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Notice of Public Meeting: TCAD Legislative Committee Conference Call

 

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) announces that it will hold a conference call meeting for the Legislative Committee. Below is the meeting information:

 

Meeting: Legislative Committee Conference Call
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. CST
Conference Call Numbers: 1-877-848-0032, or local Nashville area 253-6260
Location: Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability – 9th Floor Conference Room
Address: Andrew Jackson Bldg., 502 Deaderick St., 9th Fl., Nashville, TN 37243

 

Agenda Topic: Legislative Update

 

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Jim Shulman, Executive Director, Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, at (615) 532-4543.

 

Full notice: Legislative Committee



TN SHIP/SMP Volunteer Certification Training

 

Where: Goodwill Lifsey Training Center
937 Herman Street, Nashville, TN 37208

 

When: March 4th & 5th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

The Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and SMP: Empowering Seniors to Prevent Medicare & Medicaid Fraud are happy to announce that a two-day volunteer certification training has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th. The training will be held at the Goodwill Lifsey Training Center, located at 937 Herman Street, Nashville, TN 37208, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm both days.

 

We will provide lunch for all participants; please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. TN SHIP asks that anyone interested in becoming a certified volunteer be willing to report the Medicare counseling they do and/or the events they attend with people in their local community following certification.

 

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to Sidney Schuttrow, TN SHIP/SMP Statewide Volunteer Program Coordinator at (615) 741-1585 or sidney.schuttrow@tn.gov.

 

 

SHIP provides free and nonbiased, one-on-one counseling, information distribution and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families and other advocates via telephone and face-to-face interactive sessions, public education presentations and media activities. SHIP operates as a community-based, grassroots network of local SHIP offices. SMP: Empowering Seniors to Prevent Medicare & Medicaid Fraud provides beneficiaries with education on identifying and preventing Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse. Both programs work hand in hand to assist all Tennesseans with their questions and concerns about Medicare issues. SHIP and SMP are nationally-recognized and funded.

 


FREE Advocacy Skills Training Session

 

The Tennessee Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office, in conjunction with The National Consumer Voice, is offering a FREE state-based, in-person advocacy skills training session on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm CT at Citizens Plaza in Nashville, TN. The training session is designed to build and strengthen both individual and organizational advocacy skills. The lessons learned can be applied at any level and in various settings. ALL are welcome to attend!

 

RSVP by email to laura.brown@tn.gov. Laura Brown can also be reached for questions at 615-253-4392.

 


TCAD Quarterly Commission Meeting

 

The next scheduled quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability is Monday and Tuesday, February 9 and 10, 2015.

 

On Monday, February 9, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability's Audit, Community Living, Executive, Legislative, and Strategic Planning Committees will meet in the offices of:

 

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

Andrew Jackson State Office Building

502 Deaderick Street, 9th Floor

Nashville, TN 37243

 

Notices of Public Meeting: Audit Committee, Community Living Committee, Executive Committee, Legislative Committee, Strategic Planning Committee

 

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability's members will meet at:

 

Citizens Plaza

Tennessee River and Stones River Conference Rooms

400 Deaderick Street, 2nd Floor

Nashville, TN 37243

 

Notice of Public Meeting: Commission Meeting

 

For more information, you may call the Commission at 615-741-2056.

 


Healthier Tennessee: "Be Healthier Today Than You Were Yesterday"

 

Healthy changes make a difference at any age. Let’s take these simple steps together: move more, eat smarter, and cut out tobacco. Pick your first small start here!

 


AARP Fraud Watch Network

 

Tennessee for a Lifetime video link

From AARP online: "The Fraud Watch Network gives you access to information about how to protect yourself and your family. Non-members and members alike can get AARP Watchdog Alerts, stay up on con artists’ latest tricks, and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. It’s free for everyone because AARP is committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures."

 


Notice of Public Meeting: TCAD Legislative Committee Conference Call

 

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) announces that it will hold a conference call meeting for the Legislative Committee. Below is the meeting information:

 

Meeting: Legislative Committee Conference Call
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. CST
Conference Call Numbers: 1-877-848-0032, or local Nashville area 253-6260
Location: Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability – 9th Floor Conference Room
Address: Andrew Jackson Bldg., 502 Deaderick St., 9th Fl., Nashville, TN 37243

 

Agenda Topic: Legislative Update

 

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Jim Shulman, Executive Director, Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, at (615) 532-4543.

 

Full notice: Legislative Committee



Tennessee for a Lifetime

 

Tennessee for a Lifetime video link

Tennessee for a Lifetime is designed to help Tennesseans of all ages learn about growing older. Aging is something we all do, and to a lot of people it feels more complicated now than ever before. The Commission's goal is to provide free lessons on aging for all ages, to help people plan, get them to think, and assist them in taking action when they should.

 

Our first program was held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Northeast State Community College. If you weren't able to attend, you haven't missed your chance to learn. We've posted videos of some of our sessions, and more will follow.

 


Presidential Proclamation—National Family Caregivers Month, 2014

 

Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help care for family members in need, their quiet acts of selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and devotion. Across our country, parents and children, siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury, or disability. During National Family Caregivers Month, we salute the people who play difficult and exhausting roles, and we recommit to lifting up these Americans as they care for their loved ones while protecting their dignity and individuality.

 

In the United States, more than 60 million caregivers provide invaluable strength and assistance to their family members, and as the number of older Americans rises, so will the number of caregivers. Many of these dedicated people work full time and raise children of their own while also caring for the needs of their loved ones. Caregivers support the independence of their family members and enable them to more fully participate in their communities, and as a Nation, we have an obligation to empower these selfless individuals.

 

My Administration continues to work to improve many of the resources on which caregivers depend. The Affordable Care Act invested in programs that expand home and community-based services. To lift up a new generation of service members -- our 9/11 Generation -- we are fighting to ensure those who care for them have access to the support they need, including financial assistance, comprehensive caregiver training, mental health services and counseling, and respite care. Many caregivers rely on workplace flexibility and reasonable accommodations, and this year my Administration held the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families to develop a comprehensive agenda that ensures hard-working Americans do not have to choose between being productive employees and responsible family members. And next year, we will host the White House Conference on Aging, which will focus on the needs of older Americans and those who care for them.

 

Not only this month, but every month, let us work alongside our Nation's caregivers and make certain they are able to provide the best possible care for their loved ones for as long as necessary. Together, we recognize those who place service above self, including the women and men looking after our veterans. By offering them the same comfort, social engagement, and stability they bring to others, may we remind them that they are not alone.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2014 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to pay tribute to those who provide for the health and well-being of their family members, friends, and neighbors.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

 

BARACK OBAMA

 


The American Society on Aging, in a recent message, highilghts the fact that November is also National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. According to the ASA, "There are more than 5 million people in the United States with Alzheimer's Disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers." As the President points out, these numbers will only continue to rise for the foreseeable future

 


Senior Brain Games State Championship

Tennessee Senior Olympics logo

 

Our final three teams will compete on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm. This one is for the trophy and the prize! Read more about the games and see who made the final cut.

 

Thanks to WSMV Channel 4 for hosting us this year at their Healthy 4 Life Expo, taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21. Thanks also to Nashville-based Trivia Time for conducting the championship game this year!

 

 

 

Update: We have a winner!

 

Morristown's Senior Gamers took the trophy! Read more on our Brain Games page, where you can also learn how to join the fun next year.

 


Help Your Family Prepare

 

Alive Hospice Gift Initiative

Help your family through one of the toughest times of their lives: The day you are no longer able to help. Alive Hospice invites you to participate in The Gift Initiative....more


 

 

 


New Program For Victims of Car Accidents

 

Yellow Dot Program

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 was the kick-off date for the Tennessee Department of Transportation's new Yellow DOT Program. It's still going strong as of late August.

 

Participants receive both a yellow decal and yellow folder. The decal goes on your car and the folder is kept in the glove box. Inside the folder are details about any special medical conditions that the driver (or passengers) may have. In the event of an accident, emergency responders will see the decal on the outside of the car, then know to look inside the car for special instructions and important medical information....more

 

You can also check out this update from Nashville's WKRN News 2.



Volunteer State: Tennessee's Senior and Disabled Citizens Need You!!

 

Looking for a meaningful, fulfilling volunteer opportunity with the aging and disabled populations? Maybe both? TN SHIP has volunteer opportunities for you to assist consumers with understanding their Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Training is available across the state. Our Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Public Guardianship programs could also use your help. For program descriptions and contacts, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

 

Last updated 2/3/15.

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