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The Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics (MCCCB) is a broad-based community network of healthcare consumers, families, educators and professionals. The mission of the MCCCB is to educate community members and providers  concerned with issues from chronic illness or serious illness through end of life.  All interested individuals, family members, clergypersons and healthcare professionals are warmly invited to attend these free community presentations.

Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics 2018 community meetings are on June 5 and Oct. 2 They are held on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Trezevant Terrace Assisted Living Facility, Activity Room, 3437 Waynoka Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

 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. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Community Meeting Download Flyer

Potluck Supper at 5:30 PM; Speaker from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

DEMENTIA at the END of LIFE: The Dying Stage, Advance Directives for Dementia and Dementia Grief

Speaker: Susan Howe Crowson is a Memory Specialist at the Neurology Clinic in Cordova. She previously served as Director of Programs and Advocacy at the Alzheimer's Association Mid-South Chapter and as Manager of Baptist Memory Care Center.

How do we grapple with the physical process of losing our loved one with dementia when we have already been losing them slowly for years? This presentation will explore:

● What to expect during the final stage life for loved ones with dementia,
● Specific elements in Advance Directives that will help to accommodate needs during the final stage,
● Aspects unique to dementia grief.

2018 MCCCB Consumer Education Presentations

July 21 and November 17

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Meeting Room A of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, located at 3030 Poplar Ave in Memphis. All meetings are free.

For more information on both programs, please contact Emily Fox-Hill by email: or phone: 901-626-4233.

Power Point Presentations from Saturday, March 17, 2018 MCCCB Consumer Education Presentation CLICK HERE

Legal & Financial Considerations for Long Term Care

Speakers were:  Donna S. Harkness, JD, Professor of Clinical Law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and Director of the Elder Law Clinic; and JD Candidates, Scott Marston, BA; Matthew Bradsher, BBA; and Zachary Coleman, BBA

The cost of long term nursing care keeps rising, while retirement income 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 approximately 7 out of 10 people turning age 65 will need long term care at some point during the remainder of their lifetimes, generally for an average of 3 years.  Planning ahead, and having a strategy for paying for long term care, is therefore critical.

This presentation answered questions like:

What is long term care and the cost of such care? 
What will Medicare pay for? 
What will Long Term Care insurance pay? 
What is TennCare Choices and who is eligible for it? 
What is a Qualified Income Trust? 
What is a Community Spouse? 
What is Estate Recovery?

A Shopper’s Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance PDF

Directions: Waynoka Avenue crosses Highland between Walnut Grove and Sam Cooper Boulevard.  Turn west off Highland onto Waynoka, and the Trezevant entrance will be on your left.  Tell the guard that you will be attending the Comfort Care meeting.  Head to your right across the parking lot as you enter, then left, and follow the signs.  Circle to your left, and you will come out in front of the Terrace.  Enter through the double doors and turn right in front of the desk.  The activity room where we will meet will be the second door on your right.  For additional information, please contact Emily at (901) 626-4233 or 

Audio recordings, power point presentations or notes from the talks and discussions on:

Legal & Financial Considerations for Long Term Care

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.

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.