Beer and Cheese supporting The Tennessee Respite Coalition and family caregivers returns on Tuesday May 16th in a new location. The 5th Annual Beer and Cheese event will take place at The Black Abbey Brewery (2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The Tennessee Respite Coalition “provides relief to families and caregivers from the extraordinary and intensive demands of providing ongoing care.” At some point in life, many of us will find ourselves as the caregiver for a loved one. Tennessee Respite is there to support those who have taken on this demanding and selfless role of caregiver. There is more information about Tennessee Respite’s mission and history below.
The good people at The Bloomy Rind and The Black Abbey will be pairing BA’s Belgian-inspired ales with cheeses from Nashville’s premier cheese purveyor. Tickets are $3o in advance and will be $35 at the door. There are also a couple of add-on packages available this year. For an additional $10, you can take a guided tour of the brewery at 6 PM or for $40 more, you can take home a full growler of Black Abbey beer and a wedge of cheese. There also will be live music courtesy of Nashville Universe. You can get more information and purchase tickets here.
Now, to the giveaway. Tennessee Respite Coalition has graciously given Tennessee Maltz two tickets to give away to the event. To win the tickets, you just need to follow us both on Instagram (@TennesseeMaltz and @tnrespite), like this post, and tag three friends. For an additional entry or if you don’t have an IG account, you can also comment below. That’s all it takes! The contest ends on Friday, March 12th at noon CST and I will select a winner soon thereafter. Good luck and don’t miss this great event supporting Tennessee Respite Coalition!
The Tennessee Respite Coalition’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for family caregivers through respite.
In 1996, a small group of individuals interested in respite met to discuss the status of respite in Tennessee. They called themselves the Tennessee Respite Coalition and set goals of raising respite awareness and increasing respite services in Tennessee. This group received funding to further their efforts, which included developing a universal access point for respite and organizing Respite Awareness Days at the state Capitol. By 2000, the work had expanded to create a need for a full-time coordinator. At this time, the organization operated from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. As the organization evolved, the TRC transformed into an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, which allowed it to receive grants and donations to support respite services. In 2006, Congress passed the Lifespan Respite Act. Three years later, Tennessee was one of the first seven states to receive a three-year Lifespan Respite grant. Through its work, the TRC has gained national presence and developed connections with respite leaders across the country. Today, the original goals set by that small group of volunteers in 1996 still remain at the heart of the TRC’s mission to enhance the quality of life for caregivers throughout Tennessee.