12 Star Alzheimer Family Support Group in Knoxville

12 Star Alzheimer Family Support Group in Knoxville

The FREE 12 Star Family Support Group is open to Everyone.  Please join us on the 2ND Tuesday of Every Month  at 6:30PM The 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! Family Support  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. Memory Lane Café  815 E. Inskip Dr., Knoxville, TN 37912 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: Our 12 Star Partners are dedicated to helping you!  A complete calendar with dates will be available soon that will feature our guest speakers. 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...

Caring Hearts Award Luncheon April 24th, 2014

Alzheimer’s Tennessee Recognizes Top Caregivers Often times Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Assistants, and Residential Assistants provide the most basic care to those in area facilities and homes who suffer from dementia.  Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. knows that many of these caregivers do outstanding work in this difficult endeavor, and yet sometimes remain unrecognized. Each spring, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. asks area facilities – including long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities with dementia units, adult day programs and home health agencies – to nominate one staff member who has provided outstanding care to those with cognitive impairment.  The local non-profit annually honors these “unsung” caregivers during a Caring Hearts Recognition Program. Caring Hearts nominees and their family members, along with representatives from their facilities, enjoy a luncheon designed to highlight their distinguished achievements in caring for those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. With the help of WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit, WIVK’s Gunner, and entertainer James Rogers, the Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. has honored hundreds of Caring Hearts from nearly 26 counties with pins, plaques, and sincere...

May 7th Job Fair for Seniors

SENIORS CAN FIND JOBS AT MAY 7 JOB FAIR L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Avenue Job-seeking seniors: Come to the Senior Employment Job Fair on Wednesday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Multipurpose Room of the L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN. The Senior Employment Service, a program of the CAC Office on Aging, is hosting the event with help from sponsors who will be in attendance at the job fair as hiring partners. The job fair is an excellent opportunity to market oneself, so attendees should come prepared to discuss opportunities with prospective employers. Plan to bring copies of your resume, lists of your references, and any other information you might need to fill out applications. Call the Senior Employment Service at 865-524-2786 for more information about the job...

Duncan Award Reception

DUNCAN AWARD RECEPTION, MAY 1, HONORS SENIOR ADVOCATES The Duncan Award For Senior Advocacy, named in memory of John J. Duncan, Sr., pays tribute to people in our community who uphold the same kind of steadfast support and advocacy of seniors and programs that serve seniors as were exhibited by the late congressman. This year marks the 13th anniversary of this signature event that benefits the Office on Aging’s Senior Citizens Information & Referral Service (SCIRS). The public is invited. The event this year will take on a festive theme as it moves to Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Road, 37923 SCIRS, 546-6262, provides information for free about services for older persons and persons with disabilities who live in Knoxville or Knox County. SCIRS also administers the Gift of Sight, Hearing & Dentures Program, which assists low-income seniors with getting hearing aids, eyeglasses, and...
Health, Wellness & Retirement Fair

Health, Wellness & Retirement Fair

Health Fair at Sherrill Hills on April 18th, 2014 Everything you need to know about Senior Life but were afraid to Ask! Location: Sherrill Hills 271 Moss Grove Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37922 Date: August 18th, 2014 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Cost of Admission: FREE With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, we understand that “Aging” is the one thing all humans have in common.  Sherrill Hills will be showcasing their community to educate the public on the benefits of a Independent lifestyle but will also feature additional services that are available to help residents stay independent for as long as possible. We will also have information on financial planning, insurance, everything anyone needs to know from the initial steps through hospice and funeral arrangements! This event will offer one full day of information, education, and fun. It will feature FREE Health Screenings, Informative Speakers and Seminars, Wine Tasting, Massages, Entertainment, a Grand Prize Giveaway and Much More! Free Admission & Free Parking! Welcome 10:00 am: West Hills Health and Rehabilitation:   Staying Independent through rehabilitation 10:15 am:  Quality Home Health:  The difference between Medical Care vs. Care Providers 10:30 am  Senior Solutions:   Care Provider Services 10:45 am- Food City Pharmacy:  Keeping your medication records in one place 11:00 am  Senior Medical Services, Dr. Reyas:  Concierge Physician 11:15 am:  East Tennessee Personal Care:  Concierge Care Services 11:30 am:  Andrew Dougherty:  Cognitive Testing:  Bridging the Gap 11:45 am:  Senior Health Specialists:  Insurance Information and Education 1:00 pm:  Smokey Mountain Hospice:  Advanced Directives 1:15 pm:  Berry Funeral Home:  Benefits of Preplanning 1:30 pm:  Lifeguard Ambulance:  Did you know transportation is...