Alzheimer’s vs. Normal Aging

Join East Tennessee Personal Care at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm What is the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease? Should I be worried that I walked into a room and forgot why or can’t remember where I parked my car at the grocery store? Andrew Dougherty, President of MedInteract, will discuss the role of cognitive testing in the primary care and neurology practice setting and the primary forms of dementia. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Kim Underwood at underwoodwt@comcast.net for more information. Medinteract was founded by Dr. John Dougherty in 2004 with the purpose of providing medical educational information to the public. Dr. Dougherty’s goals include: increasing awareness of and early screening for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other neurological disorders. In 2008, Medinteract released the COGselftest.com in 2008, after years of clinical research and trials. Dr. Dougherty is a leading neurologist and has been an Alzheimer’s specialist for the last fifteen years. He is Director of the Cole Neuroscience Center, a memory disorder clinic in Knoxville, TN, where he follows more than 2,000 Alzheimer’s patients. Ask your physician for more information on screening for cognitive...

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...

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...

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...