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Legal Aid Society to offer Free Legal Clinic to Seniors

 

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – Starting September 25th, 2020, the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands will offer a regular series of free legal phone clinics for seniors to be held bi-weekly from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.

Legal Aid Society provides free civil legal services to residents in Middle Tennessee.

Tennessee Senior Law Alliance Free Legal Clinic for Seniors to be offered bi-weekly beginning September 25th.

Tennessee Senior Law Alliance Free Legal Clinic for Seniors to be offered bi-weekly beginning September 25th.

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How Should Older Adults Respond to Easing of Tennessee’s Safer at Home Orders

 

Tennessee Commission on Aging and DisabilityNashville, TN – As Tennessee gradually emerges from its COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability reminds older adults that they should continue to be vigilant about exposing themselves to the deadly COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Vulnerable Population Urged to Continue COVID-19 Coronavirus Safety Measures.

Vulnerable Population Urged to Continue COVID-19 Coronavirus Safety Measures.

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President Donald Trump’s remarks on Protecting America’s Seniors

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  Please.

This afternoon, I’ll sign a proclamation declaring the month of May to be Older Americans Month.  I don’t know if I’m in that category.  I have a feeling I am.  But I feel good.  And our country is making a lot of progress, Alex — I want to tell you that.  Making a lot of progress.

As we honor the incredible contributions of our nation’s seniors, we are here today to discuss the unprecedented steps we that we’re taking to protect them from the virus. 

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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AAA reports Older Drivers Who Fall at Higher Risk for Crash

 

History of Falling increases Crash Risk by 40 Percent among Older Drivers

AAAKnoxville, TN – Older drivers with a history of falling are 40 percent more likely to be involved in crashes than their peers, according to a new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Falls limit an older drivers’ ability to function behind the wheel and can make driving risky for themselves and others on the road. These findings are important since annually a record 12 million older adults will experience a fall.

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Seniors and Vulnerable Adults Gain Protection through National Act

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has adopted a model act designed to protect adults 65 or older, and other populations at increased risk of diminished capacity or other cognitive impairment, from financial exploitation.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division is a member of the NASAA. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says Giving up the Keys may hasten the Risk of Health Problems in Older Adults

 

AAAKnoxville, TN  Older adults who have stopped driving are almost two times more likely to suffer from depression and nearly five times as likely to enter a long-term care facility than those who remain behind the wheel, according to a new report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and Columbia University.

The study examined older adults who have permanently given up driving and the impact it has on their health and mental well-being.

AAA Foundation study shows greater risk of depression and entry into long-term care facilities among former older drivers

AAA Foundation study shows greater risk of depression and entry into long-term care facilities among former older drivers

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Tennessee House Republicans reject Commitment to Property Tax Relief for Veterans, Seniors and Disabled

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – Tennessee House Democrats yesterday introduced and fought for legislation that would reaffirm the state’s commitment to property tax relief for the disabled, veterans and seniors. The proposed amendment was filed in response to HB1197, sponsored by Oak Ridge Representative John Ragan.

The sponsor conceded that the bill significantly cuts a program of property tax relief for veterans, the disabled and seniors. Democratic caucus members fought against the bill and the cuts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says Injury from Falls a Leading Cause of Death for Tennessee Seniors

 

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23rd, 2014

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – A simple fall may be just a nuisance for many people, but for a senior adult it can be a matter of life or death.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared September 23rd, 2014 as Falls Prevention Awareness Day to promote simple ways to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Senior Olympics scheduled for September 23rd-28th

 

Tennessee Senior OlympicsFranklin, TN – Senior athletes of all ages and skill levels across the state are already gearing up for the 2013 Tennessee Senior Olympics district games

Area seniors ages 49 and older are invited to showcase their athletic abilities and share in some friendly competition at the Greater Nashville District Senior Olympics, scheduled for September 23rd – 28th in Franklin, Tennessee and the Golf Tournament will be held October 29th, 2013 at Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tennessee.

Tennessee Senior Olympics

Tennessee Senior Olympics

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for April 29th, 2012

 

Billy Dunlop Park will be closed to the public, Tuesday, May 1st for a Police training class. The park will reopen at dawn the following day.

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Queen City Road Race Packet Pick Up
  • Registration for the 50+ Olympics is Underway
  • Doggiepalooza 2012
  • Movies in the Park
  • Sleep Under the Stars
  • Youth Archery

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