Knoxville Community Law School

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Topics like debt, mortgage foreclosures, and wills and advance directives are never easy to think about or discuss, but, with an aging population and the economic downturn, it is critical for every person, regardless of their age or financial security. The seminars offered through the Community Law School program will educate local residents about how to protect themselves against fraud, make sure their wishes are observed at important moments, and provide them with peace of mind regarding healthcare and financial decisions. The Community Law School is a public education program sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association that offers free seminars on areas of the law that concern every citizen. This program, formerly known as the “People’s Law School”, has been a great success, with over 7,200 graduates over the last twenty-one years. The Community Law School will be held this year on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the O’Connor Senior Center (611 Winona Street) and Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Fellowship Church (8000 Middlebrook Pike). Persons interested in understanding the importance of basic estate planning so that their wishes will be observed should attend the “Wills & Estate Planning for Everyone” program from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Approximately half of senior citizens have neither a living will nor have discussed end-of-life decisions with their children. Many Tennesseans think they’ve already made their plans known, but they don’t know that because of recent changes in the law, their old living wills may not be adequate. Many more Tennesseans haven’t completed the necessary documentation in order that their wishes will be observed at important moments in their life. Attendees...

Alzheimer’s Tn Walk Team

Hi!! My names Chloe Edgin. Im 14 years old and I’ve been walking the Alzheimer’s Walk for 9 years with my stepmother who works for East Tennessee Personal Care Service, and they have been a great support. But this year I would like to start my own team with a couple of friends so I can support my Grandfather Ewell Cline and also my Uncle Tony Cline. I am really excited about walking this year. Alzheimer’s has always been a disease that I have truly given all my heart to along with God. Starting my own team this year would make me really greatful. If you are interested in joining Chloe’s Team on Sat, April 9th, please feel free to contact us at 865-692-2200. REGISTER TODAY! Sign up to WALK, volunteer or donate University of Tennessee Gardens, 2518 Jacob Drive (off Neyland Drive) 9 am Registration opens – Plus team photos, music, food, kids & pet fun begin! 10 am Opening Ceremonies with door prizes & pre-WALK contests 11 am WALK Ribbon Cutting & Start PURPOSE:TO SUPPORT THOSE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE There’s only one Knoxville Alzheimer’s WALK from which 100% of the donations benefit Tennesseans. Alzheimer’s Tennessee is an independent, 501c3 not-for-profit organization that has been in the community for more than 30 years serving those facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, promoting brain health through education, and championing global prevention and treatment efforts. THE WALK:The event itself is a Saturday morning filled with celebration! Participants find LIVE musical entertainment, FREE food, door prizes, and fun for all ages. Even pets are included! The WALK is optional, and...
Knoxville Snowflake Ball King & Queen

Knoxville Snowflake Ball King & Queen

2016 SNOWFLAKE BALL from KimO on Vimeo. 2016 Knoxville Snowflake Ball King & Queen Congratulations to our Snowflake Ball King, Dylan Adams and our Snowflake Ball Queen, Penny Bandy for raising both money and awareness for the Senior Companion Program. Senior Corps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and locally administered by the CAC Office on Aging. Senior Companions are low-income volunteers age 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as light housekeeping to maintain a safe environment, light meal preparation, shopping assistance, and companionship. We help these adults remain independent in their homes free of charge, instead of having to move to more costly institutional care. Senior Companions give families and caregivers a much needed time off from their duties, to run errands, rest, and attend to their own health. Senior Companions serve 15 to 40 hours per week helping an average of two to four adult clients live independently in their own homes. Senior Companions receive a small stipend to ensure that there is no cost to them as they assist others in the community. Last year Senior Companions provided 71,471 hours of in-home support to 347 frail seniors. Senior Companion’s Duties Personal care Assistance with meal preparation Social interaction Light Housekeeping Recreational activities Respite for caregivers How can you help? – Come provide educational training to senior companion volunteers – Help us recruit volunteers, by sharing information about the program with others in the community – Consider making a donation Provide in-home support for one senior for...