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The Commission is dedicated to working for older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities by providing leadership and guidance for a system that promotes health, dignity, independence, and security through an array of community and in-home services, the protection of rights, and the implementation of best practices.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Learn about the disease. Learn about what it can do to you and your loved ones. Find links to other information and other potentially helpful sites.

Brain Health

We all want to stay healthy and independent as we get older. To that end, it's just as important to keep your brain healthy as it is the rest of your body. StartĀ learning how today!

Chronic Disease

A chronic disease is any condition not passed from person to person and that persists for long periods of time. Examples of chronic diseases are hypertension, stroke, arthritis, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and asthma. For people diagnosed with a chronic disease, proper management can help improve quality of life.

Disaster Preparedness

Sooner or later, something is going to go wrong for a lot of Tennesseans, all at the same time . It could be a tornado outbreak, a winter storm, an earthquake, another flood, or something none of us has even considered. These types of disasters are especially hard on senior citizens and people with special needs. Learn how to plan for people who may need extra help when the worst happens.

Elder Abuse

Our senior population is growing rapidly. Sadly, the number of people who want to take advantage of seniors is also growing. Learn the signs of abuse and what you can do to help prevent and stop it.

Fall Prevention

Even for an otherwise healthy older adult, a fall can open the door to other problems. And for an older adult already suffering from an illnessĀ or disability, a fall can make those existing problems even worse. Accidents happen to everyone, but there are things we can all do to minimize the risks.

Livability

Livable communities allow all people to maintain independence and quality of life through economic prosperity, built and natural environments, affordable and accessible housing, adequate mobility options, and engagement in civic and social life.

Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council

The State Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council was created by the Tennessee General Assembly as a result of Chapter 955 of the Public Acts of 2018. The purpose of the council is to continually assess the status of palliative care, including barriers to care, in Tennessee.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for meaningful, fulfilling volunteer opportunities? We have those available all across the state!