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Tennessee State Agency on Aging provides Advice for Caregivers and those living with Dementia during the holidays

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – This year’s holiday season this year may look a little different for all of us. For individuals living with dementia and their caregivers this season may potentially cause additional stress, confusion, or anxiety.

Holiday Considerations for Individuals with Dementia and Caregivers

Holiday Considerations for Individuals with Dementia and Caregivers

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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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Tennessee Better Prepared to Stop Elder Abuse

 

Tennessee Department of Human Services

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services is recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by releasing a new statewide plan to help improve the investigation and response of help to vulnerable adults.

This plan began two years ago when the Federal Administration for Community Living awarded TDHS a grant to establish a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) involving state and non-profit agencies that play a role in providing protective services. 

Tennessee Department of Human Services leads a statewide change in how responding agencies work together to combat Elder abuse.

Tennessee Department of Human Services leads a statewide change in how responding agencies work together to combat Elder abuse.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly opens 2016 Session

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 2016 session of the 109th General Assembly reconvened on Capitol Hill this week to begin work on a number of important issues facing Tennessee. I was pleased to officially be named as Chairman of the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.

On Monday, the Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Governor Bill Haslam. This project was years in the making, and I am pleased that it is finally opened to serve our veterans.

Pictured from left, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Curtis Johnson, Rep. Jay Reedy, Brig. Gen. Wendell Gilbert, Governor Bill Haslam, Sen. Mark Green, and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

Pictured from left, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Curtis Johnson, Rep. Jay Reedy, Brig. Gen. Wendell Gilbert, Governor Bill Haslam, Sen. Mark Green, and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

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Tennessee recognizes June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 

Governor proclaims day in tribute to the Safety and dignity of Seniors

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Each day the state’s elderly population grows, and with it, the heightened risk of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation upon this vulnerable group.

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has issued a proclamation acknowledging the day and urging Tennesseans “to work to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly Tennesseans and to raise awareness and prevention around all people affected by this devastating crime.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability in Clarksville next week

 

Legislation regarding uninsured motorists clears first hurdle

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) filed House Bill 0431 (Senate Bill 0251), an important piece of legislation which would increase the penalty for driving without liability insurance.

The proposal would enhance the penalty from a Class C misdemeanor (punishable by a $100.00 fine) to a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by up to 11 months 29 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500) when the offender is at fault for an accident resulting in bodily injury or death due to criminal negligence.

This legislation passed its first hurdle in the House Criminal Sub Committee this week and will be heard in the Criminal Full Committee on Wednesday, February 27th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health report “Cholesterol: Friend and Enemy of Healthy Aging”

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Whether you’re in your twenties or your sixties, you can reduce your chances of having a stroke or developing heart disease by learning about “bad” and “good” cholesterol. This knowledge isn’t just for “old people;” strokes and heart disease happen to people of all ages.

In Tennessee from 2007 to 2011, some 16,241 people died from stroke; of these, 1,307 or eight percent were under the age of 55. Similarly, from 2007 to 2011 there were 71,625 Tennesseans who died from heart disease; of these, 8,226 or 11.5 percent were under the age of 55. «Read the rest of this article»

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AARP Disappointed that legislation creating a Department on Aging fails by one vote

 

One senator charges that her colleagues are taking care of trees, animals, car dealerships this year, but not senior citizens

NASHVILLE, TN – Legislation that would give seniors a Cabinet-level voice in Tennessee government failed by one vote in a Senate Committee on Tuesday, likely killing the effort to create a Department on Aging for the year and leaving services for older residents scattered throughout nearly two dozen agencies. «Read the rest of this article»

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