How does the Council on Aging work?
The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee has made Middle Tennessee a better place for over a million seniors and their families over the last 30 years.
- Organizing and publishing resources for seniors into the unbiased and comprehensive Directory of Services of Seniors, currently in its 18th Edition AND making it available at no cost to seniors.
- Providing free information and referral services to help older adults and caregivers better understand services available.
- Advocating for issues affecting seniors.
- Identifying, studying and creating solutions to the challenges of Middle Tenn. seniors.
- Fostering collaboration among the leaders from all senior service branches.
- Engaging seniors in their communities through our Discover Programs and Seniors Days on the General Jackson.
- Recognizing older adults for their leadership and service.
The importance of Aging to our Community
COA has taken action on issues affecting seniors including caregiving, community engagement, consumer fraud, elder abuse, end-of-life planning, grandparents raising grandchildren, health and wellness, housing, legal concerns, mental health, retirement, transportation and much more.
Creative collaboration with seniors, their families, agencies, businesses, professionals, caregivers & community volunteers has resulted in the creation of resources, programs, seminars and outreach campaigns that allow COA to address issues & concerns from both global and detailed perspectives.