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

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 15, 2022) – The author of the New York Times best-selling book From Scratch will deliver the keynote address at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.’s 2022 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. Reese Witherspoon and Zoe Saldana are adapting Locke’s memoir as a limited series for Netflix, airing later this 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 Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Westin Hotel in downtown Chattanooga. The unique event connects seniors and their families to community resources and forward-thinking 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 section 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. Saldana will play Locke in the upcoming Netflix series.

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.

Admission to the Embrace Aging Forum is $55 and includes a light breakfast, breakout sessions, lunch, the keynote presentation, and book signing. Tickets are on sale now at

About the 2022 Embrace Aging Forum Hosted by Chambliss Law Chambliss hosts this forum to focus on elder law, estate planning, special needs, and related topics. The 2022 Embrace Aging Forum is a half-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, founded in 1886, is a Chattanooga-based law firm serving local, regional, and national clients. With over 135 employees, the firm offers a wide range of legal services, including business, cybersecurity and data privacy, construction and real estate, estate planning, finance, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and tax. The firm serves as counsel for businesses, financial institutions, local governments, families, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. For more information about the firm, please visit


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