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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. The mission of the Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics is to educate and support  community members and providers concerned with issues from chronic or serious illness through end of life.  We are delighted to have you join us.

In the past several years, this outreach has included an all-day conference at the University of Memphis, 2-hour programs at the Benjamin Hooks Library several times a year, and community meetings with a speaker at Trezevant Terrace every other month.  With regard to these efforts, we would appreciate your feedback to assist the board with future programming so that we may continue to meet the needs of the community.  Thank you in advance for participating in this survey!

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The next Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics (MCCCB) Community Meeting will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 PMon Tuesday, TBA, 2016, at Trezevant Terrace, located at 3437 Waynoka Avenue.  The program will be entitled TBA. 

Schedule of 2016 MCCCB Consumer Education Presentations ---FLYER

MCCCB Consumer Education Presentation, Sunday, September 18, 2016
2-4 PM in Meeting Room A of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library located at 3030 Poplar Avenue.

The cost of long term nursing care keeps rising, while retirement and assets available to seniors to pay for such care is dwindling, especially in light of longer life expectancy. No one likes to think about needing long term care, but the fact is that 7 out of 10 people turning 65 will need long term care at some point in their lifetimes, generally for an average of 3 years. Planning ahead and having a strategy for paying for long term care is therefore critical.

Presented by Donna S. Harkness, Professor of Clinical Law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law and Director of the Elder Law Clinic

This program's FLYER

 

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

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

We send out a monthly Comfort Care Update and periodic announcement of events of interest via listserver. To join our e-mail list and be kept up to date with our meeting times and places, e-mail Emily at efoxhill (at) aol (dot) com and ask to be added to the Comfort Care e-list.