Grace Episcopal Hosts Breakfast And Affordable Care Act Forum Sunday

Friday, November 8, 2013
Breakfast will be cooked and served by the GreenFaith ministry team at Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. this Sunday, followed by a forum about the Affordable Care Act. Breakfast is at 9 a.m., and the Parish Forum will begin at 9:30. Both your physical hunger and your uncertainties about the big changes coming to health care in the United States will be addressed.
 
Forestine Haynes will guide us through the maze of what the act does, offer guidance about who needs to do what, and answer the myriad questions that inevitably arise when sweeping legislation alters a formerly familiar landscape.

 
Forestine Haynes retired in September 2010 from the 28th Legislative District Community Development Corporation, where she served as the Executive Director from August 1999 to September 2010. Prior to retirement, Forestine engaged in a diverse professional background with over 40 years work experience that included social work case management and supervision, community development planning, housing development, and executive management. She worked as a child welfare professional from 1974-1987, served as the Public Guardian for Southeast Tennessee from 1987-1990, held the position of Housing Planner with the Southeast Tennessee Development District from September 1990 to August 1999 . She has served on many boards over the years, including Chattanooga Beer & Wrecker Board, 28th Legislative District CDC, Thankful Community Development Corporation, Local Workforce Investment Area 5. 
 
As a retiree, Ms. Haynes is focusing on volunteer services and presently engages in prison ministry at the CCA Silverdale Penal System, as well as participating in outreach activities to educate the general public on the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). She has become a Certified Application Counselor approved by the federal government and state of Tennessee to do ACA outreach and enrollment.  
 
EpiscoPALS will have their November meeting Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Rebecca Merritt Room. Susan Distefano of Hosanna Community will speak briefly about the work and mission of that ministry, with refreshments and time for talk afterwards. All are welcome – make plans to attend!

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