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[VOAH]: VOAH Residents Baptized image

April 25 was a special day at FAR’s Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH), when 15 of its residents were baptized. Some of VOAH’s residents had previously expressed their desire to be baptized to Father Abraham of Saint Grigor Narekatsi Church of Gugarats Diocese during one of his recent visits to the home. Thanks to the efforts of the Diocese and VOAH, their holy day finally came.

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[Vanadzor Old Age Home]: Poetry is His Medium image

Manushak Ohanyan, the head of FAR’s Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH), received a priceless and especially touching present on her birthday this year, a poem written by a beneficiary, which was dedicated especially to her. Aram Pachinski, 59, a Karabakh War veteran who writes poetry, plays piano and loves to entertain others with his singing, wrote the poem on a piece pf paper then asked staff to photograph, design and post it to Manushak’s Facebook page on his behalf. Manushak, I’ll make a confession With heart and soul I will present Love and joy, peace and happiness To you, a lovely creature, read the poem when translated from Russian. “When I saw it first on Facebook it filled my heath ...

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[VOAH]: A Sampling of VOAH’s Collection of Characters image

FAR’s Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH) distinguishes itself from similar institutions in Armenia thanks to its pristine housing conditions and the comfort it brings to its residents. Located in the heart of the Lori Province’s picturesque forests overlooking the Tandzut River, VOAH is a home for 55 inhabitants who are a collection of characters, some of whom count the minutes until their next visit from a relative, and others who were lonely in their former lives and are now happy to share their days with their friends who feel more like family. There are the artists like Alexander Nersisyan, 65, who plays accordion, piano and paints. More, he is the home’s chess champion. Then there’s Aram Pachinski, 60, a Karabakh ...

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[VOAH]: Sahan Arzruni Concert Series in Support of VOAH Kicks off in Washington image

Ever since she was appointed by the Women’s Guild Central Council at the Eastern Diocese as liaison to Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH), Louisa Baghdasaryan has embraced her new role with enthusiasm. Her most recent endeavor, a concert held at the Armenian Embassy in Washington, DC, last month raised $2,500 for the facility that 50 low-income elderly call home. “It was wonderful,” she said of the event, where composer and master pianist Sahan Arzruni volunteered to perform for the attendees who packed the room. The sold out concert was followed by a reception that was organized by Daughters of Vartan and the Ararat Avag Society of the St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Washington. Voice of America also covered the show. ...

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[FAR Health Programs]: Emergency Care Training Helps VOAH Nurses Strengthen their Practice standard

Amalya Davtyan, one of the nurses at FAR’s Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH), knows by heart the blood pressure results of each and every elderly resident she is responsible for. Every morning for the past eight years Amalya has checked their blood pressure before giving medicine to those who need it. She then carefully follows up with the condition of each patient throughout the day and overnight. With 30 years of experience in the cardiology department of Child Rehabilitation State Center in Tbilisi, Georgia, Amalya is quick when it comes to making decisions. “Be it high blood pressure or a heart attack or whatever else, I quickly find a way to react either by giving medicine, recommending rest or immediately ...

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