Ave Maria’s Blog



Following Frank

Following Frank is a monthly video series appearing on our website and Facebook page. This light and airy sequence will follow Frank Gattuso, executive director, Ave Maria Home, throughout his work day. It will highlight special events, meetings, every day work environment and more to give viewers an inside look at what we do at Ave Maria, and how our residents enjoy every day life in our loving, Christian environment.

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Tuesday NewsDay

Tuesday NewsDay is a weekly blog appearing on our website to keep you up-to-date regarding events and happenings at Ave Maria.

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Latest News and Events


Tickets are now on sale for the 8th annual Italian Winterfest, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Enjoy fine cuisine from fabulous Italian and legendary local restaurants and traditional Italian tableside music by founder Tony Barrasso.
Join us as we announce the 5th annual Honored Guest of Winterfest, Dr. James Downing, president and CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the 3rd annual service award recipients, James and Linda Gattas, of James Gattas Jewelers.
Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on the Oak Hall Purse of Cash and the chance to have Rev. Ben Bradshaw, renowned professional chef, to prepare dinner for eight in your home, with food provided. The live auction will be emceed by celebrity Joe Birch.
Experience fine Italian wines and beers and dance the night away to D.J. Michael Spano playing music from all the Italian Greats!
Tickets will go fast this year as sponsors GUESS FM 99.3 and The Rebel 95.3 are airing commercials to promote the event to the public. Get your tickets today before it’s too late by visiting https://avemariahome.org/blog/italian-winterfest-tickets/ or call Lisa Bell at 901.405.3791. Individual tickets are $50 and tables of 10 are $500.



Sunday Evening, January 14, 2018 Tony Barrasso invites you to attend Italian Winterfest 2018 Featuring Fine Cuisine from Fabulous Italian And Legendary Local Restaurants. <a href="https://avemariahome.org/blog/italian-winterfest-tickets/">Get Tickets</a>


We are thrilled to announce that Ave Maria has been named the winner of the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards for the Best Alzheimer Center. Thanks to all who voted for us. We are privileged to serve this community. Click <a href="http://bartlett-express.com/2017/08/10/2017-readers-choice-award-winners-announced/" target="_blank">this link</a> to read all about it.


Get details for our 2017 Gala Week, including the Gala Reception and Dinner, and the 17th Annual Father Leonard Oglesby Memorial Golf Tournament. <br/> Please note: We can no longer accept golf teams for the tournament. (We are full).


<p>Check out WKNO's program The Best Times with guest Frank Gattuso, executive director, Ave Maria Home.</p><br/> <h4><a href="http://video.wkno.org/video/2365792627/" style="color:blue">Watch the Video</a></h4>

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