Programs

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2018 Annual Report (PDF)

We are passionate about helping those for whom aging often presents the greatest hardship.

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Affordable Medicine Options for Seniors (AMOS)

A free service that helps seniors lower the cost of their medicines.

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Aging: A Family Affair

Provides practical information for seniors, family members, caregivers, and professionals

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Connecting Hearts

Provides help and companionship to those who have been identified as extremely socially isolated.

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Council on Aging

The advisory body to the Office on Aging. Membership is open to organizations and individuals.

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Daily Living Center

Provides community-based services to Knox County residents in need of a structured program.

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East Tennessee 2-1-1

Serves as the first point of access to all community services, including shelter, housing, and food.

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Elder Abuse Community Outreach Program

Identifies and fill gaps in the criminal justice and social services systems.

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Elder News and Views

A bimonthly publication for the older citizens of Knoxville and Knox County.

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Foster Grandparent Program

Provides opportunities for qualified people to work with children having special needs.

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Gift of Sight, Hearing & Dentures

Provides eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dentures through a loan fund.

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Grandparents As Parents Program

Provides support, information, and referrals to local resources for those who are "parenting again."

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Knox County CAC Transit

Provides access to community resources by providing safe, comfortable transportation for local residents.

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Knox PAWS (Placing Animals With Seniors)

Matches seniors with adoptable pets identified by animal center staff.

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Lifeline

Lifeline has a system that is right for you. The waterproof Help Button is easy to use and responsive any time you need help.

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Mobile Affordable Meal Service

Provides meals (the same menu as Mobile Meals) for individuals who pay a fee for the service.

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Mobile Meals & Senior Nutrition Program

Serves five meals weekly to residents who are at least 60 and cannot cook for themselves.

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John T. O’Connor Senior Center

An activity center where seniors can not only add years to their lives, but add life to their years.

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One Call Club

Provides one-phone-call access to reliable, reasonably priced services to people of all ages.

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Project LIVE (Living Independently through Volunteer Efforts)

Serves homebound seniors (age 60+) who have limited support and income.

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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Your experience are valuable and can be helpful towards a community need.

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Rise Above Crime

Rise Above Crime is a free program that supports older adults who have been victimized by crime. Services are provided by caring professionals that aim...

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Savings Check Up

Are you on Medicare? Do you need extra money for medicine, groceries, or utilities? The Office on Aging’s Savings Check Up can help you maximize...

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Senior Information & Referral

Offers information to senior citizens, their family members, civic groups, and others.

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Senior Community Service Employment Program

Places seniors in part-time paid community service assignments for on-the-job training.

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Senior Companion Program

Provides support services to older persons who have unmet physical, mental, or social needs.

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Senior Employment Service

Offers a number of services to seniors who are looking for employment., all free of charge.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

SNAP provides extra money to buy nutritious food needed for good health.

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Volunteer Assisted Transportation

Provides rides for seniors and persons with disabilities who need assistance to travel safely.

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