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New York Times Best-Selling Author and Actress to Speak at Fourth Annual Embrace Aging Forum

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2020) – The author of the New York Times best-selling book, From Scratch, will deliver the keynote address at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.’s fourth annual Embrace Aging Forum. Tembi Locke will share her personal experiences as a caregiver and the importance of creating a community when it matters most, as written in her best-selling memoir released last year.

“My journey caring for my late husband taught me the depth of the human experience,” said Locke. “I am proud to honor his memory and our journey together by advocating for the needs of caregivers who are experiencing life’s unexpected twists and turns.”

Locke will share her experiences at the annual event planned for Thursday, August 20, 2020, at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Chattanooga. The unique event connects seniors and their families to community resources and progressive perspectives on all areas of life, including health and wellness, family relationships, housing and care, finances, and legal planning.

“At Chambliss, we want our community to not only know, but embrace the many opportunities for life after retirement,” said Dana Perry, Certified Elder Law Attorney and elder law practice group chair. “The Embrace Aging Forum offers a fantastic opportunity to connect with some of the top resources and leaders in the aging field. We are thrilled for Tembi to join us and share her poignant story, which will undoubtedly help families navigate tough topics with more ease.”

From Scratch is a New York Times Best Seller, New York Times Audio Best Seller, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, Barnes & Noble 2019 Summer Reading Pick, and Apple iBook Featured Pick. The book was also chosen as Reese Witherspoon’s May 2019 pick for her book club, Hello Sunshine. Witherspoon will adapt the book as a Netflix limited series starring Zoe Saldana.

Locke is also known for her acting roles in The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, Dumb and Dumber To, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Magicians, Proven Innocent, and NCIS: LA.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to regional businesses and organizations. To learn more, please visit Tickets to the event will be available in the coming weeks.

About the Fourth Annual Embrace Aging Forum Hosted by Chambliss Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. hosts this forum to focus on elder law, estate planning, special needs, and related topics. The 2020 Embrace Aging Forum is an all-day event connecting individuals and families to community resources and top service providers in aging, while offering breakout sessions on a variety of topics. For more information about the forum, visit

About Chambliss Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. serves as counsel for regional, national, and international businesses, financial institutions, local governments, families, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. For more information about the firm, please visit

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