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From the Eye of an Intern – Adult Day Care

From the Eye of an Intern – Adult Day Care By Haley Vandermeersh /Marketing @ The University of Tennessee The first-day of my internship was a very exciting experience, and I quickly realized that this internship was not going to be like most.  However, nobody really tells you what to expect or what you will experience during your internship. The start of my first day consisted of going to the Daily Living Center in North Ridge Crossing.  I arrived with the little knowledge that I would be helping seniors with a painting activity.  As I walked through the door I was greeted by Wendy Nelmons, the Daily Living Coordinator, and Rachel who welcomed me and made me feel at home. I was immediately introduced to all 15 of the seniors taking part in the program.  I was asked to sit down and help an elderly man paint on canvas.  East Tn Personal Care and  Senior Financial Group sponsored this event.  After the painting activity was finished I asked a lot of questions to gain more insight on The Daily Living Center in Knoxville. I learned that the Daily Living Center is a place that provides seniors with a safe place to stay while their caregivers are at work. This program is a Non Profit Organization that is grant funded by KCDC- Knoxville Department Community Development Corporation.  The program provides social- interaction and much needed physical and mental stimulation the seniors would not receive otherwise. After hearing what the center was all about it was very intriguing to sit down and speak with some of the seniors on how the Daily Living Center has...

Ask the Caregiver Expert: Penny Bandy

Ask the Caregiver Expert in the Knoxville Focus What is the difference between Non Medical Personal Care/Caregiver Services and Home Health Services?  Personal Care/Caregiver Services is a service that you pay per hour to come to your home. They offer nurses, CNAs, caregivers, housekeepers, etc. Personal Care/Caregiver Services can provide companionship, transportation to physician appointments or for errands such as trips to the grocery store, housekeeping, medication reminders, meal preparation, etc.  Every company offers a little different type of service. Some things to consider when choosing this type of service are: Are they licensed and bonded? What is the minimum number of hours they require? Who do I call if my caregiver does not show up? Do they offer replacement caregivers? Do they carry worker’s comp insurance? Does the Company do a National Background Check (Beyond State of Tn) on your Caregivers? Our services are available on an acute or long term basis anytime seven days a week up to 24 hours per day. “Personalized care for specific needs” is our promise to you to develop a customized plan of care for you or your loved one and provide compassionate caregivers to meet those needs. Our plan of care provides for the special wishes and requests of our clients and their families. East Tn Personal Care Service employs RNs and LPNs to perform assessments as well as Fall Risk Assessments. East Tennessee Personal Care Service provides quality affordable personal care services to adults in their residence, assisted living facility, nursing home or hospital. Home Health Care/Skilled Care Only is a service that requires an order from your physician. This service is only for intermittent...

Free Tickets to 2016 Healthy Living Expo

Senior Day at the 2016 Healthy Living Expo The Healthy Living Expo will be 9am – 3pm Friday, January 22, and 9am – 4pm Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The area’s largest health and fitness expo features an array of nutritional information, health checks and fitness activities for East Tennesseans of any age. Senior citizens are honored on Friday with free admission. Seniors will find exercise ideas, food samples, FREE health screenings, and an abundance of information from more than 150 exhibitors at the Expo. Always a huge hit is the Eat Right Nutrition Stage that showcases nutrition presentations as well as cooking demonstrations from a variety of vendors in the expo. 2016 Speakers are Sam Venable, Bill Landry and Chef Walter. Be sure to join East Tennessee Personal Care Service on Friday, Jan 22nd, 2016. Knoxville Convention Center Friday, January 22, 2016 9am-3pm Saturday, January 23, 2016 9am-4pm Admission is $10 Seniors FREE on Friday! Children 12 and under FREE East Tennessee Personal Care Service will be at the Healthy Living Expo to provide information on Local Caregiving options for...

Painting for a Purpose – A FUNdraiser for The Senior Companion Program

Painting for a Purpose – A FUNdraiser for The Senior Companion Program Please join us for a FUNdraising Event to support Penny Bandy as she raises money for the Senior Companion Program through the Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging   See Snowflake Ball Details Here: https://www.crowdrise.com/pennybandyforsnowfla1/fundraiser/Snowflakeball Painting for a Purpose is sponsored by NHC Farragut, LLC. and will be held at Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club on Thursday, Jan 14th from 6-8pm. Enjoy Hor’ Dourves, Wine, a Silent Auctionand and Painting! Please RSVP by calling 865.692.2200 no later than Jan 11th, 2016...

When Is It Time to Look for a Care Facility?

When Is It Time to Look for a Care Facility? By Janet Ferree, MA A difficult question? Certainly; and for most of us who have been caring for a disabled and/or sick loved one, an emotional and unsettling one to consider. I am not referring to people in their final stages of life or who suffer from conditions that spark uncontrollable actions. I am writing for those whose loved one continues to live indefinitely with no assistance from machines or other specialized medical care. In such a situation, there can come a time when living at home becomes unsafe, especially when the primary caregiver (usually a spouse or parent) is aging and has physical and/or medical limitations of his or her own. There are many factors involved and regardless of the ultimate decision, there will be feelings of guilt from first consideration to final outcome. I am currently wrestling with this question daily—sometimes hourly. For me, it boils down to a case of survival. But whose, my husband’s or mine? Here is the situation: My husband suffers from a progressive brain condition caused by cancer treatments twelve years ago. The symptoms mirror multiple sclerosis. He cannot walk, transfer alone or hear without hearing aids, and he has difficulty swallowing. I must bathe him, clean his teeth, care for our house, and work for my medical insurance. He suffers recurrent bladder infections, memory lapses, and randomly vomits. He needs total care, but not constant supervision. And he will never get better, only worse; or at best, plateau. I can honestly say that I am burned-out in both body and mind....

Manorhouse Assisted Living & Memory Care 15th Year Anniversary Celebration

Manorhouse Assisted Living & Memory Care 15th Year Anniversary Celebration Join ETPCS on Thursday, June 18th from 5pm-7pm at Manorhouse Assisted Living. Come join us this month for our annual Family Night! We will also be celebrating our 15th anniversary here in Knoxville, honoring our fathers, and congratulating our centenarians! Please RSVP with the front desk or call 865.670.0504 to help us prepare for you. We can’t wait to see you...

The Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse The first Power of the Purse Auction/Luncheon will be a benefit for Knoxville and Knox County’s Mobile Meals program. Date: September 17 @ Rothchild’s Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm We are currently seeking new and/or gently used designer bags There are several drop off locations: Lily Pulitzer Palm Village Store in Western Plaza CAC Office on Aging, 2247 Western Avenue 37921 Senior Financial Group, 100 Glenleigh Ct. 37934 Power of the Purse is a new event that will include a purse sale, a luncheon, and a silent auction. The fun begins with Purse Madness, where purses will be on display and for sale in a range of prices. The purses will each have a surprise gift inside: no peeking until you buy the purse! Items inside the purses can be coupons, gift cards, cosmetics, note cards, small decorative items, and so forth. Next will be lunch and the silent auction, during which, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of items such as designer purses packaged with vacations, event tickets, jewelry, gift certificates, celebrity-signed merchandise, and other donated goodies. “This is a fun event,” Long said. “The money raised will go to delivering hot meals to local frail seniors. Even if you come just to have lunch and hear about Mobile Meals, we’ll be happy. We’d love for you to join in the fun by purchasing a purse or bidding on a silent auction item, but the event is really all about the message.” Tickets are available for $40 for individuals or $300 for a table of eight. To reserve by credit card,...

Lunch & Concert with Sydni Stinnett at Strang Senior Center

Join us to celebrate National Hot Dog Month with Sydni Stinnett Sydni Stinnett is a 14 year old singer, songwriter. She has been singing publicly since the 5th grade and has performed in various venues, including shows at the Hard Rock Café’ and performances of the National Anthem for the Lady Vols Volleyball and Softball teams at Thompson Bowling Arena and Lee Stadium respectively. For 3 years, she has been the entertainment for the Special Olympics opening ceremonies in Nashville at Lipscomb University’s 10,000 seat Allen Arena (2014) and at the Gatlinburg Convention Center (2013, 2014 and 2015). Performances for the Special Olympics are a personal highlight for her as she feels a special connection to the athletes. In Middle School, Sydni enjoyed singing with the school chorus and was a member of the encore choir all three years. In addition, when she begins High School in the fall, she looks forward to performing with the Karns High School Musical Theater group. Along with those activities, she enjoys performing at local restaurants, nightlife venues, weddings, benefits, church services and any other opportunity there is for her to further her experience. Her drive and passion was present for some time but peaked in June of 2013, when she sang at an open mic night event for a local radio station (Q 100.3). Mike Hammond, the Program Director predicted that she would one day be the Entertainer of the Year. This allowed Sydni to realize that her dream was possible and she is making every effort to accomplish just that. Most recently, in January 2015, Sydni was awarded the “Rising Star”...

Lunch & Learn with Kerry Howland

Please join us for a Lunch & Learn with Kerry Howland, University of Tennessee Academic Chief and Lady Vol Athlete. Date: Wednesday, June 10th Time: 12 Noon Location: Frank Strang Senior Center – 109 Lovell Heights Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922 RSVP REQUIRED: (865) 670-6693 Lunch Courtesy of East Tennessee Personal Care Service & NHC Farragut LADY VOLS ACADEMIC CHIEF CLOSES BOOK...

Knoxville hosts Conference for Vietnam Veterans

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Hundreds of Vietnam veterans are in town this weekend for the 2015 George C. Duggins Region III Conference at the Hilton Hotel. This is the first time Knoxville is hosting the conference- which brings together veterans from Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC. “It’s a real privilege to have all these Vietnam veterans together so we can share our comradery and our pride in what we did. Knoxville is certainly a veterans friendly city,” said Richard Gill with the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America. City and county leaders were on hand at the welcoming ceremony Friday morning to show their support. “We welcome them to Knoxville, we welcome them home and we want them to know that we’re rolling out the red carpet for Vietnam veterans this weekend,” Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero said. During the ceremony, soldier Patrick Hamburger was remembered. He was killed in Afghanistan three years ago. The Vietnam veterans are now working on a memorial dedicated to Hamburger. “I miss my son Pat terribly. It was really an honor to see the Vietnam veterans truly live up to their motto about never leaving another generation behind,” said Dough Hamburger, Patrick’s father. “If you see a Vietnam veteran walking around go up to them say welcome home and thanks for your service because it’s long overdue that we get the welcome home that we deserve,” Gill said. The Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter 3 is highly involved in this event, and WATE 6 On Your Side’s Don Dare will be the Master of Ceremonies. There...

Elmcroft of Halls – Social Services Dash-n-Dine

Elmcroft of Halls – Social Services Dash-n-Dine The nation will commemorate National Social Work Month in March and the National Association of Social Workers will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2015. National Social Worker Month also provides a chance for Elmcroft and ETPCS to say Thank You for all you do in our community! Thursday, March 26 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Stop by Elmcroft of Halls on your way home and pick up an Italian Dinner for two! 7521 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938 Spaghetti, salad, breadsticks and a bottle of wine! RSVP to Marcy by March 24th – Phone:...

Now Hiring Caregivers

*Now Hiring Caregivers** Being an employee of East Tennessee Personal Care Service has many benefits!!! Here are just a few: – Dental Insurance – Vision Insurance – Disability Insurance – 401K (after 1 year of employment) – Vacation/Paid Time Off (after 90 days of employment) – Incentive Bonuses – Employee Referral Bonuses – Flexible Hours If you are interested, give us a call at 865-692-2200 or fill out the form below. [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] We look forward to having you join our team!!!...

We provide help when you need it most

Help when you need it most East Tennessee Personal Care Service has over 20 years of experience providing In Home, Non-Medical care and personal support services to clients and their families. Our caregivers can assist you or your loved one with meal preparation, light housekeeping or transportation to doctor appointments – either on a temporary or long term basis.  Our goal is enable aging adults to remain in place, living independently as long as possible.  It doesn’t matter whether that home is a single-family residence, an apartment, a retirement community, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home.  Sometimes, Mom or Dad may need a little extra attention or care than staff at facilities may be able to provide. We provide hourly care (4 hour minimum) to short-term stay visits,  to 24-hour live-in care. We provide respite care as well, offering current caregivers the chance to step back, spend time with family, take a much needed vacation, or to simply rejuvenate.  It’s important to take a break from caregiving once in a while in order to continue providing the best mental, emotional and physical support to your loved one. You’re not in this alone. We cater to your needs – when you need them!  East Tennessee Personal Care Service takes pride in our ability to offer you customized, courteous, professional and experienced care. No physician referral is required. Call us today for a Free Assessment or complete the form below!   [contact-form-7 404 "Not...

American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program in Knoxville Tennessee.

American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program in Knoxville-Tennessee.                   East Tennessee Personal Care Service is excited to announce that we currently have a scholarship opportunity for one lucky CNA Student Candidate to attend the CNA Training Program at NO CHARGE TO THE STUDENT! The American Red Cross in Knoxville has a 94% State Testing passrate, which is 14 points above the State average and has a job fair before every graduation. Day class starting March 3 (graduation after 20 classroom days) Evening class starting May 11 (graduation after 30 Night / 3 nights per week) The Scholarship opportunity will be ending in late March so we encourage potential students to attend a live information Live Information Sessions When: Every Wednesdays at 10 am Every Third Thursday at 5:30 pm Where: American Red Cross 6921 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909 Come to the side of the building on the red awning and ring the doorbell and an staff member will let you in. Who: Anyone that is interested in learning information about our program Cost: The information session is Free and no obligation a. Admission testing is Free b. Background testing is Free c. Tuition includes book for class, state testing fee, adult CPR, FA, and AED training (scholarships available for those who qualify) Questions: If you have any questions, you can email TNNursing@redcross.org ....

O’Connor Center Pancake Fest 2015

A Letter from Sue Massingill regarding the 2015 Pancake Fest at the O’Connor Center __________________________ Dear Friend of the O’Connor Center: It’s time once again for pancakes at the O’Connor Senior Center and excitement is mounting for this year’s Pancake Fest! The 2015 Pancake Fest will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar and get on board for this very special annual fundraising event that will include both regular and gluten-free pancakes! In addition there will be the annual craft fair/gift bazaar, and a plant sale! Over the years the O’Connor Pancake Fest has evolved into a really fun community event and people have already begun reserving tables. Tickets are still $5 and we expect more than 1,200 persons to attend again this year! As you know, the Center depends on revenue from ticket sales and partnerships resulting in the sale of marketing tables to enable us to continue providing services to the seniors in our area. In order to ensure that each vendor has sufficient space and good exposure, only a limited number of marketing tables are available. The marketing table cost remains at $325 and that price also includes one Pancake Fest ticket. To enhance the traffic flow, we will once again be using narrow tables (18” by 72”) and they will be strategically placed throughout the common areas of the Center. Each display space will include one table and chair. Marketing table displays may be set-up on Friday afternoon, February 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or on Monday morning, February 16, from 9:00 a.m....

Flu Season Prediction Map for Knoxville, TN

Flu Season Prediction for Knoxville, TN Researchers from Columbia University have come up with a Mathematical Formula to predict the timing and severity of flu season in major cities across the US.  This page shows the weekly ILI+ reported so far in the 2014-15 season.   While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from what is in the vaccine, vaccinations can still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death. Why does being older than 65 put me at higher risk for getting the flu? As you age, your immune system weakens. This weakening makes seniors—adults 65 years and older— more susceptible to the flu. For seniors, the seasonal flu can be very serious, even deadly. Ninety percent of flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 and older. How can I protect myself from the flu? Get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available in your area. Getting the flu vaccine protects you and prevents you from spreading the flu to your spouse, children, or grandchildren. You have two options for vaccination—the regular dose flu shot and the higher-dose flu shot designed specifically for people 65 and older. Both vaccines protect against the same three flu viruses. The higher-dose vaccine should result in a stronger immune response. Talk to your health care provider about which vaccine is right for you. Because you are at an increased risk of getting pneumonia, a complication of the flu, talk to your health care provider about the pneumococcal vaccine. The pneumococcal vaccine will protect you against pneumonia....

The COST of Aging – Who Pays and How?

The Cost of Aging – Who Pays and How? Speakers: Quality Home Health Location: Everett Senior Center Please join us on Tuesday, March 10th at 11:00am as Quality Home Health will provide a brief Q & A to common Continuum of Care questions. Nursing Home, Independent Living or Assisted Living? Local Resources, Meals, Transportation Long Term Care, Medicare, TennCare Choices & VA Benefits The difference between Home Health and In-Home Care Med Management & Senior Assistance Programs Lunch Sponsored By: East Tennessee Personal Care Call the Everett Senior Center to Reserve your seat at...

Free Health Screens & Flu Shots at the Loudon County Senior Center

FREE HEALTH SCREENS & FLU SHOTS COMING TO LOUDON ON SEPT 8TH, 2014 No one wants to get sick. Yet every winter, the flu bug makes the rounds causing thousands of people to feel miserable. For some, especially the young and the elderly, the flu can turn deadly. Medical experts agree: the best way to avoid the flu is by getting a yearly flu vaccination. Covenant Health, East Tennessee Personal Care Service and Clinton Drugs will be offering more than just flu shots on September 8th. The Flu Shot will be offered FREE to Seniors with Medicare.  Individuals will need to show their Medicare and/or insurance card and complete a consent form to receive their flu shot with no out of pocket expense.  The flu shot will cost $25 for Non- Medicare or those without Health Insurance. Pneumonia shots will also be available for $75 Also available on September 8th are the following FREE health screens:  EKG RHTHYM Osteoporosis Health Screen (Bone Density) Blood Pressure:  The Flu Shot Clinic is open to the public and will be held at the Loudon County Senior Center.  NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY SEPTEMBER 8TH FROM 9:00AM-12:00PM Loudon County Office on Aging and Senior Center 901 Main Street Loudon, TN 37774 For more information, please call 865-692-2200    ...

O’Connor Center 10th Annual Golf Classic

Join us for the O’CONNOR CENTER 10th Annual Golf Classic FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Three Ridges Golf Course Breakfast 7:30 a.m. / Tee Time 8:30 a.m. Classic Information Continental Breakfast—7:30 am Tee Time—8:30 am $125 per player entry fee includes range balls, golf cart, 18 holes of golf, miscellaneous prizes, a goody bag, continental breakfast, and lunch provided by Famous Dave’s BBQ. Forward Tee / Throw /...

Tennessee Valley Chapter of CMSA

Tennessee Valley Chapter of CMSA AUGUST LUNCHEON & NEW BOARD MEMBERS Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Rothchild’s Catering: 8807 Kingston Pk, Knoxville 37923 SPEAKER: Charles Wall, Pharm.D. and Ben Smith, Pharm.D. Current Trends in Compounding Pharmacy SPONSOR: Heartland Apothecary 9947 Kingston Pike,Knoxville, TN 37922 865-909-9713 OBJECTIVES: Review of historical compounding vs current options Legal hurdles for practitioners and providers Update on QA initiatives and quality control  measures in pharmacy Current hot compounds Upcoming legal issues impacting providers Menu:  Amazing food provided by Rothchild’s $15 Non-members of CMSA $10 Members of CMSA Please RSVP by Friday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. to tnvalleycmsa@gmail.com CMSA TN Valley Chapter is pleased to announce the following NEW Board Members for 2014-2015: President, Mary Hensley Vice President, Cindy Bolduc Treasurer, Theresa Henslee Secretary, Heather Haley Returning Board Members: Carolyn Pointer Neil & Jeanie Chaney Stow Brand NEW Board Members: Tanya Alles, Katie Hinch, Karen Baker, Shana Robertson & Jessica Simonis  CMSA is now looking for Monthly Lunch Sponsors and Speakers.  To be the Lunch Sponsor it is $800 and all speakers must be able to provide CEUs.  Please contact us at tnvalleycmsa@gmail.com if...

Preventing Falls, A Balancing Act

The program provides 2.25 continuing education credit hours through the University of Tennessee College ofNursing.  The University of Tennessee College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission Accreditation. Cost of nursing CEU certificate is $10 To reserve your spot and make a payment please call 865-541-4500 by Monday, August 11th. Location: John T O’Connor Senior Center   When: From: August 15 2014 @ 8:00 am To: August 15 2014 @ 1:00 pm Address: 611 Winona St Knoxville, TN...

Educated Aging Event in Knoxville

Join us for a FREE Night of Educated Aging 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....

April Tomlin – Dancing for the Horses to benefit Horse Haven of Tennessee

April Tomlin Dancing for the Horses on June 13th, 2014   April Tomlin lives in Knoxville and is the Senior Services Manager for Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.  She is dedicated to community service and actively volunteers with Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, Mobile Meals and will soon begin volunteering for Horse Haven of Tennessee. She also volunteered for the Extreme Makeover Home Edition build in Knoxville. She has studied abroad at Roskilde Business College in Denmark, and recently graduated from King University, where she was honored with the Jeffrey Byrd Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her community service and leadership. April is a member of Arlington Church of Christ, and enjoys working with seniors and volunteering. April loves animals, especially horses and dogs, and her hobbies include riding motorcycles, walking, movies, yoga and traveling. She has performed as a volunteer at the Cumberland County Playhouse in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. BE SURE TO VOTE FOR APRIL...

Aging Parents and Summer Vacations

Are you planning a Summer Vacation but are worried about leaving your elderly parents alone? Respite Care provides family caregivers the “break” they need.  It also ensures that your elderly loved one is still receiving the attention and care they deserve.  East Tennessee Personal Care Service has over 20 years experience providing health care and personal support services to clients and their families. East Tennessee Personal Care Service is fully licensed by the state of Tennessee and we are an insured non-medical personal care service serving the Knoxville area and surrounding counties.  Call us to schedule a free consultation at...

Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Statehood Day

Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Statehood Day with Free Admission on May 24, May 31, and June 1. June 1, 2014 marks the 218th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the union. East Tennessee’s most important cultural heritage sites are partnering to celebrate Statehood Day on Saturdays, May 24 and May 31 as well as Sunday, June 1. The sites include places of historical significance in the exciting journey from the creation of our country to the founding of our state. Crescent Bend House & Gardens (Saturday, May 24, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) One of the Southeast’s finest house museums and gardens. Built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong, Crescent Bend was once a 900-acre working farm and so named for its prominent setting overlooking a majestic crescent bend in the Tennessee River just west of downtown Knoxville. 2728 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-637-3163,www.crescentbend.com Ramsey House (Saturday, May 24, 12:00-2:00 PM) Historic Ramsey House is the 1797 marble home of one of Knoxville’s founding fathers, Francis Alexander Ramsey. He was a surveyor, involved in the process of statehood for Tennessee, a court clerk, banker, donated land to the first church in Tennessee, co-founder and trustee of Blount College (now UT). His sons also made many contributions to law, medicine, education, transportation, politics and more. 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org Marble Springs (Saturday, May 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, May 25, 12:00-5:00 PM) Home of John Sevier (1745-1815), Tennessee’s first governor and Revolutionary War hero. Marble Springs State Historic Site will commemorate this occasion with a weekend of...

Memorial Day 2014 in Knoxville

Memorial Day 2014 ANDERSON COUNTY Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Anderson County Courthouse. There will be a wreath laying ceremony along with guest speaker John Ragan, TN House District 33 Representative.   BLOUNT COUNTY Memorial Mayhem: Weekend event started Friday at 9 a.m. at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson. Rides took place on Friday and continue Saturday with vendors on site all weekend. The Kentucky Headhunters will perform with the Cathouse Prophets Saturday at 8 p.m. at The Shed. For more information and tickets to the musical performances, visit www.smh-d.com.   KNOX COUNTY Reading of the Names: The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association will host its annual Memorial Day event beginning at 6 a.m. at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at World’s Fair Park. More than 70 volunteers will read all 6,220 names in the memorial by conflict and county. It should finish around 11:30 a.m. Following this will be American Legion Post No. 2’s traditional Memorial Day ceremony. To volunteer to read or for more information, contact Joleen Dewald atjoleen@etvma.org. Honor Fountain City Day: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, in Fountain City Park. Mayor Madeline Rogero will be the keynote speaker for the awards ceremony; musical guests are Nostalgia, David Correll Band and the Tennessee Wind Symphony aka East Tennessee Concert Band.   LOUDON COUNTY Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. at the Loudon County Courthouse. It’s organized by the state American Legion.   ____________________________________________________________   Sevier County High School Memorial Day 5K 8:00 a.m. Sevier County High School, 1200 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville A $30 fee required to participate. A portion of...