The Community Assessment Committee meets monthly to study a particular issue that has been identified as a concern to older adults and their families. Anne Gulley, Community Volunteer, chairs the committee.
- The Living at Home Program which helps older adults remain in their homes with some assistance
- Senior Solutions which is a hotline for information and referral (615-255-1010 or 1-877-973-6467)
- A Peer Counseling Program for older adults.
- Interfaith Volunteer Respite Program, established for to provide a needed break for caregivers.
According to the Pew Research Center, 1 out of every 10 children in the U.S. lives with a grandparent (2010 report). In 2012-13, the committee is investigating the impact of and services related to grandparents raising grandchildren. This is the second time the committee has studied this issue. In the past, the committee supported a pilot project, funded by the Tennessee State Legislature, to assist with legal, financial, and other concerns.
- Planning ahead
- Family dynamics
- Communicating with healthcare professionals
- Legal and financial issues
- Staying at home
- Subsidized services
- Leaving home
- Respite care
- End of life issues
- Working with employers
Resource pages and documents are also included in the book. Learn more...
Transportation is an issue that always tops the list of unmet needs of seniors. So it’s only natural that since 2005, the Council on Aging has been working to identify the specific transportation needs of seniors and create solutions for those needs.The Nashville Rides brochure, pinpointing Nashville area transportation resources, was developed as a result of work done by the committee. This resource is made available through funding from the Frist Foundation, HCA Foundation, and Metro Social Services. View the brochure...
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