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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.

 

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

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 efoxhill@aol.com 

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.

 

2017 MCCCB Consumer Education Presentations

This year we are extending the reach of our Community Education Programs to additional public libraries and to senior centers. 

An MCCCB Consumer Education Program, 

An MCCCB Consumer Education Program, Advance Care Planning-It Always Seems Too Early, Until It's Too Latewill be held from 11:30 PM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 20, 2017,  at the Millington Public Library, located at 4858 Navy Road in Millington, TN.


Talking with your loved ones openly and honestly, before a medical crisis happens, gives everyone a shared understanding about what matters most to you. 

● Do you know what the conversation is?

● Have you had the conversation with your loved ones?

● Do you know that an advance care plan is the best gift you can give to your loved ones?

● Do you know what health care treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself?

● Do other people know what your wishes are?

● If you had a choice, do you know how you would want to spend your last days?

You are invited to attend an open discussion on advance care planning.  Come and hear why making a decision now is better than later and how you can get started on the process. 

Speaker:  L. Sue Stevens, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker; President, MCCCB

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Understanding End of Life (EOL) and Palliative Care Options and Creating an Advance Directive will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Meeting Room A of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library located at 3030 Poplar Ave in Memphis.

What are the health care options for a person who is experiencing a great deal of pain and/or other uncomfortable symptoms?  Have you thought about the kind of care you would want to receive during your last months and days?  Who would speak for you if you were unable to speak for yourself?  

  • Learn the difference between palliative care and hospice.
  • Learn to create an advance care plan to suit your needs and how to communicate your plan to family, friends, and/or medical staff who need to know your directive.

 

Speaker:  Angela Arnold, LMSW, is the Social Services Director for Crossroads Hospice. She provides community and professional staff education on hospice, End of Life dialogues with patients for professionals, and resiliency training.

For more information, please contact Emily Fox-Hill by email: efoxhill@aol.com or phone: 901-626-4233.

MCCCB Consumer Education Presentations are usually held in Meeting Room A of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library located at 3030 Poplar Avenue.

 

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.