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Aging Matters
August 2018
With 1.1 million adults in Tennessee over the age of 65, this information matters! 
Don't see what you're looking for? Call Pathfinder!
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By Karen Mevis

CALLER: Hi. My neighbor and friend is also a widow, and I was telling her my late husband had gotten a tax freeze on our home. We were talking at lunch about what we would do if a property tax hike passed, and she had never heard of a freeze. We live in Shelby County. Do you know how he did that? Can my friend get a tax freeze also? For Pathfinder's response, READ MORE >> 

OPTIONS, A Program to Support Community Living

By Christine Mather, Information & Assistance Counselor with the Greater Nashville Regional Council 
Sometimes we all need a little help. This is especially true as we age, when we live with disabilities, or both. The OPTIONS program can assist people with daily activities, giving a little bit of help with tasks that have become a struggle or impossible to accomplish.
Services may include personal care, light housekeeping, home delivered meals, and assistance with shopping. For someone no longer able to shower independently, weekly help with bathing may be life changing. To learn about OPTIONS, READ MORE >>
Call us with questions!


For Multilingual Services:
(615) 875-5083
Estate Recovery 

If you have ever received any services or supports through TennCare Medicaid, you've probably heard whispered rumors about TennCare "stealing" your home when you die and been hesitant to accept help. This process of TennCare collecting money they spent on long-term services and supports is called Estate Recovery. We want to give you the facts, and yes, there are some exceptions! READ MORE >>
National Council on Aging
Area Agencies on Aging & Disability
Human Resource Agencies of TN
Volunteer Driver Programs

Did you know that Tennessee has several volunteer driver programs to provide rides for seniors and people with disabilities? 

They are a little different in every county, but most programs have an annual membership fee and small ride fee. Rides are generally available to doctors’ appointments, grocery shopping, prescription pickup, social & recreational trips, and more. Below is a brief summary of each service: READ MORE >>

* Click here to learn more about why we need transportation for seniors - maybe even volunteer yourself as a driver!
This project is partially funded under grant contracts with the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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