Nashville, TN – On Monday, November 27th, The Veranda Ministries held its 11th Annual Christmas Benefit Concert “A Christmas To Remember” at Three Oaks Church in Gallatin TN. Performing Artists were Lauren Talley, Tribute Quartet, Gene McDonald, The Duffields, Paul Secord, Riley Harrison Clark, Tony Clay, Billy Blackwood (Emcee), Danny Jones (Emcee), as well as the Veranda Ministries Founder and Executive Director, Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly. The event also featured a special “Carol Of The Keys” that featured Josh Singletary, Jeff Duffield, Roger Talley, and Rov Novell. Mary Anne also has a Podcast that Launched in February 2022, “Aging, Angst & Alleluias” helping to bring awareness of how to care for the aging and those with dementia. Click HERE To Listen
If you’ve never heard of The Veranda, it is a wonderful outreach of Veranda Ministries and a ministry supported by Impact Fellowship Church, they provide a time of nurturing respite care to allow family caregivers much-needed time for themselves. Services for families also include a monthly support group for caregivers and a semi-annual caregiver conference. The conference helps family members and other caregivers utilize biblical principles to cope with the physical and emotional toll of a stressful life situation. The number of clients in The Veranda’s respite program has doubled since its 2012 launch.
“Our nation is on the verge of a crisis in addressing the various needs of our senior adult population. Seniors and their families are having a hard time knowing where to turn for guidance, help and understanding their purpose, and I believe the churches should be on the forefront helping in this task. I strongly believe it’s our Christian duty to treat our senior adults with respect and dignity. It’s an honor for me to help churches and families learn how to celebrate the blessings that our seniors bring to our lives.” ~ Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly
The Veranda is proud to provide quality respite care for the benefit of its clients, their family members, and volunteers in a safe, supportive and non-threatening environment. All volunteers complete a minimum of 12 hours of training, and All of The Veranda staff is vetted and trained in the care of senior adults and their needs.
The Veranda is not limited to serving only those with Alzheimer’s. We know there are families caring for loved ones who have other needs. The program at The Veranda is meeting the needs of the senior population and their families who are affected by the aging process.
You can Contact the Veranda staff HERE with all your questions! They’d love to visit with you about any needs your family may have concerning your loved one.
If you couldn’t make it to the Benefit concert and would like to DONATE to help this wonderful ministry CLICK HERE