Helping families care for their senior loved ones
Veranda Ministries founder to be recognized as a "Huck's Hero" in March 2018
6 PM: Williams Memorial UMC
4000 Moores Lane
RSVP: 888.226.8293 or register online
6 PM: Harmony Hill Outreach Center
2305 S. John Redditt Dr
RSVP: 888.913.6056 or register online
5:30 PM: First United Methodist
1016 Sam Houston Ave.
RSVP: 888.899.0657 or register online
6 PM: Christ United Methodist Church
4201 State Hwy. 6 South
RSVP: 888.392.8765 or register online
6 PM: The Crossings Retirement Community
255 N. Egret Bay Blvd
RSVP: 866.616.4857 or register online
Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly, founder and executive director of Veranda Ministries, will share Positive Techniques for Memory Care during a five-day speaking tour May 7-11 in Texas.
The engagements are public service events sponsored by the MRC Healthy Living Community locations in Texarkana, Lufkin, Huntsville, College Station and Clear Lake as part of their "A Proactive Approach to Dementia" series in recognition of Older Americans Month.
"I'm grateful to MRC for the opportunity to help families learn ways to care for their loved ones with dementia," Oglesby-Sutherly said. "It's an honor for me the help others learn how to celebrate the blessings that our seniors bring to our lives.
"My goal is to help families understand that we have to go into their loved one’s current world and meet them where they are, because they can no longer come into ours,” she said.
“The dementia journey is by no means an easy one, but it’s ok to laugh, have fun and find ways to enjoy this season of their loved ones’ life. This time can be one that provides opportunities for families to grow stronger in their relationships with each other and the Lord.”
NPT “AGING MATTERS”
The Veranda and its families were part of the ”NPT Reports: Aging Matters" series in June 2016.