Social Accountability

Charitable ministry is at the heart of everything ABHOW does.

Creating wonderful homes for people means creating a community beyond their front door. It means serving the members of that community any way we can, and reaching even further into the surrounding towns and cities to affect a positive, healthy change. At ABHOW, we honor this social commitment by leveraging our resources and sharing our strength.

Our goal: To touch as many lives as possible. Our strategy: To put our tax-exempt dollars to work. That strategy is paying off big. In 2014 the tax benefits that the company received as a result of being an exempt organization came to nearly $8.9 million. During the same period, ABHOW provided more than $20.5 million in community benefits, which include Medicaid adjustments, resident discounts and benevolent care.

And that translates to a very real and lasting impact in the lives of people, from the continuing care residents who remain in their homes after economic loss, to the many seniors given rehab therapy and health screenings free of charge, to the medical students who’ve received invaluable geriatric training benefiting generations to come.

We document our charitable ministry annually. These reports are in PDF format below. If you do not have a PDF viewing program, click here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Learn More About ABHOW & Social Accountability

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Community Shares Space with Neighbors »

5/11/2015 2:31 pm

During the day, Piedmont Gardens residents use their seven meeting rooms for various activities. But at night, the rooms could sit empty, since residents are usually busy in other areas of the Oakland community.

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Clothing Collected for Hospital Patients »

3/6/2015 8:53 am

Few people expect to end up in a hospital emergency room. When a sudden illness or injury strikes, many patients go to the ER with just their clothes.

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A Pioneering Perspective: Dianne Obanion »

3/1/2015 8:00 am

Dianne Obanion volunteers with the Mercy Brown Bag Program to help fight food insecurity among seniors.

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Volunteers Fill Critical Need for Food »

2/23/2015 3:00 am

As volunteer assignments go, helping run Vineyard Village’s Mercy Brown Bag Program is a simple one, says Dianne Obanion. But meeting a basic need doesn’t have to be complicated, she adds.

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Residents Help Students Get Ready to Learn »

1/15/2015 8:00 am

When Mary Mills learned that many families in her neighborhood couldn’t afford to send their children to school with supplies, she had to act.

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Community Raises Alzheimer’s Awareness »

1/13/2015 11:00 am

If people understood more about Alzheimer’s disease, they’d be inspired to help find a cure.

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Plymouth Village Reaches Out to Homeless »

11/18/2014 9:00 am

The statistics are staggering. Nearly 1.7 million youth ages 14 to 24 in the United States are homeless or runaways, with about 200,000 of these living in California.

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Rotary Manor Resident Continues a Lifelong Calling »

9/10/2014 1:13 pm

When Sister Colleen Kern entered the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary at the age of 17 ½, she wanted to dedicate her religious life to education.

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Learning Through Intergenerational Exchange »

8/25/2014 9:00 am

Every week, teams of mothers and their teenage daughters volunteer to help residents complete craft projects at The Lodge at The Terraces of Phoenix.

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Water Balance Benefits Rosewood Seniors »

6/30/2014 9:28 am

It looks like a simple swimming pool — an expanse of heated water, five feet deep. But for older adults at Rosewood in Bakersfield, Calif., it means a sense of freedom and a place to build strength.