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  For information: 
Call Cynthia Howell at
928.567.4759 or 928.567.3776






































  For information: 
Call Cynthia Howell at
928.567.4759 or 928.567.3776



































  For information: 
Call Cynthia Howell at
928.567.4759 or 928.567.3776


































  For information: 
Call Cynthia Howell at
928.567.4759 or 928.567.3776



































  For information: 
Call Cynthia Howell at
928.567.4759 or 928.567.3776





































  For information: 
Call Cynthia Howell at
928.567.4759 or 928.567.3776

 
 

 The people of
        The Olive Branch


    The people who live at the Olive Branch are adults with special needs. Living as a family with Cyndi Howell and staff, they interact within a neighborhood and community. They share in all aspects of family life such as household chores, meal preparation, church activities, family outings, shopping, and vacations. Currently twelve men-age from 25 to 79 years make the Olive Branch their home. Three staff live on the premises and three additional staff work full time. Many additional volunteers help with meal preparation, computer lab, data entry and spending time with the men.



Cindy and Jeff Living the American dream
Cindy and Jeff


SPECIAL MEN:
Dean has lived at the Olive Branch for eleven years. He came from Wisconsin and his family now lives in Sun City West. Dean works part-time at McDonalds, Burger King, and volunteers at the local fire department. Dean loves to help in the kitchen, play board games, and visit with friends. His favorite saying, “Do you like snakes?” always gets a reaction from visitors. Dean is very personable and no one is a stranger to him.








Jeff Bob and Dean have their own house
Jeff with Bob and Dean






Bob Peterson lived at the Olive Branch for nine years and remains a close friend. He lives in Northern California with family but every year “vacations” at the Olive Branch. He loves his time camping with his friends!











Bob lived at the Olive Branch for fourteen years, moved to Minnesota for three years, and has returned to live with his friends. Bob was the first man to move in and has family locally too. Bob is very creative and artistic. He expresses his artistic side in weaving, painting, beading and automotive fabrication. Bob loves bowling and golf.





Bill playing a game of Mousetrap with Dean
Bill playing a game of mousetrap with Dean       







Joe has made the Olive Branch his home for almost seven years. Joe is our seasoned traveler, having traveled to Japan and Cambodia. Joe represented Arizona in the World Winter Special Olympics, where he competed in cross-country skiing and won a gold medal! Joe and his mother traveled to Cambodia to visit an aunt and uncle who are missionaries.








Chris Veller celebrates his St. Patrick’s day birthday




Scot and Jeanne Enjoying each others company at  a Olive Branch function
Been an item for over twenty years     






Jeff has lived at the Olive Branch for five years. Jeff lived in Iowa for most his life and moved to Arizona when his parents moved here to retire. Jeff works for a local automotive repair shop and loves cars. He also likes motorcycles and hot rods. Jeff is an excellent golfer and won a gold medal last fall in Special Olympics golf.


 





Rod visits with his mom who lives close by







 

 

 

 

 

 



  For information: 
Call Cynthia Howell at
928.567.4759 or 928.567.3776









Picture of Steve and Cyndi  Howell  Directors of the Olive Branch
Steve and Cyndi Howell






SPECIAL COUPLE:
Cindy and Jeff, a married couple, made the Olive Branch their home for three years. The Olive Branch worked with Jeff and Cindy in order for them to build their own home and obtain the American Dream. Jeff has held a job for fifteen years and Cindy has had her job for six years. They have lived in their home for ten years 









Picture of Dean in the kitchen
Dean in the kitchen










Jeff is a very likeable guy and has made the Olive Branch his home for seven years. Jeff loves TV trivia and can surprise you with all kinds of facts from the 50s. Jeff is also a weather buff and keeps track of our ever-changing weather patterns.










BB with our dogs
BB and the dogs








Bob Davis enjoys a birthday celebration




 

 

 

Bill came to live at the Olive Branch sixteen years ago. Bill is very hard working and always likes to keep busy. He likes to mow grass, plant flowers, help in the garden, and cook. He also has a creative side and loves to play on his keyboard or make things with string and yarn. Bill has a very corny sense of humor and has a way of making a joke out of any statement. It rubs off on you over time, too.




 


Joe shows the Ribbon he won
Joe shows off his ribbon







Chris moved to the Olive Branch from Florida, by way of Prescott. Chris loves cars and working with Dana in the shop. He is proud of his German heritage, collecting vintage plates, cups and saucers. 















Scot has lived at the Olive Branch for ten years, but is another man Steve and Cyndi have known for twenty-five years. Scot is very hard-working and loves to help others. Scot is a golfer, enjoys bowling, and movies. Scot has a special girl and they have been an item for over ten years. 





Jeff asks, Got Milk?
 Got milk?  

 

 

 

Roderick known as “Hot Rod” came to live at the Olive Branch four years ago. Since moving to the Olive Branch, Rod has experienced the joys of friendship and helping others. Rod loves rock and roll music and his dog, “Donnie”. He has won gold medals in swimming for four years.

 

 

 


The gang rests after a day of shopping at London Bridge, Lake Havasu, AZ

The Olive Branch New Beginnings, Inc. is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as an Assisted Living Center.  In addition, the Olive Branch is a non-profit, faith-based corporation and has been designated a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service.  All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the IRS Code.

The Olive Branch
New Beginnings, Inc.

is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as an Assisted Living Center. In addition, the Olive Branch is a non-profit, faith-based corporation and has been designated a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the IRS Code.

 

 

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