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Anecdote From Betty Swadley

Anecdote From Betty Swadley by Betty Swadley If you are not Facebook friends with Betty (Elizabeth) Swadley, (Paul, long-time pastor at South Haven, and Betty are residents at TBH-O), you will have missed this great story….. Several of you asked for more details about Swad’s (Swadley’s) dad trying to walk to Ironton to get to […]

Finding a Light in the Darkness: One Family’s Struggle with Dementia

The Baptist Home by Becky Barton Like most children, we want the very best for our parents. We want them to live independently, able to live healthy, happy lives for as long as possible. But what happens when a parent is no longer able to care for themselves, and suddenly, the child finds themselves in […]

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Music: Bridging the Memory Gap

Chillicothe Campus by Becky Barton Close your eyes for just a moment and think back to the first time you heard music. How old were you? What was your favorite song? How did that song make you feel? Music has an amazing ability to transport us to a specific time and place, to evoke emotions […]

The Gift of Friendship

Chillicothe Campus by Angie Hamilton, Activities Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis Geneva VanHorne lived in independent living at The Baptist Home-Chillicothe for almost nine years before moving into assisted living about 2 ½ years ago. […]

Easter Reflections

Ozark Campus by Karon Cunningham, Active Living Resident Growing up in the Texas panhandle open country, Easter always had great significance for me.  Having a late March birthday meant that my birthday gift was always a new Easter outfit—dress, lacy topped socks, gloves, and a hat!  I loved playing with my mom’s dress shoes and […]

A Happy Heart

Arcadia Valley Campus “The Baptist Home is not a ‘medical center’ but is a ‘living center’ where we focus on the emotional issues of aging, which I have said many times are the most difficult issues not just of growing old, but of all of life.” —-Larry Johnson, president of The Baptist Home, 1997-2005  In […]

The Gift of Music

Arcadia Valley by Sherri Snider, Administrator Music is such an important aspect of our lives. It soothes us, it invigorates us, it encourages us and it even teaches us. I don’t recall ever hearing someone say, “I hate music!” The residents at The Baptist Home-Arcadia Valley surely LOVE music! Frequently at lunch time, as the […]

Damon Thomas: Big Man with a Big Heart

Ozark Campus by Jim Nelson Damon Thomas was big even when he was little. He weighed 16 pounds and 15 ounces when he was born, which is large even by Texas standards. Damon said he was something of a miracle baby. His mother was advised by a doctor in Shreveport to have an abortion. She […]