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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tennessee Respite Coalition on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

This Mother's Day weekend, Living Your Best Life will focus on the role of Caregivers and the importance if taking care of people who take care of their loved ones.

As of 2003, nearly 36 million people in the United States were 65 years of age or older - 12% of the population. By 2030, this group will DOUBLE in number to 72 million and will constitute 1/5 of all people in the US. In the US, more than 50 million people, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year. The average caregiver is female, 56 years old, married, employed outside the home, and frequently provides care for elders and children simultaneously.

Join us on Saturday, May 12, 2012, to hear Jennifer Abernathy, executive director of Tennessee Respite Coalition discuss her how agency's mission is enhancing the quality of life for family caregivers through respite. Family caregivers in Tennessee provided 634 million hours of care last year. But often very few hours are provided for the care of the caretaker.

Living Your Best Life, is a radio show that empowers inspires, and motivates one to live their BEST life. Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760 The Gospel in the Middle TN Region, Inspirational Networks, military bases, and UStream.TV from 9-10AM CST.

More About Tennessee Respite Coalition

The Tennessee Respite Coalition (TRC) works with family caregivers across the state of Tennessee to help provide them with short-term, temporary relief from their duties caring for adults or children with disabilities or special needs. Temporary relief can enable caregivers to satisfy their own needs and get a much-needed break from the demands of providing ongoing care.

TRC assists caregivers who look after individuals of any age, and allows them to choose their own respite provider. While their loved ones are cared for, caregivers may engage in a variety of activities, from taking a trip to spending time with other family members and catching up on other errands such as grocery shopping. In the past year, TRC has provided more than 200 families across the state of Tennessee with access to respite services. For more info about TRC click here.

More About The Art of Time Fundraiser

The Art of Time is an evening filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and exciting live and silent auction items featuring local artists and some other fun items! Proceeds from the event assist the TRC in supporting the many programs serving family caregivers in Tennessee.

The Art of Time will take place Friday, May 18th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Whiskey Bent Saloon’s Frontier Room. The Frontier Room is Nashville’s best private event space on Broadway. It will be a wonderful space to view the art up for auction. Directions to

Entrance to the event will be off Third Avenue just off of Broadway (look for the banner). We will have a private entrance to the Frontier Room off the upper patio behind the Batman Building.

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