Support Group For Family Caregivers Meets Twice Monthly

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Caregiver Support Group at The Health Center at Standifer Place is a program designed especially for individuals providing care for adult loved ones. The Caregiver Support Group will meet every first and third Friday of every month in 2014 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  

The support group will equip caregivers with practical information on resources and services that are available to assist them, as well as the opportunity to interact with other caregivers who are in similar situations. Caregivers seldom take the time or have the place to talk about their own difficulties and needs; this group provides the environment for them to do so, officials said.

Call Christin McWhorter, National Family Caregiver Support Program coordinator, at 424-4288 or mail cmcwhorter@sedev.org for more information. The support group will meet at The Health Center at Standifer Place, at 2626 Walker Road.

The Caregiver Support Group is provided by the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability, a program of the Southeast Tennessee Development District, and The Health Center at Standifer Place. For more information, visit www.setaaad.org or call 424-4288.


CHI Announces Survivorship Empowerment Class Open To All Cancer Survivors

CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will host a Survivorship Empowerment class on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.  The free class is open to all cancer survivors, regardless of where they received treatment, and their care givers.   "The effects of a cancer diagnosis often continue even after treatment has been completed.   Some survivors experience anxiety.  ... (click for more)

Safe Journey Provides Information About Buying Car Seats

Safe Journey and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office issued the following information about buying new car seats: If you are a parent or caregiver of young children and considering buying a secondhand car seat, we hope to encourage you to choose new for your car seat and booster seat needs.  When buying a used car seat, you have the word of a stranger that the seat ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Identify, Charge Social Media Poster Who Warned Students Not To Go To School; 2nd Student Also Charged In Hoax

Police said they have identified the person who used social media to place warnings of a possible shooting at three local high schools.   Authorities said the teenage girl would be charged in Juvenile Court.   Police said additional hoax threats have been made, and a teen boy from another school has been charged in Juvenile Court.   Officials said, ... (click for more)

Tennessee Department Of Health Announces 10 Pediatric Deaths And 1 Pregnancy-Related Death Due To Flu

The Tennessee Department of Health has been notified of 10 pediatric deaths and one pregnancy-related death associated with seasonal flu during the 2017-2018 flu season.   Free   flu vaccine is still available at all TDH public health clinics, and officials urge all Tennesseans to get vaccinated. The vaccine offers the best protection from the flu and ... (click for more)

MLK Boulevard TIF Is A Public Scam From People You Should be Able To Trust

TIFs (Tax Incremental Financing) were created to allow cities to do projects they cannot afford.  A TIF project also allows various private construction costs to be subsidized by sequestered  future  property taxes that normally would go into the general fund for running a city. It’s credit card spending with a new fancy name. Politicians love it because it sounds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Want To Buy An AK-47?

On Sunday night I got an email from a reader who I enjoy that read, “How about, ‘Don’t sell assault weapons to 18-year-olds.’ The blood is on your hands (and all the other gun and violence idolaters)!” While I beg to disagree with him, this is a nation where – right now, this minute -- there are an estimated ONE TRILLION rounds of ammunition and over 300 million firearms. I can ... (click for more)