News & Events

The Office on Aging provides a wide range of news, information, and events. In addition to the information linked below, please check out the latest issue of Elder News & Views.

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Getting Around Knoxville and Knox County

You may have never noticed your transportation options.

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Major Storms Adversely Affect People 65 and Older

Older people were hit the hardest by Harvey and Irma

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Grief and Older People

Serious harm can occur to those who have lost a loved one.

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Independence vs. Safety

Older people value their freedom. Their children fear for their safety.

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The Local Effort to Make the Public Aware of Elder Abuse

Knoxville and Knox County are not exempt from elder abuse.

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Don’t Let This Summer Slip by Without Enjoying It

There are plenty of fun -- and free -- things to do in downtown Knoxville.

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Strokes and BE FAST

We and our families need to learn about strokes and their warning signs.

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That Concern You Have Right Now is Not Unique to You

Regardless of where we're at in life each of us has some concerns. Those things we worry about and can lose sleep over.

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The Main Health Concern for Older People and a Great Way to Take Care of It

18% of Americans over 65 live alone. 43% of those say they are lonely.

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