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Education programs are listed by region and updated monthly.
Middle Tennessee
Highland Rim
Northeast
West
Southeast
Huntsville

Webinars

Join us for monthly webinars on various topics related to Alzheimer's and caregiving. These are free webinars that can be accessed from any computer.

 July 15  Understanding Dementia - Related Behaviors

 Details: 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. (central) Register.

 Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

 July 20 


Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

 Details: 11 a.m. - 12p.m. (central) Register.

 Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

 

Middle Tennessee

Presentations

Every presentation we discuss the basics of Alzheimer's disease, the 10 Warning Signs, Caregiver Stress and
the services of the Alzheimer's Association. Anyone is welcome to attend. Brown bag your lunch or dinner. If
you cannot attend a live presentation, you can watch and listen to all of our presentations here. Contact Tiffany Cloud-Mann to register.

 July 19 Presentation
 
 Details: 2 p.m.
 Heritage of Brentwood
 Brentwood, TN 
 July 20

 Presentation

 Details: 12 p.m.
 Vanderbilt University
 Nashville, TN

 July 26

 Presentation

 Details: 10 a.m. 
 Ashland City Senior Center
 Ashland City, TN

Tiffany Cloud-Mann will be staying after this event from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to meet with families one on one.

 July 29

 Presentation

 Details: 11:30 a.m.
 Tri Star Stonecrest Medical Center
 Smyrna, TN

 Tiffany Cloud-Mann will be staying after this event from 1 - 3 p.m. to meet with families one on one.

*If you are a part of a group that would like to have someone come speak, please contact us. We have several new presentations to offer on Effective Communication Strategies, Healthy Habits for a Healthier You and Understanding
and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.

Area Health Fairs (we will be in attendance)

 July 23
 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 Healthy Tennessee Health Fair
 National Guard Base, TN

SAVE THE DATE- Details to come

September 16
First Baptist Church
Caregiver's Conference

Contact Tiffany Cloud-Mann for information on sponsorships.


South Central Tennessee

 

Call 800.272.3900 for more information.

 


Northeast Tennessee

Presentations

We have a new weekly Lunch & Learn series, quick 30-45 minute training sessions by webinar and phone. These sessions are designed so that caregivers and professionals can access them from any location.  Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.

 June 14  Dementia Conversations

 Details: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Mall at Johnson City Health Resource Center
 2011 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN
 June 16  Legal & Financial Planning

 Details: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
 Mall at Johnson City Health Resource Center
 2011 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN
 June 16

 Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

 Details: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
 Mall at Johnson City Health Resource Center
 2011 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN

 June 15

 Care Consultation Day

 Details: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 AGAPE Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
 505 N. Roan St.
 Johnson City, TN

 Tabitha Ebbert, manager of programs and education for the Alzheimer's Association will be available for one-on-one care consultations. These confidential meetings help people navigate through decisions and uncertainties that person's with Alzheimer's and their families face every day. To schedule your appointment email Tabitha Ebbert at tebbert@alz.org.  

 June 22

 Care Consultation Day

 Details: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 Commonwealth Assisted Living at Abingdon
 860 Wolf Creek Trail
 Abingdon, VA

 Tabitha Ebbert, manager of programs and education for the Alzheimer's Association will be available for one-on-one care consultations. These confidential meetings help people navigate through decisions and uncertainties that person's with Alzheimer's and their families face every day. To schedule your appointment contact Tabitha Ebbert at tebbert@alz.org.  

 June 22

 Lunch & Moore featuring Dr. Norman Moore

 Details: 12 - 1 p.m.
 ETSU Innovation Lab
 2109 West Market St.
 Johnson City, TN

Register here.

 June 23

 The Basics

 Details: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee office
 2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100 Kingsport, TN

 June 28

 Know the 10 Signs

 Details: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee Office
 2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100 Kingsport, TN

 

Come out for a free one on one care consultation, these are designed to help people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties that person's with Alzheimer's and their families face at every stage of the disease. A trained care consultant will conduct an assessment of needs and create an action plan to address the needs and concerns of the family. A care consultant will assist your family with planning and problem solving and provide support for all affected. During this time we can conduct a full safety assessment to make sure those facing the disease are currently safe. Schedule your appointment with Tabitha Ebbert today!

Support Group Facilitator Training

June 30 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee Office
2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100
Kingsport, Tn


If you are interested in facilitating a support group in your area please send a letter
of interest to tebbert@alz.org.

Volunteer Presenter Training
Northeast Tennessee and Virginia programs are gearing up to train volunteers to
do our common programs plans around the area. If interested send a letter of
interest to tebbert@alz.org


West Tennessee

Presentations
Call 800.272.3900 or contact Miriam Clay for more information.

 June 7

 Living with Alzheimer's: For Care Partners

 Details: 6-7 p.m. 
 Gardens of Germantown
 3179 Professional Plaza Drive
 Germantown, TN 38138

 June 28

 Dementia Conversations

Details: 6 - 7 p.m.
 Morning Side of Jackson
 1200 North Parkway
 Jackson, TN 38305

 

Praise in Purple

An initiative where we are partnering with the Faith Based Community to bring awareness to Alzheimer's disease. Your congregation or organization can participate by wearing purple any weekend of your choosing and incorporating the fight to end Alzheimer’s into your service. It could be a health fair, educational program or prayer for our community. For more information about how to participate, please contact Miriam Clay at 1-800-272-3900.

Events

 June 16

 5th annual Caregiver Conference:
 
Becoming an Empowered Caregiver

 Details: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis-
 Garret Auditorium &  Education Center
 6027 Walnut Grove Road
 Memphis, TN 38120 

 Open to family and professional caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or another dementia and the general public, this year's conference information on: 

  • Atypical Dementias
  • Creative responses to challenging behaviors
  • Navigating the long-term care continuum
  • Financial planning
  • When the diagnosis is Alzheimer's

 Lunch is provided and local vendors and resources will be available. Register here or call Miriam Clay at 800.272.3900.


Southeast Tennessee

Community Events

  July 6

  Brain Health: Everyone Has a Story

 Details: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Bledsoe Senior Center
 120 Frazier St.
 Pikeville, TN 37367 (Directions here)

 Join special guest Traci Bennett- Hobek, program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association, for this program featuring a brief overview of Alzheimer's and how brain health ties into daily living. The focus will be on individual well-being and ways to create healthy habits. The community is welcome to attend.

RSVP to 423.265.3600

 July 11

  Healthy Habits, Healthy YOU!

 Details: 11:45 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
 Senior Circle, Tennova Health Care
 2315 Chambliss Ave.
 Cleveland, TN (Directions here)

  This program shares what Alzheimer's is and is not and way we can reduce risk factors and maintain a healthy brain. Traci Bennett-Hobek, program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association, will attend as speaker.

 RSVP to 423.332.1702

 July 14

  I Love My Brain

 Details: 2 - 3 p.m.
 Creekside at Shallowford
 7511 Shallowford Road
 Chattanooga, TN (Directions here)

 "I Love My Brain" is a fun, interactive program for anyone who is interested in learning how to maintain a healthy brain and reduce risk factors for dementia. Join us to learn how you can love your brain!

 RSVP to 423.761.8036

 July 22

  Coffee with Kodsi

  Details: 10-11a.m.
 The Bridge at Ooltewah
 5901 Snow Hill Road
 Ooltewah, TN 

 Join us for a Q&A session with Dr. Matthew Kodsi. Ask the expert anything and everything you want to know about this disease. RSVP to 760-8540.

 July 26

  Brain Health: Everyone Has a Story

 Details: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
 Manor House
 1148 Mountain Creek Road
 Chattanooga, TN (Directions here)
 

 Join Traci Bennett-Hobek, program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association for this interactive program featuring a brief overview of Alzheimer's and how brain health ties into daily living. The focus will be on individual well-being and ways to create healthy habits. Guests from the community are welcome to attend.

RSVP to 423.870.5900

Virtual Dementia Tour
Senior Helpers brings this highly effective training tool to the community. The Virtual Dementia Tour allows participants to "walk a mile" in the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. The tour lasts about 20 minutes and spots are limited. If you are interested in bring the Virtual Dementia Tour to your organization call 423.710.1500.

Support Group Facilitator Training

July 26- This 1/2 day training is mandatory for all current Alzheimer's Association support group facilitators. If you are interested in learning about starting a support group in YOUR community please contact Amy French at afrench@alz.org for more information.


Living With Alzheimer's- Early Stage Support Group- CURRENTLY
ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS

This is an 8-week support and education program for peers living in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and their care partners. It is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. In addition to engagement
and support, this program will address questions such as:

What should I expect as the disease progresses?
How should I plan for my future?
How do I live day to day?
What resources are available through the Alzheimer's Association?
Pre-registration is required. For more information contact Amy French at 423.265.3600

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Be interested in participating with a group of peers on issues related to Alzheimer's disease.
2. Have a physician diagnosis of probably Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder.
3. Be able to recognize symptoms and understand those symptoms are caused by the disease.
4. Be able to discuss feelings and experiences related to the disease.

EVENTS

 August 6 

 Joyful Sounds Senior Choir Benefit Concert

 Details: 6 p.m.
 Christ United Methodist Church 
 (corner of East Brainerd Rd. and Morris Hill Rd.)

 Christ United Methodist Church will hold a FREE concert to benefit Walk to End Alzheimer's. Donations will be accepted.

 Stay tuned for more details.


Huntsville 

Presentations

 

 July 5

 Healthy Living for your Brain & Body -
 Tips from the latest research

 Details:  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
               Madison County Senior Center
               2200 Drake Ave. SW
               Huntsville, AL 35805

 
 July 6

 The Art of Self Care-Finding Balance in Chaos

 Details: Huntsville Lunch & Learn Series
              11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
              Alzheimer's Association
              117A Longwood Dr. SE 
              Huntsville, AL

Speaker: Carrie Beard from Hospice of North Alabama

 July 8

 Understanding Dementia- Related Behaviors

 Details: 2 - 3 p.m.
              NHC Health Care Moulton
              300 Hospital St. 
              Moulton, AL 35650
            

 July 18

 Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

 Details: 12 - 1 p.m.
               Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. 
               300 Sparkman Dr. NW
               Huntsville, AL 35805

 July 27

 Virtual Dementia Tours

 Details: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
               Bob Harrison Wellness & Advocacy Center
               6156 Pulaski Pike NW
               Huntsville, AL 35810

August 5

 Understanding Difficult Behaviors

 Details: Decatur Lunch & Learn Series
              12 - 1 p.m.
              Hospice of the Valley
              240 Johnson St. 
              Decatur, AL 35801

Lunch provided. Brandi will be on the premises from 1 - 3 p.m. to provide care consultations to families living with the disease. 
RSVP required- email bmedina@alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
             

Check out all of our brown bag lunch presentations for 2016. Print a copy here.

Health Fairs (vendor)

 July 26
 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 14th Annual Caddell Conference
 Double Tree by Hilton
 1101 6th Ave. NE Decatur, AL 35601

 July 28-29
 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Brookwood Baptist Health Fair 
 First Baptist Church Ministry Center
 200 NE Atlantic St. Tullahoma, TN 37388

Memory Boosters - NEXT SESSION STARTS MAY 2016 
A new 6 week support group session for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's
or other memory disorders. Call 800.272.3900 to register

Every Tuesday 
10-11:30 a.m.
Huntsville Hub 600 South Blvd. Ste 104

 

 

 

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