In the Community

  • August 14, 2017

Check out our current listing of community events! 

 

5th Annual Veteran Community Mental Health / Homeless Summit

Wednesday, August 16 | 8 am - 3:30 pm

Smyrna Town Centre, 100 Sam Ridley Pwky East, Smyrna, TN 37167

Veterans, Family Members and Community Partners are invited for a discussion on improving mental health and homeless services for Veterans and their Family Members. The theme for this year's Summit will be Suicide Prevention - "Getting to Zero". Featured Key Note Speaker is Cindy Johnson - Educator/Author/Speaker on survivor grief and hope after tragedy. Ms. Johnson is author of "Turning Tragedy into Hope, which is based on her journey to rediscovery after losing her son to suicide in 2009. Register by clicking the event title above. 

 

Whole Community Disaster Communications: Bridge the Gap 2017

Saturday, August 19 | 8:30 am - 2 pm

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Annex, 6233 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37343

Emergency Awareness and Readiness Services, Inc. (EARS) of Middle TN is hosting an emergency awareness event. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or an emergency responder this event is for you! You will learn how to better communicate before, during and after an emergency and have interaction opportunities to learn about these topics. The event is FREE and lunch is provided. ASL Interpreters and Captioning will be provided. Law enforment officers can receive 5 hours approved POST and Emergency Medical personnel will receive 5 hours TN EMS credit. Space is limited, so register early! Registration information can be found by clicking the event title above. 

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Middle and West TN Caregiver Support Group

Thursday, August 24 | 5 - 6 pm

Stallworth Rehabilitation Center, First Floor Conference Room, 2201 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37212

This support group is for family members/caregivers of individuals with brain injuries and/or seizures. This includes TBI, Seizures, Strokes, Meningitis, etc. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Refreshments served. 

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Middle and West TN Brain Injury and/or Seizure Support Group

Thursday, August 24 | 6 - 7 pm

Stallworth Rehabilitation Center, First Floor Conference Room, 2201 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37212

This support group is for individuals with brain injuries and/or seizures and their families/caregivers. This includes TBI, Seizures, Strokes, Meningitis, etc. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Refreshments served. At this group, TBI Family Support Coordinator, Asia Corder, will be speaking about a new TBI Targeted Family Support Program. Please plan to attend to hear more about the program.

 

Autism Society of East Tennessee Knoxville Educational Conference

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Rd NW, Knoxville, TN 37923

This annual conference provides current and helpful information about autism, including an exhibit hall where attendees can learn about services available in the community. Early bird registration is $40. Registration and other conference information can be found at the link above. 

 

The Adventure Sports Expo by the Dralla Foundation

Saturday, September 16 | 10 am - 3 pm

Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Rd, Knoxville, TN 37912

This expo provides opportunities to expose individuals with disabilities to the sports of cycling, running, climbing, yoga, golf, and more! Numerous community resources will be available. For more information or to register as a volunteer visit www.teamcatalyst.org.

 

Health Care IS Complicated: What's Next

Tennessee Health Care Campaign's Annual Conference

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Nashville School of Law, 4013 Armory Oaks Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

Attend this conference to learn more about the impact of policies at the federal and state level and to continue making health care an issue at the forefront of policymakers' minds. Continuing education available. More information by clicking the event name above. 

 

Wealth in Wellness & Community Resource Expo

Monday, September 18 | 9 am - 2 pm

Cora Veal Senior Center, 144 College St, Madisonville, TN 37354

Attend this event for community resources, health information, vendors, giveaways, doors prizes and more!

 

2017 TennesseeWorks Think Employment! Summit

Thursday, September 21

Music City Center, 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

SAVE THE DATE! for this annual event that aims to share best practices and tips on building community partnerships to improve employment outcomes for Tennesseans with disabilities. For more information and to register, click the event name above.

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Middle and West TN Caregiver Support Group

Thursday, September 28 | 5 - 6 pm

Stallworth Rehabilitation Center, First Floor Conference Room, 2201 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37212

This support group is for family members/caregivers of individuals with brain injuries and/or seizures. This includes TBI, Seizures, Strokes, Meningitis, etc. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Refreshments served. 

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Middle and West TN Brain Injury and/or Seizure Support Group

Thursday, September 28 | 6 - 7 pm

Stallworth Rehabilitation Center, First Floor Conference Room, 2201 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37212

This support group is for individuals with brain injuries and/or seizures and their families/caregivers. This includes TBI, Seizures, Strokes, Meningitis, etc. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Refreshments served.

 

DisAbility Resource Expo

Saturday, September 30 | 9 am - 12 pm

Freedome Middle School Gymnasium, 750 New Hwy 96W, Franklin, TN 37064

Parents or caregivers with children or adults with special needs and/or disabilities are invited to attend the annual Path to Independence DisAbility Resource Expo. Respite provided by RSVP only. For questions, contact sbbarc@thearcwc.org or 615-790-5815 x3.

Saturday, September 30 | 9 am - 12 pm

Freedome Middle School Gymnasium, 750 New Hwy 96W, Franklin, TN 37064

Parents or caregivers with children or adults with special needs and/or disabilities are invited to attend the annual Path to Independence DisAbility Resource Expo. Respite provided by RSVP only. For questions, contact sbbarc@thearcwc.org or 615-790-5815 x3.

 

Whole Community Disaster Communications: Bridge the Gap 2017

Saturday, October 7 | 8:30 am - 2 pm

Shelby County EOC, Peggy Edminstron Admin Bldg, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Rm C-113, Memphis, TN 38134

Emergency Awareness and Readiness Services, Inc. (EARS) of Middle TN is hosting an emergency awareness event. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or an emergency responder this event is for you! You will learn how to better communicate before, during and after an emergency and have interaction opportunities to learn about these topics. The event is FREE and lunch is provided. ASL Interpreters and Captioning will be provided. Law enforment officers can receive 5 hours approved POST and Emergency Medical personnel will receive 5 hours TN EMS credit. Space is limited, so register early! Registration information can be found by clicking the event title above. 

 

Tennessee Elder Justice Conference

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 8 am - 4:30 pm

Knoxville Marriott, 500 Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915

Join other professionals working in law enforcement, legal, financial, healthcare and social services for the Tenenssee Elder Justice Conference. Featured speakers include Paul R. Greenwood, Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego Attorney's office, and Robert B. Blancato, National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition. For more information and to register, click the event name above. 

 

DSAMT's Nashville Buddy Walk

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Hermitage, 4580 Rachels Ln, Hermitage, TN 37076

Join Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee's largest event and fundraiser! Over 6,000 people expected to participate in this energizing event. Local community organizations will be present. Support DSAMT!

 

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