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“What if your smile is their light today?

What if your touch is their reminder of love?

What if your encouragement is the sound their spirit craves?

They are out there, and they need you. Yes, you.” Dean Jackson

Heart to Heart Care for Elders


The essence of Heart to Heart Care is compassionate presence. This training seeks to help participants open their hearts to a deeper understanding of the physical, emotional and spiritual issues surrounding individuals as they age. Through experiential exercises and shared experiences, the training encourages participants to be a mindful presence with intentional touch. The fundamental aspects of compassionate touch are taught through lecture, video, and demonstration. 


This training is appropriate for anyone who is part of the care team for elders.


The following continuing education hours are approved:

Licensed Massage Therapists: 20 CE hours in Touch for Elder Care through NCBTMB

Certification in Heart to Heart Care

Heart to Heart offers a certification in Heart to Heart Care. Participants must complete Heart to Heart Care at End of Life and Heart to Heart Care for Elders and volunteer 48 hours with each population. Certification allows the volunteer to be considered as a Workshop Facilitator and eventually a class Instructor.

Course Content:

Psycho-social issues facing the elderly

The Aging Body/Mind

Heart to Heart Care for Elders

Reflections on aging



2020 Date TBA

Friday        5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday      9:00 AM - 6:00 PM




Hospice of Chattanooga

4411 Oakwood Dr.

Building 1

Chattanooga, TN


Cost: $300*

Payment due upon registration.


*Scholarships available.

We offer partial/full scholarships to participants who commit to a minimum of 24/48 volunteer hours with one of our elder care service partners. For more information, call Pam 423-718-8925.


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