Helping families care for their senior loved ones

In June 2016, The Veranda and its families were featured in "NPT Reports: Aging Matters," a special series produced by Nashville Public Television. The episode "Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia" featured The Veranda, its families and how it serves the Sumner County community. Watch the episode online.

"NPT Reports: Aging Matters” is a major multi-year initiative designed to open a community-based conversation about what Middle Tennessee’s older citizens need to optimize their quality of life and what the community needs to do to prepare for a coming explosion in our aging population. To read more about the "Aging Matters" series, click here.


Veranda Director Recognized as a ‘Huck's Hero’

sumner county caregiver conference
set for Sept. 12 in hendersonville

(JULY 29, 2018) Veranda Ministries is among 10 organizations sponsoring the Sumner County Caregiver Conference on Sept. 12 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville. The six-hour educational coaching event is free, but registration is required before Sept. 7. Lunch is provided. Six hours of CEs are offered for nurses. Each attendee will receive a "Certificate of Attendance" for six hours of training. In this translational event: Nurses will gain from the professional clinical content; Families will be brought alongside the nurses’ learning. Everyone is welcome!

The conference features facilitator Dr. Beth Nolan, Ph.D., director of research, grants and policy with Postive Approach® to Care (PAC). PAC is a training and advocacy organization offering techniques used by professionals and families working or living with dementia or other brain changes.


Veranda Ministries founder to be recognized as a "Huck's Hero" in March 2018 

Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly, founder and executive director of Veranda Ministries, was recognized during “Huck’s Heroes,” a special segment of Gov. Mike Huckabee’s show “Huckabee” that aired nationally March 3 on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

Huckabee selects an everyday American hero from submitted nominations to feature during each Huckabee episode as “Huck’s Hero.” Previous honorees have included teachers, soldiers, policemen and religious leaders, those who “have displayed a genuine act of bravery in his or her community.”

Oglesby-Sutherly was notified of her selection as a “Huck’s Hero,” in late November 2017 for her vision of establishing Veranda Ministries and its work in Sumner County.


The Veranda and its families  were part of the ”NPT Reports:  Aging Matters" series in June 2016.