Free In‐Home COVID‐19 Vaccines for Seniors & Tennesseans with Disabilities

FREE In‐Home COVID‐19 Vaccines for Seniors & Tennesseans with Disabilities:  A Partnership with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD)   & Home Health Agencies   What is this program:   Seniors and Tennesseans with disabilities (over the age of 18) can now get a free COVID‐19  vaccine in their own home!   ∙ They do NOT have to prove their age, disability or citizenship.  ∙ “Senior” means anyone age 60 and older.    ∙ “Disability” means any kind of diagnosis, chronic illness, special healthcare need or  disability.    ∙ Caregivers or anyone (over the age of 18) living in the same home as a senior or person  with a disability can also get vaccinated through this program!  ∙ This program is available anywhere in the state of Tennessee.   ∙ Vaccine provided will be the one‐time Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There will be no need  for a second follow‐up appointment.   The preferred way to refer someone who wants a vaccine to this program is for a trusted  organization to input their information on the online form provided:   https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/inhomevaccinations    However, the individual can also complete the form on their own and simply include the name  of the referring organization in the space provided.   How does this program work?   Complete the online form with contact information for the senior or person with a  disability wanting a vaccine.   TCAD receives the form and directs it to the home health agency closest to the person  wanting a vaccine.   The home health agency calls the phone number provided on the form to schedule an  in‐home vaccine appointment.   *Please note: in some cases, it may be up to four weeks before the person wanting a vaccine gets a call back […]

Faith and Mental Health

Alan Whitley, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist MSSW Candidate- Clinician Evidence-Based Concentration-University of Tennessee Lay Leader at Glendale United Methodist Church – Nashville, TN I grew up where we often did not talk about faith and mental health in the same conversation.  It almost felt like faith was welcomed into conversation but any conversation around mental health […]

United Methodist Global AIDS Committee Plans World AIDS Day Service

Nashville, Tennessee – The United Methodist Global AIDS Committee has announced plans for a special service to commemorate World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM CT. The worship service – held virtually – will be free and available to all online at www.Facebook.com/UMCglobalaidsfund and https://www.umc.org/en/content/world-aids-day-2020- worship. The theme of the service […]

United Methodist Global AIDS Committee Set to Host Free Webinar Series

United Methodist Global AIDS Committee   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2020 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee has announced plans to host a series of educational webinars that will be made available at Facebook.com/ UMCglobalaidsfund and archived on their website. The webinar series will be held during the following months: October […]

Caring for Kids in a Socially Distant World: Five Strategies for Pastoral Care

Caring for Kids in a Socially Distant World: Five Strategies for Pastoral Care developed by the pre-launch Tennessee Western Kentucky Conference Children’s Ministry Team We are created and wired for connection with God and with others…so finding ourselves less connected in the world of “social” or “physical” distancing is difficult. As we serve our churches, […]

5 Tips for Coping with Covid-19 Anxiety

In her video report, “Coping with Covid-19 Anxiety,” Washington Post reporter Nicole Ellis and Dr. Jennifer Yip, executive director at the Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief, discuss five tips to preserve your mental health in this time of confusion and uncertainty. The fear that many people feel right now, said Dr. Yip, is […]

Be Prepared for the Possible Spread of Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the collaboration of Faith-Based and Community Organizations with public health agencies will be essential in protecting the public’s health and safety if and when a  pandemic occurs. The CDC checklist linked below provides guidance for religious and community organizations in developing and improving influenza pandemic […]