August 2016

Alzheimer’s September and October Events

23555351_BG1Themed Baskets for Auction
Thursday, September 8, The Meadows Lobby
Come bid on one of several themed baskets created by Meadows departments and corporate employees.

Spaghetti Dinner
The Meadows | Thursday, September 8 | 5:30 pm
It’s a favorite. Just $10. Join us in The Meadows Main Dining Room. Public invited. RSVP at 615-646-4466 appreciated by not required.

Cookie Bake Sale – The Meadows
Fresh baked cookies will be on sale in the lobby from 10 am – 3 pm every Friday during September

Chili Supper
The Meadows | Thursday, October 13 | 5:30 pm
The perfect time for chili and all the fixin’s. Just $10. Public invited. RSVP at 615-646-4466 appreciated by not required.

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Devotional: When Our Prayers Are Not Answered

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You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures. —James 4:3

Do you ever wonder why our prayers are not answered? We think that our prayers are meant for good, but God does not seem to be answering. It’s not like we are asking for cars, or vacations or a winning lottery ticket. Maybe we are praying for healing, for employment or to be spared from pain and suffering. How can those prayers be self-serving?

If we are honest with ourselves, most of our prayers are self-serving. We want something—even a ‘good’ something—and we ask to have it granted to us. But, pure prayer is much more about relating with the Almighty than it is about receiving positive answers for what we are looking to gain.

The prayer that always opens the heart of heaven is the prayer that is offered without expectation of a result. When we are able to pray without attachment to results, God’s desire becomes our own, and we are surprised at what happens—we are given results that we could never have expected.

O God, give me the soul that longs to be one with you more than it wants the desires of the heart to be filled.

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Meet Mable McCay, Resident of the Month at Heartland

341d5e72-966c-408f-967d-64a5071b0f67Mrs. Mable McCay is an active member of our Heartland community and her home church Donelson Church of Christ. She keeps all of us at Heartland young at heart with her stories and her wit. Here at Heartland, she attends many of our socials, bingo, outings and entertainment. Be careful she is very knowledgeable and wins many trivia contests. She also keeps herself busy with Devotionals, Women’s Fellowship, reading and watching movies. Her family lives out of town but visits often. And her many church family and friends keep her busy as well.

Mrs. McCay was born June 24, 1917. She was one of five children. She married her husband in 1948. They raised one son and two daughters. Mr. and Mrs. McCay were married for many years before Mr. McCay’s death in 2004. Mrs. McCay was involved with the Tennessee Blind School for many years.

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Meet Hoffman Harless, Resident of the Month at The Meadows

IMG_3214Meet the out-going, BIG teaser, Hoffman Harless. Hoffman recently moved to The Meadows after residing in our Harpeth Meadows Housing community.

Hoffman, has a “colorful” personality and never meets a stranger. I recently caught up with Hoffman and learned some interesting facts. For starters, he was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 8, 1927 and grew up there. After graduating from high school he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After serving his country he returned to Birmingham and attended Samford University on a G. I. scholarship. There he received a degree in U.S. History. After graduation, he taught high school history for several years. Most of his career was spent selling insurance.

He and his lovely late wife, Martha Cathryn, met and were married in 1952. Hoffman was quick to express his wedding was large, but his life with Martha Cathryn, was even larger. Together they had two children. A son, that has passed away, and a precious daughter, Susan that is the “apple of his eye”. Hoffman has two grandsons, Patrick and Jordan which he also speaks of fondly.

When asking about his hobbies, Hoffman expressed his love of history, poetry, golf, and travelling. When asked to share some his travels, with a smile Hoffman expressed that he has travelled all 50 states, been abroad to Italy, Germany, France, South America, Austria, New Zealand, and China.

If you’re ever at The Meadows look Hoffman Harless up. You won’t regret it! His outgoing, larger than life personality, will put a BIG smile on your face. You will leave a richer person because Hoffman Harless will have brightened your day.

Congratulations, Hoffman Harless, on being selected as The Meadows Resident of the Month. We’re grateful you’re a part of The Meadows family.

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What is Respite Care?

shutterstock_144105316All caregivers need some time off for vacation, special family occasions or even their own health needs. And that’s where The Meadows and Heartland can help. We offer respite care at The Meadows and Heartland, and many times Medicare may pay most of the cost beyond the co-pay.

Respite care is short-term or temporary care services to relieve an in-home caregiver of responsibilities for an individual with long-term care needs. Respite care provides short-term breaks that can relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in your life.

There are also benefits for the resident. They will receive quality care, spend time in a safe, supportive environment, interact with others and if able, participate in activities designed to match personal abilities.


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Meet the Medical Director for The Meadows

Anderson_ReggieWe wanted you to know more about Dr. Reggie Anderson, the medical director at The Meadows. Dr. Anderson has more than 25 years in emergency room and family practice experience.

Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a physician at the TriStar Medical Group, where he serves the communities of Ashland City and Kingston Springs, Tennessee. He also serves as chief of staff of TriStar Ashland City Medical Center.

Recently, he was awarded The Frist Humanitarian Award by the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was chosen from more than nine hundred doctors, and was then nominated for the national award.

Dr. Anderson has recently published Appointments with Heaven, a book about his true stories of healing encounters with the hereafter. He reveals how what he’s seen, heard, and experienced has shaped what he believes about living and dying; how we can face the passing of our loved ones with the courage and confidence that we will see them again; and how we can each prepare for our own “appointment with heaven.”

He and wife Karen reside on a farm in Kingston Springs, Tennessee, often opening their home as a refuge for those needing shelter following a natural disaster or other crisis. They have four grown children.

Dr. Anderson grew up in Alabama, graduated from the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama Medical School. He completed his residency at the University of Tennessee at Jackson.

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