Our monthly orientation is a great time to hear more about our mission, our plans, tour Welcome Home and find out ways you can get involved. We also have three AmeriCorps positions open right now! To learn more about AmeriCorps, please follow this link. If you are looking for a meaningful experience and ways to get involved please join us this evening. If this is not a good time for you but you would still like to hear more, please contact Sherry Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
Let’s have dinner and talk about death! This evening a lovely dinner will be provided and an opportunity to talk about this topic that society has made taboo! But we aren’t scared! You can find out more about Death Over Dinner events here. We will provide a delicious four course dinner. Wine and refreshments will also be available. Food and fellowship guaranteed to be excellent. For questions, please call (423)486-4001 or email email@example.com. Location to be determined.
Let’s watch this together! A panel discussion will follow. Location to be determined.
End Game weaves together three stories of visionary medical providers who practice on the cutting edge of life and death, helping to change the way we think about both: the palliative care team at UCSF Medical Center, the most sophisticated acute care hospital in Northern California; Zen Hospice Project, a Buddhist-inspired end-of-life residence in a classic San Francisco Victorian; and B.J. Miller, M.D., a physician who understands suffering first-hand (he lost three limbs in an accident when he was 19) and who has worked with both UCSF and Zen Hospice. For most people, the very words “hospice” and “palliative care” are nonstarters—code words for giving up. This core group of caregivers in San Francisco sees it differently. They are dedicated to relieving suffering, and to changing the way we think about—and make choices about—how we live our lives as we near life’s end. Their commitment is vividly embodied in their interactions with their terminally ill patients. These intimate and often highly charged emotional moments—with caregivers, patients, and patients’ families and loved ones—are at the heart of End Game.
Join us for our third annual conference, “Demystifying Death and Dying” featuring Deborah Grassman of Opus Peace and the author of The Hero Within, Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill and Peace At Last. She will be presenting on Soul Injury, Trauma Informed Care at the end of life. Other breakout sessions will include wonderful individuals presenting on legal and ethical issues, grief and Heart to Heart Touch. Come join us, let’s talk about IT! Contact Sherry Campbell at (423)486-4001 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information, would like to join us or sponsor our 2019 program! To view our program and to register, please visit here.
Filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin chronicles the experiences of several people living with a terminal illness who greet the inevitable with courage, humor, creativity and acceptance. A Peace Films Production. Open discussion will follow. Refreshments will be served.
Let’s have dinner and talk about death! This evening a lovely dinner will be provided and an opportunity to talk about this topic that society has made taboo! But we aren’t scared! You can find out more about Death Over Dinner events here. Bruce Weiss of the River Street Deli is planning a lovely Italian dinner for us. Wine and refreshments will also be available. Food and fellowship guaranteed to be excellent. For questions, please call (423)486-4001 or email email@example.com.
This is a part of our 2019 Spring Enrichment Program, “Demystifying Death and Dying” which will include another event in March and our all day conference April 5th. For more information about our 2019 program please visit here. We are so grateful to our sponsors for supporting us and invite you to join us! Interested in sponsoring? Find out more information here.
Our monthly Welcome Home Orientation is a good time to learn more about our mission and ways you can help! Email Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (423)355-5842 to register. All are welcome! We also have AmeriCorps positions available for those who would like a meaningful experience and receive a living stipend with education award. Visit HERE for more information about our AmeriCorps! If you are not able to make that date or would like to come by sooner, please call us to arrange a personal tour at (423)355-5842.
Are you or do you know someone who is facing the holidays after going thru a loss? Please join us this evening as our lovely Susan Latta, LMFT, FT, and long time bereavement counselor shares ways to make it thru the holidays and how to help others. RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling (423)355-5842.
This is part of our “Demystifying Death and Dying” Enrichment Program and is open to all. Our program will include more events in early 2019 and end with our all day conference featuring Deborah Grassman of Opus Peace on April 15th. For more information, please visit here. If you would like to sponsor our 2018-2019 program, please visit here for more information about sponsorship We are grateful and love our partners and sponsors!
PLEASE NOTICE WE HAVE RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER
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.
CONTACT SHERRY CAMPBELL FOR MORE INFO
Visit the lovely Windstone Golf Club
Our monthly Welcome Home Orientation is a good time to learn more about our mission and ways you can help! Email Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (423)355-5842 to register. All are welcome! We also have AmeriCorps positions available for those who would like a meaningful experience and receive a living stipend with education award. Visit HERE for more information about our AmeriCorps!
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more details here. Thank you!
Join us for an all day fun event at Cambridge Square in Ooltewah. We will have all kind of events including music by HIt Town and a hot dog eating contest! Merchants have been kind to donate proceeds to our We Are Home Housing Campaign throughout the day. Follow us on Facebook!
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!
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 email@example.com We look forward to seeing you!
Our Second Annual All Day Conference, "Demystifying Death and Dying" will be April 27th. We are very excited to announce that our Keynote Speaker will be Martha Jo Atkins from ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying in San Antonio, Texas and author of Signposts of Dying.
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:
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
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.
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 @ email@example.com 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.
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (423)355-5842
We look forward to meeting you!
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 email@example.com