Pam Batey

Moved to Tanglewood in August 2016, with husband, Steve and dog, Maggie. Retired Paramedic, now continuing my hobby writing short stories and information in the "You and Your Health" Section of the newsletter. Active Member of Tanglewood Community Church.

Lee Greenwood’s Song

God Bless The USA Memorial Weekend is here. A song has been going through my head and now it will be in yours too. The correct title is ‘God Bless the USA’ by Lee Greenwood. Read the lyrics and sing it if you want. But read the words and pray for our country. Because… If…

I Will Survive

The Pets Will ThriveHere’s a poem from a puppy’s point of view about the Pandemic.  When you read it, say it or sing it, to the tune of the song “I will Survive”. At First I Was Afraid, I Was Petrified, I Didn’t Get Why Mom Was Suddenly Always Inside.My Daily Naps Were All Cut…

If You Had to Choose…

Between Love & Respect Getting right down to the nitty gritty: It has been over a month of shelter in place in the same house with the same man/woman you’ve loved for years.  The marriage vows are now coming to pass, all at once! ‘For better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness…

HIPAA… What does it mean to us?

Can a Non Medical Person Violate HIPAA?Most people misspell the acronym. It’s not spelled like the hippo….The acronym is actually HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) It was designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients’ medical records and other health information provided to Health Plans, Doctors, Hospitals and other Health Care Providers. The…

Work on Earth is All Suspended

No More Traffic in the StreetsThis week has been the hardest so far for me. My medical background tells me this is the right path to take with the COVID-19. Isolation, self quarantine, staying 6 feet away from people when conversing face to face, and don’t touch your face.  Just saying that makes my nose…

Still Need Stuff to Do?

The LONG Cart Train Ride…It appears our Tanglewood residents, myself included, are getting a little bat.. crazy. How do I know this? Because one evening this past week about 40+ golf carts showed up in the Outback “where they park the RV’s” (I loved that specific answer). They stayed the social distance of six feet…

Killing Time or Each Other

Things To Do While At HomeIn line with our new assignment, it’s been quite a reflective time for us. We’re actually home together at the same time and getting to know each other again. We get so busy with our committees and outings that spending quality alone time sometimes takes a back seat. That begs…

Social Distance Volunteers

Neighborhood Volunteers Ready to Lend a HandIn Need of Supplies?  The list of names below is from residents who have volunteered to help you get supplies if you can’t get out on your own. Check on your neighbors. Let’s help one another. Big Sky:      Nell Fairchild ( 863-385-6922 or 863-214-5449) Care Free:   Marie…

50th Anniversary Celebration

Six Couples HonoredTanglewood is home to six couples who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this year. Tanglewood Community Church hosted the anniversary dinner held annually to honor couples who are celebrating their 50th year of wedded bliss. Approximately 187 friends and family attended the Saturday evening gala in the Clubhouse where church services are…

Hurricane Emergency Response Team

Stay Here or head North?IF YOU STAY; Its time to register your name in the Hurricane Response Book. Tanglewood Community Church will be sponsoring the “The Hurricane Emergency Response Team at Monday Coffee on July 8th.  The Pet registration book is on the Credenza in the clubhouse. Pastor Bill will give the background of how…