The Community Assessment Committee identifies gaps in services for older adults and families, helps to develop support materials, holds seminars, and starts new programs to fill these gaps. The committee meets monthly.

From 2017-2018, the committee studied unmet needs and possible solutions related to affordable housing for older adults. The committee met with members of the Mayor’s office and provided recommendations for the “Housing Nashville” report. Committee members have also looked at model programs for chore assistance. home sharing and co-housing. We also provided input and a letter of support for Urban Housing Solutions, and are pleased to report that they were awarded $11 million in tax credits by THDA to help fund construction of an innovative 55-unit affordable housing residence for seniors at the corner of 26th Avenue and Clarksville Pike in North Nashville. Here’s a link for more information: 

The Community Assessment Committee has developed resources on:
Caregiving
Senior health and wellness
Grandparents raising grandchildren
Elder abuse
• Retirement
• Training for volunteer drivers on how to safely transport aging adults.
• And has taken action on so much more since 1985!

The committee is always open to topics for discussion or study involving Middle Tennessee older adults and caregivers.

If you would like to attend a meeting or have a topic to suggest, contact call COA at (615) 353-4235.

Betty Wilson,  Chair of the Community Assessment Committee.

A panel discussion of grandparents raising grandchildren hosted by the Community Assessment Committee.