Final Reporting


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee appreciates the work you are doing to improve the lives of seniors in Tennessee through the Serving Tennessee’s Seniors Grant Program.
We need final reports containing your accomplishments of the goals and objectives stated and outlined in your grant application.


Aging Commission of the Mid-South$35,000.00 To develop online training platform for the management of volunteer transportation services in rural West the process of building an online learning system to teach rural communities how to set up ITN Country programs which will provide volunteer transportation services for senior in rural areas. To date 2 of the 12 courses have been created and reviewed.The online learning system has been completed. Communities can now learn how to use the ITN programs and bring volunteer transportation services to their area. The system allows communities to start volunteer services more easily and quickly. Representatives from twelve counties are using or have an interest in starting services. The statistics provided are based on ITNMemphis.108$35,000.00
Big Sandy Senior Citizens$3,500.00 To provide computers for the use of senior citizens at the center while attending computer classes offered.The Board has met and approved the bids for the purchase of the computers. Computers should be ordered soon.Big Sandy Senior Citizens was able to purchase 6 new computers, a printer, a Smart TV and boost internet connectivity. Computer classes successfully helped seniors to understand and learn computer technology skills and enabled them to search for information about senior health, Medicare, crafts, etc., and to connect with distant relatives. 98$3,485.02 $14.98
Brownsville-Haywood Co Senior Ctr.$10,000.00 To provide Food,Ensure, personal items,household items and meals to seniors 60 years old and older.Brownsville-Haywood Co Senior Center has provided 46 seniors with groceries ($50 pp), ten seniors were provided six cases of Ensure (60 cases total); a freezer was purchased to store meats and shelving installed for storage. Household and personal items were distributed to 50 seniors. Meals were served to 90 seniors.150 seniors received nutritious meals two times a day. Household and personal items were distributed to 50 seniors. 45 seniors received a $50 grocery card to purchase food. Nineteen seniors received Ensure supplements and a total of 114 cases purchased.250$10,000.00
Chester County Senior Center$22,700.00 To provide quality computer technology class sessions and an updated computer lab to better serve our seniors in our county.This grant has given our Seniors an opportunity to gain basic computer skills by participating in classes at the Center. Seniors are gaining confidence as well as computer skills and will be given an opportunity to enroll in an advanced class. Seniors participating in the classes are also taking part in the nutritional program, health classes, etc. The advancement we have made with enrollment overall at our center with this grant has given the county and community a feeling of pride in our center and our seniors.Implementation of technology at The Chester Co Senior Center has been received positively. Seniors have hands-on, basic classes and intermediate classes. 15 new seniors enrolled in computer classes with 20 returning students. The community now calls the Center "High Tech". The goal of this grant was to improve the overall physical, mental and social well-being of the senior clientele. This has been accomplished through a variety of classes, trainings, and services.45$22,700.00
Children & Family Services, Inc.$15,000.00 To offer fitness, nutrition education for healthier eating and basic health screenings to get 50 seniors mobile for healthy aging.This grant has increased our opportunities to serve and reach seniors. We have had a number of Tipton County seniors who have heard through word of mouth about the program and others who saw our Facebook page. We became aware of transportation challenges and so we adjusted our efforts to take our senior program to local senior living facilities. We work with two senior living facilities in Covington twice a month to provide blood pressure checks, BMI and weight checks and provide exercise and nutrition education as well. 50% of our participants have shown decreased blood pressure; 75% have added fruit and vegetables to their daily intake; and 55% decreased their BMI by 1 numerical digit.Children and Family Services was able to provided 50 seniors weekly blood pressure measurements and weight/BMI screenings, physical activities they could perform at home, and the importance of including more fruits and vegetables in their daily meal intake. The seniors looked forward to the weekly visits. The grant has given this organization an opportunity to reach seniors letting them know that the community cares about their health and well-being. The seniors became more engaged when they realized that they still matter to the community, giving them a positive outlook on life again.50$15,000.00
Crockett County Office on Aging$51,000.00 To increase participation in Health and Fitness programs by offering transportation and high quality fitness equipment and programs.We have ordered the van but not received it yet (3/28/17). Our goal with this grant was to reach 90-100 seniors. Between 1/1/17 and 3/28/17 we have 117 participating in fitness. We will hold an Open house on 4/23 to invite the community to see the new space, new equipment and new van. The Chamber as well as the City Mayors and County Mayor and other elected officials will help with a ribbon cutting. Word of Mouth will spread but we will continue our outreach.Crockett Co Senior Center was able to offer better exercise equipment and reliable transportation through this grant. Tai Chi for Arthritis classes were offered to seniors as well as classes using the new equipment. 137 seniors have participated in the Fitness program, of which 75 have used the equipment. The Center also purchased a 13-passenger van. The seniors have been able to take recreational day trips, in-county trips to grocery stores, errands, doctor appointments.382$51,000.00
Gibson County Office on Aging/Bradford Senior Center$7,068.00 To offer our senior citizens and senior citizens staff a commercial type dishwasher that washes and sanitizes so much faster.A commercial dishwasher was purchased to provide safer and more efficient cleaning and sanitizing of the dishes used for meal service. Since January, the Center has served 434 meals.The new equipment has improved the center's staff morale which has freed up staff time to be more involved in the activities for seniors. The seniors have also enjoyed the new lighter weight and easier to handle cutlery. Since January 1, 2017, 73 seniors have enjoyed brunches and lunches totaling 1068 meals. 73$7,068.00
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis$250,000.00 To fill gaps in our aging in place program and to match funds committed for a senior roof program.The Aging in Place program of Habitat Memphis has completed five roof repairs with six under construction. Habitat is on-target to complete all future repairs.Habitat's Aging in Place program was able to perform critical repairs and accessibility modifications that will enable 52 seniors to age safely and comfortably in their homes. Another benefit during this process was finding that the seniors were in need of other social services. A social worker was able to meet with all clients and provide help. Some of the critical repairs performed were roof replacements, bathroom modifications, grab bar installations, HVAC repairs, carbon monoxide/fire detector installations, gas lines and electrical repairs, just to name a few.52$250,000.00
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.$25,000.00 To utilize attorneys and two law students to expand the organization's advocacy to seniors in rural communities.Memphis Legal Services plans to reach 12 seniors in three rural counties (Tipton, Fayette, and Lauderdale Counties). A total of 27 seniors have been reached on subjects such as social security benefits and identifying phone and mail scams. MLS also provided direct legal representation to 8 seniors.This grant gave Memphis Legal the opportunity to expand the new Elder Law clinics in the rural populations of Tipton, Fayette, and Lauderdale counties to address a gap in legal services to seniors. Memphis Legal conducted 7 community education outreach programs in the three county area. 36 seniors received direct legal representation and reached a total of 193 seniors in legal areas such as how to identify elder abuse, advance directives, and how to identify senior scams. Through this grant we also developed a senior resource informational manual that will be updated yearly. 300 copies were distributed in the three county area. 193$25,000.00
Meritan, Inc.$15,564.00 To introduce iPads and Android tablets to persons 60 years and older through Meritan's Senior Community Service Employment Program.Meritan's Digital Inclusion program was created to reduce the fear of using technology and gain independence. To date, ten seniors have learned to navigate, evaluate, and create digital content using a range of information and communication technologies. Meritan's expectations were for the Digital Inclusion program to reduce the fear of using technology, give independence that allows improved job skills for employment, continuation of education, access of personal and community information from home or from any Wi-Fi source, and the ability to connect with family and friends. Those expectations were met with a model built to provide senior learners to be comfortable using digital resources for a variety of senior needs. 240$15,564.00
MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association)$73,263.00 To utilize technology to improve the meal delivery process and service provision to 3,200 seniors in Shelby County per year. MIFA has purchased new technologies to improve the Meals on Wheels feeding program. This equipment should eliminate hours of manual labor. Since January 2690 unduplicated senior clients, including 878 through congregate meals and 1812 through home-delivered meals.MIFA's request to upgrade its technology for the Meals on Wheels program has been a tremendous help when working with the 15 congregate sites for clients to sign-in to receive services. It has reduced printing cost, staff time on data entry, as well as increased program efficiency for the 3,200 seniors in Shelby County. 3,153$73,263.00
Northwest TN Development District/Area Agency on Aging & Disability$60,000.00 To provide seniors services, durable medical equipment, pest control, and vision and dental care to increase quality of life.Their goal of providing vision and dental services for 75 has been exceeded. The number served is 140 thus far. The program is on target for assessment of senior needs.The agency goal was to provide at least 75 individuals with dental/vision services and approximately 100 individuals with home medical assistive technology. To do this the agency contracted with 13 providers within 9 counties, including local transportation to those individuals with no means of travel to appointments. 326 applications were received, 226 total applicants approved, 187 total individuals paid, 39 approved individuals chose not to use funding due to services being covered by insurance, medical issues preventing services, or their care plan exceeding $500 (dental, partials or surgery). 226$60,000.00
Ridgely Senior Center$35,000.00 To purchase a new 10 passenger van for the Ridgely and Tiptonville Senior Centers in Lake County, TN.Ridgely Senior Center purchased a van for use by both Ridgely Center and the Tiptonville Senior Center. Both Centers provide meal delivery and congregate meals along with organized group outings.The grant was a godsend to the Ridgely community and to the Senior Center. Before, day activities outside the center were done in the seniors' private cars, now the 12-seat passenger van has made trips easier for all. The seniors are very proud of this opportunity that was given to them and words can't express their "Thanks". The van is also used to help deliver meals to homebound seniors. 62$35,000.00
Service Over Self, Inc.$45,000.00 To utilize volunteers to provide critical home repairs for low-income seniors that they may age in place safely and comfortably.SOS has provided housing rehab/improvement to five homes in Memphis. Major services performed have been five complete roof replacements. Minor services performed have been to patch drywall for three homes, and demolished unused/structurally dangerous shed.This grant has made a big difference in both the amount of individuals served and the amount of work done for each individual. Since January 1, 2017 a goal was set to assist six seniors with housing rehab/renovations. Ten projects were completed including, nine roof replacements, one roof patch, three homes received drywall patching, five homes received R-38 insulation, one home received new windows and one residence received demolition of a dangerous structure. 10$45,000.00
Southwest Area Agency on Aging and Disability$25,000.00 To provide seniors in Southwest Tennessee a means of transportation utilizing volunteers.MyRide West TN is a volunteer transportation program for seniors. The program uses volunteer drivers to transport seniors to essential appointments. Ten media events have been completed and/or scheduled. Forty-two social media posts have been made to announce the program. Total persons reached through social media 3815. Plans are underway for the April launch of the rides.The grant provided the seed money to hire a full time Transportation Coordinator to begin the "MyRide West TN" a volunteer senior transportation program. It allows seniors to access the ten senior centers throughout the area utilizing passenger vans. Since May 15, 2017 250 miles driven by volunteers and 55 hours of donated volunteer hours. 25$25,000.00
United Way of the Mid-South$17,424.00 To provide Free Income Tax Preparation services for and promote financial planning with an additional 250 senior citizens.At this point we have already met our target of serving an additional 250 seniors in the four county west Tennessee area. Our total is estimated to be at least 900. a change by the IRS to a different tax preparation software affected our ability to generate customized reports with demographic and tax savings but we are working to have this information to meet the final report criteria.The United Way's Free Tax Preparation program engaged the senior population by preparing tax returns free of charge. The seniors received counseling and literature regarding managment of tax refunds. This grant helped to focus on the living habits of seniors to better position UW to serve them better. Another strategy was to use mobile units to travel to Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties to prepare tax returns for seniors. This removed the transportation challenge that some seniors faced when seeking public services. More than 1500 more seniors filed tax returns compared to last year. Those seniors who received free income tax preparation saved approximately $360,000 in fees and received almost $2 million in refunds.2,256$17,424.00
West Madison Senior Center$9,600.00 To provide healthy and nutritious food for approximately 25 to 30 seniors daily for breakfast and lunch.The funds have helped purchase healthier foods to serve for breakfast and lunch, as well as add 75 additional chairs for the dining room. In three months, 1925 breakfasts, 1375 lunches, and 80 lunches to the community have been served in Hancock, TN. This grant has helped West Madison Senior Center improve different areas of its center and improve the lives of the seniors they serve. The Center has been able to serve delicious and nutritious foods through congregate and delivered meals. Approximately 25-35 breakfast and lunches were served daily and 8-10 lunches delivered in the community. Since March 2017 to June 2017, approximately 1940 breakfasts have been served, 1392 lunches, and 80 lunches in the community. The Center was also able to add new tables to the dining room. 60$9,600.00
West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.$15,300.00 To expand senior-friendly, senior-specific access to legal help via SeniorLAW website, enhanced with senior friendly printed instruction cards.Because of the nature of this project, statistical data will not become available until the website revamps and enhancements are completed and the videos embedded in the website is distributed. To date WTLS Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Elder Justice Fellow continues to make regular presentations for senior citizens throughout the 17 county service area to develop the groundwork for buy-in by seniors centers and librarians to promote utilization of the information once it is available on website. The population in WTLS' service area is rapidly aging. The website prior to the grant was not user friendly for seniors and did not provide a lot of information useful for seniors. This grant allowed WTLS to overhaul the website to be more accessible and also to create a new, senior-friendly portal that provides readily accessible information on a number of issues important to senior citizens, ranging from "Tips to Avoid Scams" as well as Nursing Home Care, Medicaid, Social Security, to issues related to planning for the future in the area of dementia diagnosis or when physical health declines. The grant provided opportunity to develop accompanying brochures, as well as user friendly pamphlets on how to use the website, a brochure explaining the power of attorney needs, and a brochure on Senior Scamming. 886$15,300.00


Abe's Garden$100,000.00 To efficiently and cost-effectively increase dissemination of information and community-based programs related to the Abe's Garden model.In the submitted proposal, it was mentioned four (4) training videos on caregiver's tips to be completed with possible one or two more but 2 have been completed at the mid term report Abe's Garden produced and released four educational videos for caregivers on topics such as bathing, mouth care, using music to engage, and communication. The videos are available free on the organization's website. The new videos have had 3,152 views surpassing the goal of 1000. Four free educational events were held with 82 in attendance, on person-centered care engagement techniques. These new resources has help Abe's Garden expand its community-based services and dissemination of its person-centered care model.2,362$100,000.00
Access Services of Middle TN d/b/a Technology Access Center$58,000.00 To provide Seniors who have vision impairments with appropriate assistive technology devices that improve their independence in daily living activitiesFifteen seniors have been seen out of 20 at this point. Nine seniors have chosen their devices that have been delivered and trained to use. Six others have chosen but waiting on delivery and training.Twenty-eight seniors (eight more than goal) with vision impairment participated in the Serving Seniors with Vision Impairment program and received assistive technology assessments, devices, and training in device use. The equipment allowed seniors to function with increased independence in their home and community.28$58,000.00
Alive Hospice$137,676.00 To increase and enhance our mission-based services for seniors such as charity hospice care, grief support, and end-of-life education. At this current time, no dollars have been spent but in three month a lease has been secured and construction has begun for a new facility in Hendersonville, TN, as well as in Lebanon, TN. No clients have been served at this point. Alive Hospice has expanded its service to the Sumner and Wilson County areas. The Alive Hospice Hendersonville site is fully operational and serving as a hub for the home care team in that area. Due to permit delays, the Lebanon site is still under construction.0$137,676.00
Baxter Senior Center$10,000.00 To help furnish kitchen, exercise room and office to serve additional persons in our community with our wellness program.Baxter Senior Center's facility renovation is nearing completion. Progress is being made toward the move into the new facilities. Center equipment has been purchased and ready for installation.Equipment purchases have been made for the expanded kitchen, exercise room and office but due to some delays in new construction, the new opening date is scheduled for August. There is already excitement in the community with new senior enrollments. 100$10,000.00
Bethesda Community Mission Inc.$11,800.00 To upgrade our outdated computer systems with new hardware and software to improve our capacity. Our client database is online.The Mission purchased new computers and peripherals for the office. This new equipment will make processing clients more secure and efficient. To date 290 individuals in Houston Co have been provided emergency rent and utilities assistance.The upgrade of technology has greatly improved the record keeping, retrieval and reporting of client data with speed and security improvements. Bethesda was able to provide 38 seniors with utilities assistance, 143 seniors received non-perishable food boxes and 137 seniors received perishable food boxes. 318$11,800.00
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville$6,300.00 To provide a comprehensive health, wellness and nutrition program for North Nashville Seniors.Bethlehem Centers enrolled 35 seniors in a nutrition and well program providing 105 bags of produce along with three teaching kitchens and one nutrition education seminar which show seniors how to prepare new recipes and eat healthy meals. All 35 seniors have completed their pre-health screenings and have participated in sixteen health and wellness activities. The program outcomes are on target.Bethlehem Centers Active Senior Club's Nutrition and Wellness program provided 35 seniors $30 produce bags for a total of 217 bags. All 35 seniors completed the pre-health screenings, participated in 18 Health and Wellness activities, weekly Silver Sneakers and four teaching kitchens and two nutritional educational seminars. Partnering with MTA Access Ride serniors were provided 157 trips to Kroger. 30 of 35 (85%) of the members of the active senior club participants maintained or improved their key health indicators (depression, balance, blood pressure, etc.)35$6,300.00
Cannon County Senior Center$5,000.00 To enhance technology to more effectively track daily attendance and participation in activities to measure outcomes and success rates.The use of the grant has been delayed. Diversified funding sources require different reporting, for example, the Senior Center's state and federal contract through Upper Cumberland Development District Area Agency requires reporting of specific services while United Way's grant requires reporting in all areas of services. Determining how to set-up an inclusive system to track all data and import information on over 1500 senior members has been challenging. The plan is to have this up and running by the end of this grant.Due to circumstances, Cannon County Senior Center was unable to accomplish its goal to enhance technology. CANCELLED0$0.00$5,000.00
Community Development Center$50,000.00 To create an accessible adaptive equipment loan program for seniors with medical needs.At this time there have not been any clients served through this program. The timeframe on the Grant Work Plan details that January 3, 2017 - May 15, 2017 is for purchasing equipment and the development of the loan process. Community outreach is set to begin on April 1, 2017 with the equipment becoming available to seniors at the same time.The Community Development Center has primarily served individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. This grant has allowed CDC to further its mission by broadening the scope of services to meet the needs for seniors. The grant was able to purchase 406 items (this is 245 additional pieces, more than originally anticipated) of durable medical equipment to establish the Senior Equipment Loan Program serving six counties in South Central, Tennessee. 4$50,000.00
Council on Aging of Greater Nashville$39,048.00 To expand accessibility and awareness of the 2017-18 Directory of Services for Seniors and to re-engineer the online directory.The Directory of Services is now at 15 new distribution sites in 6 counties (total: 670 directories); we have delivered 8,228 directories to the five regional public libraries in Middle Tennessee for local distribution; 22,00 directories have been delivered to our sponsors. To date we have provided outreach to 173 individuals in Davidson, Sumner and Williamson. The design of our new online directory is complete and should go public mid May.The Council was able to reengineer the online directory of services to make it more user-friendly, improve functionality, and enhanced ability to manage information database. 31 new directory distribution sites were added in 10 counties. 9812 directories were distributed in 13 counties and 31 directory outreach events were held reaching 631 seniors in seven counties (Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson). Long distance caregivers often rely on the directory to find local services for their loved ones. The site has seen a 73% increase in new visitors to the site.10,311$39,048.00
Cumberland Regional Development Corporation$23,964.00 To ensure food safety and expand the nutrition program to meet the growing demand for HDM and Congregate mealsThe equipment has been purchased to help feed seniors both their delivered meals and congregate meal service. Though no one has yet been served, the purchase of a new 4-well hot table will allow the Aging Congregate Nutrition Program to be expanded in Smithville with a focus on two low-income senior housing developments. The goal is to serve 25 seniors at the new site.CRDC has measured success in meals delivered to seniors at safe and proper temperatures, to more than 1643 seniors in 17 meal sites throughout the Upper Cumberland region as well as the new expansion site in Smithville. The goal at the new Smithville site exceeded its minimum of 25 served. From April to May, 70 seniors had been served 709 meals.1,506$23,964.00
Domestic Violence Program Inc.$29,772.00 To increase public awareness of elder-abuse and provide victims with direct services including safe-shelter, accompaniment and advocacy with other agencies. First three months of the project has focused on project advocacy to develop network of community and partner relationships and to strengthen outreach/education to engage seniors who would not seek assistance as individuals but as well to family members and caregivers.Through this grant, DVP was able to serve seniors through outreach and direct services. Awareness materials were distributed throughout the area at community fairs. The Center also upgraded safety features at its location, such as flooring, accessible bathroom features, slipping hazards, etc. Elder abuse advocates served 19. Referrals were made for 28. 275 were served through community booths. Resource requests totaled 111. Shelter service was provided to six and counseling/sexual assault to five.111$29,772.00
Elders First Adult Day Services Association dba Mindful Care$6,000.00 To incorporate Community field-trips and Arts programming for 12 memory-impaired Elders while providing Caregiver Respite, Staff Training/Development, and Community Education. The project is addressing ways to improve long term care services and supports for the condition of dementia for seniors in Rutherford County through field trips in the community for life enrichment, weekly arts motivation activities, and to assist staff in the First aid/CPR/AED preparedness. This grant allowed Elders First to provide enrichment activities and field trips for fifteen seniors. Six community field trips were made to Stones River Battlefield Museum, Nashville Zoo, Tennessee State Museum, The Hermitage and other local attractions. Two local fine artists and one clay artist presented 22 weekly arts classes. Tai Chi classes were conducted in an effort to increase strength and endurance. These activities give older people an opportunity to experience other locations outside the home, increased physical stamina, endurance, and strength. Staff also received needed training in First Aid/CPR/AED preparedness and office technology.15$6,000.00
Faith Family Medical Center$82,297.00 To offer medical exams, recommended screenings, nutrition/wellness counseling, mental health services, and shingles vaccines to 150 low-income patients aged 60+.To date, 172 seniors have been seen in the clinic of which 74 have attended 3 of the 6 planned Senior Days in the clinic on recommended screenings and exams. Fifty seniors have scheduled colonoscopies and 45 have scheduled mammograms. Three more Senior Days are scheduled for the clinic before the end of the grant period. Faith Family provided primary care medical exams, recommended screenings, mental health services, and nutrition and wellness care for 271 patients. The program was designed to address the barriers to complying with care that seniors face including screenings, lack of accurate health information, and transportation challenges. Faith Family was also able to partner with Lipscomb University, Premier Radiology, Outpatient Diagnostic Center, and Heritage Medical Center to provide needed testing. 271$82,297.00
FiftyForward$155,615.00 To enhance and expand direct services for older adults across the agency's continuum of care in its programs and centers.On track to reach its grant goals as targeted with 36 seniors served in the Adult Day Care service program, 85 seniors have been served hot meals by volunteer weekday meal program, and 66 new seniors have been served in the FiftyForward Living at Home and Victory over Crime care management program. FiftyForward was able to expand its continuum of care to seniors in the area of Adult Day Care Services, Food/Feeding Programs, Senior Care Management, Health and Education/Wellness. 42 adults were able to attend Adult Day Services in a safe, secure environment and engaged in social and cognitive interactions. 124 adults received meals delivered to their homes. 121 seniors received care management services allowing them to live independently. 120 seniors participated in the Age Mastery Program. 423$155,615.00
First Baptist Winchester Community Development Cor$10,000.00 To increase our senior feeding program to three meals per week.On target to serve hearty, healthy meals to combat hunger while providing social contact to disabled seniors in the Gallatin, TN area. Beside the meals served, other food items have been added such as dairy, fresh fruit, juices, and healthy snacks. This grant allowed First Baptist CDC to add one meal per senior per week and to purchase dairy products, fresh fruits, healthy snacks for each meal delivered. In total 2,520 meals were served during the 6 month period. 35$10,000.00
Folks at Home$32,148.00 To improve organizational capacity and infrastructure, create and expand programs, and finalize the creation of our first strategic plan.To date, a temporary full time Project Coordinator has been hired to implement grant details in programs such as BYBAM-Boost your Brain and Memory program, TeleVisit Program, and F@H Ambassador program. Folks at Home expanded its organizational capacity into three new counties and developed new partnerships in four organizations in order to serve its senior population. It created expanded programs, outreach and visibility. Seniors were introduced to Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, Grief Recovery Method, and Just Checking In Telephone Reassurance program, as well as general services, care coordination, transportation, referrals and information & education.180$28,164.00 $3,984.89
Gallatin CARES$5,749.00 To develop and implement a food pantry delivery program for food-insecure seniors living in Gallatin.Gallatin CARES has provided senior-friendly food to 400 participants. Repairs were made to the Center's delivery truck and Client Tracker software has been purchased to help track clients to better serve them.Gallatin CARES has found that many seniors in their area enjoy coming to the food pantry to socialize with friends instead of having food delivered. CARES shifted gears and began to provide more pantry friendly foods to seniors, frozen/ready-to-eat meals, and foods that are low fat, low sugar. While the delivery service is still planned, it will be used to reach those seniors who are unable to travel. CARES current staffing prohibits delivery services.650$4,796.00 $953.00
Good Samaritan Ministires of Franklin County$9,000.00 To help senior clients by adding an additional resource to pay winter utility bills.Utility assistance, electric, gas as well as fire wood was provided to 41 clients who were in need of help during the harsh winter months. Good Samaritans was able to provide 41 clients with assistance to pay for utility bills (electricity and gas) and to purchase a supply of wood for clients who use wood-burning stoves to heat their homes.41$9,000.00
Greater Faith Community Action Corporation$35,000.00 To provide transportation services to seniors to receive food and other services from The Master's Table Soup Kitchen.With the purchase of two vans, Greater Faith CAC has been able to double its transport capacity, increase efficiency and reduce time for transports and deliveries, and allow sharing between other programs to reach a larger population.Greater Faith CAC began transporting seniors in March. Having transportation has allowed seniors access to common destinations. It has also allowed several volunteers to serve as drivers, keeping them active and having a sense of self-worth. Since March, the organization has provided trips to appointments; hot meals delivered to 17 seniors, increased its client capacity by 20%, increased individuals served by 7% and had three returning participants to join the ranks. 29$35,000.00
Greater Nashville Regional Council$183,000.00 To provide technology improvements and ERP demonstration program.Three critical home repairs have been completed. However, through the Emergency Repair Program GNRC has been able to repair fourteen houses. There are eight homes scheduled for inspections and bids and fifteen more are expected to receive home repairs for a total of 23 houses awaiting repairs. Demographics are only on the homes with completed repairs.GNRC has been able to repair 29 homes through the Emergency Repair Program. The repairs covered necessary expenses not covered by government funding such as asbestos testing and abatement, installation of sewer lines, serious electrical, plumbing, and roof issues; all these repairs were critical for seniors to remain in their homes.29$183,000.00
Helping Hands of Putnam County$3,000.00 To provide seniors with supplemental nutrition.Helping Hands has provided 171 seniors with 1000 bottles of Ensure as well as 684 pounds of food. Seniors are also eligible to receive assistance with utilities, prescription, rent and gas. Helping Hands in on target for completion.Helping Hands was able to support 248 seniors with 1488 bottles of Ensure. Providing the supplement has made the Center more aware of additional client needs. One senior commented that "Ensure is very expensive and that the things we need to live cost so much. This country needs to do better of making the things we need to live be accessible to all."248$2,310.92 $689.08
Hope Family Health$10,500.00 To identify care gaps in seniors and create care plans that can be shared between providersHope Family Health has provided staff training to aid in more efficient, preventative health care services to its patients. Hope has provided 426 medical visits for 305 seniors, as well as 24 mental health visits for 19 seniors. The improved systems help to identify needed interventions and preventative care.Hope Family Health's goal was to improve care provided to seniors and to gather more accurate data regarding care and to integrate behavioral health with medical care through care plans. Hope Family accomplished this goal. Hope was able to provide 442 seniors with 1,099 office visits and 151 seniors were provided mental health and case management services. The new technology has greatly increased efficiency of care to patients, along with better communication between behavioral health and medical providers.442$10,500.00
Interfaith Dental Clinic$85,000.00 To expand dental services to better serve vulnerable and fragile seniors by placing Senior Care Coordinators to remove barriers.33 seniors have viewed oral health presentations, received counseling on diet, oral cancer prevention, smoking cessation and cavity and gum disease. These patients have also developed a personalized treatment plan. 76 seniors have been treated for emergent dental pain and suffering. 101 seniors have become free of tartar and plaque by having their teeth cleaned.Interfaith Dental Clinic was able to offer many seniors an opportunity they never thought possible. A chance to regain their life and health through the Special Days of Care program. With improved oral health, seniors have the ability to eat healthy foods and better managed chronic diseases through oral health care. 64 seniors viewed oral health presentations, received counseling on diet, high blood pressure, smoking cessation, and cavity and gum disease. 169 seniors were treated for emergent dental pain and suffering. 176 seniors were treated for tartar and plaque through teeth cleanings. 47 seniors became pain free and visibly ready for their next steps such as gainful employment/decreased isolation.350$85,000.00
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Inc.$37,500.00 To assist senior patients access diabetic and hypertension medication and oral health services.Matthew Walker's primary purpose for this program was to reduce the barriers to medication and oral health services for patients with hypertension and diabetes. To date 85 patients have received medication.MWCHC has made an effort through this grant to develop a stronger oral health program for older adults that is focused on developing an affordable treatment plan that includes hygiene, extractions, and replacement. This grant made a difference in how to identify the most basic oral health needs for the senior population. 212$23,300.00 $14,200.00
Maury County Senior Citizens Center$6,000.00 To provide a Senior Emergency Assistance ProgramThe Emergency Assistance Program has provided home repairs for 4 homeowners, dental assistance to 2 clients, and supplemental nutritional drinks to 10 clients.Twenty-seven seniors have received emergency assistance with the grant in areas of dental, home repairs, wheelchair ramps, nutritious supplemental drinks, and personal hygiene supplies. 27$6,000.00
Meharry Medical College$75,000.00 To provide health services to economically poor and underserved seniors. Improve clinical geriatrics knowledge base of students in health professions.Meharry's program was two-fold. Students and healthcare professionals were provided with training in geriatrics. An oral health clinic provided 93 seniors with screenings: 3 cleanings, 36 fillings, 137 extractions, 13 conventional dentures, 7 immediate dentures, and 13 removable partial dentures.Meharry successfully implemented knowledge-based training for student and resident populations, physicians, dentists, and counselors on general awareness to the vulnerability the senior population face as well as hands-on care for seniors. Oral Health Day saw 93 seniors go through screenings and receive cleanings, fillings, extractions, and dentures. The Adopt-A-Grandparent Day event provided dental services (dentures and partials) to 72 seniors. Through the School of Medicine, a Geriatric Update was held that discussed healthcare of the geriatric population on topics such as Aging and Health Promotion, Sexuality and Aging, Social Adversity and Aging, Geriatric Oral Care, and Health Disparities Research. Roughly 153 students, residents, and healthcare professionals attended the sessions.165$75,000.00
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee$14,200.00 To provide caregiver support services to Middle Tennessee residents, who's loved ones suffer from Alzheimer and Dementia related disorders. Mental Health America has reached 185 individuals in eight Middle Tennessee counties providing educational services to caregivers of loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia related disorders.Through the grant period, MHAMT reached 404 senior individuals within its Aging and Alzheimer's program. Recipients served have been in Davidson, Humphreys, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties. 404$14,200.00
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency$87,500.00 To provide Home and Community Based Services though direct care and meal service empowers seniors to live safely and independently at home.MCHRA has invested in technologies to reduce the time it takes to provide seniors with needed care and referrals.What a difference the technology grant made for the Home and Community Based Services of MCHRA. This new technology will save over 500,000 sheets of paper annually to perform tasks that now can be done on tablets. This technology will help the programs of In-Home Services and Meals on Wheels link to quality care within the programs. The yearly estimate of staff hours saved by the new technology results in a saving of staff expense of over $1.5 million in a ten-year span. This redeployment of staff time can be shifted from paperwork to quality care to our seniors. 3,417$87,500.00
Mount Juliet Senior Activity Center$63,700.00 To support the Senior Social Engagement Activities program promoting social connectedness which results in a happier and healthier Senior.Mt. Juliet Sr Center has purchased a second van for transportation to events and day trips, which has increased requests for volunteer drivers. Kitchen upgrades are also in progress with replacement chairs and tables and other equipment to arrive soon. The exercise program has benefitted from the improved, new chairs allowing for greater range of motion for seniors during classes.The grant made a huge difference in Mt. Juliet Senior Center's functionality for activities, events, and the comfort of a growing senior membership. A portion of the grant was used to upgrade the kitchen with a new stove, dishwasher, icemaker and freezer, which has made our kitchen commercial. We have increased the number of lunches served as well. The kitchen is better suited for the large events we host. We also replaced old and worn out tables and chairs for the Center's activities. Another portion of the grant was to purchase the Center's second van which helped us double the outside activities to engage the seniors and assist with transportation to doctor appointments and other senior services.643$63,700.00
Nashville General Hospital$106,743.00 To offer consistent health care screening, influenza and pneumonia vaccinations to senior adults in the North Nashville community.Thus far, few patients have been seen outside the hospital due to staffing constraints but through the clinics they have administered a total of 1345 influenza and pneumonia vaccinationsSeniors in North Nashville received no-cost pneumonia and influenza shots at Wellness Wednesdays through Nashville General Hospital. Outreach was initially through churches but it became apparent that other facilities such as senior residences and centers meant serving more clients. 502 influenza shots and 843 pneumonia shots were given to patients. Through the outreach clinics more individuals were encouraged to make appointments to visit primary care physicians for more thorough examinations. Many took advantage of this which addressed other health concerns. NGH found that seniors over 65 had immunizations done prior to January since they were served by Medicare. The most challenged population was the 60-65 year olds.1,345$106,743.00
Petersburg Senior Citizens$37,691.00 To make the senior center building safer and more comfortable for our seniors.The renovations of floors, tiles, and lighting have been made at the Petersburg Senior Center. One room that was unusable has now been made into a classroom where exercise programs and future craft classes will be held.The funds were used to make the Senior Center building safer and more comfortable. Renovations of the interior were completed March 1, 2017. An open house was held for the community and was well attended. Rooms that were not useable before the grant are now rooms for activities, such as painting and exercise classes. The Center now have more participating seniors and volunteers from the community because of the new renovations.38$37,691.00
Portland C.A.R.E.S.$8,400.00 To provide paper products, personal hygiene and cleaning supplies to supplement Senior Adults meeting poverty guidelines.The Senior Adult Care package program has added 34 seniors. The Package Program includes paper products, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies. Seven additional clients are pending. A total of 91 individuals have received care packages with up to 19-22 items per package.Portland CARES has provided service during to 110 seniors; 84 in Portland, TN and 26 in Westmoreland, TN with a few more on a waiting list. Over 8,363 pieces of personal hygiene items, bathroom paper products and cleaning supplies have been distributed through the monthly senior box program. This program was initiated to give senior adults some added support in their households in hopes of keeping them in their residence as long as possible. 110$8,400.00
Progress, Inc.$20,000.00 To offer approximately 2,000 hours of additional in-home care to low and moderate income seniors through subsidies during wait periods. Progress has provide in-home care services to 6 individuals with the grant funds. However, some 46 individuals have received services such as: household chores, food preparation, laundry, essential errands, other household tasks, bathing, skin care, oral hygiene, toileting, ambulation, grooming, dressing, nail care, feeding, transferring, caring for other physical needs, safety monitoring, assisting with self administration of medication, ADL skill development and others.This funding gave Progress an opportunity to provide additional hours of in-home care services for low-income and moderate fixed-income seniors with disabilities. The number of caregiving hours provided in 6 months increased from 38,697 hours to approx. 58,697 hours. The increase is approx. 52% of services 12$20,000.00
Prospect, Inc.$9,650.00 To provide one day of community activities or one day of classes/instruction regarding hobbies for ten seniors each week.Prospect serves adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Funding has been used to provide activities and hobby kits for 26 adults. Some of the kits were quilt making, models, weaving, and sewing. Seniors have also been able to host talent shows and karaoke.Prospect has been able to provide the seniors in their care experiences that they otherwise would not have. Funding for activities and hobbies are sparse and this grant not only made it easy to get seniors out into the community, it provided for activities that were meaningful. This grant provided the seniors the opportunity to broaden their minds and introduce them to new activities, like yoga and glass blowing. They were able to learn about plants and how they grow. The grant also enabled the seniors to stretch their social skills, to increase their movement and dexterity, and to get more exercise. The seniors' faces spoke volumes as to how this grant helped in their experiences. 26$9,650.00
Putnam County Senior Citizens$49,388.00 To offer an accessible travel option for senior citizens to enhance physical and mental wellbeing.The new van purchased by Putnam Co Sr Center has provided much need day excursions, culture, and fellowship. The seniors have made trips to Cumberland State Park, Cumberland Co Playhouse, Chattanooga Aquarium, I-Max Theater, Unclaimed Baggage Mall, Fiddlers Grove Historic Village. Staff noticed that the van has allowed the seniors to be "silly with one another". The grant has been a blessing to the Senior Center with the purchase of a 14-passenger van. It has made such a difference in the ability to travel and expose seniors to more activities in the community as well as in surrounding counties.674$49,388.00
Rebuilding Together Nashville$28,000.00 To purchase needed tools and equipment to support our program which serves low-income seniors in need of critical home repairs.Rebuilding Together has been able to purchase two custom, on-site tool trailers with needed, new equipment, tools, supplies and tablets. This equipment will have to improve the proficiency of initial home assessment processes of the home repair program. Currently there are six clients in process for home repairs with two others pending.The purchase of the new trailers and tools have greatly improved the efficiency of our home repair program and allowed staff and volunteers to stay on rehab sites without making trips to storage areas to retrieve tools. Having the trailers also reduced the cost of renting storage units. The technology improvements and upgrades have improved proficiency of initial home assessment processes and retention of information from those assessments. The bulk of the program provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs to homes of low-income aging adults in Nashville, TN.8$28,000.00
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee$82,263.00 To extend hunger relief to 445 more seniors with food distribution, agency freezers and fundraising to sustain the effort.Second Harvest has work through area nonprofits to provide 535 low-income seniors with supplemental Senior Nutrition Boxes plus frozen meals. Seniors received one food box per month plus two frozen meals per week.To date, 535 Middle Tennessee seniors received Senior Nutrition Boxes and frozen meals. These meals filled the gap between inadequate nutrition and a healthy diet. It also allowed seniors to worry less about choosing between food, medicine or the electric bill. This grant also gave momentum to efforts to serve seniors at risk for diet-related illnesses. 535$82,263.00
Shade Tree Clinic$12,339.00 To decrease preventable diseases in senior patients by augmenting the vaccines the clinic can administer.The Vaccination program at Shade Tree has inoculated 63 patients with 30 Tdap vaccines, 5 PPSV23 vaccines, 29 PCV13 vaccines. Thirty percent of the senior patients are now fully up to date on vaccinations. The Clinic should reach its goal by the end of the grant period.This grant has enabled Shade Tree to protect senior patients from pneumococcus, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis all of which can be life threatening infections to this vulnerable population. Four clinic days were designated to vaccinating senior patients. 41 seniors received Tdap vaccines, 12 PPSV23 were given, 40 PCV13 for a total of 93 vaccinations.63$12,339.00
Siloam Family Heatlh Center$25,000.00 To provide 165 low-cost, high-quality, whole-person health care visits to vulnerable seniors in Middle Tennessee Siloam has provided 429 low-cost healthcare visits, far exceeding the goal of 165 visits as planned. Siloam has tracked and monitored 210 seniors with ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, depression and back pain showing a dramatic improvement in the conditions. Twelve offsite visits were coordinated for cardiologists, ophthalmologists, diagnostic testing such as ultrasounds and CT scans.This grant has enabled Siloam Health to provide 165 low-cost, high quality, whole person health care visits to vulnerable seniors in Middle TN. Services included wrap-around service providers such as a behavioral health consultant and pastor which conducted 900 health care visits to seniors. The Center tracked and monitored 320 seniors from 40 counties who came to Siloam for ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, depression, and back pain. 320$25,000.00
Smith County Help Center$5,000.00 To provide minor maintenance and household repairs on housing for seniors that can not afford or unable to maintain upkeep.The Help Center has set up a new initiative, Independent Living for Seniors that will perform repairs which allow seniors to stay at home longer. To date, one client has been served. More seniors will be reached this Spring.Smith County Help Center supported nine senior clients through this program (8 of which were new to the Center). The Help Center partnered with six local churches and four local builders to help these seniors with minor or major home maintenance and/or household clean up, floor replacements, wheelchair ramps, yard clean up, electrical upgrades. The Help Center efforts showed seniors that their well-being, safety & quality of life were important. 9$5,000.00
Smyrna Senior Citizens Center$100,000.00 To provide more space for programs and services to new members of the Senior Center, benefiting 200 additional members.The Smyrna Center is very active and desperately in need of more space for classes. The Center has made renovations to expand classrooms, add new ramps and other ADA compliant fixtures.With the tremendous growing pains for the Senior Center, this grant assisted in the renovation of the facility to increase the square footage as well as build a new handicap ramp, new shelves in the activity room, and new flooring and lights. Since January 2017 the center has added 88 new members. In 2016, the center added 110 new members. The Center also purchased a much needed outdoor storage space for the extra tables and chairs and other activity equipment. 425$100,000.00
South Central Family Center$3,500.00 To offer volunteer opportunities for senior citizens and in exchange will pay a portion of their rent or utilitiesThe Family Center created a program where seniors could volunteer 10 hours at its thrift store in exchange for $50 stipend toward rent and utilities. Five participants have taken advantage of this program to date.With the help from this grant, South Central Family Center has been able to help train senior volunteers with a fixed income to work and help in the thrift shop. They were trained to help tag cloths, stock shelves, run the cash register, etc. By volunteering, seniors received some assistance with rent and utilities. 11$3,500.00
South Central Human Resource Agency$38,000.00 To provide a nutritious meal to ten participants currently on a waiting list and safer/more efficient transportation of meals.South Central HRA has purchased a new van to increase meal delivery service to ten additional clients. To date, they have served 13 clients, 344 meals have been delivered (430 lb. nutritional foods, 344 pieces of whole grain wheat breads, and 172 lb. of dairy products).South Central Human Resource Agency was able to reduce the home delivery waiting list for senior consumers. The meals served improve senior health, maintain and/or gain weight, socialization with the meal delivery drivers and volunteers. The new van is safer and more fuel efficient. We have served 1499 hot meals and 251 cold meals. These meals represent 1405 lbs. of protein, vegetables and fruit, 1499 pieces of whole grain items and 125 lbs. of frozen food daily. The van travels 250-300 miles Monday thru Friday delivering to meals sites in a 12-county region. 41$38,000.00
South Central Tennessee Development District$130,000.00 To provide a mobile dental clinic and dental services to seniors in each of SCTDD's 13 counties.SCTDD has created a dental clinic for seniors with no dental insurance and cannot afford the dental care. A total of 141 seniors have received dental care. The work performed included 31 extractions, 25 denture relines, 31 fillings, 54 cleanings, exams and X-rays.SCTDD held dental clinics in the South Central TN Development region during the six month grant period. Services rendered, based on senior client needs, were exams, x-rays, fillings, extractions, denture realignments and cleanings. 513 client appointments average $250.00 each. Clients were able to bring in personal dental appliances for repairs totaling $1,750.00.513$130,000.00
St. Clair Senior Center$8,000.00 To install a Hearing Loop system to enhance the ability for seniors with hearing aids to hear speakers and programs.A Hearing Loop system has been installed to aid seniors with hearing loss the ability to hear during activities and meetings at the Center. Staff training on the equipment is scheduled for mid-April.Having the Hearing Loop System has allowed seniors at St. Clair to wear T-Coil hearing aids that sync with the microphone while speakers make their presentation. The new sound system has created opportunities for individuals to gain needed information as speakers come through the center. The number of participants have increased in our classes due to the new sound system.784$8,000.00
St. Luke's Community House$34,185.00 To enhance senior services through advanced training, technology implementation, facility improvements and demographic research unique to West NashvilleSt. Luke's project is to enhance senior services through technology and facility improvements such as a new database to track services and identify unmet needs, purchase new computers, update the Center by making it safer and ADA compliant.The new Senior Social Center has opened and is available three days a week for seniors. The Center is the hub for the new computer lab and where seniors can participate in the arts, crafts, games, movies/TV, meals, and other social activities. Since January 2017, the center has hosted more than 23 activities and have served 8171 meals. 754$34,185.00
Tennessee Respite Coalition$26,000.00 To equip 15 Senior Companion volunteers to provide Music and Memory services (Davidson County) Serve 20 caregivers with respite vouchers (statewide).Since January 19 of the 20 slots for caregivers have been assigned. Seven of those 19 caregivers have used some or al of their funds and have used a total of 325 hours of respite.Since the funding, 22 family caregivers from across the state have experienced 1949 hours of respite. Relationships of caregivers to care recipients, 13 spouses, 7 sons/daughter, 1 birth parent, 1 sibling. Diagnosis of care recipients range from dementia, stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, traumatic brain injury, and paralysis. 33$26,000.00
Tennessee Senior Olympics, Inc.$12,500.00 To upgrade and enhance our technology to better serve the seniors, ten district coordinators around TN, and Senior Olympics staff.This technology upgrade is already affecting every athlete served. This is not yet fully functional but they are well on their way to having this up and running by June 1 in advance of their first event starting June 19.With the awarded funds, TSO successfully created an easy-to-navigate online, registration template for the ten districts throughout the State. The online system has saved countless hours of time entering registrations. This process will be used across the State providing consistency and cost savings. 1,123$12,500.00
The Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center$45,000.00 To improve the parking area and to update the handicapped-accessible entrances/exits to the building for seniors and disabled clients.Ark now provides a safe entrance and exit from our building. All the entrances are now handicap accessible.Ark successfully resurfaced its parking area on February 2017. All entrances are handicap accessible. The parking area is one level with no steps up to the entrance of the building. 121 participants have been added to the Center's activities since the parking area improvements. The Center also added a Friday Senior Day Thrift Store which has also encouraged more seniors to participate in programs.310$45,000.00
The Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County$30,000.00 To underwrite & extend respite reimbursement services & education to our community & families of seniors dealing with Alzheimer's disease.Caregiver Relief Program has expanded its family respite reimbursement and have assisted 10 families/month in the first 3 months of this grant. They have also begun an expansion into Davidson County and trained staff in preparation.Through the Caregiver Relief Program, an average of 9 families have been supported for 5 months for a total of 539 hours of quality respite care. 66 persons participated in Community Education (7 caregivers, 2 nursing assistants, 12 social workers, 28 community members, 9 health care professionals, 3 RNs/LPNs, and 5 others. 12 persons were involved in the Early Stage Engagement programs. 21 families from four counties have been added to the respite program.150$30,000.00
The J. D. Lewis Senior Citizens Center of Houston Co., Inc.$25,400.00 To repair/recover the deteriorated parking lot that our seniors use to enter and exit the facility.We are repairing the deteriorated parking lot that has been in poor shape for many years and will help those who use wheelchairs, canes, walkers and those who can still walk on their own. Paving requires a certain temperature outside. We are on the paving company's schedule and are waiting for the asphalt company to reopen. The work will be completed before the grant deadline.This grant made it possible for the J.D. Lewis Center to resurface its Center's parking lot along with pavement shoulders and parking lines. Seniors don’t have to worry about not able to access the building from their car. The old parking lot had too many hazards which stopped seniors from enjoying the Center activities. The Center was also able to repair the building's foundation with supplies purchased and the help of the Houston Co. Jail for the labor.118$25,400.00
The Nashville Food Project$5,000.00 To share nutritious meals with under-served seniors, improving well-being, reducing social isolation, and cultivating community over a shared meal. This grant has provided the 60 senior residents of the John Glen and Peggy Ann Alsup Residential Centers and the 50 senior residents of Vine Hill towers with a weekly, hot, nutritious meal. Since January, TNFP has served more than 730 veggie-filled, nourishing meals to the residents.Since January 2017, TNFP has shared more than 2,200 meals with the senior residents of the John Glenn and Peggy Ann Alsup Residential Centers and Vine Hill Towers. TNFP meals serve as an important source of healthy food to these seniors, who with diminished access to healthy food are more likely to have chronic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. By sharing meals communally, TNFP meals foster community building and reduce isolation among senior residents. 110$5,000.00
The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command$45,000.00 The Center of Hope provides support, wrap around case management and a life long impact on our Senior Citizens This grant has allowed us to take on more clients and have a higher percentage of Seniors being able to move out of transitional housing successfully by helping them find employment, work for upward mobility in their jobs, payoff debt and face their own barriers. Salvation Army has successfully transitioned 145 seniors into supportive housing from homelessness. Seniors received wraparound case management services to help with setting up progress plans and goals and remove any other barriers to independence. Financial assistance and food boxes were provided as needed.145$45,000.00
The Senior Center at Ashland City$18,000.00 To provide adequate equipment to assist in the execution of services and programs for 900 plus senior members.We have purchased the refrigerator, dishwasher, and double oven range. The kitchen equipment has helped our Meals on Wheels distribution and our congregate dining We have purchased the stacking chairs and the Spanish class was very excited the first day they came to class and saw the sturdy chairs. Total meals delivered since 1/1/17 is 2035; total congregate meals since 1/1/17 is 3120.The new kitchen equipment has improved the efficiency of meal preparation for Meals on Wheels distribution and congregate meals. The new tables and chairs also has improved the safety of the seniors. The storage trailer has provided proper storage of kitchen goods and equipment.1,056$18,000.00
Van Buren County Senior Center$59,100.00 To provide travel opportunities for seldom-traveled and isolated seniors.Our goal is to be able to provide daily transportation for the seniors to the Center, to help with Medical, Dental, Grocery shopping and to have recreational trips. The bus we purchased with this grant has already allowed us to take a couple of trips a month. we are excited, as the warmer weather approaches to take even more and are grateful that the county has, thus far, helped with our fuel needs.Having this van has made a difference in the lives of Van Buren County seniors. The seniors have more participated in the center's activities. Transportation to the Center, doctor/dental appointments, pharmacy, grocery store and other outings, such as day trips have also been arranged. 51$59,100.00
Westminster Home Connection$183,000.00 To repair 60 homes of seniors in nine counties; infrastructure improvements will increase annual program capacity by 60 homesTo date, 31 homes in 15 zip codes areas of Davidson, Rutherford, and Williamson counties have been completed with an additional 22 homes underway in Hickman, Maury, and Robertson counties as well as streamlining the workflow, statistical processes, financial reporting, and developing a tool to document and evaluate outcomes. Westminster Home Connection made repairs to 66 homes through this grant. 75 seniors aging in place were served. WHC completed 333 individual jobs in 66 homes, 13 new roofs, 24 other roof-related items, 5 new HVACs, 17 window air units/repairs, 78 plumbing related jobs, 37 electrical jobs, 19 structural repairs, 7 ceiling repairs, 26 door repair/replacements, 7 window repairs/replacements, 53 mobility modifications, 15 fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and CO2 detectors, 32 miscellaneous projects 75$183,000.00
YMCA of Middle Tennessee$26,338.00 To offer enhanced healthy living services to the more than 2,000 Seniors who attend Northwest Family YMCA.The purpose of this new program was to offer enhanced healthy living services. The comments to date from this initial class have included improved health reports, weight loss, more mobility and deep appreciation for the fact that this age group is the focus of this program. During the 6-week challenge we offered the 32 participants six total lunch and learns which featured a nutritionist, physical therapist and discussions of the aging process and preventing/managing chronic disease. The program has a waiting list.This grant allowed for additional and focused Active Older Adults (AOA) programming at the Northwest YMCA. AOA offers services for seniors that include health education, lunch and learn sessions, and social activities. Through this funding, seniors gained access to more structured healthy living activities, developed a community for continued motivation and support and focus on self development. Educational components included nutrition seminars, cooking demonstrations, muscle identity, and CPR training through a partnership with Meharry Medical College as well as a financial security session. 55$26,338.00


Alzheimer's Tennessee$30,000To offer a flexible on-line and classroom Caregiver Academy to educate and support family caregivers across the state of Tennessee.Currently but not completed as this time, a new friendly Caregiver Academy website to equip caregivers the tools needed to be an effective caregiver. Caregiver Academy program has been completed. This program is designed in a flexible and educational way to help family caregivers in Tennessee increase their knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease, communication, behaviors, legal issues and home safety. 20 presentations have been scheduled for late summer.0$30,000
Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center$29,000To improve and update the senior center's dining, kitchen and general areas for the enjoyment and safety of our daily senior clients.The Bledsoe Senior Center has installed new, safer kitchen and dining room equipment. To date there has been an increase in the number of seniors attending the congregate meals with others expressing an interest to participate later this Spring. Because of this grant, The Center was able to receive county government funding of $4500.The Center's remodeling took place as planned. The congregate meal program has increased since the renovations. The Center was approached by a local food bank for a Senior Food Giveaway allowing 180 seniors to receive 55 lbs. of food. The Center membership rose from 85 to 101101$28,976.12$23.88
Blount County Community Action Agency$38,600To recruit & traing 22 additional SMiles volunteer drivers and reduce the number of seniors waiting for transportationTo date, Blount Co CAA has been able to provide 1263 trips for SMiles members, recruited and trained five new volunteer drivers, and trained thirteen people on how to use social media to promote SMiles. Four training classes have been held with five more scheduled.Blount Co CAA was able to remodel its offices to make space for the SMiles program. SMiles provided 2831 trips between Jan-Jun 2017. 50% of the rides were for medical appointments, dialysis, physical therapy and hearing/eye/dental care. The remainder of rides were for grocery shopping, errands, banks, volunteering, visiting friends and relatives, and the beauty shop. The program has 114 approved volunteer drivers.177$38,600
Campbell County Office on Aging-ETHRA$38,000To improve the quality of life for the seniors age 60 and over in my county.This Grant has allowed Campbell Co Office on Aging to serve every client on the waiting list. Nineteen clients received assistance with rent/utility emergencies; seven clients with glasses/hearing aids; ten clients with food/nutrition; two clients with handicap ramps; eighteen clients with household support; three clients with dentures; and have purchased twelve 911 emergency alert buttons.The grant made a tremendous impact in Campbell County. The grant provided seniors (60 years and over) with eye glasses, food and nutritional supplements, wheelchair ramps, dentures, and household support. 150$38,000
CFRS Meals on Wheels, Inc. $7,000To utilize volunteers to prepare and deliver nutritious meals on weekdays to disabled seniors while providing welfare checks.While this program is primarily a feeding program, it also supports Independent Living and Senior Services. Thanks to this grant and its timing which coincided with an unexpected downturn in the amount of food available from USDA and food bank sources (described as being due to fewer donations and increased demand in our area), CFRS has delivered 3906 meals to an average of 62 recipients per weekday. Due to hazardous conditions, two days were missed but those two days were covered by the emergency food kits funded by this grant, thankfully. And there were 315 volunteer delivery days. Each day these volunteer drivers covered abut 118 miles.Since March, CFRS Meals on Wheels has delivered 3,528 meals to an average of 63 recipients per weekday, approximately 4585 lbs. of food was consumed. The program has been able to provide more protein per meal, including chicken and ground beef. Seniors were excited about having a hot dog and hamburger for summertime. Kitchen supplies and equipment were also purchased to enhance delivery. There were 280 volunteer delivery days, covering 118 miles, accident free. 67$7,000
Chattanooga Area Food Bank$75,000To provide quality foods that meet the dietary restrictions of seniors struggling with hunger in southeast Tennessee.During the first three months we have: supported 4,158 seniors with 56,607 pounds of food and 47,172 meals delivered through the Senior Mobile Pantry Program; hired a staff person to set evaluation and continued growth for the program; and established partnerships with senior centers in Bledsoe, Bradley and Sequatchie Counties and plan to make 2 drops per site in the remaining three months.This grant has provided a senior mobile pantry in 11 counties including three new sites in Bledsoe, Bradley, and Sequatchie. Some 364,585 lbs. of food (303,820 meals) were distributed. Mobile pantries served 53 clients. Families served were 8918.8918$75,000
Claiborne County Office on Aging/ETHRA$35,200To expand volunteer assisted transportation program for seniors to include accessible transportation and add Knoxville area destinations for medical appointments.Our van was delivered on March 30 so we haven't had he opportunity to use it yet, however we have begun Knoxville transport with volunteers because we have so many clients who need this transportation. We have also added another "out of town" area to our transport destination, Morristown, since our clients have so many medical appointments there. This grant support has been invaluable.Claiborne SMiles Volunteer Assisted Transportation program provided door-to-door service, including the driver acting as an escort throughout the trip. Those seniors who were truly isolated with little or no family/caregiver were able to regain control of their transportation needs without feeling like a burden for asking for a ride. Since January 111 rides have been provided to seniors.12$31,700.66$3,499.34
Clinch River Home Health, Inc.$30,000To offer no cost medical alert systems to senior patients that live alone. We have identified 25-30 current patients so far that are in need of this assistance. We have ordered 150 units so we could get more advantageous pricing. The units were delivered last week (March 15, 2017) we have already placed two.Clinch River provided 150 life-link protection (medical alert system) subscriptions for clients who live alone or spend the majority of the day alone. Also included with the service was 75 DSL filters and 5 computers for monitoring. This protection gives clients a bit of independence as well as an extra piece of security while living at home alone. Family caregivers are able to continue to work and care for the family.239$30,000
Clinchfield Senior Adult Center$14,500To update technology through implementation of a data and participant tracking system, new staff computers and new computer lab computers.The staff computers, monitors, accessories, router, software, virus protection, maintenance and installation and on-site cloud were purchased and installed and have been in use since February 17, 2017. All membership data has been entered into the MySeniorCenter system as of March 9, 2017, staff training has concluded. Volunteer training will be complete March 31 and the program will kickoff to participants on Monday April 3, 2017. The Clinchfield Center was able to install MySeniorCenter system which allowed the Center staff to organize programs and fees into one system. The new computers have allowed staff to work more efficiently. The system has also garnered excitement among the seniors. Many had never used computers, but quickly learned the system. Seniors are helping seniors learn how to check-in for programming. Many seniors have asked for additional computer classes. The Center provided a total of 6695 units of service.388$14,500
Cocke County Council on Aging$20,000To mobilize a network of volunteers who offer door-through-door flexible one-way and round-trip transportation for shopping, doctors' appointments, recreation, etc.We have made great progress and are now ready to recruit volunteers and participants. We have secured a phone, space for applications and a mailing address. Our goal is to increase our riders to 20 at the end of June and our number of drivers to a minimum of 30 by the end of June as well.Council on Aging has been able to mobilize a volunteer force of drivers for its senior transportation program. Seniors have used the service to attend events, go to doctor appointments, and other errands. The grant also helped to leverage three additional corporate sponsors.6$20,000
Elizabethton Senior Center$4,000To improve and update our fitness room by purchasing equipment and installing slip-proof mats on the floor.Nu-Step fitness equipment was purchased for the Fitness Room. Since placement of this piece of equipment, the Center has seen an increase in use of the Fitness Room by older seniors (80 yrs+). While there isn't a large increase in numbers using the ro9om, there are more participants using the Fitness Room that are using the Nu-Step along with the other equipment, which improves the seniors' workouts.Since purchasing new and updated equipment for the fitness room, Elizabethton Senior Center has seen an increase in new members and more interest in exercising. The exercise room has an average of 35 seniors daily, many are in their 80's & 90's. Those who are not able to drive are picked by the center's van and brought to the facility. Overall health and exercising are the keys to senior well-being. 520$4,000
ETHRA / East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability$101,000To improve access to meals and donated food for seniors who don't have access to adequate nutrition and at nutrition risk.In the first three months the grant has allowed an upgrade to much needed equipment, leading to more efficient storage and transport of food to seniors in 16 counties of East TN. Items such as 98 food carriers, 160 microwaves, 5 commercial freezers for 5 central kitchen locations, a cargo van and securing bids for frozen nutritional meals for seniors. ETHRA was able to expand its senior nutrition program. ETHRA purchased commercial freezers, food carriers, microwaves, and a cargo van to have increased capacity to serve the seniors in East Tennessee. The freezers allowed the opportunity to store more frozen meals at five central kitchen locations. Food carriers allowed deliverance of food at safe temperatures. The cargo van helped to meet unmet needs of seniors who are unable to drive to food pantries, especially in rural areas.128$101,000
First Tennessee Development District Area Agency on Aging and Disability$191,500To perform minor home repairs and modifications for 60 low-income senior households in the eight-county area of Northeast Tennessee.To date, 40 seniors have been assisted with safe home repairs such as 22 wheelchair ramps, 4 roof repairs or replacements, 7 bathroom enhancements, 5 floor repairs, 2 repairs as step replacements, and weatherization home projects. First TN Development District's waiting list has been reduced and 61 home repairs and modifications were completed. To date, 25 wheelchair ramps were built; 10 bathroom modifications were completed; 11 floors/porches/steps repairs were made; 5 mobile-home underpinnings or weatherization were done, and 10 roof repairs were made to homes of seniors who are low-income or who do not qualify for THDA funds. 61$191,500
First Tennessee Human Resource Agency Nutrition Program$86,000To purchase equipment and replace aging equipment that will allow our program to continue to serve nutritious meals to seniors.The purchase of a new hot/cold van/truck has been ordered and waiting on delivery by the middle of May which will provide the capabilities to deliver and ensure safe and proper food temperature meals to seniors in the Northeast TN region of Hancock county. This grant helped First Tennessee HRA to purchase a new hot/cold delivery truck which transports hot and cold meals safely to seniors in 8 counties of the Northeast TN region. Also purchased was an industrial food processor as well as a double stack cooking steamer. Meals were provided to an average of 900 seniors per day. 2777$86,000
Johnson County Senior Center$1,865To improve needed kitchen equipment for meal service, health & wellness activities, and other social opportunitiesJohnson Co Senior Center purchased an ice machine which has improved meal prep time, as well as daily activities. This machine has eliminated the need for volunteers to haul ice from neighbors, bringing coolers, or even going to the local grocers. Johnson Co Senior Center's purchase of an ice machine has improved meal prep time, as well as daily activities. This machine has eliminated the need for volunteers to haul ice from neighbors, bringing coolers, or even going to the local grocers. It has made it a lot easier for kitchen staff to stay focused on food preparation and serving meals in a more timely fashion. Not only has the Center seen a rise in new members, but it has also seen the monthly luncheons double in size, for example 170 people were in attendance at the May event.411$1,865
Jonesborough Senior Center$24,469To enable the senior center to purchase a sound system, accoustic panels, and further the story sharing initative.Storytelling is the cornerstone of Jonesborough, TN. In order to tell stories, you must be able to hear the stories. The Center has purchased a new sound system and acoustic panels to improve the quality of sound. Also, the Center has begun to collect and record 50-75 life stories of seniors in the area for a future storytelling initiative.At Jonesborough Senior Center, the installation of a new sound system and acoustic panels has helped Center members to participate in more activities and made large rooms more functional. Due to high ceilings, sound was not resonating throughout the room or it was producing an echo causing sound issues for those with hearing aides or other hearing issues. Through the storytelling initiative, members have shared stories ranging from how couples met, veteran stories, farming stories, etc. These stories are being recorded and preserved as part of a revolving story collection. 1800$24,469
Kingsport Senior Center$75,000To provide technology both in devices and training to be used in senior care-giving, distance learning/wellness,and entrepreneurial endeavors. The technology and training classes for seniors have been successful. Seniors are learning new how to use iPads, the Square, android and iPhones as well as how to make additional income learning to see products on Esty. All the classes, to date, have been full and well received.Kingsport Senior Center's Technology and Training program has been able to teach seniors how to use smart phones, iPads, laptops, and other technology devices. There were 29 Android Basics classes with 53 participants; 18 participants came to the Apps for Caregiving class; iPad classes had 310 participants in 50 classes; Kindle Book Researching & Writing classes saw 7 participants in 5 classes; the Wills and Powers of Attorney seminar had 30 participants. With the ability to mirror the instructors devices on large screen televisions, has streamlined the teaching process for instructors. 3962$75,000
Knoxville-Knox County Office on Aging$25,000To remove 100 clients from our denture waiting list.Knoxville-Knox Co Office on Aging had 102 seniors in critical need of dentures. Of that number, 58 low-income seniors over the age of 60 received dentures. Another 22 have been referred to Special Need Plans through insurance and 23 clients became inactive due to relocation, services no longer needed, or death. KOA will continue to provide dentures to other clients as requested.The Knoxville-Knox Co Office on Aging chose to address three critical senior health issues, sight, hearing, and dental care. The program was able to help seniors acquire glasses, hearing aids, and dentures at affordable prices. The goal of the program was to remove 100 seniors from the waiting list for dentures. 100 seniors have received/waiting to receive dentures. Due to the high quality of the dentures, more appointments were required for the best fit. Many clients had to have extensive dental work before the denture process began. Arrangements were made for an additional 36 clients to receive dentures that could be obtained through special needs insurance plans.100$25,000
Legal Aid of East Tennessee$25,000To educate seniors about legal issues while providing them a tool to assess their legal problems and consult with attorney.To date, five legal educational presentations and legal checkup tool sessions have been held in seniors centers for seniors and local attorneys. Legal Aid developed and implemented a series of legal educational presentations and a legal check-up tool to educate seniors on the types of potential legal problems they may encounter and how to avoid them. This grant allowed seniors access to lawyers without fee and to develop strategies to address problems. While most attended the presentations, they did not all take advantage of the check-up tool, however after this grant, the tool can be used in other populations. 542$14,220$10,780
Meals on Wheels of Kingsport, Inc.$83,000To provide home-delivered noon-time meals to isolated / incapacitated senior citizensMeals on Wheels delivered an average of 216 meals daily. As of March approximately 14,040 meals had been delivered. In addition to the meals, MOW also provide "snow bags", which are non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, crackers, cereal, fruit, etc. in advance of possible inclement weather.Meals on Wheels delivered an average of 210 meals daily, Monday-Friday from January-June 16, 2017, totaling approximately 24,780 meals. In addition, 210 'snow bags' of non-perishable food items were delivered in advance of possible snow days. If the city schools are out, no meals are delivered, so the snow bags aid in lunch for the day. 210$83,000
Mid-East Community Action Agency$50,000To provide nutritious food to home-bound seniors with limited access to food in the Southern Appalachian region. MECAA has ordered a heated/refrigerated vehicle that will be used to reach clients in food desert areas of Roane and Loudon Counties. Five new volunteer deliverers have been trained with an additional seven to train and twelve seniors have been added to the Loudon County food delivery route. In Roane County, two new volunteers are being trained. Approximately 143 clients have been educated about food safety to prevent food borne illnesses. And finally 31 outreach visits have been conducted.The funding enabled the MECAA to purchase home delivery software and an insulated, heated and refrigerated vehicle to service Loudon and Roane Counties. Both counties serving adults 65 and older will increase at a rate of 68% for Loudon and 49% for Roane County. The software has enabled the staff to reduce its paperwork and spend more time working directly with clients. Th e food delivery truck has helped to provide twice the food and storage capacity and expansion to serve more of the senior population keeping and maintaining the proper food temperatures. 57$50,000
Monroe County Senior Citizens and Friends, Inc.$52,700To build long-lasting organizational capacity with both facility and technology upgrades and additions to serve seniors for years to come.Monroe Senior Center has installed software and equipment to better track clients who participate in Center activities. Renovations are progressing on the bathroom and floors. Supplies have been purchased for the new health promotion activities across the county. Two classes have been held and two other health classes are scheduled. This grant has been like "manna from heaven" for the organization and is how it describes this opportunity to its members and prospective members and community-at-large. This grant allowed the Center to make long, overdue physical improvement to 41-year old building to help create a safe, warm, clean and inviting atmosphere. A new electronic attendance and program tracking system was implemented. Physical improvements to the facility for safety and accessibility were completed. Health Promotion activities were expanded across Monroe County as well as the launching of SMiles Volunteer Transportation program to assist seniors with ride sharing. 143$52,700
Monroe County United Way Fund, Inc.$37,000To help the elderly and disabled remain in their own homes and independent.The United Way provides home repairs for seniors to continue to live independently in their homes. To date, United Way have replaced duct work and septic tanks; replaced broken windows, replaced cave-in floors, installed step-in showers, assisted with utilities, and installed new porch railings, steps, doors, locks and knobs.United Way typically receives between 12-15 applications to assist seniors each year, but this grant opportunity gave UW the funds to assist 60 seniors living in housing projects in Monroe County. The goal was to help the elderly and disabled remain in their own homes and live independently. Such projects consisted of flooring, decking, roofs, ramps, plumbing repairs, insulation issues, storm windows and doors, and electrical work. 89$32,304.68$4,695.32
Morgan Scott Project$101,000To expand services of home repairs for all seniors on our waiting list.The home repair program is well underway at the Morgan Scott Project. Twenty projects have been completed, three are in progress, and others have been identified. The repairs that have been done are building handicap ramps, replacing HVAC units, floor repairs, new wiring, replacing siding and/or roofing, bathroom upgrades and septic system repairs. The impact from this grant served a total of 58 seniors which allowed them to live independently and more safely in their homes from the repairs made by skilled labor of local residents. Repairs ranged from HVAC repairs, roofs, handicap bathrooms, flooring, wheelchair ramps, window replacements, and vinyl siding. Not only did this help to reduce the long senior waiting list, it also helped the local economy with materials that were purchased from local businesses. 58$101,000
Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center$37,014To acquire funding for new audiological testing equipment and to fund 10 hearing aids and repairs through our assistance program.MRSHC has acquire new audiological testing equipment that has been used in 46 evaluations. Four hearing aid devices have been provided to two clients. Replacement assistive hearing devices and/or repairs to devices have been provided to four patients.Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center was able to provide financial assistance to 12 recipients. Five recipients received hearing aids; eight recipients received hearing aid services; and one recipient received both. The average patient age was 79 with the youngest being 69 and the oldest was 98. The new equipment has been used in more than 100 audiological evaluations. 12$37,014
Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors$58,000To purchase a new van for the center to provide safe and reliable transportation for seniors.A new van was purchased for use at the Rhea Richland Senior Ctr. The Center has been able to deliver commodities to twenty-five seniors in the community as well as take three day trips with the seniors.The grant has made it possible for the Rhea Richland Senior Center to replace the old van with a new 14-passenger van which enabled seniors to travel with confidence and comfort which was not possible before. 127$58,000
Rogersville Senior Citizns Center$35,000To provide senior citizens with transportation services for medical and personal appointments.Rogersville Senior Center purchased a new van for outings, bill paying, doctor appointments, grocery shopping, and day trips.The new purchased van has made life easier for the seniors in Hawkins Co. The van has been used to pick up seniors to go to doctors appts., shopping, etc. More day trips are in the plans for seniors to participate and enjoy. The new van provides an easier ability to get in and out of, more comfortable and safer feeling for the seniors. 50$35,000
Scott County Senior Citizens and Friends$14,500To increase the quality of meals served; obtain computer and software to track meals served and inventory.The Senior Center has provided 28 seniors with improved meals and meal enhancements, and other food supplies along with daily contact and companionship. Also, the Center has improved its ordering and inventory tracking with new computers and tablet. Participants have expressed thanks for the improved daily meals and companionship.Scott Co Senior Center introduced new menu content for its homebound meals program. The Center also purchased a new laptop and tablet to assist with ordering and tracking inventory and meals served. Clients have requested more food options for diabetics, low carb, fruit choices and just a broader menu in general. A total of 33 persons were served 4 times a week and resulting in 7000 pounds of delivered food. Five new seniors entered the program since January.33$14,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee$35,000To expand the Senior Grocery Delivery program to provide more rural seniors with food. The Food Bank has been able to expand the Senior Grocery Delivery program with a new van. Some 243 seniors have been reached since inception. Fifteen sites have delivered 52,065 meals at 15 sites.This grant opportunity made it possible to expand the Senior Grocery Program to provide food assistance and help improve lives for more individuals over the age of 60 in an eight-county region. Grant funds were used to purchase a truck dedicated to the new Senior Grocery Program. The mobile Food Pantry program is able to deliver to 47 sites in our 8-county region monthly. The delivery of shelf-stable food boxes and perishable food for seniors over 60 who live in low-income and senior neighborhoods. The SGP serves an average of 1,223 seniors per month. 7391$35,000
Senior Center of Campbell County$5,000To install safety equipment and features at the senior center facility.The Senior Center has renovated and installed safety features. The Center has new floors in the bathrooms and kitchen, new lighting exhaust fans and other items for the restrooms; drainage issue repairs; painting of the interior, and professionally cleaning carpets. These improvements have seen an increase in participation at the monthly health education programs, exercise programs, recreation, dance parties, and volunteering.Senior Center of Campbell County made huge improvements to the facility such as new flooring in the entry way, small kitchen and renovations to both bathrooms which has created safer areas for the clients and volunteers. Both bathrooms have been updated with new sinks, lighting, chair-height toilets making this area more functional and safe. 175$5,000
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. (SCHAS)$77,167To offer basic orientation to new caregivers; continuing education for current caregivers; and CNA certification for senior level caregivers.In an effort to hire and retain talented caregivers, SCHAS is providing opportunities for caregivers to grow professionally. The Center has conducted six basic orientation courses, two continuing education courses in dementia and Alzheimer's; and four continuing education courses for chronic disease. The CNA certification is pending.In the six-month grant period, SCHAS trained and equipped 65 newly hired caregivers. SCHAS currently employs 80 caregivers who completed two continuing education classes and SCHAS will pay for ten career caregivers to attend and complete CAN training certification.SCHAS provided 229,426 hours of caregiving services with a total of 219 caregivers. 146$77,167
Southeast Tennessee Development District$180,000To perform essential home repairs to enable seniors to age in place in their current homes.Essential home repairs allow seniors to remain at home longer. To date, 31 seniors have had repairs to their homes such as bathroom makeovers, new roofing, and wheelchair ramps. Additional clients are scheduled for service.The goal was to complete 31 different home repair projects with a budget not to exceed $4,999.99 per project. However, as some projects were completed under budget we were able to eventually complete repairs/modifications on 38 seniors' homes in eight counties. Senior clients were nominated by their case managers. These funds were used to modify 15 bathrooms for seniors with mobility issues, built seven wheelchair ramps, provided roof repairs and/or replacements to 10 senior homes, five homes received repairs and/or replacement floors, and one home received electrical system repairs which could have caused a major fire. 38$180,000
The Alzheimer's Regional Resource Center, Inc.$5,300To grow the resources provided, training classes taught, and support groups given to caregivers of seniors with Alzheimer's/dementia.One scheduled workshop has been completed and served 3 caregivers. There are two workshops scheduled for May and they believe they will meet their stated goal of educating and assisting 45 caregivers caring for folks with Alzheimer's and/or dementia.Alzheimer's Regional Resource Center was able to hire a certified dementia trainer for 2-day training sessions. Training on the basics of caregiving for those living with Alzheimer's or other dementia-related diseases allows caregivers to learn skills needed in order to provide excellent care. Materials, such as student books, DVDs, and training materials were also secured with the grant funding.45$5,300
Whitwell Senior Center$54,000To offer transportation to seniors to center, to doctors, to grocery, to mall, to outings, to be living againA red color ADA Paratransit Van has been ordered from the Mobility Transportation services equipped with optional doorway and wheelchair left with QRT deluxe tie-downs with shoulder harness. The estimate time of delivery the first week of May 2017. Since the delivery of the van, it has been a dream come true for the seniors at Whitwell Senior Center. They have been able to assist seniors to various appointments as well participate in center activities. A trip is planned to Amish country, something they've been unable to provide their active seniors. Having this van has also increased new interest in the senior center. 44$53,691.6$308.40

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