The State of Aging in Tennessee
As the designated state agency on aging, TCAD is obligated to protect and ensure the quality of life and independence of older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities. Those are steadily growing groups of people—people already deserving of greater attention and people whose needs are already changing lives within our state.
In support of our mission, the agency pursues data-driven advocacy of policies and programs that improve outcomes for our target groups, along with the many caregivers in our state. With The State of Aging in Tennessee: A County-By-County Snapshot, TCAD has compiled critical aging statistics, putting some of the most important current issues in the spotlight with a mind to their projected impact on the state over the next 15 years.
We all want our state to be a welcoming one for people of all ages and abilities. As our population transitions to one with a higher percentage of older adults, we’re entering new territory. We’ll face challenges we’ve never known. The people who call Tennessee home are expecting us to not only anticipate the changes and challenges, but to plan on their behalf and work to minimize the disruption to their lives. This snapshot is a resource not only for our own staff, but for service providers, advocates, and decision-makers across the state.
Download or print your own PDF copy of the complete book or use the map below to choose a specific county, or counties, and follow the linked result to the PDF data page matching your choice. For visitors choosing to use neither the map, nor the PDF format, the stats and citations are also available as a simplified Word document.
Have questions about the stats? Want to speak with someone about the book or possibly have one of our staff members talk about the numbers in person? Contact TCAD's Director of Communications & Legislative Affairs, Ryan J. Ellis, at 615-253-4083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.