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Recent Publications

2013-14 Directory of Services for Seniors.
  This 250 page publication is an impartial, comprehensive resource guide providing guidance to older adults about the services and resources available in Middle Tennessee.  • Learn More • Browse the Online Director of Services for Seniors by clicking on the picture.

COA Annual Report
COA's 2013 Annual Report.
  COA is tackling the issues of elder abuse, grandparents raising grandchildren, and other important challenges impacting Middle TN's older adults. •Learn More

A New Resource for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
COA is excited to announce the release Empowering Grandparents: A Guide for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. The goal of this booklet is to empower grandparents by providing them with the knowledge and resources to meet the challenges and responsibilities in "parenting grandchildren." •Learn More

Aging & Caring:  Things Families Need to Know updated Details

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News & Upcoming Events

COA and St. George's Episcopal Church Invite You to the 3rd Annual Quality Aging Series: Courageous Conversations on Tuesday Mornings October 28 through November 18

October 28: “Life Changes and Concerns for Seniors”
Understand all the changes that affect seniors and those who love them and then begin to have courageous conversations and take action. The Rev. Christopher A. Bowhay, Senior Associate Rector, St. George’s Church
November 4: “Successful Aging: Information and Communications vs. Denial and Guilt”
These key words play a vital part for seniors and their positive aging. Gretchen Geagan, Owner, Life-Links, LLC, a geriatric care management company
November 11: “Those Legal Papers—Do I Really Know What They Mean?”
If we have completed and signed wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives, do we remember what our wishes were and are those instructions still what we want? If there is more to be done, let’s do so while we are healthy! Susie Weiss, attorney
November 18: “How to Get the Most from Visits with Your Doctors”
How to give the right information to the doctor and understand what the doctor is
telling you and why. Then do as the doctor recommends. Plus, how to seek follow-up information. Maribeth Farringer, Executive Director, Council on Aging of Greater Nashville
“Sharing Love and Support: Reaching Out to Others”
No matter whether we are care givers or care receivers, we are called to reach out to
others. The Rev. Roger Senechal, Associate Priest, St. George’s Church

Tuesday programs begin at 9:30am with refreshments and exhibits. Presentation with questions and answers from 10:00 to 11:00am in Hampton Hall. Conclude with an invitation to healing prayers in the Chapel, visit with speakers and vendors, and/or go home informed and inspired to take action.

All programs are free and take place at St. George’s Church, 4715 Harding Road, Nashville 37205. We encourage reservations (615-385-2150 x 262 or reserve@stgeorgesnashville.org) to help plan handouts.

For more information, contact Lynn Ragland (615-385-2150 x 247 or lynn.ragland@stgeorgesnashville.org) or Seawell Brandau (615-352-4824 or brandausj@comcast.net).
Save the Date: COA's 2014 Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, December 16
Join The Council on Aging of Greater Nashville on Tuesday, December 16 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for our 2014 Annual Meeting. Learn about COA's expanded community impact in 2014 and future plans for improving the quality of life for Middle Tennessee's seniors. The program will also include the presentation of the Elizabeth Jacobs Distinguished Service Award to Caroline Chamberlain. More details to come.

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  • Scam of the Month-October 2014: The Lock-Out Scam This scam has been successfully attempted in several different Nashville neighborhoods. A clean cut man in his 30s comes to a front door and says that he lives just down ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2014, 4:11 PM by Amanda Chiavini
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Recent Announcements

  • All Aging is Local Blog contribution by Beverly S. Patnaik President Council on Aging of Greater Tennessee     The Council on Aging of Greater Nashville has a tremendous opportunity to respond to the changing landscape ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2014, 11:54 AM by Amanda Chiavini
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – 9 Ways To Start This is part of a new blog series from The Council on Aging of Greater Nashville. Each post is an excerpt from our library of publications that focus on issues ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2014, 12:53 PM by Amanda Chiavini
  • Long Term Care – To Insure or Not to Insure? By: Valida Burks, State Farm Insurance, COA Board of DirectorsUnfortunately like most things there are various opinions about the need for Long Term Care Insurance.  I read a recent ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2014, 7:49 AM by Amanda Chiavini
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