Wind Stone Golf Tournament to benefit Welcome Home
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Wind Stone Golf Tournament to benefit Welcome Home

WindStone Golf Club is hosting  a fundraiser for WELCOME HOME and you are invited to join us for a fun day of golf and finish the work week early for a great cause!
Format: 4-person select shot
11:00 am Lunch & Range Open 12:00 pm Shotgun Start
5:00 pm Awards
Entry Fee:  $65.00 per player, $260.00 per team
Includes; 18-holes of golf with golf cart, range balls lunch, prizes
Tee Sponsor:  We only have room for 18 sponsors.  Hole sponsors are $30.00 each.  Please sign up on the website to secure your hole sponsor.  

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Conscious Caregiving
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Conscious Caregiving

Welcome Home of Chattanooga is implementing trauma informed care in regards to end of life care. We will be highlighting this in our all day conference on April 5th with Deborah Grassman.
Come join us this evening to learn about conscious and mindful caregiving, how to provide healing at the bedside of someone who is facing a terminal illness and different ways we can provide good and meaningful care. We welcome Terry Melvin, M.D., Robin Burke, Therapeutic Musician of Purple Sky Healing Arts and Michelle Goble, INELDA Trained End of Life Care Doula.
Find our more about our whole program here. Interested in sponsoring our programs? Find out more information here.

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The Accidental Prophet
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

The Accidental Prophet

We are kicking off our 2018-2019 Enrichment Program, "Demystifying Death and Dying" with the wonderful Peter Anthony who will be our speaker this evening, sharing about his very powerful near death experience.  Refreshments will be served.  Donations are gratefully accepted and will go to our mission of providing shelter, healing and compassionate end of life care for those in need. Read more about Mr. Anthony here and then come join us! Please RSVP or send questions to sherry@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org

We have an exciting 2018-2019 program ending with our all day conference featuring Deborah Grassman from Opus Peace as our keynote speaker.  For our full program please click here.  If you would like to sponsor or volunteer for our Enrichment Program, please contact us at info@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org or find out more details here.  Thank you!

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Barn Door Boutique Fashion Show
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Barn Door Boutique Fashion Show

Bring your lawn chair and come watch our ladies strut their stuff in exclusive Barn Door Boutique apparel! Sweet E's Children's Boutique will also be showcasing some of their clothing and you do not want to miss our cute little kid models on the runway! We will be serving Doughnuts at the boutique following the show. There will also be a Sweet E's Pop-Up Shop just outside of BDB.

We are so excited and honored that Welcome Home of Chattanooga was chosen for this sweet fundraiser, Barn Door Boutique will be donating 10% of all sale proceeds to our mission.  Come join us for some Sunday fun!

 

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Welcome Home Orientation
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome Home Orientation

Interested in learning more about our mission? Come join us on Thursday, August 9th at 6pm for refreshments, a tour and discussion and learn ways you can get involved Please RSVP to (423)486-4001 or sherry@welcomehomeofchattanooga.org We look forward to seeing you!

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Mythbusters, Ask a Hospice Doctor
Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

Mythbusters, Ask a Hospice Doctor

There are so many myths surrounding end of life and hospice care.  Come join us March 22 as we bust thru these mysteries and get some straight answers!  A short video, "New Rules for End of Life Care", will be shown.  Our main presenter, Dr. Terry Melvin, of Partners in Care and Kindred Hospice, will spend time talking about the true meaning of hospice and answer questions you have.  Tracie Aldridge, RN, Executive Director of Kindred Hospice and Sherry Campbell, LMSW of Welcome Home will also be available for open discussion.  

Refreshments will be provided and one NASW CEU will be given to participants.  A donation of $10 towards our mission is suggested but not required.  Please contact Sherry at (423)486-4001 or RSVP here:

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Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

Let's Talk About...

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This first session in our 2018 Spring Enrichment Program "Demystifying Death and Dying" will focus on the discussion of the importance of advanced directives and the conversation. We will include the showing of Peter Saul’s Ted talk: “Let’s Talk About Dying” with a panel discussion regarding how to talk about end of life care choices with individuals and families. Attendees will learn how to facilitate the important discussion of creating Advanced Directives and having the “difficult conversation” for situations beyond the patient, family or health care providers’ control.

We are excited to announce our wonderful panelists:

Terry Melvin, MD, FAAHPM, is currently the Vice President and consulting officer at University Diabetes and Endocrine Consultants.  She has an extensive history in palliative and hospice care.  She served as the Chief Medical Officer at Hospice of Chattanooga for 26 years.

Amy Boulware, LAP, MSW, has 22 years of experience advocating for and serving elders and their families with honesty, compassion and professionalism.  She is a TN Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker who believes that it is crucial to focus on assisting her clients with staying as independent as possible, while understanding that as people age and needs change.  Amy is a nationally sought after speaker on issues of aging and disability and most recently has taught for Southern Adventist University’s Social Work and Nursing graduate schools.  She is the chair of both the SAU School of Social Work Advisory Board and the Atlanta Shepherd Center Family and Consumer Advisory Board.

Mary Kay Hiatt, M.Ed., LMSW, ACHP-SW attended graduate school at UTC for Masters in Counseling and Southern University for MSW.  She has worked in the Chattanooga area as a Social Worker and Community Advocate for the past 40 years.  Currently, she is the Director of Social Services at Hospice of Chattanooga where she has worked for the past 19 years.  She is an Advisory Committee Member of the Honoring Choices Tennessee Coalition, Board Member of Catholic Charities, active member of the Tennessee Society of Healthcare Social Workers, Board Member and Officer of the UTC Social Work Community Advisory Board and a Commissioner with the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission.  She is the proud grandmother of two.

 

 

 

 

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Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

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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"Gone But Not Forgotten:  American Funerary and Mourning Rituals"
Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

"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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Welcome Home Orientation
Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

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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Sep
30
4:30 PM16:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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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