Candle Light Open House

Mindful Care Adult Day Services of Rutherford County will host a commemorative ceremony, Friday, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m., to honor loved ones past and present stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held at New Vision Baptist Church, located at 1750 N. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. The public … Continue reading

Mindful Care Adult Day Services to host “Mardi Gras in May”

Mindful Care Adult Day Services will host “Mardi Gras in May,” Saturday, May 30, to benefit the seven-year-old program that offers cognitive activities, social experiences and compassionate care for persons with mild Alzheimer’s and other memory-related challenges. Open and free to the community, the party will be hel d from … Continue reading

Foundation gives agencies $44K in grants, January 26, 2015

Daily News Journal, January 26, 2015 RUTHERFORD COUNTY – Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is awarding $44,250 in grants to nine Rutherford County nonprofit organizations as part of The Foundation’s annual grant-making process. “The Community Foundation is honored to connect generosity with need through these annual grants and through other … Continue reading

Smyrna resident honored for community service, January 23, 2015

Daily News Journal, Mealand Ragland-Hudgins, January 23, 2015 SMYRNA Ginny Williams recalls the days when her hometown had a problem with homelessness. It was the early 1980s, and the Nissan plant was under construction. People gathered their belongings and moved to Smyrna in hopes of finding a job, but not all … Continue reading

Mindful Care receives foundation grant, December 23, 2014

Daily News Journal, December 23, 2014 MURFREESBORO – Mindful Care Adult Day Services has received a $3,000 grant to provide fee assistance for cognitively impaired seniors to attend 100 days of programming to reduce isolation and assist in maintaining independence, according to a release from the organization. The Community Foundation … Continue reading

Mindful Care names new assistant director, November 18, 2014

Daily News Journal, November 18, 2014 MURFREESBORO – Veteran caregiver Karen Hunter-Kowalski was born to take care of her elders, which is why she fits at Mindful Care Adult Day Services. Hunter-Kowalski replaced Angela Baxter, who served as assistant director since the founding of the organization. Mindful Care was incorporated … Continue reading

Mindful Care adult day services a busy place, November 2, 2014

Daily News Journal, November 2, 2014 MURFREESBORO – Mindful Care adult day services, a program of Elder’s First, recently celebrated its seventh year in partnership with New Vision Baptist Church, which provides the room for the program. Mindful Care is a daily program for senior citizens with memory problems. The … Continue reading

Watters: Mindful Care serves as respite, October 18, 2014

Daily News Journal, October, 18, 2014 MURFREESBORO – Growing up on a farm in Lascassas, Jamie Watters spent a lot of time with her grandparents. She also spent a lot of time at her mom’s job at the VA nursing home in Murfreesboro, where she would often visit with residents. … Continue reading

Local caregiver is living proof of stress-reduction research, August 9, 2014

Daily News Journal, August 9, 2014 When a family member caring for a loved one afflicted with dementia is relieved even temporarily from that responsibility, that caregiver will experience a biological response that reduces stress and contributes to better long-term health. According to studies at Penn State University and the … Continue reading