We Serve All Seniors
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At the Office on Aging, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling our mission of helping people and changing lives. We honor and value the perspectives and contributions of all people.
We are committed to being an organization that welcomes and respects everyone, regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, nationality, geographic origin, or socioeconomic status.
We are committed to fostering a community free of discrimination. We serve ALL seniors.
KNOX AREA RESOURCES
Bridge Refugee Services
A non-profit organization that provides services and resources to refugees now living in East Tennessee. Services include case management, programs for school-age children, employment assistance, community connection, and more. Call 865-540-1311. Website:bridgerefugees.org
A non-profit community center that serves area Latinos by offering services related to workforce development, youth and family engagement, community resources, and help for small businesses. Call 865-522-0052. Website: centrohispanotn.org
HoLa (Hora Latina)
A non-profit organization which offers cultural and educational programs related to Latin art, photography, paintings, ceramic arts, and more. Call 865-335-3358. Website: holahoralatina.org
Knoxville Area Korean Association
Shares information on the local Korean community such as businesses and community services. Call 865-361-9977. Website: Knoxville Area Korean Association
Knoxville Gay Men’s Discussion Group
Meets weekly on Monday evenings to discuss topics of interest and relevance to gay men. $1 donation requested when meetings are held in person. Call 865-567-6953. Website: gaygroupknoxville.org
Muslim Community of Knoxville
Provides services for area Muslims as well as services for the community such as education and outreach, social welfare, and food bags. Call 865-637-8172. Website: muslimknoxville.org
The Community of St. Ninian’s
A religious non-profit that provides social opportunities and services to members of the LGBT+ community. Limited financial support may be available for crisis situations, depending on funding availability. Call 865-567-6953. Website: saintninianswell.org
Savings Check Up
Are you on Medicare? Do you need more money for groceries, medicine, or utilities? Contact Savings Check Up to find out what benefits you may be eligible for. Call Senior Information and Referral at 865-546-6262. Website: knoxseniors.org/savings
Here at the Office on Aging, we serve all seniors. We recognize that there is not always a community resource that provides people all of the detailed information they need for their specific aging needs. As such, we have put together a list of supplementary websites that can benefit people from various backgrounds. If you know of other resources we should add, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL WEBSITE RESOURCES
Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities provides information and resources for people aging with developmental disabilities as well as for their families, caregivers, and other stakeholders.
National Hispanic Council on Aging works on aging issues as they relate to the Hispanic community.
SAGE is an aging advocacy organization dedicated to the service of LGBT+ older adults.
Diverse Elders Coalition advocates for policies and programs that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people.
The UN Refugee Agency has information and resources for older people who are refugees.