While the first day of Summer is recognized on June 21st, it is hard to deny that all the warm feelings of all that is Summer have arrived. June is a time of celebration for many with friends, family, churches, and neighbors. Whether you have a special trip planned or sticking close to home, we wish you all a happy Summer!

We are so excited for June, and it is packed with fun. Our friend, Kimberly Way with Caris is joining us to lead a summer craft at 2:00pm on June 4th. We are celebrating National Iced Tea Day in the courtyard at 2:00pm on June 10th. We are thrilled to recognize all the dads and father figures in the facility with a surprise for Father’s Day. We will be visiting their rooms on Friday June 14th to show our appreciation and gratitude for their unconditional love and wisdom. It will be an early celebration as Father’s Day is observed on June 16th. Laughs and Lemonade will be hosted by our Life Enrichment Partner, Michelle, on June 15th at 2:00pm in the courtyard. Don’t miss out on this Saturday fun! We will keep everyone cool with Snowcones on June 17th at 2:00pm – This coincidentally falls on National Eat Your Veggies Day… I pick the snowcones! The First *official* Day of Summer is on June 20th and we will be joined by the Ohana Ukuleleans at 3:00pm in the courtyard. They are going to play great music while we enjoy the weather and some refreshing frozen treats! We hope to see you at all of these and many, many more!

Family and friends are always welcome in our activities, and we encourage you to join in on the fun. June is going to be a month full of sunshine and happiness. Please contact Emily Hatch or Sara Bell if you have any questions!

We want to recognize two specific individuals for their hard work throughout their time at NHC Farragut Healthcare. The 2024 Nurse of the Year is Morgan Vega. She has a heart of gold and the care she gives is extraordinary. The patients adore her kindness, compassion, and determination. We are lucky to have her, and we want to congratulate her on being our Nurse of the Year! Our 2024 Partner of the Year is Sarah Morrison. She is a woman of many talents while remaining organized and level-headed through it all. She is a friend to all, and her generosity and attentiveness is honorable. Congratulations on being our Partner of the Year! We thank you both for everything you do!! You are such an asset to this facility, and NHC is truly lucky to have you.


Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than firing up the grill and treating Dad to a mouthwatering feast? This year, skip the store-bought sauces and whip up something truly special with our exclusive recipe for Tangy Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce. Packed with flavor and sure to please even the most discerning of taste buds, this sauce is guaranteed to take your Father’s Day BBQ to the next level. 


  • 1 cup ketchup 
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey 
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • Salt to taste 


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients: ketchup, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, bourbon whiskey, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, smoked paprika, onion powder, black pepper, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Whisk the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer gently for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly and the flavors meld together.
  5. Once the sauce reaches your desired consistency, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt or pepper to suit your preferences.
  7. Transfer the sauce to a clean jar or bottle and let it cool completely before using.
  8. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


At NHC, we understand the complexities and challenges that come with being a family member of a loved one with Alzheimer’sCheck out our latest blog post Navigating the Journey: Supporting Yourself as a Family Member of an Alzheimer’s Patient at Our NHC Center. We provide invaluable insights, practical tips, and resources to help you navigate this challenging journey while prioritizing your own well-being. From educating yourself about the condition to building a strong support network, prioritizing self-care, seeking professional help, and staying connected with your loved one, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Join us as we explore effective strategies and compassionate support for families affected by Alzheimer’s. 

NHC Service Award

Congratulations to Jim Thompson for receiving the 2024 NHC Service Award Winner for his outstanding contributions and dedication to our patients, residents, and partners.   Our company recognizes a volunteer each year whose service has truly made a difference in the community.   
If you feel inspired by Jim’s achievement and are interested in volunteering with NHC, please let us know. Your involvement can also have a significant impact!   Volunteer With Us! 


Happy CNA Week! We deeply appreciate our incredible CNAs for their dedication and compassion in providing exceptional care. Families, please join us in thanking our CNAs for all that they do!