The Office on Aging provides the latest information on services and topics of interest to the senior population and also provides public relations to the community to raise awareness of senior issues.
The primary mission of the Office on Aging is to serve seniors 60+ with information and referral about resources available in this area. We also strive to provide assistance with questions about state and federal programs. This office provides the latest information on services and topics of interest to the senior population and provides public relations to the community to raise awareness of senior issues.
The Office on Aging also coordinates between the five Senior Centers located in Jefferson County in Dandridge, Jefferson City, New Market, Strawberry Plains, and White Pine, where seniors 60+ can participate in a wide variety of activities.
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee extended the State of Emergency to August 29
Executive Order #50 with emphasis on line # 6-D – Senior centers or equivalent facilities shall continue to be closed to members, customers, or the public.
If any senior needs assistance with hot meals or food, please contact Jefferson County Office On Aging @ 865-397-3197.
Federal & State Nursing Home & Assisted Living Regulations
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in Tennessee
A report from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury by Kristina Podesta & Kim Potts with the Office of Research and Education Accountability.
AARP TN Virtual Events:
11/10 – Courageous Conversations: Making the Bad Apples Good and the Good Apples Better (2-3:30p CT) with Derek Young & Natl. Museum of African American Music
11/11 – American Red Cross Mid-South: Disaster Preparedness (11a-12p CT)
Register: Coming Soon
11/18 – Virtual Get Fit & Live Healthy Exercise Session (11-11:45a CT) w/ Healthy Kids/Camp Get Fit
11/18 – Virtual Cooking Class: Italian Cous Cous & Taco Bowls (11a-12:30p) with Chef John Alunni from Cutting Edge Classroom Register: https://aarp.cvent.com/AARPTnVirtualCookingCuttingEdgeSeries11_18_20
11/24 – Lunch & Conversation: Your Dental Health (12-12:45p CT) with University of Tennessee AEGD Dental Residents and the Matthew Walker Health Center Register: https://aarp.cvent.com/TNLunchConvos4MWCHC2020
Jefferson County’s Senior Centers provide a wide variety of opportunities for social, educational, recreational, and health-related services. The centers are dedicated to maintaining a vibrant community for those aged 60+.
Jefferson County Senior Centers
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Download and fill out our participation registration form to be a member of our Senior Community.
Meals on Wheels – 866-631-4120
ETHRA Van – 800-232-1565
ETHRA Main Office – 865-691-2551
CHOICES and OPTIONS (at ETHRA main office) – 866-836-6678
Adult Protective Services (APS) – 888-277-8366
SafeSpace – 800-244-5968
Social Security – 800-772-1213
Medicare – 800-633-4227
Medicaid (TN Care) – 800-318-2596
TN Senior Benefits (insurance in Morristown) – 800-226-1004
TN Health Connections – (nursing home questions, etc.) – 855-259-0701
Scam Reporting – 800-366-4484
ALPS (Morristown) – 423-587-9149
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