Tennessee for a Lifetime

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.

Thank you Cookeville and Tennessee Tech!​

Our July 25, 2015 presentations on the campus of Tennessee Tech in Cookeville were well received. Individual topics will be added to the menu on the left as they're ready. In the meantime, check out the keynote by TTU Coach Watson Brown.

Northeast State Community College in 2014

Our first event was held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee. Topics covered included aging in place (living at home as long as possible), end-of-life care, Medicare, and caregiving, among others. The two most popular classes were "iPad Vs Swiss Army Knife" and "The Other Bucket List."

Our presenters brought insight from a variety of backgrounds and included East Tennessee State University instructors, First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging staff, and the director of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.

What If You Couldn't Attend?

These aren't courses for credit. If you can't attend, you don't lose tuition, you miss an opportunity to learn about things you need to know. We don't want that. Our goal is to help educate as many people as possible. To that end, we recorded what we could to make it available to watch online. And because they feel the same way, some of our contributors have also made their presentations available online. Choose a topic from the left hand menu, under the heading "TN4L Videos," to learn more.