Compassus To Host Hospice Documentary Screenings

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – The Compassus programs serving Middle Tennessee are hosting six free screenings of the documentary Defining Hope on Wednesday, November 1. The film is debuting for this day only in select venues across the country in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

Defining Hope, created by Carolyn Jones, follows patients with life-threatening illness as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves when life is threatened.

“We are thrilled to help share this important film with the residents of Middle Tennessee,” said Julia Logan-Mayes, volunteer coordinator at Compassus – Tullahoma. “Every person deserves the opportunity to experience the highest possible quality of life with care that is centered on their individual preferences, regardless of their condition. Defining Hope shares this message and is an optimistic look at the choices we have in how we die.”

WHAT:          Defining Hope Documentary Screening

WHEN:         Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Church of Christ at Cedar Lane
1200 Cedar Lane
Tullahoma, TN 37388
1 p.m.

Columbia State Community College
Ledbetter Auditorium/Clement Building
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
1 p.m.

Columbia State Community College – Clifton Campus
796 Main Street
Clifton, TN 38425
1 p.m.

Columbia State Community College – Williamson Campus
Community Room, Administration Building
1228 Liberty Pike
Franklin, TN 37067
1 p.m.

Capri Theater
201 E. Depot Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
4 p.m.

Oldham Theater on the Square
115 1st Avenue NE
Winchester, TN 37398
4 p.m.

Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session to discuss the importance of advance care planning and the benefits of hospice and palliative care.

To watch the trailer and learn more about the film, visit

For more information about Compassus – Tullahoma, please visit or call (931) 455-9118.