Bedwell Earns Elder Care Coordination Certificate
Pati Bedwell
Bedwell Earns Elder Care Coordination Certificate

Pati Bedwell, elder care coordinator at the Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs, was recently awarded a Certificate in Elder Care Coordination after completing a program offered by The Life Care Planning Law Firms Association in collaboration with The Stockton Center on Successful Aging at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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Cheryl Rogers-Barnett Shares Memories of Dad, Mom
As a youngster, Cheryl Rogers spent many happy hours on the Republic Studios back lot where her dad Roy Rogers made his many western films. Here, she views the scene while astride her father\'s famous steed, Trigger.
Cheryl Rogers-Barnett Shares Memories of Dad, Mom

He was "King of the Cowboys." She was "Queen of the West." That makes Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, oldest child of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, "the Cowboy Princess."

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Council on Aging Celebrates 30 Years of Service
Council on Aging Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Last month, the Council on Aging (COA) of Greater Nashville - a leading senior service, advocacy and education organization - held its 30th anniversary celebration and annual meeting at St. George's Episcopal Church in Nashville.

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Council on Aging Recognizes Honorees, Nominees for 25th Sage Awards

The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee will recognize four honorees and 19 nominees for this year's Sage Awards for visionary leadership and lifelong commitment to improving quality of life for others.

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Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Asha Patel
Members of the MTSU VSA Chapter create Christmas ornaments for the Governor\'s Mansion.
Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Asha Patel

How were you introduced to volunteering? One local college student was encouraged by her professor to join a non-profit collegiate chapter, and the rest is history.

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Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: David Tuchman
Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: David Tuchman

David Tuchman is known for his volunteer work with filmmaking, specifically to support non-profits and raise awareness for a plethora of social causes. Filmmaking is one of Tuchman's greatest passions that developed into a hobby for helping others.

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Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: J. McInnis
Coach J. McInnis and members of the Tennessee Panthers take to the court.
Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: J. McInnis

Coach J. McInnis started Tennessee Panthers Basketball with his college roommate with the goal that, through leadership and accountability, young men would achieve success.

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Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Krystle Couch
Krystle Couch
Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Krystle Couch

Krystle Couch is this month's honored volunteer. She works with Radio Free Nashville (RFN), a non-profit that enables people in Nashville and Middle Tennessee to hear news and up-and-coming musicians.

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Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Lynn Ewing
Miss Nashville Hannah Bobinger with CASA Nashville volunteers Lynn Ewing, Alison Shelesky and Marge Tamberino.
Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Lynn Ewing

"Look to the kids! They are the future," says Lynn Ewing. A local mediator by trade, Lynn uses her gift of communication to benefit children throughout the community.

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Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Misty Woodford
Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Misty Woodford

"It doesn't matter how much time you have or what your skillset is, there's a place for everyone." When asked about volunteering, Misty Woodford made it clear that no matter how busy one is, there is always time to give back and care for others.

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Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Ndume Olatushani
Ndume Olatushani
Nashville's Volunteer of the Month: Ndume Olatushani

As people grow up, it becomes easy to look back on "lost" time. Getting older in a prison cell makes it even easier to lose track of that time - of days, months and years.

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Questions about Aging Issues Lead to Discovery, Hope
David Lowell Crouch leads a FiftyForward focus group.
Questions about Aging Issues Lead to Discovery, Hope

I must confess. I was a little nervous when I found that my first internship would be serving seniors with the non-profit organization FiftyForward.

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Seniors Benefit Local Children Each Month
Seniors Benefit Local Children Each Month

Retirees, working professionals and anyone age 55 and older are invited to gather monthly to benefit low-income children ages zero to 18 throughout Davidson County at Book'em, a non-profit children's literacy organization.

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Smyrna Senior Center to Host Wine, Craft Beer Tasting
Smyrna Senior Center to Host Wine, Craft Beer Tasting

The Smyrna Senior Citizens Center will host its second annual Wine Tasting on Friday, Oct. 14 from 5 until 9 p.m., located 100 Raikes Street in Smyrna.

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Super Picker: Meet Cracker Barrel Antiques Guru Larry Singleton
Larry Singleton relaxes in a rocking chair in the front room of Cracker Barrel's Decor Warehouse.
Super Picker: Meet Cracker Barrel Antiques Guru Larry Singleton

Sequestered in the midst of Lebanon, Tennessee, lies hidden perhaps the most fabulous antique store in America, and not one lick of it is for sale.

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Takacs Named to 2017 'Best Lawyers' List
Timothy L. Takacs
Takacs Named to 2017 'Best Lawyers' List

For the 11th year in a row, Timothy L. Takacs has been selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers of America 2017 in the field of elder law.

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Transportation Fuels Conversations About Community Needs
Image courtesy of FiftyForward
Transportation Fuels Conversations About Community Needs

Transportation continues to be a hot topic across Middle Tennessee. As Music City and the surrounding area continue to grow, so does the need to find a solution for safe, reliable, accessible and affordable transportation for all residents.

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Vailes Receives Centenarian Award
Jane Vailes
Vailes Receives Centenarian Award

La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron recently presented Mrs. Jane Vailes with the La Vergne Centenarian Award in honor of her 101st birthday last month.

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Volunteerism Pays Dividends to the Volunteer and the Recipient
Richard Parker is pictured with Ms. Janelle Glover, principal of Smithson Craighead Academy, who presented him with the Mabel Hopwood Award for his efforts as a community volunteer.
Volunteerism Pays Dividends to the Volunteer and the Recipient

After a successful career in Christian nonprofits and pastoring, Richard Parker, age 83, retired and moved to Nashville.

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