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Join Alzheimer’s Tennessee for a FREE 3-part series at the Everett Senior Center in Maryville from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  Every first Tuesday of July, August, and September they will cover a different topic that affects those with dementia and their caregivers.  The event is free but they will need a head count.  Please share with any family or professional caregivers who may be interested.  You may contact Bobby Fields atAlzheimer’s Tennessee for more information or for a hardcopy of the registration form.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, July 1

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Dr. Kevin James (Blount Senior Care Partners)

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, August 5

Caregiver Resources and Practical Suggestions

Cheryl Blanchard, LMSW (Lifepoints Consulting)

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Tuesday, September 2

Legal Issues

Brooke Givens, CELA (Elder Law Practice of Monica Franklin, CELA)

Register Here

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Educated Aging–FREE Event

Sponsored By: East Tennessee Personal Care Services, Senior Financial Group, Sherrill Hills, Alzheimers Association, Courtyards Senior Living, Pratt’s Country Store, Mac’s Pharmacy, Office on Aging, Smoky Mountain Hospice, Monica Franklin, NHC, MedInteract

Date: Thursday,June 26th

Time: 6-8m

Location: Fountain City United Methodist Church

Bridging The Gap Key Note Speakers:

Andrew Dougherty, MBA, BSM & Jill Beason, RN, MSN

This FREE 2-Hour Event will help family members and health care professionals better understand the changes occurring in the brain of someone with dementia, as well as provide tips on how to improve your brain health and delay the onset of Dementia related illnesses.

This program was developed in conjunction with Dr. John Dougherty, a Practicing Neurologist in Knoxville who follows 3500 Alzheimer’s patients.

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Lee Ann Patrizio from NHC Healthcare will be the speaker for the June 10th  support group and education series entitled 12 Star Family Support. Lee Ann will be reviewing the very important topic of Skilled Care Financial Responsbilities.

This FREE event takes place on Tuesday, June 10th at 6:30pm and is hosted at The Courtyards of Knoxville and presented with Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

12 Star Family Support is Knoxville’s only support venue offering an elder with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease the opportunity to have fun and socialize in a safe environment, while allowing the caregiver a much needed break and the ability to gain education and support. Each month will have a different curriculum.  Attend all 12 months and become 12 Star certified!

The Family Support Group meets at 801 E. Inskip Dr., Knoxville, TN 37912–Traditional Family Support is a forum where caregivers take time for themselves to become educated, get emotional support and meet others who are in similar situations.

The Memory Lane Café  is available for loved ones next door at 815 E. Inskip Dr.–Memory Lane Café is a place where persons with Alzheimer’s or a related disease can go to just socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things. At a Memory Café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through almost the same things that they go through every day.

12 Star Partners

Personal Care: East TN Personal Care Services
Home Heath: NHC Home Care
Hospice: Smoky Mountain Hospice
Assisted Living: Courtyards Senior Living
Nursing Home: NHC
Durable Medical Equipment: Lambert’s
Pharmacy: Mac’s Pharmacy
Attorney: Monica Franklin Elder Law Practice
Advocates: Elder Advocates
Medicare/Insurance: Senior Financial Group
Funeral: Dignity Memorial
Local Aging: Office on Aging
Alzheimer’s Experts: Alzheimer’s Tennessee

The Family Support Group meets at 801 E. Inskip Dr., Knoxville, TN 37912–Traditional Family Support is a forum where caregivers take time for themselves to become educated, get emotional support and meet others who are in similar situations.

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Our very own Gabrielle Blake, LCSW will be the speaker for the first of the year long support group and education series entitled 12 Star Family Support hosted at The Courtyards of Knoxville and presented with Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Please join us at The Courtyards Tuesday, May 13th at 6:30pm for this FREE event.

12 Star Family Support is Knoxville’s only support venue offering an elder with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease the opportunity to have fun and socialize in a safe environment, while allowing the caregiver a much needed break and the ability to gain education and support. Each month will have a different curriculum.  Attend all 12 months and become 12 Star certified!

The Family Support Group meets at 801 E. Inskip Dr., Knoxville, TN 37912–Traditional Family Support is a forum where caregivers take time for themselves to become educated, get emotional support and meet others who are in similar situations.

The Memory Lane Café  is available for loved ones next door at 815 E. Inskip Dr.–Memory Lane Café is a place where persons with Alzheimer’s or a related disease can go to just socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things. At a Memory Café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through almost the same things that they go through every day.

12 Star Partners

Personal Care: East TN Personal Care Services
Home Heath: NHC Home Care
Hospice: Smoky Mountain Hospice
Assisted Living: Courtyards Senior Living
Nursing Home: NHC
Durable Medical Equipment: Lambert’s
Pharmacy: Mac’s Pharmacy
Attorney: Monica Franklin Elder Law Practice
Advocates: Elder Advocates
Medicare/Insurance: Senior Financial Group
Funeral: Dignity Memorial
Local Aging: Office on Aging
Alzheimer’s Experts: Alzheimer’s Tennessee

For more information, contact:

Kathy Broggy: kathyb@courtyardseniorliving.com • 865-281-9295

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Alzheimer’s Tennessee presents the 28th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Research Symposium
Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20
The Clayton Center, Maryville College in partnership with  East Tennessee State University
502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804

Questions? Call Alzheimer’s Tennessee Statewide Toll-Free: 888-326-9888
Target Audience:
Primary care physicians, APNs and PAs; also Neurologists, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators and Social Workers.
Don’t miss the unique opportunity to learn from these EXCEPTIONAL RESEARCHERS!
Bruce Miller, M.D.
Director of the Memory and Aging Center at the UCSF School of Medicine. He holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at UCSF. He is the principal investigator of an NIH-funded project on FTD and his presentation will focus on that area.
Bruce Lamb, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist with the Department of Neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic. He is a member of several grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health and reviews manuscripts for numerous scientific journals. He will be presenting on new therapies in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer’s Tennessee invites you and your loved ones to participate in our annual spring workshop designed to help caregivers better understand Alzheimer’s and related dementias, as well as common behaviors, caregiving strategies and legal issues.

“Caring & Coping”  Caregiver Workshop

for families and professionals

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Laurel Church of Christ

3457 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Registration 8 am | Welcome 8:30 am

Lunch Included | Workshop ends 3:30 pm

Register HERE Today!

The Alzheimer’s Tennessee’s Caregiver Workshop aims to provide the following:

  • A better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and available treatments.
  • Practical tips for caring for the individual with dementia.

Presenter: Melanie Bunn is a dynamic lecturer and skillful clinician in the areas of gerontological nursing and dementia. Each year, Melanie gives more than 100 presentations to health professional groups, educators, the community, law enforcement, and families. She has been a volunteer as an Alzheimer’s support group facilitator for over 20 years.

Melanie holds a B.S.N. from UNC – Chapel Hill, an M.S. in Family Health Nursing from Clemson University, as well as a Post-Master’s Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Duke University. She is founder of Bunn Consulting and is a Dementia Training Specialist for Alzheimer’s North Carolina.

Registration: The full-day training will include all handouts as well as a snack and lunch.

Advanced registration is required and seating is limited.

Conference fees:

  • $20 for family care partners
  • $40 for professional care partners (professional fee includes 6 CEUs for administrators of residential homes for the aged as well as assisted living facilities).

Register Online today! Click HERE

Download Form to Complete and Return HERE

QUESTIONS? For more information, please contact Linda Johnson, Director of Programs 865.544.6288 x227 or Toll-Free at 888.326.9888.

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Friday, January 31, 2014 9am-3pm
Saturday, February 1, 2014 9am-4pm
Knoxville Convention Center

Admission is $10
Seniors FREE on Friday
Children 12 and under FREE

More FREE tickets here.

FREE Health Screenings

Visit participating Expo exhibitors for FREE and reduced cost health screenings.

  • FREE Health Screenings
  • FREE Samples
  • DISCOUNTED Health Screenings

For a complete list of Health Screenings available at the Expo, click here.

For more information on Senior Day, click here.

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The Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging will meet on Thursday, January 9 at 2 p.m. at the O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona Street, Knoxville.

Craig Leuthold, appointed Knox County Trustee in July, will discuss “Knox County Senior Property Tax Relief and Tax Freeze Programs.” For the 2013 property tax season, income limits have increased for both programs.  Bring your property tax questions.

This program is free and open to the general public.  Refreshments will be provided by Comfort Keepers.

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