Sam Venable to speak at Spring Fling

Susan EspirituNorth Knoxville, Our Town Health

Hope Springs Adult Day Care Center’s Spring Fling, featuring local author and humorist Sam Venable, is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 6 Bearden Banquet Hall. Venable has written 10 books, including, most recently, Someday I May Find Honest Work: A Newspaper Humorist’s Life. Star 102.1 personality Kim Hansard will be master of ceremonies.

Proceeds from this event will have co-beneficiaries: an affiliate Hope Springs Adult Day Care center and UTCVM’s H.A.B.I.T. program.

Founded in 2018, Hope Springs provides day services to adults 18 years and older with disability. The center is licensed by DHS to provide day services to 15 participants each day.

Presently located on Gap Road in North Knoxville, Hope Springs is moving forward with plans to expand services by opening an affiliate center in Blount County this spring.

The center is staffed with dedicated professionals with an abundance of experience in healthcare and education who stay abreast of the latest information, approaches and management of a variety of disability, including but not limited to all forms of dementia, intellectual disability, stroke and neurodegenerative diseases.

Vicki Worley

Vicki Worley, the director of the center and certified dementia care specialist, stresses the benefits both the participants and caregivers receive from attending Hope Springs Adult Day Care Center. Worley says attending the center allows for socialization for many that would otherwise be isolated as well as providing nutritional support, physical and cognitive stimulation, and serving as a valuable resource and referral to other support services for the caregivers. All of these benefits may allow the senior to remain in home or with a loved one for a longer period of time.

Doors at Bearden Banquet Hall open at 5:30 with dinner at 6. Tickets can be purchased on the website, Hope Springs Daycare or by calling the center at 865.377.3924.

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