Team Talk March 2016 - Generations/Gaither`s Group

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Team Talk March 2016 - Generations/Gaither`s Group
Team Talk
Corporate Newsletter
March 2016
www.generationsgaither.com
Generations Behavioral Health
Gaither’s, Inc.
Gaither Suites at
West Park, LLC
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Generations Health
Association, Inc
Generations/Gaither’s, Inc.
Gaither Suites, LLC
Double G Farm and Real Estate
Development
Generations Gaither’s Group
Levels of Care
ARTF – Adult Residential Treatment Facility
A Residential Treatment Facility (ARTF) is a licensed 24-hour Facility (although not licensed as a hospital), which offers mental health treatment. The types of treatment vary widely; the major categories are psychoanalytic, psycho
educational, behavioral management, group therapies, medication management, and peer-cultural. Settings range
from structured ones, resembling psychiatric hospitals, to those that are more like group homes or halfway houses.
ESH –Enhanced Supported Housing Facility
In addition to the description for SH services, members in ESH will require care exceeding support and intervention
levels provided in standard Supported Housing. Behavioral health care needs may include mental health and/or substance abuse.
SH – Supported Housing
Supported Housing services refers to services rendered at facilities that are staffed twenty-four (24) hours per day,
seven (7) days a week with associated mental health staff supports for individuals who require treatment services
and supports in a highly structured setting. These mental health services are for persons with serious and/or persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) and are intended to prepare individuals for more independent living in the community
while providing an environment that allows individuals to live in community settings. Given this goal, every effort
should be made to place individuals in facilities near their families and other support systems and original areas of
residence. Supported Housing services are mental health services and do not include the payment of room and
board.
NURSING HOME
Skilled Nursing Home Facility providing twenty-four hour care with emphasis on mental and physical well being
through a personalized approach to help each Resident maintain maximum potential independence. Services include:
24 Hour Nursing Care, Physician Visits, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Service Visits, Restorative Therapy, Wound Care Management, Social Services, Dietary Consults with Registered Dietitian, Scheduled Activities Daily,
Beauty Shop and Transportation.
PERSONAL CARE HOMES
Personal Care Homes (PCH) are residences that provide shelter, meals, supervision and assistance with personal care
tasks, typically for older people, or people with physical, behavioral health or cognitive disabilities who are unable to
care for themselves, but do not need nursing home or special medical care. While available services vary and are
based on individual needs of each resident, services include, but are not limited to, assistance with: administering
medications, arranging for and managing health care, walking or getting out of bed, transportation to doctor and
other appointments, participating in social/recreational activities, personal hygiene , shopping and care of possessions.
ASSISTED LIVING HOMES
Assisted Living is often viewed as the best of both worlds. Our Residents have as much independence as they want
while living in their own private apartment within our community so that they have the support and services they
need, while continuing to be as independent and active as possible. Assistance is provided, if needed, with basic
ADL’s, such as bathing, dressing , med reminders and more. Additional services include three meals daily, plus
snacks , activities including social, cultural and spiritual programs, full service beauty /barber shop, weekly housekeeping, personal laundry, as well as scheduled transportation for shopping and various appointments, including
medical and doctor appointments is provided.
Mental Health Centers
Outpatient services include psychiatric evaluations and medication management services which allows consumers
who are severely mentally ill (adult) or severely emotionally disturbed (child) obtain an adequate supply of necessary
medications. Additional services include: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Psychiatric Services,
Case Management Services and Education.
All Mental Health Centers’ services are provided to Residents of Adult Residential Treatment Facilities, Enhanced Supported Housing Facilities and Supported Housing Facilities.
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Generations/Gaither’s Group
Administrative/Support Staff
Corporate Staff
Kristopher Wayne House/Robert Coy House
David G. Gaither, Founder / President / CEO
Kathy Campbell, Executive Vice President / CFO
Pat Gaither, Administrative V.P.
Wayne Greer, Executive Vice President
Jim Campbell, Vice President of Operations
James Jones, Director of Risk Management
James Ramsey, V.P. of Resource Development and Communications
Misty Pettit, Executive Vice President of Treatment Housing
Buffy Gaither, Executive Vice President of Mental Health Centers
Tracy Holland, Information Technology Specialist
Donna Mahan, Controller
Tara Dishman, Accounts Payable
Jennifer Measles, Auditor/HR Asst.
Sheila Burgess, Director of Billing
Nina Weston, Billing Analyzer
Kim Taylor, Billing
Lisa Sullivan, Director of Human Resources
Brandi Lawson, Marketing Director
Jamie Lyle, Housing Coordinator
Emy Wilhite, Housing Coordinator
Debra Jolly, Housing Coordinator
Bridgette Goines, Payroll Clerk
Rebecca Barnes, Communications Specialist
Mendy Stotts, Clinical Auditor
Lacey Davis, Receptionist/Acct. Asst.
Gen Savage, Executive Director
Keisha Rutledge, Office Manager
Steven Koller, Case Manager
Aysha Cagle, Activity Director
Rosa Russell, House Manager
Lolita DeHoyos, LPN
Generations of McMinnville
Adam Wanamaker, Case Manager / Executive Director
Elizabeth Hoch, Office Manager
Melanie Stoik, LPN
Regina Qualls, Activity Director
Generations Estates
The Campbell Lodge
Melissa Brown, Executive Director
Rhiannon Myers, Office Manager
Debbie Hodge, Activity Director
Brittany Halfacre, Case Manager
Stephanie Audas, LPN
The Wood House
Melissa Brown, Executive Director
Brittany Halfacre, Case Manager
Rhiannon Myers, Office Manager
Debbie Hodge, Activity Director
Kathy Shields, House Manager
Generations of Morrison
Delta Jones, Executive Director
Misty Glover, Office Manager
Valerie Gilley, Case Manager
Ginger Simpson, Activity Director
Judy Bishop, House Manager
Sheila Womack, House Manager
The Woodlee Trail
Adam Wanamaker, Executive Director
Amy Phillips, Office Manager
Melanie Stoik, LPN
Stacie Sellers, Activity Director
Wilma House
Melissa Brown, Executive Director
Rhiannon Myers, Office Manager
Tyra Quintana, Case Manager
Aaron Knight, LPN
Gloria Cole, Activity Director
Charques Blevins, House Manager
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Generations of Woodbury
Natina Alexander, Executive Director
Star Seiber, Office Manager
LaDella Nosek, Case Manager
Jackee Spakes, Activity Director
Lolita DeHoyos, LPN
Generations/Gaither’s Group
Administrative/Support Staff
Generations Center of Spencer
Generations of Middlesboro
David W. Gaither, Regional Administrator
Marilyn Burger, Asst. Administrator
Betty Fox, Director of Nursing
Katherine McClendon, Nurse Practitioner
Tresea Cripps, Office Manager
Tracy Farris, Central Supply
Susan Sutton, MDS Coordinator
April Ennis, Dietary
Cathy Corvin, Receptionist
Johnny Walling, Maintenance Supervisor
Tammy Fox, Quality Assurance
Tyra Quintana, Case Manager
Sandra Collins, Activity Director
Rachel Clark, Activities Asst.
Eve Wright, Social Services Director
David W. Gaither, Regional Administrator
April Wilson, Administrator
Debbie Helton, Office Manager
Elizabeth Taulbee, Activity Director
Gaither Suites at West Park, LLC
David W. Gaither, Regional Administrator
Jennifer Gish, Executive Director
Sandra Barnes-Puckett, DRC
Linda Walker, Receptionist / Tour Coordinator
Diana Gage, Activity Director
The Skylar House
Magnolia Dayton Campus
Tammy Hoelzel, Executive Director
Tracy Messer, Office Manager/House Manager
Anita Henderson, RN
Tabitha Sanders, Case Manager
Marcy Gardner, Case Manager
Linda Cook, Activity Director
Jessica Thacker, Executive Director
Cristy Milner, Office Manager
Jessica Love, LPN
Courtney Oleson, Case Manager
Sarah Presley, Activity Director
Maintenance and Construction
Billy Wood, V.P. Maintenance
Shane Pettit
Josh Craven
Lester Willis
Danny Bowdoin
George Els
George Odineal
Johnny Cantrell
Jason Bracknell
Terry Nunley
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John Burroughs, West TN
Jerry Cooper, West TN
Caleb Terrett, West TN
Ronnie Orr, West TN
Matthew Mancell, West TN
Bruce Johnson, West TN
William Tackitt, West TN
Chris Robison, West TN
Christopher Simmons, East TN
Ronald Human, East TN
Rodney Eustice, East TN
Andy Holden, East TN
Mental Health Centers
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Generations Mental Health Center Morrison
Generations Mental Health Center of Cookeville
Dr. Sabitha Hudek, Medical Director
Joseph Stotts, Vice President of Clinical Services
Angela Redwine, Executive Director, Therapist
Judy Johnson, LPC-MHSP, Therapist
Daniel Simpkins, Therapist
Cliff Gambrell, LMSW, Therapist
Margie Wood, LPN, Director of Nursing
Dakka Partin, RN
Krista Dillard, Office Manager / Medical Records
Kacie Davis, Receptionist / Medical Records
Peggy Rayas, Transportation Coordinator
Kristy Jones, Transportation Coordinator
Dave Davis, Child and Adolescent Case Manager
Stacy Lee, Case Manager
Miranda Simmons, Case Manager
Jordan LaMasters, Nurse Practitioner
Katherine McLendon, Nurse Practitioner
Karyn Harris, Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Sabitha Hudek, M.D. Medical Director
Joseph Stotts, Vice President of Clinical Services
Judy Johnson, LPC-MHSP, Executive Director/Therapist
Kaythi Soe, Nurse Practitioner
Doris Kendall, Therapist
Paige Seymour, Case Manager
Michael Egly, Case Manager
Belinda Garrison, LPN
Barbara Oakley, Office Manager
Katie Braswell, Receptionist/Medical Records
Generations Mental Health Center of Dayton
Cliff Gambrell, Therapist
Kaythi Soe, Nurse Practitioner
Erin Yeargan, Nurse Practitioner
Tabitha Sanders, Case Manager
Marcy Gardner, Case Manager
Melinda Lindkvist, Receptionist
Generations of West TN
Generations Mental Health Center of Martin
The Brandi House/The Pettit House
Dr. Hudek, Medical Director
Dr. Swamy, Medical Director for Children
Joseph Stotts, Vice President of Clinical Services
Kim Terrett, Regional V.P. West TN.
Julie Floyd, Nurse Practitioner
Bar-Bra Glisson, Nurse Practitioner
Nancy Forrester, Medical Records
Stacy Turbyville, Medical Records
Suzie Mitchell, Auditor, West TN
Diana Fulcher, Therapist
Jami Ivey, Quality Assurance/Therapist
Michelle Black, Clinic RN
Valarie Fisher, Community Based Case Manager
Christy Prince, Receptionist
Branda Borgens, Executive Director
Yolanda Green, Office Manager
Shanie Williamson, Case Manager
Christie Mort, LPN
Brandy Miller, Activity Director
Generations Mental Health Center of McKenzie
Dr. Hudek, Medical Director
Dr. Swamy, Medical Director for Children
Joseph Stotts, Vice President of Clinical Services
Kim Terrett, Regional V.P. West TN.
Jami Ivey, Therapist
Kyle Chappel, Therapist
Laura Tabada, Clinic RN
Stacey Davidson, Receptionist
E. J. Mann, I.T. Specialist, West
The Adkins House
Susan Winston, Executive Director / LPN
Haley Grissom, Office Manager
Johnathan Nunley, Activity Director
Candace Foster, Case Manager
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The Mahan House/The Dishman House
Shunta Williams, Executive Director
Annetta Payne, Office Manager
Elsie Johnson, Case Manager
Tamara Pearson, LPN
Dorothy Parker, Activity Director
The Gaither House/The Autry House
Amanda Tackitt, Executive Director / LPN
Brenda Dorian, Office Manager
Tasha Bowman, Case Manager
Pannayiotta Edmontson, Activity Director
The Magnolia McKenzie Campus
Lisa Cavin, Executive Director
Wendy Burroughs, Office Manager
Kristie Jones, Office Manager Asst.
Terika Taylor, Case Manager
Leah Lancaster, Case Manager
Cindy Martin, LPN
April Vaughn-Hill, LPN
Xavier Keys, Activity Director
Logan Lodge
Cindy Elder, Executive Director / LPN
Amanda Wilmath, Office Manager
Brandon Keller, Case Manager
Ron Bennett, Activity Director
Corporate Office
406 N. Spring St.
McMinnville, TN 37110
Administrative Building
402 N. Spring St.
McMinnville, TN 37110
Housing Office
104 Walling St.
McMinnville, TN 37110
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Human Resources
The Paper Trail
- by: Lisa Sullivan, Director of Human Resources
The First 24 Hours After an Injury
Workers compensation claims can and do affect the bottom line of every organization greatly. Injuries are just inevitable because, let’s face it, accidents happen! Injuries occur at every workplace at some point, and it is crucial to respond effectively within the first 24 hours.
The moment an injury occurs, it initiates a sequence of events that can last for weeks or even months. Supervisors play
a significant role in the outcome of every claim. When an injury occurs, the supervisor should be notified immediately, and the
supervisor should know exactly what to do. First and foremost, the employee should select a physician from the panel unless, of
course, it is an emergent situation. The proper paper work should be completed and sent over to the physician’s office, accompanying the injured employee. This should include the physician’s report of injury as well as the authorizations to release information. Once the injured employee arrives at the physician’s office, it is very important for the supervisor to request a drug
screen. The results of a drug screen can impact a claim greatly! Another important step is to obtain witness statements from any
and every witness to the injury. This step can also greatly impact the outcome and validity of a claim!
The lag time between when an injury occurs and the reporting of that injury has a significant effect on both the time it
takes to close the claim and the final cost of the claim. Therefore, if an employee reports an injury, it is best to square it away
immediately. Too many times, employees are injured on the job, swear they are okay and do not need medical attention…next
thing you know, they visit the ER after working hours for a sprained ankle and, now, the claim is three times more expensive
than if they had gone to a physician’s office in the first place.
Since time is so valuable to the process, it is important that training is given in advance so employees will not be confused about their responsibilities should an injury occur. For supervisors, training allows them to take a more active role in managing the response and to serve as a guide for injured employees. This means quicker reporting times and better health outcomes!
Training should ensure employees are aware of how to access appropriate care. Employees should be comfortable reporting injuries knowing they will be treated with care and respect. During training, continually reinforce the company’s commitment to helping every injured employee heal properly and return to work promptly!
From the moment an injury is first examined, there should be considerations made as to when the employee will be able
to return to his or her duties. Return to Work programs tend to result in better health outcomes and preserve many important
benefits, such as health coverage, that are contingent on attendance. Return to Work programs also tend to limit claims costs to
medical costs only.
Team Member Profile
Judy Johnson
Executive Director/Therapist
Generations of Cookeville Mental Health Center
I have been with Generations for nearly eight years, and during this time have served as director of the Cookeville Mental Health Center. I also provide therapy services to our clients in Cookeville, and work at the Morrison office providing therapy
services one day a week. I received my Master of Science degree form East Carolina University in a dual track program for both
mental health and substance abuse treatment and have always had an interest in working with dually diagnosed individuals. Most
of my career has included providing clinical supervision, and managing services in outpatient treatment centers, as well as
providing therapy. When not working, I love spending time with my husband, daughter, and grandchildren. We like to eat, and I
like to cook, so this is generally the center of our visits! I also enjoy gardening and remodeling, as we have been remodeling our
home for several years. I hope to continue to be a part of, and contribute to the growing services at Generations.
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The Clinical Corner
V.P. of Clinical Services, Joseph Stotts, LCSW
8 Ways to leave a Positive Impression
1. Learn that a smile goes a long way; In general, most people find it difficult to smile under stressful circumstances, however, it can ease your stress and the stress of those around you.
2. Congratulate those around you; there is a reason the Chicago Bulls of the 1990’s won 6 world titles and reason
was not just that they had the best basketball player on the planet. Jordan made all his teammates look better in his
play and took time to openly congratulate them of their accomplishments on and off the court. Professional Basketball aside, try doing the same for your co-workers.
3. Be Positive; on a very bad day, it is hard to always be positive. You will be surprised how continuing to think
positive, even through obstacles, can turn the tide in your direction.
4. Let it Go! Always remember there is a point when we need to accept defeat, disagreement, or losing a battle.
There is a time to stop and move on from the problem, try another route, then lay it down and let it Go!
5. Don’t say “I can’t”; if there was ever a way to really kill your motivation and chances for actual success, it can
be found in continuing to repeat “I can’t”. Don’t use this phrase!
6. Hit back! Now I do not mean this literally, however, I am referring to bouncing back from obstacles and overcoming your fears. When you are pushed/feeling defeated from an obstacle, you have to push back in order to really
get anywhere!
7. Give others time to speak; we all generally think that what we have to say is the most important of all. However, showing your co-worker that you value their input can increase their productivity by allowing them to contribute
and feel valued which leads to increased productivity.
8. Say Thank You! It is really not that hard, just try, you can do it!
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Generations Mental Health
Center of Morrison
Angela Redwine, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP
Exec. Dir.
Erickson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development Stages Five and Six
Continuation from Prior Article
As promised in the previous article, we will continue our exploration of Erickson’s eight stages of psychosocial development. Our focus this month will be on stages five and six. The last four stages can be thought of as the stages
where one is working on answering the question “Who am I?”
Stage five is identity versus role confusion and develops between ages thirteen and nineteen. In this stage fidelity is
the proposed outcome of successful resolution. Young adults attempt to develop identity and ideals about strengths,
weaknesses, goals, occupations, sexual identity, and gender roles. Teens try on different identities and often go
through identity crisis as they strive to answer the question, “Who am I?” Friends are often used as a type of mirror
reflecting back to them how others are viewing them. If the identity crisis is successfully resolved then the young
adult will develop fidelity, which is the ability to sustain loyalties, freely pledged, in spite of the inevitable contradictions of systems. The emerging young adult can be friends with very different people. Consequently, if the crisis is
not resolved, then identity diffusions occur where one’s sense of self is unstable and threatened. If there is too little
identity, then often this is where young people cling to cults or hate groups, as the group’s identity becomes their
identity. On the other hand, too much identity and the possibility of fanaticism emerges.
Stage six is intimacy versus isolation and develops between ages of twenty to twenty-four. Let’s first define the term
intimacy. Intimacy is the ability to be close, loving, and vulnerable with romances and friends. It is based upon the
previous stage of identity development because a person has to know him or herself to be able to honestly share his or
her life with another. The virtue gained here is love. Failure to develop intimacy can lead to the person getting too
close too quickly and then not being able to sustain the relationship. This could also be called behaving in a promiscuity mannerism. Another outcome of not developing an identity could be total exclusion, where the person rejects
relationships and those who have them.
As is obvious by now, Erickson’s Psychosocial Stages of Development tend to have some credence. As I am writing
these articles, I, too, am applying these stages to my life development. Go ahead, apply stages five and six to yourselves. Good luck as we progress forward to the final two stages in the upcoming month.
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Generations Mental Health
Center of Dayton
10 Things to give up right now in order to be happy
1. Talking badly about yourself to yourself and others: no matter how much you feel that you can improve at
tasks or life decisions; stop bashing yourself all the time. This can actually affect your performance in a negative
way and make your self-esteem drop dramatically.
2. Stop worrying about everything; we have all heard the quote about “only worrying about things you can
change”; take time to enjoy your life, bad decisions will happen and they will pass. If you can do something
about the topic that is worrying you, then do it! If you can’t, then get over it and move on!
3. Learn when to say “no”; this is one of my own weak areas, however, I have recognized it over the years and
have put forth more effort to accept that fact that I cannot save everybody in the world and that some problems
are going to go beyond my ability to “fix” them. Sometimes, in order for those you care about to grow, they have
to experience attempting things own their own and getting a taste of success before they will stop depending on
you.
4. Giving up on your dreams too soon: Life is way too short for you to settle. Your dreams matter. Follow the
nudges from your heart, you won't regret it.
5. Stop using your cell phone/computer for 5 minutes: now we all know these devices serve a purpose for our
jobs and leisure time, however, there is time when we need to re-learn to actually interact with others without
typing!
6. Focusing on the reasons instead of results: Stop wasting time thinking about how or why it won't work and
start to look at the tangible results. When we can appreciate the good, we get more good.
7. Stop always focusing on the negatives; I know this is a hard one for most everybody, however, keep in mind
that if you have your mind set on the negative, then that is what you are most likely to get!
8. Bad Food; sounds like a pretty large topic, but I’ll keep it simple. Watch what you eat and you will have more
energy and feel healthier overall.
9. Comparing yourself to others: Stop comparing yourself to others because there is only one of you. Take time
to appreciate your accomplishments!
10. Settling: Stop settling and accepting only what you think you can get. It is time to own your true worth and step
up to the plate called your life. Don't settle for anything, anyone or any place!
Joseph Stotts
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Generations Mental Health Center
of Cookeville
Executive Director
Judy Johnson, LPC-MHSP
Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa is one type of eating disorder. While this disorder can often require medical interventions,
Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological disorder. The true etiology of this disorder is not known. However, two features
are prominent. Those two features are about being in control and the distorted perception of the individual’s body.
The individual begins and continues with excessive restrictive eating, excessive exercise, and overuse of diet pills,
laxatives, diuretics, and enemas. The behaviors that accompany this disorder become obsessions and are very similar
to an addiction.
It is estimated that about 95% of the individuals with this disorder are females. While Anorexia Nervosa
generally begins in adolescence, it also is seen in young children and adults. Individuals with this disorder are obsessed with thoughts of food. They may have rituals such as cutting their food a certain way or hoarding food. They
may starve for long periods and then binge on a high calorie food, and then psychological distress sets in and restricting eating and other harmful behaviors such as self- induced vomiting become even more intensified. Some of these
individuals have, or will have, addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex and other addictions. These individuals often meet
criteria for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Research indicates that men with Anorexia Nervosa tend to have more
co-occurring psychological disorders than do women.
Treating individuals with Anorexia Nervosa is always a challenge. Of course the first goal is to keep the patient alive. Hospitalization is required if the patient’s weight becomes a medical concern. The professional involved
must take charge at this point. Some of the additional goals are: Helping the client to establish an adequate nutritional program, referring for treatment of any physical complications, working with the client to correct abnormal eating
habits, and providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address the core issues surrounding this disorder. Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy has been shown to be the most effective therapeutic intervention.
In conclusion it seems that providing education about the dangers of Anorexia Nervosa might be helpful in
prevention of the disorder. (Information obtained from Essential Psychopathology and Its Treatment.)
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Generations Mental Health Center
of Martin
Kim Terrett
Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the
profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society.
Social work is the profession of hope—fueled by resilience and advocacy. Social workers matter because every day they help millions of struggling
people dream differently. In the United States, more than 650,000 of these highly trained professionals know how daunting and immobilizing life’s tragedies and
obstacles can be. But they also witness the sheer determination of countless individuals and families to achieve different lives. Sometimes, all it takes to help people
get on the right path is guidance toward what is possible. Other times, social workers are an immediate lifeline in crisis—providing access to resources and new life
options.
Those served by social workers possess many strengths that keep them fighting for a better future despite personal and systemic barriers to success. They
climb toward what is possible rather than simply accepting what the current situation may be. Professional social workers help combine these client strengths with
effective personal and public advocacy.
During this celebration, we would like to recognize Diana Fulcher, LCSW as our MVP of the quarter. We also nominated her for Social Worker of the
Year with NASW. This is the letter Pam McElhiney submitted for her nomination:
It is my honor to submit Diana Fulcher, LCSW, for the Tennessee Social Worker of the Year Award on behalf of Generations Health Association, Inc.
Mrs. Fulcher has been an employee of Generations Mental Health Center in Martin, Tennessee since 02/18/2013. She is the therapist for 50 chronically mentally ill
residential adults and 50 community based clients. The nominee grew up in what she describes as a dysfunctional family, leaving home at the age of 15 to live with
an aunt in Sweetwater, Tennessee. Mrs. Fulcher shares that "coming from a dysfunctional family myself, I always knew I wanted to work with children. I wanted to
be an advocate and a voice for those children who did not have a voice." The road to achieving her goal took a back seat when she married and had a child while in
high school. But despite what some might call a setback, she remained resilient and first got an Associate’s degree in Human Services/Social Work from Cleveland
State Community College in May 2008. The next steps were a Bachelor's degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Social Work in May, 2010 and a
Master's degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Social Work in May 2011. Both her undergraduate and graduate internships were with Monroe County Schools where she began to fulfill her goal of working with children and their families as 'their voice' and 'their advocate.' Beginning in 2011, Mrs. Fulcher was
employed by Cherokee Health Systems in Englewood, TN where she was part of an interdisciplinary team providing school-based therapy in the schools for grades
3 through 12. This gave her the opportunity to work with children one-on-one, as well as with their families, teachers, school personal and other professionals to
formulate an individualized treatment/education plan for each child. While working with adults diagnosed with chronic mental illness may appear to be a deviation
from her goal to "be the voice" for those who do not have a voice, she does not see it that way. Since her employment at Generations, she attained her LCSW license
in 2015. Generations Mental Health Centers were established when the founder became concerned that chronically mentally ill adults were not receiving quality
mental health services. The chronically mentally ill are too often overlooked and unwanted members of communities. Therefore, as Mrs. Fulcher herself stated: "I
am still the voice for those who do not have a voice, for those whose families and communities do not support them." Mrs. Fulcher fully exemplifies the motto of
Generations: Recognizing Strengths - Empowering Recovery. She can help each client find those strengths and build on those strengths. She has skills that are needed by any social worker, but particularly by those who work with chronically mentally ill adults, including critical thinking, problem solving, listening, communicating, empathy and passion. She challenges the apathy, stigma, injustice, and inequality adults with chronic mental illness face daily. She exemplifies the best of
mental health social work - a challenging and sometimes overlooked field. She guides clients to think differently about their futures and to achieve a better quality of
life. She believes that recovery is possible and helps clients on their journey toward recovery. She challenges the misconceptions about mental illness and helps reeducate families as well as the communities in which they live. Diana Fulcher, LCSW, has proven time and again the true value of social work and the positive
difference it can make in the lives of those living with chronic mental illness. When asked what keeps her motivated and enthusiastic her response was simple: “I
sustain myself by rejoicing in the small joys and accomplishments.”
An example of how Diana Fulcher has demonstrated her commitment to the six core values and ethical principles of the social work profession is exemplified by how she worked with a particular young female client. It was late one Friday evening when this client was being returned from a short crisis inpatient
hospitalization. When the transportation attendants started to transfer the client from the van into the house, they found her unresponsive. The staff took immediate
action and had the ambulance transport the young woman to a local hospital. She was from there airlifted to a larger hospital where she remained unresponsive and
was put on life support. Upon receiving word about the client and the seriousness of the situation, Ms. Fulcher went to the hospital immediately where she waited by
the client’s side until they airlifted her to another hospital. The following morning, she went to the hospital where she was told that there had been no improvement
and that the family had decided to pull the life supports. In keeping with her commitment to the Social Work Code of Ethics, she remained with the patient and the
family during that procedure and until the client was pronounced dead. A second example is a client who is in treatment and could not recall any of her family or
social history. Ms. Fulcher was not content to accept the gaps in the intake history so enlisted the help of her intern to see if they could find out more and/or find her
family. Through diligent searches that included social media, they found a family who has posted a picture of this client asking for help in finding their daughter.
Ms. Fulcher has obtained the required releases of information and is working collaboratively with other agencies to verify whether or not this is the client’s family.
The nominee has also contributed her social work skills and ethics through mission work locally that has evolved into ten national and international
mission trips. She first began her mission work through her church with small community projects. Finding that she not only enjoyed the mission work but believing
that this was another opportunity to share her social work skills, she began going on mission trips to other parts of the United States working in both tribal and urban
communities. Her most recent mission trip was to Addis Ababa, Africa where she and the mission team spent a week working with, visiting in homes, and worshiping with families, primarily mothers and their young children. She still lights up when she talks about the experience of sharing her skills but most of all praying and
worshiping with the people there. What appealed to her the most was that the missionaries there are teaching these parents how to take care of their children, including nutrition and how to take and share the skills and resources they have to create businesses that help sustain them and their families. However, when you asked
her what impressed her the most about the week in Africa, without hesitation she will quickly tell you praying with them, especially in their homes.
In closing, Diana Fulcher, LCSW, has a passion for social work. She is actively involved in organizing a local NAMI chapter. She shares her belief for a
better life for the clients she works with and her ability in helping them to achieve their goals. In addition, her enthusiasm is particularly inspiring to those around her
and she is a role model for her colleagues. Finally, in her own words – “I have the story and through my work maybe someone else will not have to have the story.”
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Generations Mental Health Center
of McKenzie
Diana Fulcher
Reasons Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine
Have you ever been in a tense or difficult situation when you suddenly burst into a fit of giggles? Or feel a release or rejuvenated
after watching a side-splittingly funny movie? It turns out there’s some scientific veracity behind the old adage “laughter is the best medicine.”
“Laughter activates the body’s natural relaxation response. It’s like internal jogging, providing a good massage to all internal organs
while also toning abdominal muscles,” says Dr. Gulshan Sethi, head of cardiothoracic surgery at the Tucson Medical Center and faculty at the
University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine.
Studies have found that laughter can have healing properties; and it’s contagious. Here are six reasons why you should start laughing
today.
Laughter is Contagious
The discovery of mirror neurons—what causes you to smile when someone smiles at you—gives credence to the belief that laughter is contagious.
When you’re feeling down, finding friends to laugh with can help your brain trigger its own laughter response and foster closeness, both of
which contribute to your sense of well-being. Why do you think that sense of humor is such an important trait when looking for a partner? We
like the feeling of shared laughter and our body wants as much of this feeling as possible.
Laughter Reduces the Stress Response
When you laugh there’s a contraction of muscles, which increases blood flow and oxygenation. This stimulates the heart and lungs and triggers
the release of endorphins that help you to feel more relaxed both physically and emotionally.
Laughter Boosts Immunity
According to one study done at Indiana State School of nursing, mirthful laughter may increase natural killer cell levels, a type of white blood
cell that attacks cancer cells.
Laughter Increases Resilience
Resilience is the ability to see failure as natural progression to success rather than as a negative outcome. People who are resilient are happier
and more successful.
The ability to acknowledge mistakes without becoming angry or frustrated play an important role in developing resilience. Laughing at mistakes allows us to recognize that making errors is a part of being human.
Laughter Combats Depression
Studies support laughter as a great way to get outside the downward spiral to depression. Being unhappy can become a pattern or mindset if we
don’t step outside of ourselves occasionally. By being a witness to our situation rather than allowing ourselves to feel the victim, we can find
the humor in it and see with fresh eyes. Even forced laughter releases a cocktail of hormones, neuropeptides, and dopamine that can start to
improve your mood.
Laughter Relieves Pain
People who are laughing don’t experience less pain, however, they report being less bothered by the pain they do experience. It’s not about
changing pain levels. The amount of pain remains the same, but your perceived pain levels reduce and your belief that you can cope increases.
Laughter by itself isn’t the solution, but it can help a person overcome discomfort.
Quick Hacks to Bring More Laughter Into Your Life
Make humor a priority by reading a funny book, watching a comedy, or listening to your favorite comedian.
Share laughter with friends. Spend more time with people who have fun.
Remember that life is funny. The ability to laugh at yourself makes you attractive to others and can help relieve your own stress. Focus on
finding the laughable moments in your day, and then tell a friend your funny story as a way to increase the power of laughter by sharing.
Know what isn’t funny. Laughing at the expense of others isn’t funny. Be discerning about your humor by laughing with—not at—people.
Your ability to laugh can be cultivated with practice, so start by prioritizing fun. Find occasion to be silly. Remember laughter, like smiling, is
never depleted when you share it.
www.chopra.com
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Generations Mental Health Center
of Germantown
Kyle Chappel
Teamwork in the Workplace
Taking an integrated approach in the work environment can have several benefits at the macro and at the micro levels. At the group level, working together as a cohesive whole allows for better communication and higher
quality achievement of the groups goals. At the individual level, the employee might gain insight into tricky areas,
gain trust in peers and leaders, and be more forthcoming about potential problems. However, when things like personal egos, lack of structure or unclear roles enter the picture, team approach to challenges suffers and morale dissipates. The following list can show ways to enhance team work:
1. Establish that every role in the group is important. Understanding that everyone contributes in some way to
the main objective of the group will help decrease the impact of personal egos
2. Define each person’s role in a clear, straightforward manner. Unclear roles may to lead to confusion over
expectations.
3. Don’t be afraid of small talk. Being able to engage in small non-work related conversations can make it easier
for members to approach each other when problems arise.
4. Support open constructive criticism and encouragement. Offer guidance when you see a member struggling,
but also praise when that same member does well. Doing so will facilitate trust and kinship.
5. Engage in active listening. Summarizing what the person said in your own words, and adding your own insight
to what a peer has said, will encourage open lines of communication resulting in better quality work.
6. Offer help when able. Sometimes members of a team are too afraid or too awkward to ask for help, and offering
help will help build trust.
7. Follow up!
Team Development
Jim Ramsey, Vice President of Resource and Development
The cold weather slowed down a lot of activities this past month because of the ice on the highways making
them unsafe. One of the activities it didn’t get to stop was the Middle Tennessee Valentines Party. This year we
filled up 160 chairs and still had people standing. Thank you to Pioneer Community Church for allowing us to use
your gym and restroom facilities. This year there was plenty of room and the guys and girls loved rocking away with
our DJ friend Jason Gross. Awards were given out consisting of Certificates, Certificates and Gift Cards, Certificates, Gift Cards and Trophies, Certificates, Gift Cards, Trophies and Crowns. We discovered that we have some
extremely talented dancers in our midst. The food was great, with lots of Pizza, chips, drinks, and candy.
As March approaches, we are working on HEALTHY activities. The Guys and Girls are excited about being
able to be outside more. I have already been challenged to a football game. This is an exciting time of the year as we
consider and think about Easter and its true meaning. Please take time to meditate on what God did for you.
All three Generations Churches have been very exciting this past month. The congregation keeps growing,
many are getting involved in the services, and we now have Generations Middle, Generations West, and Generations
Memphis. What a wonderful blessing to be able to be involved in worship with our SR family.
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Logan Lodge
Enhanced Supported Housing
16 Beds
Cindy Elder
This month I would like to talk a little bit about Cholesterol, and how it affects our SRs. As most of you
know, Cholesterol is a common problem among our Service Recipients. Cholesterol is a type of fat found in our bodies that can build up in the walls of the arteries and form plaque that can lead to heart disease that reduces our blood
flow. How can we assist our Service Recipients in lowering their cholesterol? Diet and exercise are very important,
as well as working with our Doctors. We can help by baking our foods, and staying away from a lot of fried foods.
Now that Spring is near we can all assist our SR’s by going outside and walking more, and by ensuring that they eat a
healthy diet. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. Over 2,100 Americans die of Cardiovascular
Disease each day, with an average of one death every 40 seconds. So let’s all strive to keep our SRs, as well as ourselves, healthy and happy! Hope everyone has a great month!
McKenzie Campus
ARTF, Enhanced Supported, Supported Housing
Morgan - 10 Beds
Logan - 10 Beds
Kolton - 10 Beds
Ella - 10 Beds
Harlyi - 12 Beds
Hello, from the McKenzie Campus! We are getting a weather teaser this week with the warm weather. It’s
making us think Spring is on the way! This month has been busy as usual with all the activities: going to Wal-Mart,
to the library, to the movies, going out to eat and most important going bowling. Bowling has brought competiveness and pride to our facility. Generations facilities of Northwest Tennessee have a monthly competition for the
bowling trophy. The Campus has won this for a while, but lost it last month, which broke their hearts, but made
them strive harder this month and it paid off – THEY WON IT BACK! This has a way of tying into our mission
statement of “Recognizing Strengths and Empowering Recovery”. Which of our Service Recipients have the power
and the strength to bowl a strike and which ones are the follow up players? We are very proud of our Service Recipients for striving to do their best and continuing to make improvements in working towards their goals on a daily basis. No goal is too small. What others take for granted as coming natural, for them it may be something that someone
else sees as a goal to improve upon. So hang on everyone, spring is coming, and so are the goals that are being met
by our Service Recipients.
Lisa Cavin
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Dayton Campus
ARTF, Enhanced Supported, Supported Housing
Misty - 8 Beds
Haden Cooper - 8 Beds
Madysen - 8 Beds
Slayton - 8 Beds
Magnolia of Dayton is having a wonderful winter! The clients have been busy ringing in the New Year by
celebrating several special days. One of their favorites was National Pharmacist Day. The clients made thank you
cards for their pharmacist to let them know how much they appreciate them. They also participated in money
counting, which helps them with their finances and, of course, they love to exercise not only their bodies, but also
their minds. They went bowling and watched the 50th Annual Super Bowl which included a party with many
snacks and goodies just in time for the game. This year is their first year to celebrate Valentine’s Day here in Dayton. They started with hearts, balloons, and music and ended with kings and queens and candy. Not only did some
of them say it was their most favorite party of the year, but it was also one of the sweetest. With spring just around
the corner, everyone is hoping for warmer weather very soon!
Tammy Hoelzel
The Adkins House
Enhanced Supported Housing
16 Beds
Hello, from Adkins House! Is everyone as ready for SPRING as we are? We have enjoyed playing in the
beautiful snow, with hot cocoa and movie days trying to stay warm. Now we are ready to see warmer days ahead.
We continue to go on our shopping days and educate the clients on budgeting their money and discussing how to be
prepared during these cold days for whatever the weather may bring. We have talked about safety precautions in the
winter, with making sure we are dressed appropriately, how to prepare meals if the electricity goes out and being
cautious with snow and ice outside so we don’t have any injuries. Hopefully, winter will move on soon.
Our Activity Director has also scheduled writing classes for those who need a little help with their penmanship. We’ve had lots of appointments to the Dentist and Eye Doctor this month. We continue to find resources that
will benefit our clients to stay healthy.
We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a Big Party, with lots of snacks and fun games. The clients really enjoyed it. The clients also enjoyed going to the Library and finding lots of books to read when the weather is too cold
to go outside.
Our house is looking forward to more exciting events in the following months….. Spring and
warm weather is at the top of the list! Until then….Stay safe and God Bless!
Susan Winston
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The Gaither and Autry Houses
Enhanced Supported Housing
Gaither House - 10 Beds Autry House - 8 Beds
Hello, from the Gaither/Autry House’s!!
While we have thoroughly enjoyed our winter snows here at the Gaither & Autry Houses with snow ball fights and playing around
in the snow. However, we are truly looking forward to warmer, spring weather. March usually brings a chance for renewed spirits in our Service Recipients, as it is the beginning of Spring, and we get to “Spring Forward” this month. With that we enjoy longer days, and they get to
enjoy doing more outdoor activities, such as nature walks, grilling, and other outdoor events, like spending time at the park, outdoor socials,
etc. Along with outdoor events, we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and Good Friday. Our Service Recipients thoroughly enjoy
these Holidays, as we always plan special meals, and parties for them to attend.
With all of the activities & events we provide, we continue to encourage our Service Recipients to excel in the goals that they have
set for themselves. Whether it be something as small as remembering to brush their hair, or something as big as trying to live on their own
again. We are committed in trying to individualize each person’s care to magnify their strengths and build from there in order to
empower their recovery, as recovery can mean different things for different people. After all, the mission of Generations /
Gaither’s Group is commitment to providing the highest degree of long-term and mental health care through an effective and
efficient continuum of preventive, rehabilitative and quality health care services needed by the individuals, families and communities served. Enjoy the upcoming Spring!
Mandy Tackitt
The Brandi/Pettit Houses
Adult Residential Treatment House
Pettit House - 8 Beds Brandi House - 8 Beds
Greetings from the Magnolia Brandi and Magnolia Pettit Houses.
We are looking forward to the warmth and sunshine of Spring and all the fun
that will come along with the change in weather. Nature walks and trips to the
park will be back in full swing as well as other outdoor activities. March is not
only the beginning of Spring, but it is also National Nutrition Month. We strive
to help our Service Recipients make healthy food choices. We also try to help
them to understand that even after they leave us they can still eat healthy on a
budget. We cover grocery shopping and budgeting in our educational groups.
We take our Service Recipients shopping and help them to see the difference in
wants and needs and to make wise purchases. Before our Service Recipients
leave our home, we want to help them to have as many of the tools that they
need to be as successful in their recovery as possible.
8. Keep a bowl of fresh, just ripe whole fruit in the center of your kitchen or
dining table.
9. Puree apples, berries, peaches or pears in a blender for a thick, sweet sauce
on grilled or broiled seafood or poultry, or on pancakes, French toast or waffles.
10. Stuff an omelet with vegetables. Turn any omelet into a hearty meal with
broccoli, squash, carrots, peppers, tomatoes or onions with low-fat sharp cheddar cheese.
11. Add pizzazz to sandwiches with sliced pineapple, apple, peppers, cucumber
and tomato as fillings.
12. Make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal,
yogurt or toaster waffle.
13. Top a baked potato with beans and salsa or broccoli and low-fat cheese.
Here are some tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on how to fit
more fruits and vegetables in to your diet.
1. Use vegetables as pizza topping. Try broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini.
2. Breakfast smoothie made with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana.
3. Veggie wraps with roasted vegetables and low-fat cheese rolled in a wholewheat tortilla.
4. Crunchy vegetables instead of chips with your favorite low-fat salad dressing
for dipping.
5. Grill colorful vegetable kabobs packed with tomatoes, green and red peppers,
mushrooms and onions.
6. Add color to salads with baby carrots, grape tomatoes, spinach leaves or
mandarin oranges.
7. Keep cut vegetables handy for mid-afternoon snacks, side dishes, lunch box
additions or a quick nibble while waiting for dinner. Ready-to-eat favorites: red,
green or yellow peppers, broccoli or cauliflower florets, carrots, celery sticks,
cucumbers, snap peas or whole radishes.
14. Microwave a cup of vegetable soup as a snack or with a sandwich for lunch.
15. Add grated, shredded or chopped vegetables such as zucchini, spinach and
carrots to lasagna, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, pasta sauce and rice dishes.
16. Make fruit your dessert: Slice a banana lengthwise and top with a scoop of
low-fat frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of chopped nuts.
17. Stock your freezer with frozen vegetables to steam or stir-fry for a quick
side dish.
18. Make your main dish a salad of dark, leafy greens and other colorful vegetables. Add chickpeas or edamame (fresh soybeans). Top with low-fat dressing.
19. Fruit on the grill: Make kabobs with pineapple, peaches and banana. Grill
on low heat until fruit is hot and slightly golden.
20. Dip whole wheat pita wedges in hummus, baked tortilla chips in salsa,
strawberries or apple slices in low-fat yogurt, or graham crackers in applesauce.
Until next time; eat healthy, keep moving and remember to
smile.
Branda Borgens
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The Mahan/Dishman Houses
Supported Housing
Mahan House - 14 Beds
Dishman House - 14 Beds
Hello, Everyone. The Magnolia Mahan and Dishman Houses have started the year off right. For the first
quarter we will focus on the following;
1. Housing and Clinical Staff will build a rapport with various outpatient facilities in the Shelby County area; along
with ensuring they will meet our Service Recipients needs during their discharge process.
2. Building community linkage for our Service Recipient- Monthly community linkage consist of ensuring our Service Recipients have community groups/support during and after their discharge
3. Linkage to Vital Records- Obtaining birth certificates. After which, our Service Recipients will be able to obtain
a Government State ID, which is a necessity for the community. So far this quarter, we have helped 95% of our
Service Recipient obtain their birth certificate.
Our clinical staff goal is “to prepare adequate tools of linkage at various companies and for our Service Recipients to learn about their mental illness. Our ultimate goal is to discharge 10 to 15% of our Service Recipients for
2016 with the right tools to succeed.”
There is a reason your windshield is bigger than your rear view window.....where you are headed is
much more important than what you left behind.
Shunta Williams
Generations of McMinnville
Enhanced Supported Housing
8 Beds
Adam Wanamaker
Hello, from the McMinnville House. It seems winter decided to show up in full force this year. As the
weather gets colder, it becomes more challenging to do an activity that allows our Service Recipients to get out of
the facility. As a result of spending more time together indoors, disagreements tend to occur more frequently. At
the McMinnville House, we have focused on different ways for our residents to avoid potentially negative situations.
One of our main efforts centers on encouraging Service Recipients to utilize their coping skills. Coping skills vary
from person to person and can range from listening to music, or reading or walking. Anything that takes the mind
off an upsetting situation or feeling can be used a coping skill. Staff often works with Service Recipients to develop
and improve their coping skills. Most Service Recipients have PRN medication, or medication that they can take as
needed, to aid in a stressful situation or to aid in coping with negative feelings. We have also discussed with our
residents that medications are more effective when used in conjunction with coping skills and/or other therapy. We
have also focused on improving communication skills with our Service Recipients as well. We’ve been able to
demonstrate that if residents will discuss minor issues as they occur with staff and/or other residents, it helps to prevent those becoming major issues later. Finally, we have stressed taking responsibility for your actions to our Service Recipients. We understand that at some point, EVERYONE has a bad day. We might say or do something that
we later regret. When this occurs, we encourage our Service Recipients to apologize to anyone they may have offended or upset. Using these techniques, we are able to show our residents how to respond during, and after negative
situations occur. These are skills that will aid and empower their recovery.
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Campbell Lodge and Wood House
Adult Residential Treatment House.
Campbell Lodge - 16 Beds Wood House - 8 Beds
The following quote was taken from an article entitled: Health Promotion Programs for Persons with Serious
Mental Illness. “Over 42% of adults with a serious mental illness are obese, fewer than 20% of people with schizophrenia engage in regular moderate exercise.”
http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/Health_Promotion_White_Paper_Bartels_Final_Document.pdf)
One of our goals for the New Year is to help our clients at the Campbell Lodge and Wood Houses improve
their health by implementing an exercise program and nutrition classes in into our activities program. Our plans are to
continue our daily group exercises (dancing, weights, kickboxing, yoga, walking) as well as implement nutrition education. Throughout each month we will offer educational nutrition classes, as well as have guest speakers from the
community to speak about benefits of exercise and nutrition. One time each week clients will work with activities
director to plan a healthy meal of their choice. We are also going to add a reward system to motivate
clients to take part in group exercise and nutrition classes. At the beginning of each month activities
director will host a reward ceremony providing clients with rewards based on how many exercise and
nutrition classes they took part in for the previous month.
Melissa Brown
The Skylar House
Enhanced Supported Housing
14 Beds
Jessica Thacker
Hello, from Skylar House! February has been cold, but we took advantage of the beautiful snow to make
snowmen, have snow ball fights and even do a bit of sledding. We continued to do our daily devotion and exercise
routines to keep our blood pumping. Research has shown that daily exercise boosts brainpower, decreases stress, increases energy and helps to ward off disease.
In addition to celebrating Groundhog and President’s Day, the Residents had a great time at the annual Valentine’s Day Party. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it a success and so much fun for our Residents!
We also made Mardi Gras masks and held our own Mardi Gras parade. The Residents have enjoyed trips to WalMart, the library, Dollar Tree, bowling and next week we will go to Goodwill. We continue to go to Generation’s
Church on Fridays and during the week we have card and pool tournaments to promote socialization and keep them
busy.
Our Horticulture ladies have been working with the Residents to plant cabbage, broccoli and tomatoes that
will be transplanted into our Garden in the Spring. Horticulture therapy provides the Residents with increased selfesteem, improvement of motor skills, opportunities to problem solve and improving social interaction and communication.
We are looking forward to March and, hopefully, warmer weather. March brings with it many more fun activities, including a St. Patrick’s Day celebration and Easter egg hunt. From all of us at Skylar House, we wish you
love and peace.
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The Kristopher Wayne
& The Robert Coy
Supported Housing
Kristopher Wayne - 8 Beds
Robert Coy - 8 Beds
Robert Coy and Kristopher Wayne houses have been very busy the last few months with outings along with
shopping. The SRs visited the Candy Factory in Nashville with everyone getting to go to the Ice Cream Shop afterwards. All were excited about the outing, stating they enjoyed visiting Nashville. We had our Annual Valentines Day
party with several of our SRs bringing home awards. Everyone stated they enjoyed the dancing and seeing different
friends from other facilities. We have been working on completing goals, budgeting when on outings, as well as
budgeting workshops these last few months. Many of the SR's are learning the importance of budgeting their expenses when living on their own, along with the importance of their daily living skills. We hope everyone has a blessed
month and look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Gen Savage
Generations Center of Morrison
Supported Housing
Denton - 8 Beds
James Gilbert - 8 Beds
Kirby - 8 Beds
Higdon - 8 Beds
Hello to you all from Morrison, February was such an exciting month with lots of crafts, shopping to learn
budgeting, money management classes, learning new languages to help us learn different ways to communicate. The
SRs were able to develop a new sense of self with our NEW ME CAMPAIGN! We have been learning new coping
skills, as well as stepping up our game with activity competitions that will allow us to participate and get out and
about more.
What's in store for March?
We will be learning about different cultures, the SRs are now going to have a weekly cooking class to learn
recipes for independent living, We hope to have a Guest Speaker Nutritionist come to explain the importance of a
well balanced diet and exercise for our NEW ME CAMPAIGN! Also, they will continue with games and crafts
which help to develop social skills. As Spring blossoms, the SRs will be doing some spring cleaning inside and out as
we put away the winter clothes and learn organization tools for interior design. Campus Clean up is one of our favorite activities, as it gets us out and about to make sure we take pride in our environment. The SRs will celebrate National Women's History Month, National Nutrition Month, Irish American Heritage Month, National Craft Month, Deaf History Month, as well as many other celebrations. Until next time Stay
Healthy, Happy, and Aware!
Delta Jones
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The Woodlee House
Enhanced Supported Housing
8 Beds
Hello, from Woodlee Trail. It’s no secret that recent weather has made it difficult to get out of the facility at
times. In an attempt to avoid cabin fever, we have focused on the benefits of staying busy and active with our Service Recipients over the last several weeks. Our activities director has planned several outings for our Service Recipients, when weather has permitted, ranging from going to the library to going bowling at McMinnville Lanes and
ending with the Generations Valentine’s party recently in February. Other activities that our Service Recipients enjoy
are going on weekly shopping trips to the Dollar General store or to Wal-Mart. Our residents enjoy shopping for minor items they want or need during these activities. Other activities staff uses to engage our residents include playing
different board games and card games daily. Activities have also recently purchased an air hockey table and a mini
basketball hoop game. Our residents have access to these activities and utilize them daily as well. Staff also works
with our Service Recipients to encourage them to find activities that don’t require anyone else’s participation. Some
of these activities include, but are not limited to, playing video games, reading books and listening to music. Some
residents have TVs and gaming systems in their rooms. For those residents who do not, the facility has a gaming system in the common area that is available to all residents. With two living room areas, both with TVs, Woodlee Trail
also offers a variety of television shows for our residents to watch at the same time. Residents will often go to the
other TV to watch a different show if they don’t care for what is on in the den they are in. These are
some of the various ways that staff has been able to keep our residents busy and active. Many of
these activities are used in conjunction with coping skills and aids in positive re-enforcement for better decision making skills with our residents.
Adam Wanamaker
Generations
of Woodbury
Harwell - 8 Beds
Supported Housing
Warren - 8 Beds
Winter has taken a toll on exercising this quarter and we’ve had to really work at it to keep up with our exercise regimen. With what few days we’ve had pretty weather we are still trying to walk, but we’ve been pushing towards following the exercise videos and staying in-doors. Our residents have been striving to keep up with working
towards being more independent and completing daily living skills without prompting. Our residents really enjoyed
the annual Valentines Party, dancing and socializing with the other members with a few even winning some awards.
Natina Alexander
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Wilma House
Enhanced Supported Housing
8Beds
Melissa Brown
The Magnolia Wilma House has officially opened! We are an 8 bed Enhanced Supportive Housing Facility.
We admitted our first 5 clients on February 2nd and on February 5th our new home was to full capacity. We would
like to welcome all our Clientele Technicians, House Manager (Charques Blevins) and Activities Director (Gloria
Cole) to the team at the Wilma House. Activities are already in full swing with several outings planned for March.
Generations of Spencer
(Acute Skilled Nursing Facility)
David W. Gaither
A Lion, Lamb, Leprechaun, and Bunny Month
Can you believe that the month of March is already upon us? There is an old saying that March comes in
like a lion and goes out like a lamb. When March starts we are still in the grips of winter, and are spending most of
our time inside. The lion is upon us. Spring arrives in the middle of March, and we find ourselves calm like a lamb.
The weather has warmed and outside activities are increasing. March is also known as the windy month. Many
times our lives are turbulent and we get caught up in the whirlwinds. We have a choice to stay in the grips of the
lion or we can join the calmness of the lamb at the end. So while you are on your journey through March Madness,
look for your pot of gold left by the Leprechaun. This month is packed with extra activities. Watch out for the bunnies! If you have a good friend, give them a Cadbury egg.
Spencer MVP
Shirley Keen has been a member of Team Generations since July 1997. She has been here longer than any other employee of Generations of Spencer. Shirley is a very dedicated employee who works very hard taking care of the personal laundry needs of 70 residents. The residents speak very highly of Shirley, as do her co-workers. Generations is
very proud to have Shirley as part of their team. We look forward to having her with us for many years to come.
Thank you Shirley Keen for all you do.
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Generations of Middlesboro
(Personal Care Facility)
Generations Center of Middlesboro is a 64 bed, nonprofit, personal care facility
located amid the natural beauty of Middlesboro, Kentucky, and just outside of
Tennessee and Virginia.
Elizabeth Taulbee
Spring Forward with Your Ideas
As spring approaches there is a feeling of renewal. This is the time of year to dust off old habits and revisit
your ideas. Often ideas are written into a list for the day or the week, but fade into the task oriented minutia of everyday requirements.
Ideas are dreams, hope, and encouragement that we can make a change. Make an idea a reality by following
simple key steps:
1. Know your intent
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Stop making excuses
Build momentum
Use the positive application of anger
Set forth a plan
Know your resources
Be willing to sacrifice and work hard
Each wave in progressive change began as an idea. Every invention, every company, every song, and story
began as a notion. Will you leave an imprint on the world that was once a simple thought or written concept? This
season awaken your spirit and revisit your ideas for this is your time..
Generations of Middlesboro MVP
Generations of Middlesboro is proud to announce this month’s MVP Mrs. Wanda Hagerman. She has been a member of our team since September 21, 2015. Wanda is a Nursing Assistant who loves spending time with the residents.
She always goes above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of each resident. She takes pride in her job duties
and is always willing to work all hours to ensure her duties are complete. Wanda always gives 100 percent and does
her job with a good positive attitude and a smile on her face. She is very attentive to the resident’s wants and needs
and is very skilled in her profession. Thank you Wanda for everything you do!
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Paducah’s Premier Senior Living Community
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7 Email subscriptions your inbox will love.
The average person spends 28% of their work week reading and answering emails - that’s over a quarter of each day in your inbox.
While this mode of communication may be the reality of the modern workplace, it does have a tendency to be on the drier side of human interaction.
Enter the email newsletter. When selected carefully, these regular shout outs have the potential to brighten up your inbox, delivering
inspiration right when you need it most. From scientific tips on getting happier to uplifting videos and thought-provoking articles, these newsletters are all so interesting and beautifully presented that you’ll want to stop what you’re doing when they arrive and dive in - every time.
1. MINDBODYGREEN
This healthy site is on a mission - to revitalize the way you eat, move and live. How? With a diverse team of talented writers covering topics
from personal growth and meditation to nutrition, yoga and herbs.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: MindBodyGreen’s newsletters are packed with tips, tools and ideas to bring new practices into your life, and to
encourage you to keep doing the awesome things you’re already doing. Each email features the site’s top stories, along with suggestions for
video courses such as ‘The Complete Guide to Juicing and Blending’ and ‘The Art of Living with Purpose.’
2. STUMBLEUPON
StumbleUpon is, well, whatever you want it to be. One of the most brilliant aggregation tools around, the platform lets you choose which topics
tickle your fancy, then brings you the best of the web, whenever you want it. As the user you can further sculpt the offerings, by giving feedback about what you like best.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: StumbleUpon’s weekly emails are tailored to your preferences, bringing interest and inspiration to your inbox
in the form of lists, photos and videos. There’s always something to click which is going to make your day that little bit better.
3. HAPPIFY
Happify is an app and website which integrates the science of happiness into daily exercises, games, and activities that can help you achieve a
greater state of well-being. Signing up grants access to dozens of tracks and forums on relationships, career, health and much more.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Happify’s emails are always bright and happy - no surprises there! They regularly introduce the experts behind
the app’s various tracks, an impressive bunch of research scientists, positive psychologists, coaches and other practitioners in the field. The
updates also introduce new features, and share articles and infographics to help you along on your happiness journey.
4. ZEN HABITS
This beautiful, minimalist blog is chock full of tips and ideas for how to make your life more - you guessed it - zen. On the pages of the black
and white site, creator Leo Babauta shares his advice on finding simplicity in our often chaotic daily lives. His posts are down-to-earth, deep,
and wholly inspiring.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Each Zen Habits email brings you a full post - no links to click or decisions to make. Take a break from your
work, read, ponder, and then get back to your day feeling that little bit more conscious about how you live your life.
5. LINKEDIN
While perhaps an unlikely addition to this list, LinkedIn is an incredibly intuitive resource for helping you be the best you can be. The 300 million-strong social network thrives on connecting professionals, to help them meet their goals and increase productivity.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Depending on which newsletters you sign up for, you can get a variety of updates on your individual connections, as well as relevant articles related to your field. The LinkedIn Pulse newsletter is especially fitting for short, engaging breaks from regular
emails.
6. THE KID SHOULD SEE THIS
This website is a vast collection of videos that aren’t made especially for children, but are perfect for them. Each clip has its own “wow” factor,
spanning educational topics such as science and technology, art, music and DIY.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: The Kid Should See This newsletters each contain four new video posts from the site, along with one from the
archives. It’s the perfect email to save for those times when you just can’t read another word - but could do with a dose of wonder. And remember to share them with the little people in your life later on!
7. BRAIN PICKINGS
Beautifully-written with a whole lot of soul, Brain Pickings is the “one-woman labor of love” of writer Maria Popova. She’s passionate about
sharing her musings on what it means to live a good life - and it makes for a whole lot of super interesting reading.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Expect the unexpected. Popova’s weekly digest covers an incredibly broad range of topics, sharing poems and
prose, musical inspiration and book recommendations, comics and philosophy. Perfect for when you feel the urge to dive into intellectual territory.
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Upcoming Staff Birthdays
March 2016
By Bridgette Goines
LESTER WILLIS
3/18
CORP - MAINTENANCE
DEMARCO DONALD
3/1
MAGNOLIA ADKINS
CASSANDRA EUSEBIO
3/10
GEN OF MORRISON
CHARMELLE TRICE
3/4
MAGNOLIA ADKINS
EMILY AGEE
3/4
WOODBURY
DEMARQUIS YOUNG
3/4
MAGNOLIA ADKINS
ASHLEY MANIER
3/23
RC/KW
SHENISHA HUFF
3/21
GAITHER/AUTRY
LAFONDA HOLMES
3/26
WOOD HOUSE
GINGER SIMPSON
3/12
GAITHER/AUTRY
ELIZABETH VAUGHN
3/30
WOOD HOUSE
MICHAELA BARNHILL 3/14
MCKENZIE CAMPUS
HEATHER ALLISON
3/20
WOODLEE TRAIL
LISA CAVIN
3/29
MCKENZIE CAMPUS
TIA JENNINGS
3/18
MCMINNVILLE HOUSE
JILLIAN FINCH
3/11
MCKENZIE CAMPUS
JONI HAGELSTEIN
3/13
SKYLAR
KAITLINN HUTSON
3/30
MCKENZIE CAMPUS
DAVID JOHNSON
3/16
SKYLAR
KRISTIE JONES
3/16
MCKENZIE CAMPUS
CRISTY MILNER
3/8
SKYLAR
RACHEL LOPEZ
3/11
MCKENZIE CAMPUS
COURTNEY OLESON
3/31
SKYLAR
TAYLOR MCNEAL
3/27
MCKENZIE CAMPUS
SAMMIE COOLEY
3/10
DAYTON CAMPUS
LACEY PACE
3/2
MCKENZIE CAMPUS
FELICIA ELDER
3/29
DAYTON CAMPUS
DARRIUS THARPE
3/5
MCKENZIE CAMPUS
MARY SARGENTO
3/11
DAYTON CAMPUS
KAREN DUFFY
3/3
GAITHER SUITES WEST PARK
KATELYN SMITH
3/26
DAYTON CAMPUS
DIANA GAGE
3/12
GAITHER SUITES WEST PARK
MIKAYLA WISE
3/2
DAYTON CAMPUS
AMANDA PURCHASE
3/26
GAITHER SUITES WEST PARK
AARON KNIGHT
3/12
MHC - MORRISON
LINDSAY SMITH
3/18
SPENCER
ANGELA REDWINE
3/18
MHC - MORRISON
TRACY FARRIS
3/23
SPENCER
JENNIFER SEYMOUR
3/15
MHC - COOKEVILLE
NINA SMITH
3/9
SPENCER
ERIN YEARGAN
3/14
MHC - DAYTON
SHAYLA CLENDENON 3/20
SPENCER
LACIE KOTHIA
3/9
LOGAN LODGE
JAMES HALL
3/15
SPENCER
JESSICA MORGAN
3/17
LOGAN LODGE
TOMMY SIMMONS
3/22
SPENCER
SHANTRICE SANDERS
3/30
LOGAN LODGE
RUNADA BROWN
3/5
MIDDLESBORO
DEBBIE WATKINS
3/21
LOGAN LODGE
WANDA HAGERMAN 3/11
MIDDLESBORO
YOLANDA GREEN
3/5
MAGNOLIA/PETTIT
SETH POWELL
MIDDLESBORO
GENIVIVE BONDS
3/23
MAHAN/DISHMAN
KIARA MCCOMB
3/20
MAHAN/DISHMAN
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Generations/Gaither’s
Group (Corporate Office)
406 N. Spring St.
McMinnville, TN 37111
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 640
McMinnville, TN 37111
Phone: (931) 507-1212
Fax: (931) 507-1217
Generations Mental Health
Center Morrison
5736 Manchester Highway
McMinnville, TN 37357
Phone: (931) 815-3871
Fax: (931) 815-3876
Generations Mental Health
Center Martin
The Adkins House
The Magnolia House
Logan Lodge
370 Haygood Rd.
Martin, TN 38237
Phone: (731) 587-2011
Fax: (731) 587-2034
550 Lee Street
Martin, TN 38237
Phone: (731) 588-4000
Fax: (731) 588-4003
1060 Old McKenzie Rd.
McKenzie, TN 38201
Phone: (731) 352-4711
Fax: (731) 352-4708
Campbell Lodge
The Pettit House
Woodlee Trail
3100 Crisp Springs Road
McMinnville, TN 37110
Office:(931) 939-5045
Fax: (9321) 939-5055
301 S. 6th St.
Union City, TN 38261
Phone: (731)884-8912
Fax: (731) 884-8915
184 Woodlee Trail
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 815-3336
Fax: (931) 815-3339
The McMinnville House
The Mahan and Dishman
Houses
Magnolia Dayton Campus
106 Walling Street
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 507-4849
Fax: (931) 507-4852
Generations of Morrison
920 University Street
Martin, TN 38237
Phone: (731) 588-5829
Fax: (731) 588-5834
498 Sunny Acres
Morrison, TN 37357
Phone: (931) 635-2976
Fax: (931) 635-2978
Generations Mental Health
Center Cookeville
The Kristopher Wayne
House
1101 Neal St.
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 528-8593
Fax: (931) 528-8214
2962 Crisp Springs Road
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 939-4526
Fax: (931) 939-4531
Generations Mental Health
Center Dayton
The Robert Coy House
6671 Nashville Highway
4589 Rhea County Hwy Suite 300 McMinnville, TN 37110
Dayton, TN 37321
Phone: (931) 939-4762
Phone: (423) 428-9550
Fax: (931) 939-4768
Fax: (423) 428-9551
Generations of Woodbury
Generations Mental Health
Center McKenzie
16860 Highland Dr
McKenzie, TN 38201
Phone: (731) 393-0450
Fax: (731) 393-0451
Generations Mental Health
Center Germantown
8578 Cordes St
Germantown, TN 38139-3317
Phone: (901) 758-0445
Fax: (901) 758-0634
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691 Auburntown Road
Woodbury, TN 37190
Phone: (615) 563-1350
Fax: (615) 563-1355
The Wood House
6068 Nashville Hwy
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 815-1290
Fax: (931) 815-1293
4005 N. Watkins St.
Memphis, TN 38127
Phone: (901) 358-8450
Fax: (901) 358-8453
158 Idaho Ave.
Dayton, TN 37321
Phone: (423) 428-9600
Fax: (423) 428-9606
Generations Center of Spen- McKenzie Campus
372 Old McKenzie Rd.
cer
P.O. Box 135
Spencer, TN 38585
Phone: (931) 946 7768
Fax: (931) 946-7875
McKenzie, TN 38201
Phone: (731) 393-0560
Fax: (731) 393-0565
Generations of Middlesboro
452 Twin Lakes Dr.
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 668-3336
Fax:(931) 668-3339
504 S. 24th Street
P.O. Box 1210
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Phone: (606) 248-1540
Fax: (606) 248-1591
Gaither Suites at West Park
4960 Village Square Dr.
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 442-3999
Fax: (270) 442-2261
The Gaither and Autry
Houses
2345 Norwood Dr.
Union City, TN 38216
Phone: (731) 885-4479
Fax: (731) 885-4416
The Skylar House
7450 Hilham Rd.
Cookeville, TN 38506
Phone: (931) 854-9220
Fax: (931) 854-9226
Wilma House

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