Caris Health Care Seeks Hospice Volunteers

Friday, January 4, 2013

Caris Health Care, Tennessee’s only statewide hospice provider, is in search of caring and dedicated individuals/groups with an interest in serving those with advanced illnesses, either directly or indirectly. Caris volunteers provide companionship to people living with a serious illness and help their family caregivers in a variety of ways .Hospices also rely on volunteers to help with office work, community outreach and other operational areas. 

Hospice volunteer training will take place Jan.

22 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.Please contact Morgan Askew ( or 899-4044) at Caris Healthcare for more information or if this training time doesn't fit with your schedule. 

Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Fall Caregiver Conference

The Alzheimer’s Association invites caregivers from the Chattanooga area to attend the annual fall caregiver conference on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ooltewah United Methodist Church in Ooltewah.  "Caring for a loved one is a 24/7 job that comes with ever-changing responsibilities and unique needs. The Alzheimer’s Association provides programs and services to ... (click for more)

Erlanger’s Data Management Platform For Stroke Recognized As A Finalist By Cleveland Clinic During IT Challenge

The Cleveland Clinic 2016 Medical Innovation Summit recognizes CEREBROS, Erlanger Health System’s partner in data management for stroke, as one of four finalists from more than 90 submissions of cutting-edge solutions to improve health care during this year’s IT Challenge.     As the first Neurovascular Information System designed for neurology and stroke programs, ... (click for more)

2 Witnesses To A Murder Refuse To Testify At Jury Trial

Two men who prosecutors say witnessed a murder in Hixson on Jan. 31, 2014, on Wednesday refused to tell their story to a jury. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman ordered Andrew Biro and Jacob Tyler "T.Y." Keel to answer questions from prosecutor Lance Pope, but they both refused. Biro had said during testimony in General Sessions Court that Christopher Levi Parker threatened ... (click for more)

PETA And Humane Educational Society Offer Reward For Torture-Killing Of Dog After Envelope Mailed From Chattanooga

An envelope postmarked from Chattanooga and containing a photo of a dog strung between two trees arrived at PETA's office in Virginia Tuesday, along with the severed ear of a dog. PETA members are offering a reward of $5,000-and the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga has added another $1,000-for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘The Right To Bear Arms’

As the worldwide debut of the much-anticipated “Hacksaw Ridge” is set for next weekend, it didn’t take long for the anti-gun fanatics to decry “a war movie.” Mel Gibson, the director of the film that focuses on a conscientious objector Desmond Doss who refused to bear a weapon but saved an estimated 75 lives, was asked about America’s gun problem as he toured to promote the film. ... (click for more)