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The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee (COA) partners with community organizations to find solutions for older adults, families, and caregivers in a 13-county service area. These programs and services have been created as a direct result of unmet needs in the greater Middle Tennessee area and COA’s mission to convene necessary groups to gather data, observe practices, and find answers that best serve our community. These resources are available for you, your staff and congregation.

Senior Ride Nashville is an affordable, assisted ride service that pairs an older adult who needs a ride with a volunteer who can give one. Learn more by calling (615) 610-4040 or visiting www.seniorridenashville.org.

COVID informational flyers developed by COA during the pandemic help older adults find appropriate resources quickly and efficiently. Visit https://www.coamidtn.org/covid-19-resources-information/ for information covering issues such as grocery and medication pickup and delivery, COVID scams, avoiding isolation, and caregiver support and relief.

The 21st edition of the Directory of Services will be available in February 2021 and features a comprehensive, unbiased list of resources for older adults, families, and caregivers in our 13-county service area. ENCORE Ministry has ordered 850 copies to distribute to church leaders as soon as it is safe to do so. If you would like to schedule a safe, contact-free delivery or pickup of this free directory before then, contact the COA office in February at (615) 353-4235.

All for Antioch! is a new initiative being created by COA, The Branch of Nashville, and West End Home Foundation to identify collaborative solutions for older adults in the Antioch area. Stay tuned for more information.