Speakers and Presentations at Community Meetings and Library Presentations can be heard HERE

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. CLICK HERE

Advance Directive page is: https://tn.gov/health/article/advance-directives All the forms can be downloaded from that page, both in English and in Spanish.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designed a new online course on advance care planning for public health and aging services professionals, with CEUs available. To access the course, go to http://www.cdc.gov/aging/advancecareplanning/index.htm

The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (formerly the
National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge. http://www.caregiveraction.org/

Caring Companions http://www.caringcompanions.com 901-259-5030 - E-mail:mail@caringcompanions.com. At home assistance for seniors and individuals of all ages: Assisted living, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, medicine reminders, pet care, chores.

The Church Health Center http://www.churchhealthcenter.org/ in Memphis, Tennessee, provides quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. The Church Health Center Clinic is the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the country. It provides quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $20.The Church Health Center's Hope & Healing facility is an 80,000-square-foot, comprehensive wellness facility offering everything from personalized exercise plans and cooking classes to group exercise classes and activities for children and teens. Their sliding-scale membership fees are based on income and family size. Hope and Healing is a ministry of the Church Health Center. They believe that faith and health are intimately linked. HopeandHealing.org is part of a growing movement to engage faith communities in the importance of caring for the body. Having an active and effective health ministry in your congregation takes hard work and access to the right resources. Hope and Healing seeks to provide you and your community with the online resources to give you the support and encouragement you need.

Funeral Consumers Alliance - the national link,  https://funerals.org/ and our local one, https://www.funeralcams.org/

Family Care Resource Connection - http://www.caregiving.org/ Over 1,000 reviewed and rated caregiving resources

National Institute on Aging - https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/topics/living-wills-and-advance-directives

Senior Centers: (901)

Douglass Senior Center ...722-8717

East Gaisman Senior Center ...763-1181

Goodwill Homes Community Services Senior Center...789-8355

Lewis Center for Senior Citizens ...272-7408

Metro Bickford Senior Center ...578-9546

South Memphis Senior Center ...774-2000

Senior Services is now Meritan at http://www.meritan.org/ Meritan is a nonprofit organization providing services for seniors, specialized foster care for children, assistance for the visually impaired, and programs for the developmentally disabled.

A Shopper’s Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance http://www.naic.org/documents/prod_serv_consumer_ltc_lp.pdf

Tennessee Hospice Organization was founded in 1989 to represent the state's hospice providers. Website: http://www.tnhospice.org/ The Tennessee state website link for the new advance directive page is: https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/hcf-board/hcf-board/advance-directives.html. All the forms can be downloaded from that page, both in English and in Spanish.

Aging in the Know:Your Gateway to Health and Aging Resources on the Web - www.healthinaging.org/ Medical ethics book geared for the lay audience: Current books on medical ethics typically target medical professionals, academics, or students.

Finding Your Way: A Medical Ethics Handbook for Patients and Families is meant as a handbook for patients, families, and caretakers. The book will be of interest to those patients and families confronting major health-care decisions and to the professionals who work with these patients and families. http://www.asktheethicist.com/mybooks.html

For an excellent article on How Doctors Die, please see: http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2011/11/30/how-doctors-die/read/nexus/