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’

‘The Veranda’s Red Back Hymnal SingAlong’
to be held July 17 at Welch College

GALLATIN, TENN. — Veranda Ministries invites area churches to “The Veranda’s Red Back Hymnal SingAlong” on July 17 at Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Celorio Hall at Welch College, located at 1045 Bison Trail in Gallatin. Admission is free, and a love offering will be taken to benefit Veranda Ministries. Charlie Sexton, who presents the “Red Back Revival” concert series based in Atlanta, Ga., will serve as emcee for the evening.


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.