The Tennessee Bar Association has released “The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors,” a new resource designed to help Tennesseans better understand federal and state benefits, new health care laws and a wide range of other issues of importance to older citizens.
25 Years Ago
Harriman Cablevision hoped to give Roane County subscribers their money’s worth. While the company had to raise rates by $4 per month to offset increasing operational costs, it planned to offer eight new cable channels to subscribers. Manager Roger Rule said the channels, based on customers’ requests, included TNT, The Nostalgia Channel, CNN Headline News, Arts and Entertainment, The Weather Channel, Home Shopping Network, VH-1 and MTV. A new premium channel, The Disney Channel, was also available for an extra $6.95 per month.
Lone Star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing people in Southeastern states including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia — and spreading up the Eastern Seaboard along with the deer population.
Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program clinic is seeing one or more new cases each week of patients allergic to the alpha-gal sugar present in red meat, according to Dr. Robert Valet, assistant professor of medicine.
By Justin Thomas • For Roane Newspapers
Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to improve and maintain your health — yet nearly two-thirds of Americans aren’t getting the activity they need.
Consider taking up walking with friend or your family by participating in Roane Walks, an eight-week program that will spark some friendly competition in our Roane County communities.
Teams of four or eight will compete to see who can log the most miles walking, jogging or even biking.
Amedisys Hospice is in need of volunteers to serve in the Roane County area.
A volunteer is a special part of the hospice team. Volunteers are those who wish to make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill or those who are grieving by giving time to assist a patient or family member.
Three volunteer opportunities are available with Amedysis Hospice. Direct-care volunteers offer companionship, support at the time of death, read or write letters with the patient, do craft projects with the patient and/or caregiver, feed the patient and pet therapy.
AARP Tax-Aide is offering free income-tax assistance and preparation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday from Feb. 4-April 8 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.
Seven IRS-trained tax counselors will be available on site to offer assistance this tax season.
AARP Tax-Aide, one of the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation services available to taxpayers with low- and middle-income, has been available in Roane County for more than 20 years.
Special attention is given to those age 60 and older.
“Death By Chocolate With Dr. Bill Bass,” a Roane State Foundation fundraising chocolate tasting event, has been rescheduled, to 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the theater on the main campus in Roane County.
Bass will present tales of forensic anthropology beginning at 7. Tickets are $15 each, $25 per couple or $10 for students and are available from Roane State Foundation or at the door. Call 882-4507 for details.
25 Years Ago
Charles and Nancy Lee of Rockwood’s Charles Lee Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Chrysler put forth funding for a new Roane County Chamber of Commerce award. The Athena Award will be presented annually to an outstanding businesswoman who has excelled in business or promoted women in business exceptionally well.” Recipients will be awarded a smaller version of a statuette that was to remain in the Chamber’s office lobby.