Aging: A Family Affair 2020

Aging: A Family Affair 2020

Join us at Aging: A Family Affair 2020 

Now in its 36th year, Aging: A Family Affair will once again provide valuable information and resources on topics related to aging that is helpful not only to seniors, but to their families, caregivers, and professionals. Though we cannot meet in-person due to the pandemic, we will host a virtual series of presentations on the important topics of Medicare, Planning for the Future During a Pandemic, and The Spectrum of Normal Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease. As we all know, reliable information is always changing, and it is not always easy to stay up to date in the ever-changing landscape. These virtual presentations will bring you the most accurate and current information so you can make well-informed decisions that affect your quality of life.

To kick off the event, the Office on Aging will host a Senior Expo Drive Thru on Thursday, November 5 at O’Connor Senior Center from 9 am – noon. Vendors will provide information on local resources and services for seniors. Attendees will remain in their car, wear a face covering, and visit each booth throughout the drive thru. It will be an exciting time of sharing helpful information and handing out goodies for you to take home. Please wear a mask or face covering and remain in your car. Social distancing will be practiced.


There is no charge for this year’s event, but registration is requested.

REGISTER FOR AFA PRESENTATIONS HERE.  You can also the Office on Aging at 865-524-2786, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:45 pm.

These virtual or call-in presentations will be held on Fridays, from 10 am – 11 am on the following dates:


Friday, November 6

Blake McCoy, Medicare Insurance Advisors

Deciding about your Medicare options and curious about Social Security? Blake McCoy will cover all the changes that you need to be aware of when making the best decision for yourself.

Blake McCoy is the Owner and President of Medicare Insurance Advisors. MIA an insurance firm, that is dedicated to help people with their Medicare, Life and Dental insurance. Blake decided at the young age of 19 that Medicare insurance was too confusing, and he built a team of advisors, with offices in Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis and Daphne, AL, dedicated to make Medicare simple. MIA now serves clients in dozens of states throughout the country.


Friday, November 13

Glen Kyle, Franklin & Kyle Elder Law

Planning for the future can be difficult and confusing. Adding a global pandemic can make it more challenging. Glen Kyle, CELA explains the different ways a senior can best protect themselves and their family while making plans for the future.

Glen A. Kyle is the owner of the Knoxville law office of Franklin & Kyle Elder Law, LLC. His practice in the specialized field of elder law includes Life Care Planning, Medicaid and Veterans’ Benefits planning, estate planning (powers of attorney, wills, and trusts), conservatorships, probate and trust administration.


Friday, November 20

Dr. Monica Crane, Genesis Neuroscience Clinic

Dr. Crane will explain the cognitive changes in aging, define dementia, and share updates related to the disease.

Dr. Crane is a fellowship-trained geriatric medicine physician who has been nationally recognized as an expert in dementia care. Her career focus has been the clinical care, treatment and support for patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and the related dementias.

Dr. Crane is the founder and medical director of Genesis Neuroscience Clinic, a multidisciplinary memory disorders clinic. The clinic provides community care for cognitive disorders and the neurodegenerative dementias. In 2020, Dr. Crane started the Tennessee Memory Disorders Foundation ( which is the non-profit parent organization for the clinic. The Foundation’s mission is to provide support for comprehensive community care for those with memory disorders and to mentor students and professionals to become future leaders in dementia care.

Questions? Give us a call at (865) 524-2786, Mon-Fri, 8 am – 4:45 pm