AGING WELL: Championing Older Adults in Our Community

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What does ‘aging well’ mean to you? At AgeWell Middle Tennessee, we are reimagining aging through our programs and services that provide trusted information and online tools as well as elevating the voices of older adults throughout our 13-county service* area in MiddleTennessee. Founded as the Council on Aging of Greater Nashville in 1985, AgeWell… Read more AGING WELL: Championing Older Adults in Our Community

Following Your Path to Aging: Planning for the future

Four grid black and white images with aging adults. Top left image is a Black female wearing a tank top and a headband, right top image is a caucasian female image wearing a button down shirt sitting at a table in front of a laptop. Bottom left image is an Asian male wearing a fidora and teeshirt. Bottom Right is a caucasian male. Text at bottom of image "We're here for you as you age." Pathfinder's branded graphic is at the very bottom of image.

Former British prime minister Winston Churchill once said, “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” As we age, it is important to have a plan in place for the future and communicate this frequently with loved ones. Often when future planning is mentioned, one might think of planning where they want to live… Read more Following Your Path to Aging: Planning for the future

It’s the Legality of it All: Legal Assistance for Aging Adults in Rural East Tennessee

Image of a woman in a black suit jacket and blue shirt sitting at a desk holding a clip board with a document on it and holding a pen in her right hand pointing to the paper. Sitting at the table across from on on the right side of the image is an elderly man with gray hair wearing a black suit and a woman with light brown hair and wearing a light purple sweater.

Aging can be overwhelming especially as you start planning for the future. Whether it is estate planning, power of attorney, or seeking assistance with Medicaid benefits, older adults may find it difficult in getting all these documents in order, especially aging adults who live in rural areas that may not have easy access to resources.… Read more It’s the Legality of it All: Legal Assistance for Aging Adults in Rural East Tennessee

Navigating Medicare with TN SHIP

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Have Medicare questions? Looking for unbiased counseling and assistance? If you are a Medicare-eligible individual located in Tennessee– you’re in luck! The Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP), administered by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, is here to help answer your Medicare questions. While it may sound too good to be… Read more Navigating Medicare with TN SHIP

Agency Spotlight – Disability Rights TN

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Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities. DRT is part of the Protection & Advocacy Systems (P&A) —a national network of federally mandated legal advocacy agencies. Each of DRT’s programs works to advance their vision to keep Tennesseans free from harm, free to participate in the community,… Read more Agency Spotlight – Disability Rights TN

Resource Corner – Navigating Your Path to Aging

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Tennessee Disability Pathfinder offers an extensive library of disability and aging adult care resources available at TNPathfinder.org. Pathfinder has added more than 60 senior centers to our Directory of Services! Senior centers can be a great place to exercise, develop community, explore daily programming and activities, and they even help with transportation. Senior centers are… Read more Resource Corner – Navigating Your Path to Aging