Welcome Home Orientation
Oct
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

Welcome Home Orientation

Our monthly Welcome Home Orientation is for those who would like to learn more about our mission to provide shelter, healing and compassionate end of life care for those in need.  Come and take a tour of Welcome Home and explore ways you can get involved!  

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"Gone But Not Forgotten:  American Funerary and Mourning Rituals"
Oct
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

"Gone But Not Forgotten: American Funerary and Mourning Rituals"

Join us in our Fall Enrichment Series as Jennifer McClung shares a very interesting presentation that includes a historical overview of rituals and practices associated with dying and death; a historical overview of rituals and practices associated with mourning the deceased; an examination of cultural, social and religious changes as reflected in dying and mourning rituals and practices; and an examination of development of economic structures and government legislation related to burials and funeral practices.                                              Refreshments will be served.  Contact Welcome Home at info@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org for more information and to register. 

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Nov
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

Just For the Holidays- Five Steps for More Energy

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In between the time of caregiving, how are we caring for ourselves? Are we caring for ourselves? Is it difficult to shift from "caregiver mode" to any other mode? How much time per day do we make for Us?

During our time together, we'll talk about:

·         Why the 5 steps are important

·         The cost of not taking these steps

·         What’s possible when you do take the steps

 

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Kristie McKinley is a Reiki Master Teacher, self-care coach, speaker, and mental health care advocate. She has been of service in one industry or another for over twenty years, and enjoys working with fellow burned-out overgivers. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology and an MBA with a Finance and Accounting concentration. She and her husband are servants to two cats. To find out more about her, please visit mckinleycoaching.com

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Sep
30
4:30pm 4:30pm

Dinner Together 2017

Join us by being a sponsor for this very special evening.  This event benefits Welcome Home of Chattanooga and H3 Ministries.  Contact Sherry at sherry@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org or by calling (423)486-4001 to sponsor a table or volunteer.

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Volunteer Orientation
Sep
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

Volunteer Orientation

Join us for September's Volunteer Orientation!  This is a great time for anyone who is interested in Welcome Home and volunteer opportunities for our mission.  Contact Michelle Goble at michelle@welcomehomeofchattanooga or call (423)355-5842 to register or for questions.

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Little Light Fall Enrichment Program
Sep
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Little Light Fall Enrichment Program

We will have a series of four evening programs this Fall.  We kick off our Fall Program with:

"Mind-Mapping Your Death:  How to Envision and Impact our Death Process"

One NASW CEU will be offered

Judith Pedersen-Benn will lead us in our first presentation that will help participants:

  • understand how they can help dying people to take an active role in their death process
  • understand how to incorporate the mental, emotional and spiritual preparations that enhance the "deathing" process
  • construct a Mind Map for Death, assisting them in knowing how to do a mind map for death with the dying

To register contact Sherry Campbell @ sherry@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org or call (423)486-4001

Judith Pedersen-Benn, MS, CADC, CHT, works with individuals, groups and organizations as they explore how to make positive changes, overcome self-defeating patterns, and integrate practices that encourage balance and wellness.  For the past twenty years she has worked as a counselor, teacher, and organizational consultant.  She incorporates her understanding of the reciprocal and relational nature of life into her professional practice and her work for peace and justice.  She is a senior faculty member at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and adjunct Faculty for Saybrook University.  In addition, she is a Sage-ing Circle Facilitator and a Social Justice Activist.  She is a longtime member of the Women’s League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Work. 

Future Classes:

October 13, 2017 5:30-7pm Death Cafe

October 27, 2017 5:30-7pm "The History of Death & Dying" Ms. Jennifer McClung

November 3, 2017 5:30-7pm "Stress Reduction for the Holidays!" Mrs. Kristie McKinley

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Jun
17
to Jun 24

Southern Soul Yoga Fun!

Southern Soul Yoga has dedicated their Saturday Noon Community Classes to Welcome Home this month!  This is for ALL levels and is a great way to start your yoga practice and goes to a great cause!  Come join us for a lively and lovely class.

313 Manufacturers Road Ste 203

Chattanooga, TN 37405

(423)643-9642

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Jun
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Volunteer Orientation

Interested in joining our family of volunteers?  We have many volunteer opportunities at Welcome Home of Chattanooga from our incredible Dinner Club, being a companion or going through our special mentor and training program to be a caregiver.  

Contact Michelle Goble for more information or to register: michelle@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org  or (423)355-5842

We look forward to meeting you!

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Jun
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

Spring Enrichment Program- Caring for the Caregiver

Dr. Bob Zylstra will be our presenter for this session that will wrap up our 2017 Spring Enrichment Program. Using movie clips from the film “Iris” this presentation will consider the impact of chronic degenerative disease, in this case Alzheimer’s, on patients’ as well as caregivers. Our goals are to review the progression of the disease process, explore risks to physical as well as emotional health, and identify available supportive resources. We will be meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church and refreshments will be provided. One CEU will also be offered. The public is invited.  Please RSVP to info@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org

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May
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Volunteer Orientation

Our Volunteer Orientation is for anyone who is interested in learning more about Welcome Home and how you can support our mission!  All ages are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to info@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org or call (423)355-5842

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May
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Death Cafe

Join us and  Death Cafe of Chattanooga for an interesting night of discussion and cake! We will be meeting at the Center for Mindful Living for this event.  Call Sherry at (423)355-5842 if you have any questions.

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Mar
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

Spring Enrichment Program Session 2

Our second session in our series will be "How to Support a Hospice Family".  This will be a panel discussion and is for anyone who would like to:

engage more deeply in a conversation about death and dying

become more comfortable in supporting an individual with a terminal illness and family

grow more confident as a caregiver

ways to have that "difficult conversation"

 

"Learning to improve our own caregiving abilities is an opportunity to better ourselves as human beings. This growth process enhances all our relations, including with our own selves"- Zen Hospice

 

 

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Feb
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

SPRING ENRICHMENT: Demystifying Death and Dying

In order to continue our mission of improving knowledge about end of life care, we have an enrichment program that offers the opportunity for education and discussions regarding death and dying.

This is our first session of the Spring Conference.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:
Learners will be able to list the four major BioEthical principals involved in medical care. Autonomy, Beneficence, non-maleficence, justice

Learners will be able to elucidate three common reasons why the conversation does not happen. No education for providers, uncomfortable and emotional, fears of destroying hope and causing depression

Learners will be able to name at least three resources and occasions for having an advance care planning discussion. Theconversationproject.org, National Healthcare Decisions Day, Talk Turkey project. Death Cafes

Contact Sherry Campbell at sherry@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org if you are interested in being a part of our conference!

LOCATION:
Center for Mindful Living. 

PRESENTER:
 Dr. Greg Phelps, CMO for Hospice of Chattanooga. He will present “Living in the Presence of Death”.

CEUS will be available

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Jan
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Volunteer Orientation for January

We have monthly Volunteer Orientation. Our next Orientation is scheduled for...

Thursday
January 12, 2017
5:30 pm-7pm

If you are interested in joining us before January we can schedule a mini orientation with you!

Please contact Sherry Campbell at (423)486-4001 or sherry@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org if you are interested in volunteering.

We would love for you to join us!

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