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Exterior View of Pell City, Alabama Veterans Home. The Arlington Veterans Home is planned to be a very similar design. Photo courtesy of West Tennessee Veterans Home, Inc.

Memphis-based Plough Foundation has announced the awarding of a $2 million dollar challenge grant to West Tennessee Veterans Home, Inc., (WTVH) for the construction of a local state veterans home. In announcing the grant, Diane Rudner, Chair of the Plough Board Trustees, noted that veterans have special needs when it comes to receiving the long-term care and rehabilitation therapy that this skilled nursing facility will provide.

“So many of our veterans have put their lives on the line in places around the world only to come home with few options for rehabilitation and high-quality long-term care,” said Rudner. “It is our hope that this challenge will urge others in the business and philanthropic community to join with local, state and federal governments to build a facility worthy of our veterans’ sacrifices.”

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Pell City Exterior

Exterior View of Pell City, Alabama Veterans Home. The Arlington Veterans Home is planned to be a very similar design. Photo courtesy of West Tennessee Veterans Home, Inc.

wtvh-logo-HiResHolly Swogger is a woman on a mission to help vets. Since 2008 she has been part of a group working tirelessly to  build a Veterans Home in West Tennessee.

Currently, Swogger explains, the closest Veterans Home  to the Memphis metro area is located 100 miles away in Humboldt, Tennessee. That means  a Shelby, Tipton, or Fayette County vet living there would be over an hour and a half away from family and friends.

Plus, the numbers indicate that West Tennessee needs another facility, Swogger says. There are over 71,000 veterans living in the three-county area, and more could be eligible due to Tennessee ties.

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On Friday, June 21, Seniors 55+ are invited to celebrate our freedom and friendship at the “Stars and Stripes” BBQ Luncheon sponsored by St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. The featured entertainment for the event is The Sgt. W. K. Singleton Pipes and Drums. They are an all-volunteer group that performs throughout the Mid-South. The band is associated with Detachment 476 of the Marine Corp League, Memphis, Tennessee, and performs as part of their Honor Guard. Music played includes traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, American Patriotic music, and songs to warm the heart and bring a smile.

The luncheon will be BBQ, beans, slaw, potato salad and dessert catered by Bozo’s BBQ, and includes drinks. The cost of the meal is $10 per person, payable at the door. The event begins at 11:30 am and will be held at the International Harvester Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road.

Bring a friend, make a friend and spend a wonderful afternoon eating great BBQ, enjoying conversation and a laugh or two with fellow seniors, and the special program planned by The Sgt. W.K. Singleton Pipes and Drums.

Make your reservation today by contacting Vickie Holland 867-2717 or email vholland@lakelandtn.org.

 

The Lakeland Senior Center will host an Open House and Discussion Forum on Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 at the Lakeland Senior Center.

This event is part of a series of Open House and Discussion Forums designed to allow senior residents an opportunity to provide input that will shape future Senior Center programming. Executive Coordinator Thad Jablonski and Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud will be at the forums as a direct line for any comments or suggestions. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. The City of Lakeland appreciates comments, suggestions and ideas from residents.
The Lakeland Senior Center is located at 4527 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN

For more information, contact Lakeland City Hall at 901-867-2717

The Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department invites all seniors 55+ to the Lakeland Senior Center for a class or to look around and explore the facility for a first time visit. RSVP or advance notice is not required to attend programs at the Lakeland Senior Center, unless otherwise noted. For questions or for more information, or to sign-up for the monthly Senior Center brochure and calendar mail-out, contact Joy Cloud at 867-2717 or jcloud@lakelandtn.org

For the latest Senior Center activities, including calendar updates, visit www.lakelandtn.org, Residents, Parks & Recreation, then click on “Just for Seniors.”

 

Digital Photography 101

Thursday, June 13th from 6 – 7 p.m.

Mike Baldwin, senior Graphic Designer and Digital Photographer with International Paper in Memphis will instruct an introduction to digital cameras. Baldwin has a degree in graphic design and 43 years’ experience as a photographer and artist. The class will discuss camera settings, how and when to use each one, and why there are so many choices. Also covered: proper care and maintenance of your camera, storing your images, and formatting your memory cards. Remember to bring your camera.

 

Flower Arranging by Regis

Tuesday, June 18th from 1 – 2 p.m.
Complimentary lunch provided 12n – 1 p.m.

Regis Flowers will be providing instruction on flower arranging. Bring your favorite average-sized vase to make an arrangement. The cost for the class is $20, which includes fresh flowers. Lunch is complimentary. Please RSVP at least a week in advance to Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-2717 or jcloud@lakelandtn.org.

 

Senior Center Open House and Discussion Forums

Thursdays, June 20th, July 18th, and August 15th from 2 – 3 p.m.

The Lakeland Senior Center will continue to host monthly Open House and Discussion Forums for senior residents to provide input that will shape future Senior Center programming. Lakeland Executive Coordinator Thad Jablonski and Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud will be at the forums as a direct line for any comments or suggestions. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Please join us at the Lakeland Senior Center and provide us with the feedback to offer programming that will benefit and interest to you. The City appreciates comments, suggestions and ideas of residents!

 

Digital Photography 102

Thursday, June 20th from 6 – 7 p.m.

Mike Baldwin, senior Graphic Designer and Digital Photographer with International Paper in Memphis will instruct a follow-up course to Digital Photography 101. Following from Digital Photography 101 on June 13th, the second course will discuss how to get the best performance out of your camera, which settings to use, when to use a flash, and how to frame your image and plan your shots. Self-timers, tripods, filters, and special effects will also be covered. Remember to bring your camera.

 

Book Club

Wednesday, July 3rd and August 7th from 2 – 3 p.m.
(1st Wed. of each month)

Lakeland resident Jeannine Dillard hosts a monthly Book Club meeting at the Senior Center. The group will discuss thoughts and opinions on a chosen book. The chosen book for July is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. For questions or more information, please contact Jeannine Dillard at 331-2839 or jdillard@bigriver.net.

 

Film Friday

Friday, July 12th from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Randall Wallace. The film chronicles the life of thoroughbred race horse Secretariat, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973. Diane Lane portrays Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, and John Malkovich plays the trainer, Lucien Laurin.

 

Geology Class

Thursday, July 18th from 6 – 7 p.m.

Speaker Mike Baldwin will be bringing 200 rock minerals and fossils to be looked at and picked up. Baldwin will explain rock and mineral formation and how they are utilized in the world.

 

“The People of South Sudan” Presentation

Wednesday, July 24th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Joyce Wiggins will be speaking on the history and the people of South Sudan in Africa. She will provide an overview and narrate a video presentation.

 

Facebook 101 Workshop

Thursday, July 25th from 6 – 9 p.m.

Ronda Kelley, owner of Helping Bee, which specializes in computer/technology instruction, will present Facebook 101. The workshop is available for seniors who do not have a Facebook page or who would like to know more about their current Facebook page. Topics to be covered include creating and editing a Facebook page, reconnecting with old friends and/or distant relatives, and how to handle friend requests and notification tools. If students are creating a new Facebook page, they may bring a digital photo or have one taken in class (please dress accordingly).  Students will need to bring their laptops that can access the internet via Wi-Fi. The Senior Center offers a limited number of laptops for interested participants on a first come or reservation basis.  This is a very basic course and steps are repeated to ensure everyone leaves with confidence. There is a $20 fee for the class. For more information, contact Ronda Kelley at 846-6189 or pearl.helpingbee@gmail.com.


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