Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2016)—Jazz music fans, wine enthusiasts and auction aficionados can indulge at Jazzin’ for Respite, an event to benefit the Tennessee Respite Coalition (TRC). Now in its tenth year, the event takes place at the Nashville City Club in Nashville, TN on September 15th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Food, wine, jazz from the Nashville Jazz Workshop, a silent and live auction will take place throughout the event. The event returns after a two year break, caused in part by a fire that completely destroyed the TRC’s headquarters in 2014.
Nashville City Club is located at 201 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219 on the 20th floor. Tickets are $45 (or 6 for $240) until September 8th, after that tickets will be $55. More information about the event and tickets can be purchased online at https://jazzin-for-respite-2016.eventbrite.com or by calling (615) 269-8687.
Auction items include one night accommodations at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 4 day passes to Disney World, wine tasting and tour for eight at City Winery, fighter pilot experience, a 5 day/4 night stay at a villa in the Dominican Republic, and original artwork and hand-made jewelry from local artists.
“This is an opportunity to enjoy an evening of great wine, delicious food, and wonderful music that also raises funds for caregivers,” says Jennifer Abernathy, Executive Director of the TRC. “Funds raised will go to help full-time family caregivers who have one of the toughest jobs in the world. They often work 24 hours a day, seven days a week taking care of a loved one with special needs. Jazzin’ for Respite will raise funds to give family caregivers the break they desperately need.”
The Tennessee Respite Coalition is a statewide non-profit organization, which advocates for and helps provide respite services to family caregivers. Respite, also known as the gift of time, is temporary relief for caregivers. Caregivers are people who care for spouses, parents, children, siblings or other loved ones facing a wide array of special needs.
Respite is often the most frequently requested and needed family support service. Respite is a preventive strategy that strengthens families, protects family health and wellbeing, and allows individuals to remain in their own home. Respite has been shown to prevent or delay more costly out-of-home placements, reduce the risk of abuse or neglect, and to help keep all family members safe and stable.
Jennifer Abernathy, Executive Director of the Tennessee Respite Coalition, is available for print, radio and television interviews to discuss Jazzin’ for Respite, the TRC and the importance of respite services. She can also arrange interviews with families in need of or currently using respite care.