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We are a group of citizens dedicated to helping individuals live with dignity, comfort and peace as they near the end of life. Our mission is to serve as a broad-based community network to educate the members of the community and advocate for people with life-threatening illnesses and end of life concerns.

We are delighted to have you join us.

Schedule of 2016 MCCCB Consumer Education Presentations ---FLYER

MCCCB Consumer Education Presentation, Sunday, May 1, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Meeting Room A of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library located at 3030 Poplar Avenue.
Planning for Life when Serious Illness Intrudes! with Jeri Ashley, System Director for Life Planning & Palliative Medicine Services, Baptist Memorial Healthcare FLYER

This session will provide you with a process for planning and preparing for this life change. How shall I prepare for each visit with my physician? How shall I think about my future? How shall I plan my life in light of this diagnosis?

There will be no March MCCB community meeting. Normally, these meetings are held on the first Tuesday of alternating months. However, the April Community Meeting will be held on the third Tuesday, April 19, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Trezevant Terrace, located at 3437 Waynoka Avenue. The speaker will be Kendra G. Hotz, PhD, Coordinator of the Urban and Community Health Concentration at Rhodes College and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.

Did you know that :
● Infant mortality rates are three times higher for Black than for White Memphians?
● Diabetes rates are nearly twice as high for the poor than for the affluent?
● People who live in neighborhoods with sidewalks are 68% more likely to take walks?

This session will explore how social differences such as race and class drive disparities in health outcomes and what concerned citizens and health care practitioners can do to change that.

Dr. Hotz earned her Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University and currently serves as the Coordinator of the Urban and Community Health Concentration at Rhodes College and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. Her research focuses on health disparities related to race and socio-economic status and on how healthcare providers can better serve vulnerable health seekers. She has authored or co-authored four books and over a dozen articles and chapters, including Dust and Breath: Faith, Health, and Why the Church Should Care about Both and Transforming Care: A Christian Vision of Nursing Practice. Dr. Hotz has been named a Theologian-in-Residence at the Church Health Center and Senior Scholar in Religion and Ethics in the Center of Excellence in Faith and Health at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

The meeting will begin with a potluck supper. If you plan to bring food, please e-mail Emily at or call her at (901) 626-4233 to let her know what you will bring.

Audio recordings of the talks and discussion from the programs on:

Resources for Managing Care at Home

Deciding on a Nursing Home, Assisted Living or an Independent Living Community

Early Onset Dementia - Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

End-of-Life Care for People with End-Stage Liver Disease

Journeys In Caregiving: Personal Stories and Resources


NOTES on Dr. Shade's presentation entitled "Hope and Meaning Near the End of Life" Dr. Shade teaches Philosophy at Rhodes College.







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