which will benefit adults with developmental disabilities.

The organization's officials plan to renovate and expand the existing Laura Grier Center for Special Care and the D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing to accommodate an additional 16 skilled nursing beds.

In addition, construction of a new one-story assisted living center will meet the needs of individuals experiencing a decrease in independent living skills due to aging and/or characteristics of their disability.

According to a news release from Annandale Village, the disability population has nearly doubled in Georgia over the last decade.

Annandale Village has operated at full capacity for the past two years.

Adam Pomeranz, the organization's chief executive officer, said Annadale Village "can now plan for a new decade of specialized services and programming to elevate us to higher levels of performance and prominence."

Located on a 54-acre campus in Suwanee, Annandale Village is an award-winning nonprofit organization "dedicated solely to serving adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries."

For more information, visit www.annandale.org.