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[VOAH]: UMCOR Programs Presentation at the Vanadzor Old Age Home. standard

By Gayane Gevorgyan In December, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) held a meeting at Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH) to present and talk about some of its economic development projects, which include beekeeping, poultry and cattle breeding. Currently VOAH has partnered with UMCOR on a beekeeping project, in which residents are learning how to cultivate their own honey. Representatives from the Yerevan Medical-Psychological-Pedagogical Assessment Center also attended. The presentation was followed by active discussions on each program’s need, effectiveness and sustainability. VOAH director Tigran Kocharyan presented on the beekeeping project, providing data about progress and results “During the very first year our old people tasted high quality honey,” he said. After the meeting Christmas gifts were presented to ...

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[VOAH]: VOAH Cooperates with UMCOR on Healthy Food Seminar. standard

By Gayane Gevorgyan Vanadzor Old Age Home’s (VOAH) continued partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) was evident most recently during the Healthy Food seminar, which was held at VOAH. The first phase of the seminar focused on food security and was based on UMCOR’s Fighting Hunger Through Sustainable Livelihood Development project, which was in July. Both seminars were led by Yerevan hospital physician and dietitian Siranush Aghayan. UMCOR Food Program Coordinator Anahit Gasparyan, her assistant Lilit Mnatsakanyan, Gayane Gevorgyan assistant to VOAH Director Tigran Kocharyan, and VOAH’s medical and kitchen staff participated in the seminar. The main purpose was to provide certain VOAH employees with improved knowledge on how to provide secure and healthy meals to the ...

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[VOAH]: Vanadzor Old Age Home Celebrates the International Day for the Elderly. standard

By Gayane Gevorgyan The International Day for the Elderly is the most anticipated day of the year for the residents of Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH). This year, it was solemnly celebrated along with Vanadzor Day, a town festival held the first Saturday in October. Guests at VOAH included Lori Regional Administrator Artur Nalbandyan; Bishop Ter Sepuh Chuljian the Head of the Gugark Diocese; National Assembly member and citizen of Vanadzor Karen Saribekyan and many others. Lori’s regional administration organized a concert and a festive dinner for guests, which was made possible through the support of Lori Governor Artur Nalbandyan. The Horovel Dance and Song Ensemble soloist Stepan Dallakyan honored the guests with the performance of many Armenian songs. Children ...

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[VOAH]: Artin and Aghavni Kalpakian Visit Vanadzor Old Age Home. standard

By Gayane Gevorgyan Recently, the people of Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH) had a remarkable day when they received a visit from some honorable guests – Artin and Aghavni Kalpakian, relatives of our beloved benefactor Sirvart Karamanouk,* who visited VOAH from Argentina. FAR Country Director Bagrat Sargsyan accompanied them during their visit. The aim of their trip was to get closely acquainted with the lives of the residents, from the activities that make up their everyday routines, to their thoughts, concerns and feelings. Mr. and Mrs. Kalpakian generously donated $1,000 to VOAH, an amount that will be used to cover important needs of the home. * Within the framework of the Fund for Armenian Relief, the sponsorship of VOAH has ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: An International Legend. standard

Another great look into the career of Charles Aznavour. Yerevan magazine recently published an interview with Aznavour. Florence Avakian was able to interview Aznavour following FAR’s tribute gala in his honor, which was held at Cipriani Wall Street in May. Via Yerevan Magazine Organized by the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), the lavish banquet was also in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Armenian Republic’s independence. Proceeds from the evening were marked for the Vanadzor Old Age Home, created by Aznavour and his long-time manager Levon Sayan, Aznavour Pour L’Arménie, right after the disastrous 1988 earthquake. For the past decade, the Home’s operations have been shepherded by FAR, with generous contributions by the Kevork and Sirvart Karamanuk Foundation. Please ...

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