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The Main Role of the Office on Aging – to Serve and Help Those Over 55 in Knoxville and Knox County
There is an unfortunate gap between people over 60 and younger ones.
You may have never noticed your transportation options.
Older people were hit the hardest by Harvey and Irma
Serious harm can occur to those who have lost a loved one.
Older people value their freedom. Their children fear for their safety.
Knoxville and Knox County are not exempt from elder abuse.
There are plenty of fun — and free — things to do in downtown Knoxville.
We and our families need to learn about strokes and their warning signs.
Regardless of where we’re at in life each of us has some concerns. Those things we worry about and can lose sleep over.
18% of Americans over 65 live alone. 43% of those say they are lonely.
Although elder abuse is getting more attention, most don’t know how critical it is.
Julie never discussed what would happen when her parents became incapacitated or died.
We all love a bargain, that little extra incentive when we are buying something.
Stop by and visit your elderly neighbors to see how they’re doing.
Did you ever ask an older person about their lives and how it was growing up?
In Tennessee, there are two special incentives for people 60 and older to take college classes.
There are eight senior centers in the Knoxville and Knox County, open to residents age 50+.
You can choose to start receiving those benefits at different ages depending on your circumstances.
There is no mandatory retirement age in most professions, so there are many options.
Imagine what you can accomplish for the rest of your life. What will you achieve next?
The fastest growing segment of the population here in Tennessee is those over 65 years.
We are passionate about helping those for whom aging often presents the greatest hardship.
A free service that helps seniors lower the cost of their medicines.
Provides practical information for seniors, family members, caregivers, and professionals
Provides help and companionship to those who have been identified as extremely socially isolated.
The advisory body to the Office on Aging. Membership is open to organizations and individuals.
Provides community-based services to Knox County residents in need of a structured program.
Serves as the first point of access to all community services, including shelter, housing, and food.
Identifies and fill gaps in the criminal justice and social services systems.
A bimonthly publication for older adults in Knoxville and Knox County.
Provides opportunities for qualified people to work with children having special needs.
Provides eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dentures through a loan fund.
Provides support, information, and referrals to local resources for those who are “parenting again.”