Author Of How To Live Forever To Keynote Embrace Aging Forum

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Registration is now open for the Third Annual Embrace Aging Forum hosted by Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., set for Aug. 22. The law firm's estate planning and elder law section announce award-winning social entrepreneur Marc Freedman as this year’s keynote speaker. Mr. Freeman will deliver a message of living well, vibrant communities, and healthy aging. 

Mr. Freedman released his latest book “How to Live Forever,” which illustrates his 30-year quest to answer some of life’s most urgent questions. The book examines how people are living much longer and the meaning of those significant years after age 50. 

In addition to Mr. Freedman's keynote address, the Embrace Aging Forum will include a trends panel with industry professionals in public policy, housing and development, technology, and philanthropy.  Breakout sessions will cover Medicare, long-term care, and disability benefits planning; nutrition and wellness; tidying up personal and financial assets; and how to have the conversation with loved ones about end of life wishes and preferences. 

Attendees will also have time to network with exhibitors who represent a wide range of service providers in aging – from trust and financial service providers to living facilities to innovative tech companies. A new component this year is the Caregiver’s Corner, offering on-site benefits and resources for caregivers. 

For the first time in United States history, there are more people over age 60 than under age 18. In response, service providers and organizations are changing how they deliver products and services to meet the needs of today's aging population. Chambliss hosts the forum to connect boomers, older adults, and their caregivers to community resources and health care, wellness, financial, legal, and service providers in Chattanooga.

“Our community is stronger when we are all working together to help aging adults lead their best lives possible, and the Embrace Aging Forum connects generations and ignites important conversations on aging,” said Dana Perry, a certified elder law attorney at Chambliss Law. “Freedman’s message is energizing and inspiring, and we really want people to engage with him and his message in August. Connecting with resources that aid families and aging loved ones is an added bonus.”

The Third Annual Embrace Aging Forum will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Doubletree in downtown Chattanooga. The event welcomes individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals in aging. Valet parking, breakfast, and lunch are included in registration.

General admission is $50 with a reduced rate of $30 for adults age 55 and older. Tickets are limited. Registration and more information are available at www.embraceagingforum.com.


CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Harrison Nov. 4

Siskin Hospital Board Member Honored By THA

Tennessee To Receive 2,050,000 BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 Tests


CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings in Hamilton County on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 6800 Harrison Park ... (click for more)

Siskin Hospital announces that Trudy A. Harper, board chair from 2016-2020, has been named the 2020 Trustee of Distinction by the Tennessee Hospital Association. The honor recognizes Ms. Harper’s ... (click for more)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending 2,050,000 state-of-the-art Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 point of care antigen tests to Tennessee. The rapid point of care tests, which ... (click for more)



Living Well

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Harrison Nov. 4

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings in Hamilton County on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 6800 Harrison Park Dr. in Harrison. All patients will be screened before the appointment for COVID-19 symptoms. Bring a mask to wear during the appointment. Masks will be provided to anyone who doesn’t ... (click for more)

Siskin Hospital Board Member Honored By THA

Siskin Hospital announces that Trudy A. Harper, board chair from 2016-2020, has been named the 2020 Trustee of Distinction by the Tennessee Hospital Association. The honor recognizes Ms. Harper’s "passion and direction to extend quality rehabilitation therapy services throughout Siskin Hospital’s service area while supporting the hospital’s internal objectives." “The very ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Bus Driver, 7-Year-Old Girl Killed In Meigs County School Bus Crash; 7 Other Children Sent To Hospital, Including 1 In Critical Condition; Utility Truck Lost Control And Hit Bus Head-On

The female bus driver and a seven-year-old girl were killed when a Meigs County school bus collided with a utility vehicle on Highway 58 near the Bradley County line late Tuesday afternoon. Seven other children were sent to Children's Hospital in Chattanooga, including one in critical condition. Five were airlifted and two taken by ambulance to the hospital. The Tennessee ... (click for more)

Man, 39, In Critical Condition After Being Shot Multiple Times On Highway 58

A 39-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot multiple times on Tuesday at Highway 58. Police said the incident happened at 4500 Highway 58, which is the location of Wendy's. At approximately 4:54 a.m., a Chattanooga police officer was in the area of 4500 Highway 58 when he heard multiple gunshots coming from nearby. Upon arrival, the CPD officer ... (click for more)

Opinion

We Must Love

I feel it too. It is easy to hate. Maybe we could try harder to love. Hate seeps into our bones, rules our integrity, and convinces us to forsake those we love. Hate is toxic. It spreads to our neighbors; people we once trusted. It spreads to our coworkers and friends; people who once trusted us. We lose sight of what truly matters. That is what we have in common now. Is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Bunch Of Hogwash

There are those who fault Donald Trump for the unkind divisiveness that is “the second plague” roiling the United States right now. But did you notice that when the brilliant Amy Coney Barrett was approved by the Senate to become our newest Supreme Court Justice, the entirety of “those” Democrat Senators voted against her? I tend to believe many who voted ‘no’ would actually support ... (click for more)