July is the month to celebrate Independence. During this July, we celebrate The Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee (CILMT). CILMT is a non-profit agency which guides people with various disabilities to agencies and services that will help bring about the most independent lifestyle. Their mission is: “To ensure that persons with disabilities have the opportunity to achieve their own vision of independence in an inclusive and integrated community.” Their services vary from advocacy, training, information and referral, employment services, to peer support. For more information, visit their website at www.cil-mt.org or call (615) 292-5803 or (866) 992-4568.
August is a month to celebrate women. August 1st is Girlfriends Day and August 5th is Sisters Day. The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is dedicated to increasing support in Middle Tennessee for programs serving women and girls. The Women’s Fund awards grant funding to programs addressing: Achievement of economic self-sufficiency for women, Prevention of violence and crime against women and girls, Promotion of health and physical well-being and talent for women and girls. Gifts to The Women’s Fund of any size are welcome and are tax-deductible. For more information, contact Liza Lentz at [email protected] or (615) 321-4939 or visit their website at www.cfmt.org/explore/initiatives/womens-fund/.
September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. Wear purple to show your dedication to the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association is available 24 hours a day to provide support, education & resources, so call (800) 272-3900, or, to learn more, visit their website at www.alz.org. Register today for the FREE Family Caregiver Conference, it’s Friday, September 27th at First Baptist Nashville. Come enjoy learning, sharing & lunch with The Alzheimer’s Association.