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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.

September 11

 10 a.m.

 Smyrna Senior Center

Registration is requested. To register or for more information contact Tiffany Cloud-Mann or call 800.272.3900

Early Stage Services

Making Memories Together- Early Stage Support Group
Crieve Hall Church of Christ- Nashville 
September 15 10:30 a.m.

This is a social event with entertainment. This month we will be painting. Lunch will follow.

Memory Cafe
Through the Grapevine- Murfreesboro
September 15 2 p.m.

Socialize over coffee and cake with others in the early stages of Alzheimer's and other dementias.

 

Nashville Caregiver Conference
September 19, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First Baptist Nashville
108 7th Avenue South

Visit exhibitors, learn from professionals and enjoy time with other family caregivers. Kareen King is our keynote speaker. She is the founder of The Golden Experience: Enriching Lives in Long-Term Care through keynotes, concerts, workshops. Her teachings focus on person-centered care. Conference attendees should expect both personal transformation and practical care-giving tips as they experience King's educational concert, Finding Emilou: A Case Study in Concert and Gold Nuggets of Stress Relief: Enriching Your Experience as a Caregiver.

Dr. Stephen D'Amico will also provide a research update coming directly from the recent Alzheimer's Association International Research Conference.

Conference is free to attend. Light breakfast and lunch are included. Respite care is available at no cost. Registration is required. Register here or call 800.272.3900 or contact
Tiffany Cloud-Mann.

 


 


 

Highland Rim Area

Presentations

September 23

 9 a.m.

 The Basics of Alzheimer's

 Shelbyville Senior Citizens

 September 23

 12 p.m.

 Alzheimer's 101

 Bedford Co. Health Council
EMS/DMV Building (Shelbyville)

 October 2

 9 a.m.

 Know the 10 Signs

 Lewisburg City Recreation Center

 October 2

 11:30 a.m.

 Alzheimer's 101

 Marshall Medical Center

 

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Teka Moten for more information.

Early Stage Services

We are in the process of finding partners for early stage services. If you are interested in partnering with us to set up an early stage service, please call 800.272.3900 or contact Teka Moten.

An Alzheimer's Association staff member will be present at the Coffee County Senior Citizens Center during lunchtime on the following dates.
Tuesday, September 9
Wednesday, September 17- Senior Citizen Program at Fair

October 7, 21, 28

November is National Caregiver Month
Tuesday, 4, 18, 25

December 2, 16, 23

Coffee with Congress

Desjarlais
September 11 Brunch
200 South Jefferson St.
Federal Building Suite 311
Winchester, TN 37398

MUST register, call 800.272.3900 or contact Teka Moten

Support Group Facilitator Training
We would like to train more facilitators for our support groups in South Central Tennessee. We have the following training dates available. Please contact Teka Moten for more information at 800.272.3900.

September 10
1-3:30 p.m.
Meadowbrook Nursing Home
1245 E. College St.
Pulaski, TN

September 26
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Coffee County Lannom Memorial Library
312 N. Collins St.
Tullahoma, TN

October 17
TBA


 


 

Northeast Tennessee

Presentations   

September 9

 11:30 a.m.

 The Basics

 Senior Resource Luncheon Bonanza
2243 Main St. Lebanon, VA

September 15

 1 p.m.

 10 Warning Signs

 Health Resource Center
(Johnson City Mall)


 
Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.

Events

Vintage Car Show & Open House
September 11 2-5 p.m.
Broadmore Senior Living at Bristol
826 Meadowview Road

Join us for an afternoon of classic cars and delight at Broadmore Senior Living. There will be a collection of classic cars, live entertainment from Elvis Tribute artist, Jimmy Fields and the talents of the Johnny Pafford Band. Food, games, prizes and more will be available! All donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Sponsored by Shoney's. For more information call 423.764.4622 or email Broadmore Senior Living.

 

Pasta and Paintings: A Tasteful Evening of Art
The Dining Room at Remington House
September 25
5:30 p.m.

Hosted by Emeritus at Remington House, attend an evening of art pictures and paintings created by residents. There will be a live art gallery, music and entertainment provided by Jonesborough Novelty Band and an auction. The artwork is donated by residents, families and friends. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Reservations are required. Call Suzy Cloyd at 239.8803


 

West Tennessee

 

September 11

 6 p.m.    

The Basics of Alzheimer's

 Professional Development Center
305 College St. Dyersburg

 September 17  11:30 a.m.

 Conversations about Dementia

 Baptist Memorial Hospital
6027 Walnut Grove Building Room 2

 September 24

 6:30 p.m.

 Know the 10 Signs

 Second Presbyterian Church
Memphis

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Miriam Clay for more information.

Aging Creativity Workshop
September 16
8:30 a.m. -12 p.m.

How to use creativity to maximize cognitive, physical and emotional health. Hosted by the Community Foundation. Patricia Dubroof, consultant with The National Center for Creative Aging and Dr. Ed Gray, Ed.D. LMFT, author of Life after 60: 12 Conversations for Active Living will lead the workshop.  CEUs are available and the registration fee is only $25.  For more information, call 901-272-3434 or visit www.creativeagingmidsouth.org.

 

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. 

Coffee with Congress

Date & Location TBD - To residents of Tennessee's 8th and 9th Congressional District - Please come together with the West TN Alzheimer's Association, and your Congressman and/or their key staff to share a cup of coffee and your stories about your journeys with Alzheimer's and related dementias. You will also learn about the National Alzheimer's Plan, work being done on the State Plan and legislation that will improve care and fund more research for Alzheimer's disease. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Miriam Clay. Please include in your email,  which congressional district you live in. We look forward to having you join us!


 

Southeast Tennessee

Presentations

September 30

 10 a.m.    

The Basics 

 Wellington Place
Cleveland
RSVP 423.479.8899

 

Early Stage Services

Early stage social programs are a great way for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's to socialize and reminisce with others. These are FREE programs.

Let's Sing From Memory- A social engagement program for those affected by dementia and their caregivers.
Ongoing- Second and fourth Tuesday of every month
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Christ United Methodist Church
8645 East Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Wayne Evans or call 423.892.9363 for registration and more information.

Living With Alzheimer's- Early Stage Support Group- RETURNING IN OCTOBER
This is an 8-week support and education program beginning April 15 2014 and continuing every other week at the Christ United Methodist Church on East Brainerd Road for a total of 9 meetings. 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 or Wendy Winters 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.

 

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Huntsville

Presentations

 

 September 14

 12 p.m.

Basics of Alzheimer's

 Monte Sano United Methodist Church  

 September 15

6:30 p.m.

 Basics of Alzheimer's

 Progression Union MB Church

September 19 8 a.m.

 Fox Army Heath Center's Health Fair  

 Redstone Arsenal

September 21 

 2 p.m.

 First SDA Church
Health Fair 

 1303 Evangel Dr.

 

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Brandi Medina for more information.

 

Huntsville Early Stage Social Activities
The activities listed below are for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's/dementia and their caregivers. Groups and families are both welcome. We can assist with transportation costs and have volunteers help with groups. These are events are FREE! 
To register call 800.272.3900 or contact Brandi Medina 

October 22, 2014
Huntsville Botanical Gardens
4747 Bob Wallace Ave. SW Huntsville
11 a.m. - 1p.m.

Join us for a driven tour around the gardens, see the scarecrow trail and enojoy a boxed lunch.

December
VBC Huntsville
Date and Time TBA

Join us for a matinee of the classic ballet the Nutcracker.

Events

Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Conference
November 6
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free to attend. Conference includes lunch, presentations on various topics related to Alzheimer's, caregiving and brain health, door prizes and much more!

For more information call 800.272.3900 or contact Brandi Medina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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