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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett
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Board Name: Commission on Aging and Disability
Board ID: 153
Address: 502 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-2056
Board Contact: Cindy Warf
Contact Phone: 615-253-4423
Appointing Authority: Governor, Speaker of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Four Commissioners/Commission
TCA: 71-2-104
Duties: The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1963. The commission is the designated state unit on aging and is mandated to provide leadership relative to all aging issues on behalf of older persons in this state. The commission administers the federal funds provided by the Older Americans Act. In 2001, the Legislature expanded the authority of the commission to provide services to adults with disabilities under age sixty. The Older Americans Act provides federal funds for administration and direct services. These services include congregate and home-delivered meals, protection of elder rights, in-home care, senior centers, transportation, and family caregiver services. The commission administers federal funds to operate the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which provides consumer education and counseling about Medicare. The commission also administers state funds for multipurpose senior centers, public guardianship, and the Options program, which includes homemaker and personal care services as well as home-delivered meals. The commission works in partnership with nine area agencies on aging and disability across the State. Each agency is the principal agent of the commission for carrying out the mandates of the Older Americans Act. Each area agency serves as the focal point for all issues relative to the welfare of older persons in its respective planning district. Area agencies perform a wide range of activities related to advocacy, planning, coordination, interagency linkages, information sharing, brokering, monitoring, and evaluation. These activities lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordinated community-based systems that serve all communities. The commission also provides leadership and advocacy on emerging initiatives such as: livable communities, volunteer senior transportation, affordable senior housing, elder abuse prevention, and food insecurity.
Number of Members: 22
Compensation: Reimbursement of expenses for food, travel, and lodging expenses incurred in attending authorized meetings.
Appropriations: FY 2022-23: $28,558,700.00
Meeting Schedule: At least quarterly, usually for one (1) day. There may be training sessions and committee meetings in addition to regularly scheduled meetings.
Hours Required: