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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.

The next Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics 2018 community meeting will be Oct. 2. Meetings 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. 

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

More Information and Directions to Trezevant Terrace Assisted Living Facility

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 

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. FLYER

July 21, 2018 presentation will be Choosing a Health Care Decision Maker: Their Roles & Responsibilities

Speaker:  Jeri Ashley, MSN, RN, AOCNS, ACHPN, has been a nurse for over 42 years with specialization as an advanced practice nurse in hospice and palliative care. She is a nationally recognized speaker.  Jeri currently works with Baptist Medical Group in palliative medicine as an RN/Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Who would make health care decisions for you if you were unable to speak for yourself as a result of illness or injury? It is your right to choose that person. This presentation will answer the questions that you should consider when choosing a health care decision maker:

How do I choose a decision Maker?
Who is the right person?  My spouse?  My Child?  Someone else?
● What can the decision maker NOT decide?
● Can I limit the decision maker’s role?
● What conversation do the decision maker and I need to have?

There will also be a review of the most popular living wills used in Tennessee and guidance on filling those out.

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

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


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.