Veterans Help Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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awwaWATERTOWN — On Monday, October 17, Watertown Amvets Post 41 presented the Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) with a check for the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC) in Jamaica Plain to install eight ceiling lifts in resident rooms on the first floor. The check was accepted with gratitude by representatives of the AWWA, President Brenda Khederian, Vice-President Susan Giragosian and Director JoAnn Janjigian. The eight lifts will help 16 patients who are unable to bear weight have more comfortable transfers in and out of beds. It is also a tremendous help for the staff of the nursing home and creates a safe environment for all concerned.
Watertown Amvets Post 41 was founded in 1952 by a group of 11 charter members, all WWII veterans led by Kasper (Casey) Bejoian. The Post is open to veterans of all U.S. wars and military conflicts and most of its’ members are of Armenian heritage. The Post unites veterans for fellowship, community service and to share common interest exemplified by its’ slogan “We fought together, let’s build together”. In 2015 the Post sold its building on Grove Street in Watertown and transferred its’ headquarters to the AGBU building on Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown, where it holds monthly meetings and continues to meet and follow the traditions set forth by their founding members.
The Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) sponsors the Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (ANRC) in Jamaica Plain and is the major funding source for the Hanganak Clinic in Nagorno-Karabakh (Arsakh).
The AWWA is grateful for the generous donation by Amvets Post 41 for the continued safe environment for the elderly at the ANRC.

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