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.

Announcement: Hurricane Shelter Update

Hurricane Preparedness for Tanglewood HTA and Tanglewood Community Church Hurricane 1st Responders have come to an agreement concerning the Hurricane shelter. Dr Bill Burnham, pastor, along with the church board, and the Hurricane 1st Responder Team have agreed to remain in charge over the Clubhouse Shelter should the weather service issue a hurricane warning for…

FOX or CNN?

Negative or Positive What if, for one day, both FOX & CNN along with various other social media, would focus their broadcast in a positive manor when reporting news about the results of COVID Testing? Statewide testing of Florida residents who tested Negative, is now well over 87+%.   What if CNN reported this as a…

Bullied by a Friend?

No Laughing Matter Unhealthy Mental State of Mind.   Let’s destroy the stigma that comes with the word “bullied.” It can happen to anyone, by anyone, anywhere for any reason. Bullying is faceless and consequently, you may or may not know you are being bullied.  For this reason, being bullied by someone you consider a friend can…

Welcome Back Dance

DJ, Rick BullensThe Dance Committee is hosting a Welcome Back Dance featuring our very own DJ, Rick Bullens on Saturday, August 15, 2020,  Inside the Clubhouse from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. The doors will open at 6;30 pm. There are several items you should be made aware of: It is a FREE Dance and only…

Supplies to Bring to the Shelter

Do’s and Don’ts Editor’s Note:  Esaias may not come anywhere near Tanglewood this weekend, but this is some good general information for upcoming hurricanes.  We recommend you print this page out and post it somewhere that you can see it every time you go grocery shopping. Food: If you have the need for special foods,…

Hurricane Disaster Supply Kit

For Your HomePreparing your disaster supply kit now will make your life much easier when the emergency, any emergency occurs.You want to plan on supplies for 3-14 days and keep your supplies in a back-pack, duffel bag, suitcase, or other easy to carry storage device. Here’s what you will need: CASH – Have extra cash…

Too Hot to Handle

Temperatures are rising in Tanglewood. And I’m not talking about COVID. It’s been 95 degrees by 10:00 am for several days and now the rainy season is upon us. The Pickleball courts are pretty much empty due to the humidity and rain. The best place to be is either indoors or in the pool for…

When NOT To Wear A Mask

When To Wear A Mask The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently instituted guidelines that people should wear masks, in the form of cloth face coverings, in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).    (https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/HealthU/2020/04/20/should-you-wear-a-mask-outside) These new recommendations have people asking,…

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…