COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech head football coach Watson Brown will provide opening remarks at a public education forum for aging services in Tennessee in July. The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD), in partnership with Upper Cumberland Development District Area Agency on Aging, will present “Tennessee for a Lifetime” from 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 25, at the Whitson-Hester Nursing Building, 10 W. Seventh St., Cookeville.
“We are all living longer, so it is more important than ever to plan so we can enjoy our second half of life,” Jim Shulman, executive director of TCAD, said. “The second event of its kind in a statewide series, Tennessee for a Lifetime will provide helpful, easy-to-understand information on a broad range of age- and health-related topics. These are lessons on aging for all ages, providing information on how to stay active, healthy and engaged in our communities for as long as possible.”
Topics include: Aging in place, TBI scam and fraud defense, Medicare, Social Security, nursing homes/assisted living and the basics of a healthy diet.
In addition, there will be representatives from a variety of different organizations to help answer individual questions or concerns regarding services such as Medicare, Social Security and Veterans Services.
Tennessee for a Lifetime is free and open to the public, and a light breakfast will be provided. Participants can register online at www.tn4lifetime.org or by calling Jennifer Birdwell at (931) 476-4164.