Resources - Council on Aging

COA’s publications are credible, multi-purpose tools that can serve as education tools for individuals. Bulk pricing and co-branding is available for agencies interested in adding them to their human resources or marketing toolkits.

Aging & Caring: A Guide for Families and Caregivers is a comprehensive resource designed to give families a starting point for caregiving for aging loved ones. This guide can also help them identify the issues and consider the options. Planning ahead for the aging process has many unknowns because the exact nature of aging problems aren’t readily predictable. But there will be some and there are many concrete things that can be done to ease however the aging process plays out. Copies of Aging & Caring: A Guide for Families and Caregivers© are available for free due to generous sponsorship from CignaHealthspring.

The Directory of Services for Seniors© the only comprehensive guide to services and community resources for seniors, caregivers and families in Middle Tennessee.

Preparing and Planning for Life’s Final Chapter© is a guide to end of life care planning with practical considerations about end of life care options, clarification about important documents, and guidance on communicating decisions with friends, family, and medical professionals.

Empowering Grandparents: A Guide for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren© is a booklet addressing the needs of these caregivers by providing specific information, resources and support to assist in grandparents in this role.

ReNEW (Nutrition, Exercise & Wellness)© is a booklet addressing the specific health and wellness concerns of older adults by providing healthy food guidelines and information regarding physical health and overall wellness. This educational tool will empower older adults to make healthy choices that improve their quality of life.

Community Outreach Presentations and Booths COA staff and expert volunteers are available to make presentations on topics relevant to Aging in the Workplace. Contact the COA office for more information.