Helping families care for their senior loved ones
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/4/2019
Contact: Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly, 615-675-4345 or 936-554-4615
GALLATIN, TENN. —Eight local community members are preparing themselves to be dunked in water during the third "Dunking for Dementia" event benefiting The Veranda, the flagship program of Veranda Ministries. The event begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 at The Veranda, located at 650 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, and is part of the celebration marking the organization's seventh anniversary. Cost is $5 per throw.
An outreach supported by Impact Fellowship Church in Gallatin, The Veranda is a respite activity program that helps meet the needs of senior adults and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other issues of the aging process. Activities are provided a few hours a day, three days a week to allow families much-needed respite time to take care of other family needs.
Dunk tank participants include Bethany Allen of SunTrust Bank; Jessica Hausberger of Maple Cottage Assisted Living; Thom Rawls, Organic Community Church; Craig Mahler, Welch College; Mary Gail Anderson of EXIT Realty; Jennifer Burke of HighPoint Hospice; and Nicole Waugh and Kim Grubb, both Positive Approach® to Care trainers.
Guests may tour The Veranda during its open house and enjoy lunch while watching the dunking booth fun. Lunch is $10 per person, includes two hot dogs, chips, gourmet cookie and drink; available first-come, first-serve. Event sponsors include The Waters of Gallatin, Alexander-Crestview-Hendersonville Funeral Home and Hickory Hills Alzheimer’ Special Care Center.
“Everyone had such a great time when we last held Dunking for Dementia in 2017 to help The Veranda serve its families,” Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly, director of Veranda Ministries said. “I can’t thank the ones who are going to be dunked this year enough for volunteering their time to help raise money to support our activity program. It’s going to be a great day.”
Proceeds from the lunch and "Dunking for Dementia" go to The Veranda. Donations for the dunking booth can be made online by clicking here. For more information, contact Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly at 615-675-4345 or 936-554-4615.