JANS – Golden Years Home and Adult Care Agency is the culmination of the vision of Patricia Wright Hankins. For providing exceptional services to her community, especially to the most vulnerable populations, she was named the Quitman County Woman of the Year. Presenting the award was Mule Train Historical Society president, Dr. Hilliard Lackey.
In accepting the award, Hankins said, “We aim to provide our elderly and disabled clients with enjoyable daily experiences and activities to enhance their quality of life. But our nursing staff also assist primary care givers during crisis to avoid or delay the institutionalization of their loved one.”
Recently, Golden Years, established in 2017, celebrated the opening of a new home at 207 Chestnut Street in Marks, MS. The new facility allows more space for activities and events.
Hankins is also founder of the Golden Connection Childcare and Learning Center. Since 2013, she has provided a hub for learning enrichment and creativity. Its operation has also expanded with a new facility on Highway 3 in Marks.
“We recognize that each child has unique talents, learning, styles, and personalities. Our highly qualified teachers and staff are committed to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal, social, emotional, and educational results,” Hankins stated.
“We emphasize academic enrichment, while creating an enjoyable environment while our students learn while they play.”