Going to the River to Make Some New Friends

The River Ministry for Women invited Kibbi for a therapy dog visit, and today was our first time going. We were warmly welcomed by everyone, and Kibbi even performed some of her tricks for anyone who wanted to watch. Morris-Baker’s therapy dog, Kibbi, is a specially trained canine who is gentle, patient, and friendly. Therapy dogs like to be petted, and they love human contact. Interacting with a dog can lower…Keep Reading

Meeting Community Members at the Senior Center’s Diabetes Health Fair

Shuly Cawood, Morris-Baker’s community relations director, and Mike Richards, our aftercare coordinator, spent Monday morning meeting community members at the Johnson City Senior Center’s Diabetes Health Fair. Kibbi, the funeral’s home’s therapy dog, even showed up to meet anyone who came by our table. The Diabetes Health Fair was from 9 a.m.-noon on October 30, 2017 at the Memorial Park Community Center. Testings and screenings were available, along with information from many…Keep Reading

Morris-Baker Sponsors the Pink Ball!

We’re pleased to be sponsoring the Johnson City’s Senior Center’s Pink Ball, a dance in honor of breast cancer awareness month on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Memorial Park Community Center. This year’s dance theme is “An Evening in Paris.” Shuly Cawood, director of community relations, appeared on Daytime Tri-Cities to talk about our reasons for sponsoring this event. You can view our appearance by clicking here. For tickets…Keep Reading

Seminar Helps Community Members Prevent Suicide

We were thrilled with the high participation and great turnout at Morris-Baker’s recently held seminar, From Risk to Resilience, that focused on suicide prevention. Members of the community who attended ranged in profession from ministers, chaplains, and emergency personnel to school counselors, social workers, educators, students, and psychologists. The first half of the seminar was spent learning about suicide prevention and how to best care for family members who have lost…Keep Reading

Woof-Woof: At the Senior Expo!

Shuly and Kibbi attended the Senior Expo this week at the Holiday Inn. Sponsored by the Johnson City Press, the Senior Expo brought out many members of the community to find out about services and opportunities. Kibbi, the Morris-Baker therapy dog, mingled with the crowd and was happy to get some attention. Sometimes things are made a little easier by having a dog around. She is always available upon request…Keep Reading