Community Yard Sale
Caris Healthcare and Sleep Solutions located at 2140 and 2130 East Andrew Johnson Highway will be hosting a “Community Yard Sale” on their properties July 17, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. A space will be a $15 donation or $20 for two spaces, with all those proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Additional spaces can be purchased at $10 per space. There is a limit of 100 spaces given on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve your space, please call, text or leave a message for Renee Lowery, Marketing Representative at Caris Healthcare at (423) 552-3837.
Renee Lowery, marketing representative for Caris Healthcare, stated they are thrilled to be able to provide highly visible space for the community to take advantage of as well as assist in the fundraising efforts for Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Every dollar makes a difference in the life of someone living with dementia and their families. All yard sale participants will keep 100% of their profits, we are just asking for a $15-$20 donation that will go directly to Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Each participant will need to bring their own tent, tables and chairs.
Sleep Solutions Owner and Operator, Justin Wilhoit, stated they are honored to be able to extend their properties to the community and participate in the event for Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Greeneville is a community that always comes together to help each other and we love being a part of it.
Tracey Kendall-Wilson, Regional Director of Alzheimer’s Tennessee stated they are pleased to be a recipient of the funds raised by Caris Healthcare and Sleep Solutions . At the community yard sale, we will also be accepting any additional monetary donations to assist with Alzheimer Tennessee’s programs and services to Greene County. Educational resources will also be available that day for anyone who may need the information.
On Tuesday, July 27th, family care partners for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, have the opportunity to learn about the disease, skills and strategies as well as having all of their questions answered and concerns addressed.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. is hosting “Dementia A-Z”, a free community educational event in Greeneville on Tuesday, July 27th, at Eastside Baptist Church, 195 Serral Drive, Greeneville, TN from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by Caris Healthcare and Brookdale Senior Living of Greeneville.
During past Alzheimer’s Tennessee classes, participants have packed the room seeking answers and support along the journey of caring for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Many seem visibly relieved once they learn they are not alone when facing some of the biggest challenges in care.
“This disease is about so much more than forgetting things. There are many types of dementia a person may be experiencing and approach can be different based upon the specific type,” Tracey Kendall-Wilson, Northeast Tennessee Regional Director of Alzheimer’s Tennessee, explained. “Challenges we may not be aware of may be made a bit easier through education and planning. My grandmother had “senility”, what we now know to be Alzheimer’s disease. Having that experience made me realize situations will not always be perfect and no one can plan 100% for what may possibly be coming down the road, however, education and support are KEY.”
Attendees will learn about the most common types of dementia and how they differ, some tips that can be used during challenging situations, how to manage stress as a care partner, and most importantly, they are not alone on this journey.
RSVP is requested due to distancing guidelines by July 23rd. For more information or to RSVP, please call Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. at 423.330.4532.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. is an independent 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to coordinating support groups, educating family and professional caregivers, and advocating for the most promising research initiatives to the more than 110,000 individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s disease and dementias across Tennessee.