Council on Aging Programs

The Council on Aging holds monthly educational programs on the second Thursday of each month (except in July and August) at the O’Connor Senior Center at 2:30 pm. All programs are free and open to the public. 


Thursday, May 9, 2:30 pm

Join us for a presentation by Michelle Treese and Tim Riley that focuses on The Independent Living Program through the TN Department of Human Services. This program is for those with visual impairments who need assistance living independently. Tim Riley is a Rehabilitation Instructor who serves customers in the Knoxville region, and graduated from Berea College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Michelle Treese graduated from Radford University with a Masters in Social Work, and has a BA in Psychology from East Tennessee State University. She has worked with the state for over 13 years in this program and in Family Assistance


Thursday, June 13, 2:30 pm

Join the Council on Aging for a presentation from Philip Gentile. Mr. Gentile has been employed as US Postal Inspector since 2003 working a variety of investigations in Ohio and Tennessee, to include, mail theft, mail fraud, identity theft, robberies, burglaries, narcotics, homicides, and dangerous mailings. Since 2015, Inspector Gentile has served as the Team Leader for East Tennessee supervising Postal Inspectors, Analysts, and Task Force Officers covering Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities. In recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness Month, Mr. Gentile will discuss ways to avoid mail and financial abuse. He will discuss scams, fraud, and prevention.