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Jackson, Tennessee (October 9, 2017) - The 16th Annual Facing Future Choices Conference, a FREE educational

event, has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9AM-1PM, at the West Jackson Baptist Church’s Fellowship

Hall in Jackson, Tennessee.

The conference will address issues facing the aging population and those people who are caring for a loved one. Topics

will include: Let’s Talk About Diabetes and Diet by Melissa Walls, Director of Disease Management and Jeanette

Tinsley, RD, LDN of West Tennessee Healthcare; Let’s Talk About Final Decisions and Arrangements by Bob

Arrington, Founder and President of Arrington Funeral Directors; and Let’s Talk about Scams and Security by Jason

Moore, Deputy Director of Jackson Madison County Emergency Management Services.

Exhibitors will be available to provide education about their services for seniors and people with disabilities. Educational

information will also be available on living options including home health, assisted & independent living, non-medical in-

home care, public housing, community programs for seniors & the disabled, nursing home and hospice.

According to Shelley Matthews, Director of the Southwest Area Agency on Aging and Disability, a community need was

identified to provide information and resources to people who are, or who may become, caregivers for a loved one.

"Every day we see the effect on an adult child, or a spouse, who suddenly must begin making decisions for an elderly

parent or a marriage partner who is ill. The choices are often overwhelming, and caregivers don't always know where to

turn for assistance. This conference will answer many of the questions they may have, provide them with resources in the

community, and let them know they are not alone."

The free conference was developed and organized by the Facing Future Choices Steering Committee: Southwest Area

Agency on Aging and Disability and West Tennessee Healthcare. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat at this

free conference, call 731-668-6414 or 731-668-6419. For more information contact Hollie Knight at 668-6414.

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