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Support Group

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: • 865-281-9295

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