History:

The Council on Aging was launched in 1985 as a vital outgrowth from a mayoral task force on senior issues. The task force saw the need for an engaged, impartial and accountable group to continually study gaps in services for seniors and to be an advocate on behalf of senior issues.  COA is now an independent, board-directed 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Mission:

COA strives to ensure that the community values, honors and supports older adults and caregivers by addressing unmet needs through information, advocacy and education and by being a catalyst for comprehensive solutions.

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.

 

  • Recognizing older adults for their leadership and service.