October 2014

Some of Our Favorite Fall Recipes

IMG_0023Mini Glazed Pumpkin Cakes

1 box spice cake mix

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 egg

¼ cup (½ stick) melted butter

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and lightly grease mini Bundt cake or muffin tins
  2. Mix ingredients
  3. Fill tins and bake for 12 minutes
  4. Let cool completely then drizzle with glaze


1 cup powdered sugar

2 – 3 teaspoons water


  1. Mix powdered sugar and water until it forms a thick glaze
  2. Drizzle over cooled cakes


Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 cups milk

1/3 cup Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (can use any flavor you like)


  1. Mix all ingredients together and pour into container
  2. Refrigerate






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New at The Meadows: Outpatient Therapy Services

AlterG TreadmillThe Meadows continues to expand its senior care offerings with the introduction of outpatient therapy services. Specializing in geriatric therapy care, outpatient services include physical, occupational and speech therapies. In addition, patients can use the AlterG®Anti-Gravity Treadmill for rehabilitation therapy. This revolutionary equipment is perfect for people with lower body injuries, chronic pain, or neurological conditions that inhibit mobility. The Meadows is one of the few facilities in Nashville to offer this state-of-the art treadmill for physical therapy.

Outpatient services can help with many issues patients may be experiencing, including:

  • Neurological conditions (Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Strokes, etc.)
  • Orthopedic conditions (Pain, Sprains/Strains, Fractures, Arthritis, etc.)
  • Post-Surgical Therapy (Total joint replacements, Fractures, etc.)
  • Balance Issues (with or without a history of falls)
  • Weakness and Re-conditioning (as a result of illness or other medical problems)

Our licensed therapists take a comprehensive approach with each client to help ensure effective and individualized treatment. We work with a patient’s physician to design a care plan customized specifically for the individual receiving care.

A private entrance allows for easy access and you’ll enjoy the picturesque view our new therapy room offers. Getting started is easy – a prescription from your doctor is all we’ll need to begin scheduling your sessions. Our team, in conjunction with your doctor, will design an individual care plan that’s right for you. Call Rhonda Furlough at The Meadows (615) 662-3214 for more information.

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Upcoming Events

upcoming-eventsMark your calendars and plan to join us for these upcoming events.

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and today there are more than 5 million Americans living with this disease. We invite you to join us again this year as we raise funds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and their efforts to support vital research and essential support programs and services.


11311881_sSpaghetti Supper

Our famous Spaghetti Supper benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association is this Thursday, October 9 from 5:00 – 6:30. The cost is only $10 per person.





Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is October 11 at Public Square Park. Join the Lakeshore team and hundreds of others as we walk the two-mile course to advance Alzheimer’s support, care and research. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m and the walk at 9:00. For more information on the walk, click here.



susan bowmanOne Red Stiletto: The Susan Bowman Story

Make plans to join us on Monday, November 3 at 2:30 p.m. as we welcome Susan Bowman to The Meadows. Susan, a Wilson County resident who nearly lost her life in a tragic automobile accident more than eight years ago will tell her inspirational story of survival and recovery.

While Susan lost both legs, partial use of one arm, time with her children during recovery and at one low point, the will to live, she says she never lost the support of friends and family. This support along with her strong belief in God has helped her along the road to recovery. As Susan tells people when sharing her story, “It wasn’t easy getting where I am today but I thank God everyday that I did.”

Susan’s story has recently come to life in One Red Stiletto: The Susan Bowman Story, a documentary by film producer Tim Toonen and Occupational Therapist Sheron Wilee-Ford, which chronicles her road to recovery.

For additional information about this event, please call The Meadows (615) 646-4466.




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Is Perseverance a Bad Word?

DevotionalNot only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5

Sometimes we read a scripture and we think “Really God? Do I really want suffering so I can have perseverance, character and hope?”

But the truth is suffering and adversity touches us all. It is not adversity that is a stranger; it’s the way we respond to adversity that often eludes us. Adversity does not come from God, but adversity and, even failure, are not wasted with God. He can use any situation to grow us and help us learn to lean on him.

There are many examples of perseverance in the Bible. It took Noah 120 years to build the ark, surrounded by critics. There is David, who anointed by God as king, found himself running for his life from Saul. There is Joseph who was betrayed by his family and then by friends and his owner’s wife, before becoming the second most important man in Egypt. There was Paul who was beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, robbed and jailed, all for doing what God called him to do.

In the 20th century, Abraham Lincoln stands as a beacon of perseverance. Born into poverty, he experienced job loss, was defeated in eight elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown before he was elected President in 1860 during one of our most tumultuous times.

In today’s world there are people like Joni Eareckson Tada who has been a paraplegic since the age of 17 after a paralyzing diving accident. Tada has found healing in helping others. She says she doesn’t ask questions like why is she paralyzed or why does she have pain. She says the right questions are those that help her recognize how her pain, paralysis and, now, cancer, can be used to help others and to deepen her own faith. “Perhaps the gift of this pain, this quadriplegia, this cancer, is that it forces me to recognize my deep, deep need of God,” Tada told a PBS reporter. She and her husband founded the ministry of Joni and Friends, a nonprofit organization that helps get wheelchairs to disabled people around the world.

James 1:4 says “Perseverance must finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” So in the process of not quitting, we are gaining everything we need to live life more faithfully and completely.


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